5/5 – How should the Constitution of the United States be interpreted?

Last, but certainly not least, is the question of how the Constitution of the United States should be interpreted. THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE First, for the best interpretation to take place, one must view the US Constitution from the perspective of the principles of the Declaration of Independence. Since the US Constitution was the imperfect […]

4/5 – Who may Authoritatively interpret the Constitution of the United States?

  WE, THE PEOPLE The question of Constitutional authority should always be read in light of a correct understanding of the source of it’s power and authority. Both of which, in terms of civil government in human society, ultimately come from the people themselves. As George Mason, a Father of the Bill of Rights, wisely stated: […]

3/5 – What is the Constitution of the United States?

The Constitution of the United States is a Federal Compact. The Constitution of the United States was not instrumental creating a national government, and it is not a contract. These points will be argued in more detail underneath three basic points that are found below. 1. Contract vs. Compact The Constitution of the United States is not a […]

2/5 – What is a Constitution?

What is a Constitution? The very word “constitute”, as often defined as “to set; to fix; to enact; to establish“, or even “to form or compose; to give a formal existence to; to make a thing what it is” should give a very fitting hint as the nature of a Constitution, in regards to it’s […]

1/5 – Philosophical Foundation of the Constitution of the United States; A question of Forms, and not Principle

The philosophical basis of all good government, not just the U.S. Constitution (and not just the Constitutions of the several States), is found in the principles espoused by the Declaration of Independence. Those principles are the answers to the questions of “Why” and “What” as far as government is concerned (Why governments exist, and what […]