Why Preserve the Constitution?

Julia Shaw /

For over a hundred years, Progressives have been trying to persuade Americans that times have changed, and therefore our founding documents (especially the Declaration of Independence and Constitution) must evolve to meet the needs of a developing society. This notion of a “living constitution” is certainly predominant in intellectual circles, but has also seeped into our everyday discussion and way of thinking about the Constitution.

If times have changed so much, then we must ask (especially on Constitution Day) why is the Constitution worth celebrating—or even preserving? (more…)