Protip: it’s always appropriate.
Via Free Beacon:
MSNBC host Katy Tur asked Wednesday whether an originalist interpretation of the Constitution was “appropriate” since Americans have become more progressive.
“Based on where Americans stand on the issues, and Americans have really moved in a much more progressive direction over the years, 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 asked Republican guest and Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance.
“Well, I don’t know that Americans have become more progressive on everything,” Vance said. “Certainly, times have changed since 1776, but how you interpret the Constitution is ultimately different from what policy preferences you want, and this is a point that conservatives make pretty often about the Supreme Court, that whether you want the laws to move in a progressive or a conservative direction, the Supreme Court is a separate institution with a separate mandate under our constitutional structure.”