Brutus warned us over 200 years ago that “Men [the Justices] placed in this situation will generally soon feel themselves independent of heaven itself.” Within a few decades after the Founders ratified the Constitution, the Supreme Court began to slowly and methodically “amend” the Constitution by rendering numerous decisions that ignored the Constitution's Original Meaning. At the Founding, the States surrendered to the new central government only a few of the powers to govern that the States had received from their people, for the purpose of having the federal government serve the States and their people. The Founders intended for most governing to occur at the State level - not the federal level.
Although Alexander Hamilton declared, in Federalist No. 78, that the duty of the Court is to serve as the “Faithful Guardians” of Constitution, the Court has failed to perform that duty. On one hand, the Court has refused to keep Congress within the boundaries established by the Founders. On the other hand, the Court has prohibited the States from exercising many of the powers that the people gave to their States - denying the people of each State the power to govern regarding many important issues.
“Unfaithful Guardians” reveals the history of how the Supreme Court has destroyed the Founders’ design for our Nation - a design of limited federal government.
Thomas Edison stated, “The strength of the Constitution lies in the will of the people to defend it.” But, we can only defend the Constitution once we understand it. Sadly, the Constitution is rarely taught in our schools and colleges today. What is taught is what the Supreme Court believes the Constitution “ought to mean” and not what the Founders intended. “Unfaithful Guardians” will present to you the meaning that the Founders intended and how the Supreme Court has distorted that meaning. It is only when we truly understand the Original Meaning of the Constitution that we are able to defend it.