What the Framers intended?

I’ve been reading a very interesting book about the Constitutional Convention of 1787. It was written by a journalist who reports each day’s session as a daily news story.

Since the convention’s proceedings were closed to the public, there are no newspaper accounts of what was going on in the State House in Philadelphia during that fateful summer. They even kept all the windows closed — all through the sweltering heat — to prevent eavesdropping. But the author went back through the notes of James Madison and others to reconstruct how the great event unfolded.

Much like politics in America in 2020, it was not pretty.

The way people talk about the Constitution these days,

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