Thanks for the excellent series of lectures here. Just went through them for the second time. 🙂
Was wondering about the Crittenden Compromise proposed in early 1861, before war broke out — specifically, regarding the concept of various ‘unamendable’ amendments to the Constitution it proposed. Something bothers me about this ‘unamendable’ concept, as it seems inappropriate to tie the hands of future generations, chaining them to the decisions of the past (the earth belongs to the living, etc.).
Is this ‘unamendable’ idea really valid?
Also, would this have been a large defect in the proposed compromise that might have scared away people who would otherwise have supported it?
Appreciate any insights on this…