That's why I have been doing something about it. Blogging or making comments is too easy and probably doesn't have any impact anyways.
We have a big problem in this country with elites believing that they have the right to totally control the media, control our education, and thus, control our history. I say we need to rip it out of their hands, learn it, and then hammer them with it. I know I'm not alone, I just don't know how many people agree with me in this sentiment. I say we need to make it easier for others around us to do the same with useful tools that can make the learning time more efficient. Instead of it taking you a few days, a week or more to go through the convention, which is a very difficult read to begin with, I'll make it so you can do it in a few hours.
With regard to the re-creation of the Convention, it is still a work in progress and will not be completed for quite some time, as the Convention is(was) a massive, massive event. What is currently complete, can be downloaded from here. Still, I can't wait to deliver it to anybody who wants to learn from it, because contrary to what this piece of Judge has stated, the Constitution does deal with many of today's problems. I noted three ill comments from the judge that I want to address:
Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee
They foresaw you, Judge Posner. On July 21st, 1787, Gouverneur Morris had some very prescient comments regarding judges mixing their role in the legislative arena, and how big of a problem that was in England. They also foresaw out of control government, because they lived with it with King George. Here is what Rufus King had to say regarding excessive government: "A great vice in our system was that of legislating too much." (Aug. 7th) Imagine that, the Founders thought government was involved in too much, back in 1787!
Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century. Which means that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post–Civil War amendments (including the 14th), do not speak to today
This is how progressives get you. They confuse governmental structure with day-to-day life, with society, with culture, as a way of demeaning and undermining imposed constraints on their power and their ability to dictate to you. Woodrow Wilson was the first to use this tactic. Wilson was, after all, the guy who invented the concept of the "Living and breathing constitution" in the first place. The fact is this: The Constitution is still a very grave threat to anybody who believes in the ideology of progressivism, and the document offends their sensibilities. That to me is a strong indication that the Convention needed to be more easily consumed.
The Supreme Court treats the Constitution like it is authorizing the court to create a common law of constitutional law, based on current concerns, not what those 18th-century guys were worrying about.
This is the second time that the Judge has used the phrase indicating the century.(I underlined them) This is also a common refrain for progressives going back more than a 100 years.(see here, here, here referencing this, here, and here) Much to Judge Posner's and other progressives' chagrin, what happened in the 18th century regarding individual Liberty is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man, much more forward thinking than most of what occurs in the 21st century.
Just to reiterate the title of the blog posting, re-creating the Convention is not an easy project, but it will be done. And it is to the benefit of those of us who stand against anybody with the kind of twisted mindset that Judge Posner is afflicted with.
The Convention download page can be found here.