Poetry Challenge Day 60 (Fri 12/3/21)
I saw a sign the other day,
it said “The Constitution is the law.”
I guess you can’t disagree with that,
since it is the law, by definition.
What strikes me as interesting about this
is what the sign really means.
Roughly translated, I believe it means
“my” view of the Constitution is the law.
This ignores the fact that our founders
created a living document, subject to interpretation.
A document cast in the light of a single purpose or view
will fail in its’ attempt to govern justly.
Originalism is a joke.
Now that we are facing a critical time in our Nation’s legal history, the removal of rights previously granted by our Constitution, this little bit (written a month ago) seems all the more important.