"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
Professor Louis Michael Seidman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law-Georgetown University Law Center, joins Thom Hartmann. Our Constitution - the law of the land that we largely base all government decisions off of - was written over 200 years ago. When George Washington and this nation's other founders sat down in Philadelphia to write America's new governing doctrine - life was very different then today. For instance - back in the late 1700's - fire extinguishers and lightening rods were considered high tech - and flush toilets had just been invented. The fact is - we live in a very, very different time then the days of the American Revolution. Almost every facet of our lives today couldn't have possibly been imagined 200+ years ago. So - with that being said - should we still be relying so heavily on a document that was written when eyeglasses and carbonated water were just becoming popular?