Monday, March 29, 2010

There's only one way to "make the Constitution relevant to modern society," Professor!

Over at the Chicago Gun Rights Examiner, I notice that Professor Emeritus of History at Northwestern University, Dr. Thomas William Heyck (who specializes in the study of "radical" British politicians of the last two centuries) seems poised to propose an amendment to Article V of the Constitution of these United States. His might read:
"The law professors of the United States, whenever a majority of celebrities, actors, lobbyists, and pundits shall deem it necessary, shall propose new nuances and understandings of the words in this Constitution, which shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by word or implication by a minority of Justices of the Supreme Court. Should two minorities of Justices with conflicting interpretations emerge, the Chief Justice shall contact Dr. Thomas William Heyck, Professor Emeritus of History at Northwestern University, by whatever means he or she considers best; and Dr. Heyck shall settle the issue by fiat."
Read the whole thing and tell your friends, OK?

And if you want other viewpoints, check out Sebastian's take on the same op-ed over at Snowflakes in Hell, or visit and talk it over.


commoncents said...

THANK YOU for posting this! I love your blog!!

Common Cents

ps. Link Exchange???

Don said...

Done. I have to tell you, though, your blog can look like a link farm at first glance. Lots of useful information there, and lots of telling video, too. I don't have the time or energy to keep up with posting that much.

Old NFO said...

Sigh... where does it end? I'm beginning to think this administration is using the Constitution for toilet paper, much less the Bill of Rights...