This is a fascinating time in American history. And perhaps all Americans, of their own time, assumed the same. They would not be wrong to do so, our history being so brief and meteoric.
But, the political debate we engage today; over fiber optic cable and radio signals via satellite, is the very same our forefathers toiled through over candlelight and crisp parchment. However, our task, eminently more complicated, is not only to further define and clarify the American ideal, but to shepherd and assess its execution.
Political affiliation aside, most Americans would agree that the framers were sage in their construction of our nations legal framework and that today’s government, one way or another, is slowly undermining and corrupting the integrity of that foundation. We all feel our individual sovereignty being threatened, but we lack the will to embrace that sacred responsibility.
Our constitution is a living document, its interpretation as subjective and esoteric as philosophy or literary theory. Maybe it’s time we revisited this most coveted and original of American ideas and seek to relive, not simply remember that from whence we came.
A little food for thought as you enjoy the rarest of cable news interviews, the Supreme Court Justice.