How should the Constitution be interpreted?

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There are two main schools of thought with regard to this issue. 

The first, and more conservative, school of thought is the “original intent” school.  In this view, the Constitution should be interpreted in the way that the Framers meant it to be read.  The Framers’ intent, it is argued, can be determined in various ways and that intent should be followed.  The argument for this goes as follows.  First, the Framers’ intent was the basis on which this country was founded.  We should abide by their...

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