First Principles: The Constitution Is Not Written On Blank Pages

“Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Wilson Nicholas, 1803

Every word in the Constitution either means something of particular intent or has meant something.  Those who argue that it’s a living breathing document and subject to radical reinterpretation absent a very slow and thoughtful amendment process are entirely missing the point.  I would argue deliberately so.

 

 

About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses and husband to Ally Romani.
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