Comment: Excellent Point

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Excellent Point

The Supreme Court fully agrees with you on the changes in language. That is why they have taught in their rulings that no word can be safely interpreted except by referring to a legal, or other, dictionary/writing of the time the words were used. For example, when interpreting what Washington or Jefferson wrote you must refer to Websters or Bouvier's Law Dictionary which was written during their lifetimes. A current Black's Law Dictionary, isn't going to reflect what "gay" means today as opposed to its common meaning then.