I had someone stop by here asking if the Second Amendment, and thereby the Constitution I assume, is outdated. The Constitution after all, was written back in the eighteenth century by a bunch of guys who aren’t around any more, back when they still used muskets and black powder pistols. How could this Constitution they put together apply today? It does not speak to today so how can it still be relevant?
Well, I suppose that is correct in one sense that the Constitution does not speak to today. For that matter it did not speak to the late eighteenth century either. It speaks to men, man if you will, acknowledging that we are imperfect, and that whenever power is given to one man, say a king, emperor or dictator, it corrupts. Power will turn the ambition of most men who achieve power to that of personal enrichment, just as we see what is happening in our government today, unfortunately. That is why so many of the Republican leadership do not want Trump to become President, even if it means electing Hillary. Trump represents someone who could upset their gravy train and ruin the good thing they have going for themselves. He could be their spoiler. But I digress.
The Constitution tries to limit the corruption of power by allowing us to chose the ones who will govern us, from the people – not a ruling class or family (So what about Hillary?, you say – again I digress – sorry). It further sets out to limit Continue reading