The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The rights of the people shall not be infringed by the Federal government, States or the people. The specific restrictions placed on government by the Bill of rights applies to every level and form of government in the country, unless the governed give consent.
A mob cannot gang up with pitchforks and guns or with votes to infringe on the rights of any individual. The only constitutional way to restrict rights is by due process in criminal or competency proceedings.
The primary duty of all citizens and officials in the Free Constitutional Republic of the United States of America is to secure Liberty and rights to all citizens of that Republic. There is no duty to secure power and authority for the advancement of any political agenda or perceived moral imperitive.
To understand the intent of the Constitution you will also need the Lee Resolution which Declared our principles of government, the Convention Journal and Federalist Papers. Those pretty much provide the arguments, reasoning, solutions and intent of every clause in the Constitution.
The establishment would prefer you just bow to their case law opinions and a “living Constitution” that changes like a chameleon with the wordsmiths of the time. Is that a foundation or a pool of quicksand?
I would not follow even the “Strict Constructionist” who seems to render opinions of meanings. Rather, search the Founder’s words from original sources and come to your own understanding. They were intelligent, highly informed, well spoken men. You don’t need to be a lawyer or judge to understand them.