The Top 1 Reason I Support Constitutional Originalism (Even When I Don’t Like Its Conclusions)

1. If you’re not measuring the meaning of a text by your best, honest estimate of the intent of its author(s), you are creating your own willful fiction and engaging in falsehood.

But that leads to policies I disagree with!

That’s what amendments are for.

But that’s terribly inconvenient!

It’s supposed to be; that way broad systemic changes are guaranteed to have the weight of consensus behind them, so that they can endure beyond the accidents of which party happens to be in power when it’s time to appoint justices.

Something something Trump doesn’t care about the Constitution!

Maybe not, but Gorsuch seems to.

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