Argues Louis Michael Seidman, a professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University, who would subsequently need a new job in a new, post-Constitution world were his wishes to come true:
Our obsession with the Constitution has saddled us with a dysfunctional political system, kept us from debating the merits of divisive issues and inflamed our public discourse. Instead of arguing about what is to be done, we argue about what James Madison might have wanted done 225 years ago.
As someone who has taught constitutional law for almost 40 years, I am ashamed it took me so long to see how bizarre all this is.
Explore and discuss how bizarre all this is, if and as you will.
H. M. Stuart