One of the primary battle grounds of the so-called “culture wars” in America is how to interpret the United States Constitution. A lot of debate over the Constitution’s meaning revolves around the “original intent” of the framers. Conservatives like Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas interpret the Constitution based on what they believe the founders actually meant when they wrote the document. Others adopt the view that the Constitution is a “living” document. It must be adapted or even reinterpreted in order to speak to current issues in American life.