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This website is dedicated to providing Constitutional Resources and Education.

Unlike the Bible, the authors of the Constitution wrote prolifically about the document that they had created that became the basis of government for the greatest nation to have ever existed on the face of this planet.

How awesome would it be for the Apostle Paul to have written some additional commentary on the letter that he wrote to the Romans?  Our just imagine how insightful it would have been for John, the Revelator, to have explained his visions more fully.  For the most part, we have the 66 books of the bible and that's it.  There is a lot that is indeed left up to our own interpretation.

However, this is not the case with the Constitution.  The framers of the Constitution wrote volumes about what they meant by what they wrote in the Constitution.  Three authors in particular (John Jay, who became the first Chief Justice of the United States; James Madison, who became the 4th President of the U.S.; and Alexander Hamilton, who became the first Secretary of the Treasury) wrote 85 articles during the ratification process of the Constitution to inform people about this new Constitution.  These 85 articles were collected together and became known as the Federalist Papers.

This work was the authoritative commentary on the US Constitution. At one time, these papers were consulted by judges and lawmakers to decide the meaning of any provision of the Constitution. But, as men became power hungry, this work was forsaken. Why? Because these papers stressed that the Federal Government has LIMITED and DEFINED powers.  It taught that the Constitution was to govern the Government!

During that same time, there was also a group of founding fathers opposed to this new Constitution (such as Patrick Henry), who wrote articles and made speeches that were collected together which became known as the Anti-Federalist Papers.  In fact, it was some of this content that became the basis for the “Bill of Rights.”

There are many resources in addition to the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers that can be drawn upon to understand just exactly what the Constitution says and means.  So the next time that someone says, we may not know exactly what the Constitution Means, BRING THEM HERE.  Let the words of our Founding Fathers speak for themselves.

Lastly, in addition to the resource and educational premise of this website, it will also be a platform from which I will be providing “Constitutionally Correct Commentary” on issues of the day.

Hope you find what you are looking for.  If not, contact me and let me know and I will do my best to provide it.

 

Yours in Liberty,
Randall C. Stufflebeam



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