The Conscience of the Constitution

The Conscience of the Constitution

The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty

Book - 2014
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Is liberty or democracy the primary constitutional value? At a time when Americans are increasingly facing violations of their civil liberties, Timothy Sandefur's insightful new book explains why the Declaration of Independence, with its doctrines on the primacy of liberty, the natural rights of man, and the limits on legitimate government, should serve as the guidepost for understanding the Constitution. The author takes the reader through the ideas of substantive due process and judicial activism and defends them from mainstream criticisms while drawing on examples from literature, television, and Supreme Court cases. The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty argues that modern legal doctrines, which value democracy over liberty, are endangering individual rights and corrupting our civic institutions.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, Cato Institute,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781939709035
1939709032
9781939709691
1939709695
1939709032
Branch Call Number: 342.73 SANDEFUR
Characteristics: ix, 199 pages ; 24 cm

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