Originally Posted by listopencil
It's not perfect but look at the terminology involved. When people finally dislodged their heads from their asses and applied the rules equally it worked.
I think the terminology is key for reading it to reflect the intentions of our Framers. That means defining terms in the vernacular of the time.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison