Some liberals claim an old document like the Constitution cannot be properly applied to the problems of today. Not true. The error with that train of thought is although new problems might arise that couldn’t possibly be foreseen 250 years ago, the foundation of all these problems is always derived from one constant: mankind – and mankind as a species has not changed. The faithful attempts of government to over reach their authority are as predictable as the sun rising in the morning. It has been this way since the first primitive form of political structure. It has never changed and it never will.
An easy way to prove this is to take quotes from popular statesman from a hundred years ago. Do they still apply? Of course they do. The wisdom of our founding fathers and other patriots could just as easily have been spoken today, but they were spoken hundreds of years ago. Man’s thirst for power and corruptibility doesn’t change. Neither does the U.S. Constitution. End of story.