Lindsay Chervinsky, Ph.D.

Why “The Framers Never Intended” is Garbage

In the last few months, an increasing number of politicians have made arguments that start with “The Founders never intended…”. While Americans have been appealing to the founding generation to bolster their positions since the founding generation, there seems to be an uptick of this rhetoric in political dialogue. I’ve spent over a decade deeply immersed in the founding generation and let me tell you, almost any argument that starts with those dreaded words is usually made in bad faith.