Unamendability is a growing constitutional trend. But is it compatible with democratic values? Does unamendability force future generations into a necrocracy, the ‘dead hand’ grip of those that wrote the constitution? Does it place too much power in the hands of the judiciary? Can institutions face modern democratic challenges without the flexibility to amend the nation's constitution?
Yes, an unamendable constitution is undemocratic
A constitution is supposed to reflect the values of a society at a given time. An unamendable constitution binds future generations to past values, thereby reducing their democratic influence.
Democracy to necrocracy
Forcing future generations to be governed by the 'dead hand' of their founding fathers drags a democracy into a necrocracy.