Democrat Admits She Doesn’t Know What The Constitution Means

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) asked an outrageous question about the Founding Fathers that seems so disengaged from the framework of the United States that it’s surprising that she’s made it this far in politics.

Hirono said, “Originalism, the justices who take that approach, go all the way back to our founding fathers and pretend that they know what our founding fathers meant when they drafted the constitution. I use the word pretend because who the heck would know what our founding fathers meant?”

Luckily there’s plenty of documentation to back up what the founding fathers were thinking.

On September 24, 1787, George Washington wrote a letter to Benjamin Harris and included the Constitution for Harris to have.

In the letter, Washington wrote, “I wish the Constitution which is offered had been made more perfect, but I sincerely believe it is the best that could be obtained at this time—and as a constitutional door is opened for amendment hereafter—the adoption of it under present circumstances of the Union is in my opinion desirable.”

In a letter to M. Leroy in 1789, Benjamin Franklin said, “Our Constitution is an actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but nothing in this world is certain but death and taxes.”

In John Adams’ book, “A Defense of the Constitution of the Government of the United States of America, 1787, he wrote, “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”

By studying what the founders said about the Constitution at the time of writing and soon after, you get the idea that passion, equality, perseverance, and pride went into the document. The founders weren’t perfect and, knowing that, they left room for additions as time went on.

Twitter users blasted Hirono for her comments. One user said, “In almost all cases, one can just read the words. The Constitution is in English, you know.”

But, to find the most accurate information about what the founders thought about the Constitution, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote the Federalist papers to influence New York State to adopt the Constitution. The Federalist Papers explained what the Constitution meant in the realms of both domestic to foreign policy.

Maybe if Hirono had spent more time understanding the Constitution, then she would realize that the Constitution isn’t the political boogeyman of the right; instead, it’s a document to protect the rights of United States citizens.