While the Constitution has served our country exceptionally well since its ratification, no one can ignore the fact that it has flaws. It was a document written in a specific time and place and it is therefore constrained by the knowledge the framers had when writing it. The technological, economic, social, and political changes our nation, and world, have undergone since the time of the founders necessitates that the Constitution be viewed as a living document. By failing to recognize that the Constitution must be viewed in light of our present reality Judge Gorsuch shows he is unqualified to serve at the highest level of the judiciary. In addition, the Senate shirked its Constitutional duty by refusing to review or vote on the nomination of Merrick Garland. This is unacceptable and the Senate has an obligation to at least provide Judge Garland with the appropriate hearing and vote before considering other nominees.