Congress doesn't really declare war anymore anyway
Reader comment on: Schumer Versus The First Amendment
in response to reader comment: Elections have changed a bit
Submitted by ben (United States), Nov 24, 2011 21:26
Wars have changed, and declarations of war these days are few and far between. Of course, everything has changed since the founders. The constitution is not a document meant to be bronzed, it is a living document whose interpretation changes with the times. Sometimes, when the text falls behind the times it needs updating (see the abolition of slavery). It is possible the text of certain parts are just fine in today's world, but other parts need fixing. Campaign finance clearly needs fixing so we avoid becoming a country where the one percent dominate elections (we already are pretty close to that point), I don't think the declaring war does.
My choice of the word "activist" was merely to point out the hypocrisy of those on the right who abhor activist judges who overrule the decisions of elected representatives only when those rulings go against them.
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