Plain Language, Common Sense

A little too late to convince his colleagues, Peter Robinson over at the Corner is starting to get it. How do we interpret the Constitution? By common sense. Justice Story (using the quotation cited by several people now, but we're taking credit for it). Hamilton, Jefferson. (And we can add Chief Justice John Marshall, scroll down two posts). What are we to say about the state of Conservative jurisprudence when it finds itself against Story, Marshall, Hamilton, Jefferson, The Constitution itself (in that it provides no requirements whatsoever for SCOTUS justices), and against the practical witness of Lincoln, the father of the party?