||Speakers. Ray Raphael, Author and Senior Research Fellow, Humboldt State University will discuss Constitutional Myths. Americans of late have taken to waving the Constitution in the air and proclaiming, “The founders were on MY side! See, it’s all right here!” But these phantom constitutions bear little relation to the historical one. Before we can consider what the framers would do if they were alive today, we need to see what they did in their own time, not in our terms, but theirs. Only then can we begin to resolve the sweeping question: what does the Constitution, written in a different era, mean for us today?