This link is a web container for Statements of modern law application of the Eighteenth Century verbiage and maintaining the definition without change.
The existence of the Constitution denies ambiguity or interpretation. Their intent was as written in the final document. The time consumed in debate, writing, and ratifying was years. Most likely, not one of them was totally satisfied.
Any intent to reconcile an understanding of the scribes of their intent must fail, because they agreed on a consensus. Researchers are obligated to accept the document as written.
What the founders of three centuries ago were thinking has passed, and is what they meant when their states ratified the handwritten document.
The Constitution may be changed or modified. Following the procedure specified is absolute and has been followed at least twenty-seven times. The terms on the face of the Constitution are the powers granted the government by their ratification of the people within a specified number of states.
The Ratification vests the document and its content as the Supreme Law of the Land.
Law has been added for the people, the states, and the nation. Not all law has been just.