Constitutional Minute #2: Do you need a law degree to understand the Constitution?

Published 12:30 pm Sunday, July 31, 2022

Think NOT that you must have a law degree to understand the Constitution of the United States; or that the lawyers, law professors and black-robed judges are the ones who understand it best.

They are the ones who perverted it.

To restore constitutional government, We the People must learn the basic concepts of “government”; and we must learn the Constitution, elect representatives who will honor their oaths to support it (Art VI, clause 3), and remove from office those who don’t.

The Constitution is a short document which anyone – who makes a reasonable effort – can understand quite well. The only way you can avoid being misled is to find out for yourself what it says.

You need only

(1) The Declaration of Independence,

(2) The Constitution, and

(3) The Federalist Papers.

The latter is a collection of 85 essays written for the public by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, and published during 1787 and 1788, in order to explain the proposed Constitution to the People and to induce them to ratify it.

They did just that.

Accordingly, The Federalist Papers are considered to be the most authoritative explanations for the meanings in the Constitution, not the courts! We do not need the media, the politicians, or judges to tell us. We can read them for ourselves in the founders own words.

Bob Hilliard

Buffalo, Texas