Eternally Contingent Truths

It’s pretty clear that the Obama administration has already delivered on own of its core promises of uniting Americans.  For instance, legal analysts left and right agree that the Constitution creates procedural structures (the senate, the bill of rights, etc.)  that need to be modified in light of modern challenges; that the Supreme Court ought not have the final word of what it means for a law to be constitutional; that we need to really worry about executive overreach; and that data – not bias – should drive public decisions on problems like global warming and torture.

The nitpicky fact that left and right don’t hold these truths as self-evident at precisely the same moment in time seems trivial, right?

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