The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution
Simon and Schuster, 2007年6月11日 - 258 頁
The Constitution of the United States created a representative republic marked by federalism and the separation of powers. Yet numerous federal judges--led by the Supreme Court--have used the Constitution as a blank check to substitute their own views on hot-button issues such as abortion, capital punishment, and samesex marriage for perfectly constitutional laws enacted by We the People through our elected representatives.
Now, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution shows that there is very little relationship between the Constitution as ratified by the thirteen original states more than two centuries ago and the "constitutional law" imposed upon us since then. Instead of the system of state-level decision makers and elected officials the Constitution was intended to create, judges have given us a highly centralized system in which bureaucrats and appointed--not elected--officials make most of the important policies.
In The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, Professor Kevin Gutzman explains how the Constitution:
As Professor Gutzman shows, constitutional law is supposed to apply the Constitution's plain meaning to prevent judges, presidents, and congresses from overstepping their authority. If we want to return to the founding fathers' vision of the Republic, if we want the Constitution enforced in the way it was explained to the people at the time of its ratification, then we have to overcome the "received wisdom" about what constitutional law is. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution is an important step in that direction.
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Great book. Every US citizen should read this book用戶評語 - Karla - Christianbook.com
This is a great book. I learned so much about our Constitution. This should be what we learn in high school. Well written. I highlighted in three different colors as I read through this book because there was so much valuable information. 閱讀評論全文
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - 5hrdrive - LibraryThing
Not what I expected from the title. I thought (and hoped) that this was going to be an article by article and amendment by amendment analysis of the Constitution, what the intent of the original ... 閱讀評論全文