Huffington Post: Constitution Is Clearly a Living Document
We're off topic but I'll chime in anyway.
Not only the 27 amendments to the Constitution but millions of pages of case law have been established by the courts as interpretations of the Constitution that align with modern thinking and practices. Those laws change as needed through the legislative process and challenges in the courts.
So yes, the Constitution is a living document. That's not to say that some aspects of the Constitution are easy to change (e.g. electoral college process), but as a whole the Constitution as a living document has served us well for the past 242 years.
No Schmidt it is an long "dead" document; you even admit that by stating that "interpretations" only is done, while the document itself and its amendments are untouched. That is not the way it works in Europe. Also if you don't amend any changes into law and make it part of the Constitution, then you get the situation as at present. An clear example is the "second amendment" ; the way it is written does not apply to the present times at all, and is only interpreted as you said by crooked lawyers to make it fit 2018. It does not fit at all what the intentions where when it was written. A "living" document is a "base law" which is continously adapted to the times and those adaptions/corrections become then part of the base law; which is not the case in this country, where only the "interpretation" counts. In other words " the original meaning" of the "law"when it was written is totally twisted and turned by corrupt lawyers, to fit things what our present corrupt leaders have in mind. One word says it all: CRAZY and CORRUPT!
"Case law" is another beauty; just dig up one to get it your way; since no "case" is ever the same in history, then such get twisted and turned the same way as I described. Thus it just depends on the "lawyer" how to interpret such one way or another. Thus this way you never get sound "black or "white" clearly written laws. No wonder lawyers here make fortunes.
Also because of the above do we get the election of a con-man who shits on all our laws and rules, because he knows that in his function most laws (if any) don't count. I'm amazed that in a country like this, it is just about impossible to remove such person because of the non-laws; but yeah no wonder if the laws here never contemplated to get such person elected, who only wants loyalty, so he can't be touched and is protected by the non existing laws here which should be applicable to such function.