United States Constitution - Introduction

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    This study will be compiled into several subject areas which will, hopefully, begin to make sense to you at some point. Since I've never tried doing this in a forum before, I will be jumping around some. While there will be a sequence of threads, one leading to the other, I will not necessarily exhaust everything that I have to say about one subject before moving on to the other, and I might even find it necessary to switch the order around at some point.
     
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    I will try to focus more on the history of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and supporting documents, and the word of those who were involved in founding our country, than on interpretation. A lot of errors involved in interpreting the Constitution, even among Supreme Court Justices, come about when the writer is actually arguing a case rather than seeking the truth. Law professors, some of whom go on to become Supreme Court Justices, are lawyers rather than historians, and are therefore prone to subordinating good facts to a good argument. A human failing is that people with an agenda tend to emphasize the evidence they like, while underplaying the rest, forcing the Constitution to mean whatever they want it to mean.
     
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