Two things I think you should keep in mind before you dig into this one.
1. He's from the great Free Fire paradise of Chicago. 'Nuff said.
2. I had a chance meeting with a reformed lawyer and all around awesome human being, Greg Hopkins, author of A Time to Kill, and lecturer on gun rights. He mentioned that they no longer teach the Constitution. Actually, they have not taught the Constitution as it relates to the foundation of Federal law in quite some time. The Constitution is, instead, taught as vignettes of case studies. Meaning that the supreme law of the United States, that was ratified in 1788, with its seven articles and 27 amendments, is not taught as the basis of law but only all of the ways that lawyers over the years have cherry picked its language to win a case.
“I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries — well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course less for many of the amendments),” he wrote. “Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century.”
Like the internet, cell phones, drones, wire taps, 4473 forms, the IRS, and all other machinations of big government over-reach and malfeasance.
"He added, “let’s not let the dead bury the living.”
"Judge" Posner's powers to adjudicate the freedoms of his fellow countrymen are derived from the Constitution. That he fails to see the absolutely absurdity of this claim is telling how far removed the perfumed gentry class is from Flyover Country. I should say that I pity the man when he has to face the stark fact that people are not meant to be ruled. But I don't. History tells us that it usually comes to such people right before they are led to furniture that produces a long drop and a sudden stop.