Does the U.S. Need a New Constitution?
One prominent law scholar has suggested that it's time to scrap the 225-year-old document and start over.
- January 5, 2013
The Constitution of the United States was drafted in 1787 and has remained the supreme law of the land ever since. During that time, the document has also served as a model for many new nations and countries progressing towards more democratic forms of government.
But has the time arrived to overhaul it, or scrap it and start over entirely? On its face, it may seem a radical idea, but one prominent legal scholar made headlines this week by suggesting the Constitution's time has passed.
Georgetown law professor Louis Michael Seidman says that it's time to stop letting a "group of bright men with some odd ideas ... who have been dead for 200 years" to control our country.
Watch the video to learn more.