July 14, 2013
The other day, I posted a link to a video on my Facebook page based on a portion of my book Our Last Hope: Rediscovering the Lost Path to Liberty. The video addresses the proper way to determine the original meaning of the Constitution. Several folks took issue with the title of the video, insisting understanding the Constitution doesn’t require anything beyond a simple reading.
“The only rational way to understand the Constitution is to read it. The intent of the constitution is in its words. There is nothing to interpret,” one commenter insisted.
In an article published on AlterNet, Jada Thacker demonstrates just how wrong these folks are. By tearing the words out of their historical context and intended legal framework, Thacker managed to cobble together a view of the Constitution the exact opposite of its actual meaning.