Da Tech Guy
As an originalist at heart, I’m always skeptical of any form of
“modernization” that anyone attempts to institute on government
functions, ideas, or philosophies. That’s not to say that I want the
world to work strictly from rules made in the 18th century, but human
nature in general and progressive nature in particular tend to corrupt
through modernization rather than improve.
One exception that should be discussed would be the modernization of
the unalienable rights set forth in the Declaration of Independence.
Unlike the Constitution or the Amendments that should only be tampered
with through the prescribed amendment powers given to the federal
government as well as the states, the Declaration of Independence should
be examined for the sake of its 21st century validity. We are no longer
under the rule of England. We have a nation that is sovereign, a
government system that is tested, and a people that are empowered. By
examining the unalienable rights as they apply today, it’s possible to
bring them back into a focus in a way that is more applicable today.