Roberts ruling might end up saving some Democrat butt. If the Healthcare law is sold as a monsterous tax increase on Americans, repealing it could give some Democrats cover who are willing to vote…Continue
Right, to find out WHAT the Constitution says, we must look up word meanings in an old American dictionary, we must see what the Federalist Papers say it means; and if they are silent, we must look to other scholarly sources of the time of the Founding to see what they say it means.
I really am a Logician! Let's look at your sentence, "If I let the Constitution do the thinking for me, before long the Constitution will be nothing but wallpaper for a rogue government."
Constitutions can't "think". The Constitution is the Document where We the People created the federal government and delegated to it certain enumerated powers. Basically, it's a list of powers: things WE said the federal government has permission to do. The federal government can "go rouge" ONLY when WE permit it to exceed its enumerated powers. THAT is what we have permitted it to do.
Are you cut out for this forum? That depends on whether you want to open your mind and learn!
Ripama, dear, you must learn first, teach second. Please read in the discussion forum, my second numbered discussion about getting started on a great adventure. Please note especially the differences between reading for objective meaning and deconstruction.
The Constitution is most emphatically NOT a document where we are free to wax and wane about what WE think. What WE think is simply irrelevant. Instead, all that's important is, "What does Webster's say? What do the Federalist Papers say? Usually, those sources give us what we need. Sometimes we have to look to other scholarly authorities of the time.