HAYES: They kind of fetishize the Constitution and they had to give it this sort of biblical textual status. You know, what’s wrong with that? Is this sort of harmless or is there something kind of insidious underneath that?
LITHWICK: Part of what’s a little bit fraud about this conversation is that the same people who are fetishizing the document as written, as framed by the framers and, you know, bracket the idea that there wasn’t one framer, and there was no –
LITHWICK: — one agenda embodied in this, but even if you bracket that idea, I think there’s a real problem with the idea that we’re trying to sort of fetishize the document at the same moment that we’re falling over ourselves to amend and change the parts we don’t like.
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