Republican Party, Natural Law theorist, libertarian, Constitutional Originalist. Under Natural Law, all rights not ceded or given to the government are retained by the people. Originalism is the view that the Constitution should be interpreted in accordance with its original meaning, that is, the meaning it had at the time of its enactment.First, it comports with the nature of a constitution, which binds and limits any one generation from ruling according to the passion of the times. The Framers of the Constitution of 1787 knew what they were forming a frame of government for "ourselves and our Posterity." In the end, the Constitution of 1787 is as much a constitution for us as it was for the Founding generation. Second, originalism supports legitimate popular government that is accountable. The Framers believed that a form of government accountable to the people, leaving them fundamentally in charge of their own destinies, best protected human liberty. Third, originalism accords with the constitutional purpose of limiting government. It understands the several parts of the federal government to be creatures of the Constitution, and to have no legitimate existence outside of the Constitution. Fourth, it follows that originalism limits the judiciary. It prevents the Supreme Court from asserting its will over the careful mix of institutional arrangements that are charged with making policy, each accountable in various ways to the people. Fifth, supported by recent research, originalism comports with the understanding of what our Constitution was to be by the people who formed and ratified that document.Sixth, originalism, properly pursued, is not result-oriented, whereas much non-originalist writing is patently so.
Tactical shooting; trap shooting, NRA Firearms Instructor, long distance biking; Public Speaking