By PWP contributor Brooks Parola.
The conservative, strict constructionist, or originalist view of the constitution is outraged by the progressive view that the constitution is a living document; one that must evolve over time.
The originalists say the progressives are putting words in the mouths of the writers of the constitution that they never intended; all the while of course, insisting that THEY KNOW what was really in their heads.
This is fundamentally why we cannot get a more practical view of things like the Second Amendment, and the constitution in general. If it was up to the Originalists, we'd have NO rights under the constitution as it relates to our rapidly changing and evolving world.