Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Analysis Not To Be Found in Populist News Media VI: Michael Farris

Real conservatives reject extreme rhetoric, personal attacks, doomsday predictions and the playing around with long discredited dumb ideas like nullification or secession.

Attorney and Constitutional scholar, Michael Farris, here offers a practical and historically based view that posits (a) reading a document, and (b) logically interpreting that document to mean what the authors intended it to mean.

It's not that difficult.  It's not the sort of thing that will solve all our problems, but it is quite interesting which current problems we could rid ourselves of if we decided to start forcing our politicians inside the limits of constitutional language.  Just watch this one speech and, 27 minutes later, you'll be far more historically educated in how constitutional law can still be very relevant to many of our present day political problems.

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