Leftist Constitutional Interpretation
This was inspired by Michael Medved on his radio show, as he jokingly described the contortions that our liberal friends will put themselves through in order to justify whatever progressive cause they want to impose on the American people.
I remember being taught in High School that the Constitution was a “living breathing document”, when this is a particular understanding of the Constitution, but by no means the only one. Were the founders so godlike that they foresaw every possible issue that might come up in the life of a country? No. That’s not a reasonable claim.
Rather, the claim is that they founded the country on principles springing from a wise understanding of history and of human nature. We should solve our political issues in light of the Constitution, not adapt the Constitution to fit what we wish to do. And, most of all, we should start by reading it the same way that the founders wrote it! How novel!