Today's Economic History: James Madison on the Meaning of the Constitution

James Madison says: My original intent and the original understanding at the time of ratification do not properly control the meaning of the Constitution:

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Indeed, the phrase "[the] acquiescence or the people at lare, and without a glimpse of chante in the public opinion..." strongly suggests a theory of the Constitution in which it is there to guide us as to what the current will of the dozing sovereign is...