Richard Posner, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for The Seventh Circuit of Appeals, let loose in a recent op-ed for Slate his hatred for the Constitution.
“I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, [days], hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, amendments, and its implementation,” wrote Posner.
He further went into how our Founding Fathers could not imagine the time we live in, and how apparently this means we shouldn’t even study them.
This article has already started to generate some controversy on Twitter.
Richard Posner is a disgrace to the federal judiciary. https://t.co/fEzedzmKVh
— bmaz (@bmaz) June 25, 2016
It's difficult to think of a public intellectual who is more stridently anti-intellectual (at this point in his career) than Richard Posner
— Evan Bernick (@evanbernick) June 27, 2016
This isn’t the first or the last time we’ll probably hear from this wacko judge.
He admitted last year at a Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium that he is not “particularly interest in the text of the Constitution.”
Well Posner, if that’s how you feel about our founding document, which by the way you took an oath to uphold, then we’re not very interested in having you as a judge anymore.