Our kids are taught quaint myths in school about the U.S. Constitution—for instance, the myth that it still applies. Given that much of the document has now been invalidated, kids can barely get their heads around the idea that it was once taken to mean exactly what it says.
“The Bill of Rights should be mourned, not celebrated. It is defunct. Intended as the bulwark of the right of decentralized self-government, it now serves mainly as an excuse for the opposite: a roving judicial veto of state policies that federal judges dislike.”
Read the rest at the Tenth Amendment Center.