Is The Constitution Really Too Hard to Understand?
...Only if you’re a moron.
If Ezra Klein, founder of JournoList, is too ignorant to understand the Constitution, perhaps he should start a new listserv called ConList so he can get together with his journo faves and learn a little bit about our founding document.
They don’t read the bills. The don’t understand even the simplest of laws.
That’s insanity to respect such people. It’s insanity to call laws passed by such people legit.
If they cant understand the Constitution especially when assisted with the Federalist papers. Then they never could comprehend the tax code or the health care bill to name a few challenges for the lib’s.
But they could understand the Constitution when Bush was president and the Patriot Act was the topic of discussion. Now that the GOP has the House, it suddenly became too difficult.
Liberals do suffer from mental illness and there is even a book out on that. Ill just say in this case of the illness displaying itself as premeditated ignorance and practiced irrationality.
Alexander Hamilton explained how to read the Constitution in the Federalist Papers. The essence of our Constitution embodies positively allowed actions. Intentionally, the multitude of actions not allowed by each government branch remains unexpressed. Therefore, Hamilton in Federalist Paper 78 uses the term manifest tenor meaning clearly visible direction of thought, and in Federalist Paper 81 rejects a popularly acclaimed spirit when explaining judgment. With his guidance it is not that difficult to figure out.
Liberals live in a post-modernist deconstructionist mental world where words and texts mean initially only what the reader or hearer deems them to mean, and ultimately where words have no meaning at all beyond expressing power relationships and such meanings, of course, change with the change of power relationships.
Yet, the Communist Manifesto, originally titled Manifesto of the Communist Party (German: Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei) was written in 1848. Is it too EASY to understand?
Understanding the Constitution can be a daunting task when you have to reconcile that understanding with Liberal positions. The Constitution does not prohibit the people from electing Liberal or even Marxist representatives. However, those elected representatives powers of legislation are limited to the powers enumerated in the Constitution.
Many who oppose the Founders vision for America seek an out by claiming they dont understand the so very clear and concise proper English grammar expressed in the Constitution. If one admits they do understand they cannot then suggest that it means other than what the words say.
Ask the person what portion of the Constitution he is having difficulty understanding and then offer to explain what the words means using the federalist and anti-federalist papers. Start with Article 1 Section 1 which explains that Congresss legislative powers are constrained to the Powers herein granted.
Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
A modicum of knowledge of American history and the Declaration of Independence goes a long way to understanding the Constitution.