Exchange Exemplar: The Imperfection Of The Constitution
It started out with cracks, say legal scholars
We can argue all day and all night about the true meaning of the U.S. Constitution and how best to carry out its intent. But one thing is clear: even the people who created the document did not always agree.
In fact, some of their disagreements could not be resolved, and the Constitution reflects that.
Husband-and-wife authors Sanford and Cynthia Levinson point this out in their book Fault Lines in the Constitution. The Levinsons joined us for a lively discussion in 2017.
Many of the same issues raised have been further underscored by presidential impeachment and arguments about separation of powers in the COVID-19 crisis.