The Founders Speak

Two hundred years ago, there were no televised speeches or proceedings, no one captured video of crucial events, and reporters needed to live close to a news event. The Constitutional Convention was so secret they nailed the windows shut and posted guards. Even fifty years after this historic event, the only records of what happened inside Independence Hall were terse official minutes and a few partisan reconstructions. 

Pundits talk about original intent of the Framers, but do they have a clue? How could anyone claim to know what the Founders thought?

Actually, it’s not difficult at all. They left a massive record. The Founders were always writing things down, and we have a treasure trove of material from the period. 

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