Difference Between Constitutionalism And Originalism

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Essay Two – Daniel Astleford
Jeremy Christensen spoke extensively about the difference between Originalism and Living Constitutionalism. I want to discuss the similarities and differences of these two points of view and then take a stance on which I think is more valid. Originalism says that the Constitution should only be changed through the amendment process. The amendment process is extremely thorough. In fact, there have been thousands of proposed amendments, but only a few have made it through the process to become law. Originalism promotes the importance of interpreting the Constitution as the Founding Fathers would have interpreted it.
Living Constitutionalism, on the other hand, as I understood it from Christensen’s
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