Rep. Lamar Smith (R – of course) makes this silly argument against gay marriage: “No one can seriously believe that the constitution’s authors intended to create a right to same-sex marriage.”
That’s probably true.
The majority of the Constitution’s authors also probably didn’t believe that non-whites and/or non-landowners had a right to vote or were human beings either. But we didn’t let that constrain American progress, did we?
The Constitution is easily the greatest legal document in world history, but it was not handed down by the Lord Almighty on stone tablets.
(The painting above is not satire, but in fact a seriously intended painting from a conservative. We are doomed.)