"Where the meaning of the Constitution is clear and unambiguous,
there can be no resort to construction to attribute to the founders
a purpose or intent not manifest in its letter."
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How simple and straight forward. And yet some lawyer or judge can still manage to screw it right up.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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     -- jim k, austin      
    Nothing is clear and unambiguous when a statist theocracy, foreign / domestic despot, or other tyrannous entity that claims to have inherent right wants to twist the founders purpose or eliminate the obvious single certain interpretation's clarity so that it might enslave the once noble and free. The statist theocracy that now infests this land brazenly, flagrantly, and with an insolent audacity operates outside the clear and unambiguous meaning of the Constitution.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The intent is good but alas it has a big gaping hole that a truck can drive through. This is how the quote should be: "The Constitution is clear and unambiguous, there can be no resort to construction to attribute to the founders a purpose or intent not manifest in its letter."
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Robert, well done.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Yes Mike, the entire government ollks at the Constitution very liberaly with a very loose interpretation-if they even bother to look at it at all.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    The biggest challenge for any formula is ever, who puts their gold on the line? Thoreau taught us about the mass of the people leading lives of quiet desperation.
     -- J. B. Wulff, Bristol, CT     
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    Everyone will pass by, while the Constitution will be for ever and ever. The Constitution of the United States is the foundation that makes every dark a promising one.
     -- Elisabeth, Astoria, NY     
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    The quote may also suggest improperly that anything that is unclear and ambiguous can be empowered to justify almost any assumption of power. This seems to be our current history and the reason collectivism has advanced so broadly throughout our republic. Such abuses and accumulations of power in a single place is the very definition of tyranny.
     -- Gary Hardee, N. Miami Beach, FL     
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