The Trouble with the Constitution

I had been meaning to start this conversation for awhile and Matt Cockerill’s post “Constitutionalism Can Mean Statism” spurred me on.  The liberty movement sometimes finds itself saying “Restore the Republic” by “Respect[ing] the Constitution.”  Fair enough, but restore which elements of the Republic and respect which parts of the Constitution?  1787? 1789? 1870? 1913? Those of us who …