The difference between government and tyranny.
At FrontPageMag by Daniel Greenfield,
The United States Constitution makes Judge Richard Posner yawn.
”I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution,” he once wrote.
“Eighteenth-century guys, however smart,” Judge Posner suggested, couldn’t have grasped our high tech world. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights, according to him, “do not speak to today.” He dismissed it as a document based on “what those 18th-century guys were worrying about.”
Judge Richard Posner is a smart guy. And he’s no 18th-century guy. Instead he was born in 1939. That means that he speaks to today. Unlike old fuddy duddies like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
As the judge of the future, Posner’s birth, a little more than a century after Jefferson’s death, qualifies him to tackle the bold new legal problems of tomorrow. Judge Posner discovered gay marriage in the Constitution. Or rather he discovered that marriage, like the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, was more 18th century nonsense and that Judeo-Christian values were a “tradition of hate.”
Now Judge Posner has discovered a bold new right. The right of Muslims to settle in Indiana. This was one of those rights unforeseen by even the smart 18th century guys who lacked Pos’ legalistic savvy.