Skip to comments.Liberal Conservatism: A Bane to the Survival of a Constitutional Republic (taking on the GOP elite)
Posted on 08/18/2010 10:59:03 AM PDT by patlin
The art of interpretaing the Constitution & the original intent of the founders is not rocket science. As Justice Joseph Story stated, its mostly just good ole plain & obvious common sense:
In the first place, then, every word employed in the constitution is to be expounded in its plain, obvious, and common sense, unless the context furnishes some ground to control, qualify, or enlarge it. Constitutions are not designed for metaphysical or logical subtleties, for niceties of expression, for critical propriety, for elaborate shades of meaning, or for the exercise of philosophical acuteness, or juridical research. They are instruments of a practical nature, founded on the common business of human life, adapted to common wants, designed for common use, and fitted for common understandings. The people make them; the people adopt them; the people must be supposed to read them, with the help of common sense; and cannot be presumed to admit in them any recondite meaning, or any extraordinary gloss.
(Excerpt) Read more at constitutionallyspeaking.wordpress.com ...
Don’t post facts like this — you’ll confuse people. Do you want Pelosi to investigate you?
Thanks — bookmarked.
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