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The Second Amendment, Conservatives, and Irony

By Alex Guanga

There has been a long debate on how we should interpret the Constitution; should we try to analyze the Constitution with the original framework implemented by our Founding Fathers or should we try to analyze it as a living document where it adapts to recent developments?

Despite that there are debates among lawyers and scholars on the original meaning of the Constitution, Conservatives make claims to somehow understand what our Founding Fathers meant when they wrote the Constitution. If your position is consistent throughout the amendments, then the debate will be on interpreting the Constitution as a ‘Living Document’ or through its ‘Original Intent.’

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