Thoughts from Maharrey Head #45: Interpreting the Constitution

“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom”


In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about how to interpret the Constitution.

Before we can talk about following the Constitution every issue, every time, no exceptions no excuses, we have to understand what it means.  So, how in the word do we interpret it? A lot of people rely on lawyers, politicians and judges to tell them what it means. Others think you can just read the words on the page without any background or context. Both of these extremes will get you into trouble.

In fact, the Constitution does have a fixed meaning, and it is possible for the average person to understand what that is. But it does take a little bit of work. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain some of the various schools of thought on constitutional interpretation and show how we can actually find its meaning based on some advice offered by three prominent people in the founding generation.

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Constitutional Interpretation: Living and Breathing Is Dead

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