Where are the people that understand the Constitution?

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    The only people I've met or am otherwise familiar with that understand the constitution are federal judges - and all of them knowingly betray it for personal gain (or some secret treaty I am unaware of). There are a few people who have a fairly good understanding, like David Knight, but these are highly exceptional.

    Is there some club for people that understand the Constitution that I am just completely unaware of, or are the numbers of people that understand the Constitution really this low ?
     
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    What part of the Constitution would you like to discuss? All of it?
     
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    Only the important parts.

    I've looked online and I find only very shoddy looking sites for the purpose of either discussing or promoting the constitution (excepting this one, but I don't find online forums are an appropriate place for serious discussion).
     
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    What's difficult to understand? It's the most brilliant document in human history and basically outlines what limits are set on government over individual rights.
     
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    The extreme political Left (now the Democrat mainstream) realized long ago that there was no chance that they would ever be able to implement their agenda legally, with laws and a Consitutional Amendment or two. So they have attempted to get what they want through compromised judges and justices, who "interpret" the Constitution and laws to achieve their ends.

    So they invented a phony "right of privacy," which sounded good but was not supported anywhere in the Constitution. It was used to create a right to abortion, a right to marry someone of the same gender, and voided any laws prohibiting gross sexual conduct.

    In order to do this, it was necessary to pretend that our Constitution is too complicated for common people to understand. Their legal opinions run scores of pages, turning words and logic on their figurative heads.

    Their biggest fear is that Trump will fill the Federal courts with judges and justices who will interpret the actual Constitution, and not the fantasy document they have been going by for the past 50 years.

    Perverse, ain't it?
     
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    The Constitution exists solely in the context of its case law, as determined by the Supreme Court; to understand that case law is to understand the Constitution.

    Ignorance of, or contempt for, that case law is to not understand the Constitution.
     
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    Constitutional case law is comprehensively important.
     
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    " Must Be On Ignore To Satisfy Intellectual Cowardice Criteria "

    * Ignored The Obvious *
    US 14th Amendment Establishes Negative Liberty of Individuals to Acquire Abortion

    * Did Not Stutter The First Time *

     
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    All that is required is a common sense approach.
     
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    The SCOTUS is, itself, limited by the Constitution.

    Article VI trumps. Additionally, any decision in any case is limited to the 'law of the case' and binds only those parties involved in it.

    See Federalist 83 here.
     
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