to be updated
When studying the Constitution there are two ways to construe it. The first is constructionism, which uses a literal word for word interpretation. The second is called, among other things, the "living constitution," whose adherents claim the constitution needs to be "interpreted and adapted" to suit modern times.
There exists a very obscure part of the Constitution that handily refutes the "living constitution" interpretation.
As a college political science major, I can say with certainty we never studied it. So obscure is it, that when I picked up a copy of the Constitution from The John Birch Society, an organization that prides itself on its knowledge of the Constitution, it was absent from its copy. It was also absent from every copy of the Constitution I have ever received from a congressman, including Bill Foster. And it is also absent from the World Book Encyclopedia, circa 1990.
It's the Preamble. No. It's not the Preamble to the Constitution. It is found between the …