This is an argument for Textualism and Originalism, a constitutional theory that has taken root with a majority on the high court now. It is important to understand where we have come from in order to know the republic itself, and the government we were all promised. A republic! If you can keep it. Herein is a paragraph-by-paragraph explanation of the entire constitution, which is the main law of the land. It discusses our guaranteed rights with the goal of a better understanding. The original language of the constitution in the scroll provides a clear visual separation, making it easy to distinguish the language from the explanation of each section. My greatest hope is that it will lead to a better understanding of the government we’re supposed to have, as well as a little about the founders and what they were thinking. So many times, I find people who should be knowledgeable on the subject claiming things that aren't in the text or even an idea at the time. I hope this corrects the record. This is a strict interpretation based only on the founder's vision as argued during the constitutional convention as well as debate at the time of the passage of each amendment. So we're looking for the meaning when each amendment was passed.
Textualism and Originalism in our Constitutional Republic: Second Edition
Russell J. Rucker
Published Date: January 24, 2024
Russell J. Rucker
Mr. Rucker has served in elected positions of numerous organizations as well as in government. He studied extensively political theory at the time of the founding as well as the constitution itself and founding documents and writings of the period. This has been his serious life study of more than forty years. As a public speaker he stood fast for our constitutional rights, and worked for the preservation of liberty enshrined in our federal republic. Ignoring the calls that no one cares about the constitution and forges ahead in its defense. As an author, he has endeavored to elucidate the founding period, the significance of our documents, and the reasons why they all hold importance.