People like us, people that are
frustrated with Washington, D.C., often say, “Well, they don’t follow the Constitution
anyway.” Not true. They follow the wrong one. They’re following the constitution as
interpreted by the Supreme Court rather than the Constitution as written. This, I’m taking it out of my pocket, is a pocket Constitution. 4,000 words in the original document, 4,400 words, and if you count the amendments it’s about 7,000 words. Here is the constitution enforced today. This is three thousand pages of Supreme Court rulings showing what every ruling has done to the original words. This isn’t going to get any smaller. In fact every time they publish this document they leave a bunch of blank pages at the
back for additional rulings that they know are coming. Every page in this document means a grant of power to the federal government Understand that this
is the Constitution in operation today. Unless we change it, unless we make its
wording crystal clear, we’re going to continue to operate under this document forever and ever until the whole house of cards comes falling down.