Faith that can move mountains

Edward Whelan writesin the National Review (US) about US courts that rely on international legal principles in reaching decisions. The argument of originalism is too long to go into here (there are books about it), but I thought it was interesting how the originalist argument made by Mr Whelan relies so much on faith in the ‘genius of the founders’. Unquestioning faith in an ancient text, written by sages for very different conditions – what does that remind you of?