About 50 students attended an open forum Thursday in Allen Auditorium to commemorate Constitution Day. Chancellor Brady Deaton and three professors spoke at the forum.
The speakers discussed U.S. Constitutional theory, the document’s importance and some of the problems that occur when applying the Constitution today.
Law professors Douglas Abrams and Christina Wells and political science professor Rick Hardy sat on the panel. Abrams focused on the importance of an independent judiciary.
Hardy pointed out the importance of preserving the Constitution, quoting Greek philosopher Herodotus, who said, “nothing is permanent except change.” [...]
... what's probably most disturbing is trying to decide whether it was the prof or the journalist who thinks Herodotus to be a philosopher ...