Time Magazine, which is scarcely a relevant publication anymore (at least not the way it was when I was growing up), garnered itself some publicity by questioning whether the Constitution still matters. Proving that there are good lawyers out there, Aaron Worthing explains the thirteen egregious errors Time made in order to denigrate the Constitution’s importance.
Through fakery, the Times article tries to explain that the Constitution either supports the huge federal government we have today, as well as illegal immigration, affirmative action, and the whole panoply of Leftist causes, or that it should stand in the way of those same causes. This sleight of hand allows it to ignore the fact that the document as written is antithetical to Leftist/statist government.
The only way to change this stubborn fact is to do the one thing Leftists avoid at all costs: formal constitutional amendment. And why do they avoid it? That’s easy. They do so because they know that, whether through Congressional amendment or popular vote, the Americans will baulk at the way in which the Leftists want to take a document focused tightly on individual liberty, and turn it into a document that tightens government control.
Worthing’s article is excellent. I’ll also toot my own horn by pointing you to a post I wrote about how the modern Civil Rights movement has been used as a springboard to fold, spindle and mutilate the Constitution almost beyond recognition.