Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Constitution

I have been meaning for some time to write a post on the Constitution. This is not the lengthy, detailed, pedagogic post I had intended, but what the heck. Needless to say, I am an orginalist who believes the Constitution means what is says and that its meaning should be derived from the intents of the Framers. (What is more, I believe it was divinely inspired.) Either the Constitution means what it says, or it is meaningless. Clearly, to many of those currently in power it is a meaningless and defective document. I came across this selection of clips from some of those people who, despite having SWORN AN OATH to PRESERVE, PROTECT AND DEFEND the Constitution believe it to be a meaningless, defective, and useless document that does not have any bearing on, let alone control, their actions with respect to those they attempt to govern.

These statements are really disturbing. If they were more widely disseminated, I wonder if many of these people - including the President - would ever have been elected.

"Have mercy, O Lord, upon all the nations of the earth; have mercy upon the rulers of our land; may those principles, which were so honorably and nobly defended, namely, the Constitution of our land, by our fathers, be established forever." Doctrine & Covenants 109:54

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