The Myth of the Originalist Right

The Atlantic has a nice article on the widely accepted (at least by the ignorant) myth that the right-wing in this country follows the original intent of the Constitution while the politically centrist and left-wing interpret the Constitution as a “living document” and  interpret it the way they want.

An intelligent person who has read the Constitution and some of the historical context of it’s creation and adoption will understand that there was little unanimity in understanding of the document even by those who ratified it, and of course the papers written at that time and in later years by our nation’s founders make clear that the Constitution was subject to varying interpretation even by those who were present at its creation.

Read the article. It does a much better job of getting across the point I’m trying to make.



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