Wednesday, October 18, 2006

If it's broke, please fix it

I agree with Sanford Levinson. How can a document written in the 1780s be considered so sacred over 200 years later? Society is so impossibly different today that it's not even worth talking about. Couldn't some modern revisions (perhaps by some non-partisan scholars? definitely not by the idiots in Congress...) improve the way that the government runs this country?

For a more in-depth look at Levinson's take on the Constitution, read this review of his book.

And thanks to Matt Yglesias for pointing me to all this.


  1. the problem is your "non-partisan scholars" don't exist.

  2. touche.

    re-writing the constitution would be a total fiasco, but there are still major problems with this one. it's an impossible situation to fully correct. but at least some small stuff could be done if there was more cooperation in government.