Okay, maybe the title of this post is a little deceiving. What I mean is that the American Constitution is not the Good. I find it interesting that many Conservative American Protestants treat the Constitution in the same way as the Bible. Or, actually, they treat the Constitution as an axiomatic foundation of all American political thought. But, true political thought begins and ends with a concept of the Good and to treat the Constitution as that Good is to make a dangerous confusion that causes negative repercussions for any policies founded upon such a principle. What must be done, instead, is to judge the worth of the Constitution upon an objective understanding of the good. This is why there are Amendments; this is why women and African American’s can vote; this is why there is no slavery. The value of the Constitution is not that it is the founding document, but that it in rectitude with the Good. If the priority of the Good is not kept, then the Constitution becomes something it was never intended to be: an idol.