Sunday, July 10, 2011
"One Document Under Siege"
Very rarely do I read something and be so moved by it that I think about it for a week following. Last weekend at the pool I caught up on all of my TIME magazines. There was an amazing article about the US Constitution by Richard Stengel that did just that.
The article starts out:
"Here are a few things the framers did not about: World War II. DNA. Sexting. Airplanes. The atom. Television. Medicare. Collateralized debt obligations. The germ theory of disease. Miniskirts. The internal combustion engine. Computers. Antibiotics. Lady Gaga"
From declaring war to regulate commmerce the author touching on how the Constituion has survived because it is a broad set of principles, not a code of laws.
How amazing the 223 years ago (yeah I wish it was 222 also) that the framers were able to put these principles (mostly in secret) togehter that are still serve the Nation. Well done gentlemen!