Sure, whatever stands in the way of you having it your own way, just ignore it. Justice Richard Posner of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, believes that the Constitution just gets in the way. Posner appears to be someone who believes in rule by the arbitrary decisions made by man without the benefit of precedence or rule of law.
Justice Posner is also a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. He believes, and teaches, that men who lived in the 18th century could not have possibly imagined the technology and social intricacies of the 21st century. According to Posner, any document created such a long time ago cannot guide our behavior today.
The Federalist Papers Project reports:
Posner’s argument is nothing new in American academia. In fact, this is the norm. Teaching the Constitution as the law of the land, as a document that means what it says and says what it means, is a dying stream of thought in the legal portion of the academy.
Posner’s view is what many refer to as “Living Constitutionalism.” The idea behind the theory is rather simple, that when the Constitution was written, its authors could not have conceived of all the technological, sociological, cultural, spiritual, etc. changes that would happen over a period of several hundred years.
They argue that the Constitution’s meaning changes with the culture, and that the rulings of the judges should reflect the current will of the culture rather than the intent of the authors.