It's Alive! The Persistence of the Constitution

It's Alive! The Persistence of the Constitution I must admit to being a fan of the "living dead" movies and the obvious sense that the Constitution has been amended sev1 Within the subgenre, the corpses of the their various progeny. eral times since the founding. Practices that we would no longer dead are reanimated through the influence of contagion, radiafind tolerable, such as slavery and the exclusion of women from tion, or scientific intervention. These zombies then ravenously the political process, and infirmities that we are not willing to stalk the living, often creating a new generation of zombies in accept, such as (arguably) the absence of a federal income tax the process. Unlike the undead of the vampire mythos, the livor the lack of clarity in presidential succession, have been eliming dead are neither beautiful nor sophisticated. The living dead inated over time in ways that are both explicit and perfectly conlumber through the landscape in an arrested state of decomposistent with the original constitutional design. sition, falling apart and clearly dysfunctional and yet somehow It is also true in a less obvious sense. Our constitutional sysstill ambulatory. Generally inarticulate and dimwitted, the livtem, as well as our constitutional text, looks very different than http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

It's Alive! The Persistence of the Constitution

The Good Society, Volume 11 (2) – Mar 12, 2002

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I must admit to being a fan of the "living dead" movies and the obvious sense that the Constitution has been amended sev1 Within the subgenre, the corpses of the their various progeny. eral times since the founding. Practices that we would no longer dead are reanimated through the influence of contagion, radiafind tolerable, such as slavery and the exclusion of women from tion, or scientific intervention. These zombies then ravenously the political process, and infirmities that we are not willing to stalk the living, often creating a new generation of zombies in accept, such as (arguably) the absence of a federal income tax the process. Unlike the undead of the vampire mythos, the livor the lack of clarity in presidential succession, have been eliming dead are neither beautiful nor sophisticated. The living dead inated over time in ways that are both explicit and perfectly conlumber through the landscape in an arrested state of decomposistent with the original constitutional design. sition, falling apart and clearly dysfunctional and yet somehow It is also true in a less obvious sense. Our constitutional sysstill ambulatory. Generally inarticulate and dimwitted, the livtem, as well as our constitutional text, looks very different than

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Published: Mar 12, 2002

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