Kevin Gutzman Quotes.
A ‘living constitution’ is a dead constitution, because it does not do the one and only thing a written constitution is supposed to do: provide parameters around the power of officials.
Some things have changed, but there’s a lot of what went on in the Washington administration that’s just been done ever since because that’s the way we do things.
Those who would give us a “living” Constitution are actually giving us a dead one, since such a thing is completely unable to protect us against the encroachments of government power.
In fact, I think 500 years from now, the two Americans so far who will be remembered are George Washington and Neil Armstrong, who, amazingly hasn’t been paid very much attention.
What good would it be to fight a war with the British and end up with your own king? Nobody had any idea that George Washington would be George Washington.