“My burden is not to show that originalism is perfect but to show that it beats the other available alternatives. Did any provision of the Constitution guarantee a right to abortion? No one thought so for almost two centuries after the founding. Did any provision in the Constitution guarantee a right to homosexual sodomy? Same answer.” – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking on the issue of originalism, the idea that the Constitution should be interpreted according to the intent of its writers. In other words, we should live as if it were still 1787.