My understanding of a Constitutional Republic is that it allows a person as much freedom as possible, without hindering the freedom of another.
That a well thought out Constitution will insure individual freedom. That this Constitution would be beyond the reach of interpretation. That no special interests have influence over the Republic. That the primary function of this Constitution be to protect citizens from each other.
That the core of this protection insure against bodily harm and loss of property. That personal safety and personal property are fundamental to Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness. That no special rights supersede the Constitution, be they Family, Business or States