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Original Intent, Part I: Fundamental Documents

Welcome to the first of many parts where we together explore the documents that help us to define the Original Intent of the U.S. Constitution. This first part lays out nine significant materials that serve as the foundational cornerstone of our U.S. 2,818 more words

The U.S. Constitution

Original Intent: The Series Introduction

Seems like the blog is a series of series right now in the articles. There is “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from the President of the United States…,” “The West Wing Retrospective and Analysis,” and the series on Poverty Policy and Welfare. 287 more words

The U.S. Constitution

Welcome to: The Elephant Under the Rug!

or What the Folks Who Wrote the U.S. Constitution Actually Said And Thought About It

With our Nation so politically polarized, Americans can come together by focusing on the one thing that binds us together: The United States Constitution. 735 more words


The Quantum Fuzziness of Words

One of my pet peeves are people who believe in the literal meaning of almost anything. The argument is that people know what the words mean so there is no excuse for not understanding the clear and obvious meaning of whatever. 882 more words

God's Original Intent

Genesis 1:26-31
(26) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 637 more words


Not God's Original Plan

Genesis 3:24
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. 946 more words


First Principles: Constitutional Interpretation Is Dependent On Original Intent

“On every question of construction , let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” 61 more words

First Principles