For nearly a century the concept of this living breathing document, applied mostly to the Constitution of the United States, has managed to linger... An utter fallacy! 💥🇺🇸 a thread 🇺🇸
‘I'm sorry, but your policy has EVOLVED’. 😉
With contracts it is essential that the nature is fixed.
a path forward is outlined,
means of resolving differences are set at the time of entering into a contact, agreement, compact or whatever the given name for the binding legal instrument.
For successful and sustainable interaction in a civilized society, STRUCTURE , ORDER and PREDICTABILITY are of paramount necessity.
The idea of a living contract undermines the whole system!
This works just as randomly as if the set structure changes arbitrarily with passage of time.
This was observed long before Lord Acton’s famous quote.
A toddler understands such rules cannot change on to themselves.
Clearly, any change here would constitute breach of contract.
Article one is by far the longest because historically legislative bodies of governments have been the most powerful and required the most separation and delegation of power.
Well over half way through the body of the constitution and it has been all structure and procedure to grow and advance forward.
Like a roadmap, what if a roadmap lived and evolved? Navigation would be very difficult at best, more likely impossible.
Structure cannot safely change at random but be purposely changed within the appropriate prescribed manner.
The framers, in their wisdom, understood adjustments will need to be made in the development of the country.
The process is intentionally difficult but the need to evolve the document to accommodate future circumstances has been provided for.
Thank you George Mason!
If the Constitution was to “evolve” on its own, it could cease to preserve our republic.
That is a main desideratum of our Constitution; the preservation of our republic.
to protect and preserve the God given unalienable natural rights of the individual.
Perhaps you’re wondering where all the liberty and natural rights come in, after all, we covered every article in the constitution, we found structure, order and delegation of powers...
Amendments were insisted upon by the several states during ratification and after some back and forth, we had ten amendments per article 5.
Liberty is eternal, same thousands years from now as it was thousands years ago.
If you cannot defend your life you cannot defend your liberty, such clear and present truth cannot be denied.
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Only a fixed nature can safeguard the people from such Federal domination and intrusion.
You cannot be detained for months without trial or unjustly be deprived of property, both antithetical to the natural rights of the people.
Enumeration shall not be construed to deny or disparage.
This should be as self evident as the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
☝️However, the Darwinian theory is not absolute in its application by any means.
He said “a living being with all of its organs offset against each other, cannot live.”
The partitions were put into place to prevent individuals or factions from massing too much centralized power in the federal government.
Yet another eternal truth that has been realized over thousands of years of human history, an undeniable fact.
The progressive movement has been very successful in their deconstruction of our constitutional system, volumes can be written on this bipartisan attack.
It is a contract transferring the just power to govern from the sovereign people consenting it upon the federal and state governments of these United States.
Without order, there is chaos, this is ancient wisdom known and proven over thousands of years of human history.
The living document theory is just a ruse to trick the people into endorsing the destruction of the safeguards to prevent the accumulation of power and inevitable demise liberty and installation of tyranny.
*Learn as much by writing as by reading.
*Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
*Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.