Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Very Good

Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution makes a valid (tongue-in-cheek, I am sure) point:

Liberals are claiming that President Bush has violated constitutional restrictions on torture and spying on Americans. Don't they understand that the constitution is a living document that must be reinterpreted in light of new events and understandings? An originalist reading of the constitution would throw us back into the primitive past when the minimum wage was unconstitutional. Fortunately, conservatives know that constitutional interpretation must change with the times and never more so than now. We live in a different world. The Founding Fathers may have been great in their time but they did not face the problems that we face today and we should not be bound by their 18th century ideas of liberty and executive tyranny.

Nice. And I suppose that "consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds..." - way too much to expect, right? Way to give them all a quick lashing, Alex.