Monday was Constitution Day, but if our Founding Fathers looked at the rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court over the last 80 years and the servile reactions of Congress and the states to those rulings, they would surely think we had scrapped their Constitution.
In a way, we have. In 1938, the Court said the Constitution’s words would no longer be understood in terms of a transcendent moral law, which allowed the Court to deconstruct marriage. But because the Supreme Court had earlier said that its interpretation of the Constitution was binding and must be uncritically accepted as law by everyone, the judicial imposition of same-sex marriage on the states was met by a shrug.
We still celebrate our Constitution, but it’s the one rewritten by the U.S. Supreme Court, not the one written by our Founding Founders.
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