Ourselves And Our Posterity

Author: Bradley C. S. Watson
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739127896
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In this volume, Bradley C. S. Watson brings together some of America's leading constitutional scholars to reflect on the meaning and significance of _originalism_ in constitutional interpretation and politics. The book brings the subject of constitutional interpretation down from the clouds, showing its relationship to the concerns of the citizen.

The Heritage Guide To The Constitution

Author: David F. Forte
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621573524
Size: 26.76 MB
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A landmark work of more than one hundred scholars, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is a unique line-by-line analysis explaining every clause of America's founding charter and its contemporary meaning. In this fully revised second edition, leading scholars in law, history, and public policy offer more than two hundred updated and incisive essays on every clause of the Constitution. From the stirring words of the Preamble to the Twenty-seventh Amendment, you will gain new insights into the ideas that made America, important debates that continue from our Founding, and the Constitution's true meaning for our nation

Living Originalism

Author: Jack M. Balkin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674063031
Size: 30.52 MB
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Originalism and living constitutionalism, often seen as opposing views, are not in conflict. So argues Jack Balkin, a leading constitutional scholar, in this long-awaited book. Step by step, Balkin shows how both liberals and conservatives play important roles in constitutional construction, and offers a way past the angry polemics of our era.

Madison S Hand

Author: Mary Sarah Bilder
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674495500
Size: 25.78 MB
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No document depicts the Constitutional Convention’s charismatic figures, crushing disappointments, and miraculous triumphs with the force of Madison’s Notes. But how reliable is this account? Drawing on digital technologies and textual analysis, Mary Sarah Bilder reveals that Madison revised to a far greater extent than previously recognized.

The Flexible Constitution

Author: Sean Wilson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739178156
Size: 46.12 MB
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This is a new Wittgensteinian account of the American Constitution that provides a fresh perspective on how judges can follow a legal document written in flexible language. The book shows why originalism is incompatible with the American legal system and challenges the views of Ronald Dworkin and numerous law professors.

It Takes A Family

Author: Rick Santorum
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497636345
Size: 76.85 MB
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Rick Santorum made his name in the 2012 presidential race with his principled conservatism. To understand Santorum’s worldview and vision for America, there is no better source than his New York Times bestselling book, It Takes a Family. It Takes a Family is one of the most profound and comprehensive books of political thought ever written by a politician. Santorum offers a penetrating look at the social, political, and economic shifts that have hurt American families—and a principled, genuinely conservative plan for reversing this slide. Here Santorum explains his core beliefs, laying out a humane vision that he believes must inform public policy if it is to be effective and just. Politicians of both parties, he shows, fail to address the way Americans truly live their lives: in families, neighborhoods, churches, and communities. It Takes a Family is animated by an appreciation for the civic bonds that unite a community—an appreciation that lies at the heart of genuine conservatism.

A Machine That Would Go Of Itself

Author: Michael G. Kammen
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 141280583X
Size: 76.68 MB
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Puliter Prie-winning historian Michael Kammen examines the cultural impact of the Constitution on the United States, explores the Constitutions place in the public consciousness and its role as a symbol in American life from ratification in 1788 to our own time, and expounds on what the Constitution has meant to the American people (perceptions and misperceptions, uses and abuses, knowledge and ignorance), Kammen shows that although there are recurrent declarations of reverence for our American "Ark of the Covenant," most of us neither know nor fully understand our Constitution.