On Wednesday, MSNBC host Katy Tur posed an interesting question about the Constitution. “Do you think it's appropriate to continue to take such a strict, originalist view of the Constitution, given it's 2018 and not 1776," Tur questioned J.D. Vance, her Republican guest.
While there are many holes in her logic, one stands out: the Constitution wasn’t ratified until 1788.
Is the Constitution still relevant?
On Thursday’s episode of “The News and Why It Matters,” Glenn Beck and the other hosts went over Katy Tur’s embarrassing interview and explained exactly why the Constitution is still relevant today. “The principles and the values of the U.S. Constitution are the same in 2018 as they were in 1791,” Pat Gray stated.
Tur called out “originalists,” a term that refers to “those who make, interpret, and enforce the law ought to be guided by the meaning of the United States Constitution—the supreme law of the land—as it was originally written.” Originalists interpret the Constitution for how it was written, as opposed to people who would like the Constitution to be changed. “You can’t interpret what you think they might have meant or what they should have meant. You have to interpret what they wrote,” Pat explained.
The hosts went on to discuss how all of the amendments can still be relevant today, including the third amendment, which protects from the quartering of soldiers in the homes of Americans. “There is a way that we can make updates, but we’re not doing that. Maybe that’s because it’s working,” host Sara Gonzales exclaimed.
Watch the full clip above.