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  •  "Intent" should rely not only on the text of the (0+ / 0-)

    Constitution [which "originalists" and "textualists" profess to do exclusively -- which, of course, they don't (corporations aren't people, my friends)], but also the writings of the Framers, their notes from the convention and outside the convention, and their actions when they were in office.  When you do that you see a very expansive and activist role for the federal government emerge, not a cramped, slave-to-the-states version.  

    And one should consider the historical context.  Google up the Articles of Confederation, and contrast that to the original Constitution even without the Bill of Rights.  

    Is it courageous to propose tax cuts but not identify a single tax expenditure to rein in? Is it courageous to target your deepest cuts on the poorest Americans, who vote in lower numbers and provide little in campaign contributions?

    by caul on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 04:44:58 PM PDT

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