The Issue of Context

Posted By on February 16, 2010

How often do we here comments that we cannot know what the Founding Fathers meant by what they wrote in the Constitution? Or beyond that, have you ever heard someone comment that if you get three different people reading it, you will get three different opinions? Is this a valid argument? Is the Constitution that complicated?

In all communications the most important consideration must be context.  With this thread we will look to discuss whether or not these arguments are valid, or not. What is Context? How do we determine Context? If you accurately determine context just how many meanings can you get out of a writing?

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