The Conscience of the Constitution

The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty
Narrated by: James Foster
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: History, Military
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Publisher's Summary

Timothy Sandefur's insightful book provides a dramatic new challenge to the status quo of constitutional law and argues a vital truth: our Constitution was written not to empower democracy, but to secure liberty. Yet the overemphasis on democracy by today's legal community - rather than the primacy of liberty, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence - has helped expand the scope of government power at the expense of individual rights. Now, more than ever, the Declaration of Independence should be the framework for interpreting our fundamental law. It is the conscience of the Constitution.

©2014 Cato Institute (P)2014 Cato Institute

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Liberty!

Great book, I'll definitely be revisiting it over the years. So many great observations.
Looking forward to seeing more by the author soon!

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Very useful insights into USC

Excellent insights into the Supreme Court's over emphasis on democracy rather than individual rights. Worth reading.

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