“One thing a person cannot do, no matter how rigorous his analysis or heroic his imagination, is to draw up a list of things that would never occur to him.”
Economist Thomas Schelling
Think about it. It makes perfect sense.
It also makes me wonder about those who are strict constitutional constructionists, who believe that a judge should apply the text within the United States Constitution only and precisely as it was written in 1787, when there were 13 states and the population of the mostly rural country was around four million people.
I wonder if it ever occurs to those who favor strict constructionism that maybe, just maybe, not everything that exists in 2018 — a country with 50 states and 325 million people living in a global economy with technologies and challenges unimaginable 231 years ago — occurred to our country’s Founding Fathers when they drafted the Constitution.
What do you think?
Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.