I've noticed that recently some forum members have argued against ideas, laws or proposals by using the term "unconstitutional." Rather than debate the merits of a particular idea or law or proposal, instead, there is this theory that Congress can not act in the way proposed. This would, in this theory, require Constitutional amendment before the idea or law or proposal could be considered. Aside from avoiding the underlying issue, this made me concerned about the overall understanding of our Constitution. Apparently people have some confusion about the powers granted by the Constitution. Hopefully this thread will give us a forum in which to discuss the document, the framers' intent, and the powers of Congress, the Executive, and the Judiciary. For starters, here's a link: University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law I suggest reading the PDF written by Jeremy Waldron of NYU Law.