A UT-A Constitutional scholar posts an interesting opinion concerning the outdated language of the Constitution.
It appears to make some sense, especially with regard to gender and racial disparities of the language of the late 18th Century compared to today. …”its gender and racially-oriented language undermine the promise of equality it proclaims. Its gendered and racist words stand in the way of true reconciliation in this divided country and have no place in any modern society. It is the Constitution’s purpose to reflect America’s modern values of equality and inclusion.”
According to the piece, James Madison wanted the language to evolve over time. …”Had Madison won this battle generations ago, the Constitution would have an altogether different appearance today. No longer would it speak in racist and gendered terms. It would celebrate equality and inclusion, and give Americans a text proudly to call their own — one in which they would see themselves and their hopes reflected.”
However, as divided as the country is today, it may be difficult to reword it effectively where all can be proud of the re-“languaged” Constitution.