I am a true Constitutionalist. I believe that the U.S. Constitution unequivocally defines the fundamental principles by which we govern. It establishes the duties, structure, procedures and powers of our government. Our Constitution clearly defines the responsibilities of the federal government and guarantees a preponderance of rights to the people and the states.
As a Constitutionalist, I adhere to the belief that the essential qualities of the U.S. Constitution are its sense of "supremacy and permanence" as stated by Alexander Hamilton, “that the courts have neither force nor will, but merely judgment”.
In today’s social environment these issues are of significant importance to our country and are all pointing to the fact that we should align with and enforce our state and federal laws according to the original meaning of the U.S. Constitution as ratified in 1789.
"Government officials are not free to do anything they please in any manner they choose. They are bound to observe both the limitations on power and the procedures, which are set out in the supreme, constitutional law of the community. It may, therefore, be said that the touchstone of constitutionalism is the concept of limited government under a higher law."
Philip P.Wiener, ed., "Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Studies of Selected Pivotal Ideas", (David Fellman, "Constitutionalism"), vol 1, p.485,491-92 (1973-74)