Today we are going to discuss the original intent of the United States Constitution. This is relevant for our discussion because I am the Constitution Party’s candidate for President of the United States and the Constitution Party was formed originally by a group of people who believed that the original intent of the United States Constitution is still relevant today and can be defended intellectually to the nation.
How could the founders imagine, let alone prepare for the possibility that the United States might abandon the correct method of constitutional interpretation (i.e. original intent) and with it abandon the rule of law in general. Today not only has original intent been abandoned but it is not understood by the average American who looks on the mention of it as extremely right wing or at best simplistic.
No judges employ it, and no lawyers argue it. It is not desired by any politicians or by their special interest groups for whom the Constitution’s quaint words and phrases serve only as a cover story for what best lines their pockets. Continue reading