I totally agree, and this question was more less directed at you, prof on a particular show that did a recent town hall meeting. Thank you for your response, and thank you for everything that you have done to further my own self education. I own many of your books, but I am a very proud owner of James Madison and the making of America, autographed.
I do believe that Jefferson struggled with this as well and asked for John Taylor of Caroline to write and clarify why it was constitutional. From what I understand, Taylor showed why it was constitutional. I will look for his response and post it.