America’s Constitution was near perfect when it was written in 1776. It worked then and it would work today. There are socialists who say the Constitution is “out of date” for modern America. The Constitution is no more out of date then the Bible is out of date. The problem is that few Americans, and fewer politicians (and even the members of the Supreme Court) seem to never have bothered to read the Constitution.
Do you know what it means when America is described as a “Judeo-Christin” nation? It simply means that our nation’s founders based their formulation of the Constitution on the biblical concepts in the Old Testament. So, America’s guidelines are a combination of biblical truths and Christian ideals and secular desires to acknowledge no religion at all if they wish. In other words, Americans are guaranteed, by God, of freedom in all areas of their lives. If you examine the Constitution it is basically the Ten Commandments.
The Founders wrote the Constitution to prevail for the ages. What they saw all over the world were only two types of government. On the far ends of the political spectrum they saw Anarchists (no laws at all) and at the other end Totalitarian regimes (government with total control of the citizens.) The Founders strove for the middle ground where the government had lesser power and citizens had the supreme power. They were not fortune-tellers so they knew that America would change over time. So, they allowed for Amendments to the Constitution. One of those added in the ‘20s was prompted by the suffrage movement and resulted in permitting women to vote for the first time.
The Supreme Court’s job was to determine if thecases that it hears meet the constraints of the Constitution. Unfortunately, the Court has takin on the unintended “job” of making up its own laws in the name of “social justice.” So-called social justice is simply socialist/communistic doctrine. The Founders, all being religious men, believed strongly in Devine Guidance. They believed in God. They would be shocked to know that we have abortions on demand even to the point of killing live babies. That we are a largely a welfare state, and we allow illegal immigrants to invade our nation. They never imagined a Supreme Court that makes up laws. America has strayed far from what the Founders intended for our republic. We may be lost, but I am hopefully optimistic that we might return to the land of the free and the home of the brave.