The Resource Our republican Constitution : securing the liberty and sovereignty of We the people, Randy E. Barnett

Our republican Constitution : securing the liberty and sovereignty of We the people, Randy E. Barnett

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Our republican Constitution : securing the liberty and sovereignty of We the people
Title
Our republican Constitution
Title remainder
securing the liberty and sovereignty of We the people
Statement of responsibility
Randy E. Barnett
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the early days of the American republic, the nature of government "of the people, by the people, for the people" has been disputed. This is because there are not one but two very different notions of "We the People" and popular sovereignty, which yield competing schools of constitutional thought. The democrats view We the People collectively and think popular sovereignty resides in the people as a group. They view the Constitution as a living document and contend that today's majority should not be governed by the dead hand of past majorities. The republicans view We the People as a collection of individuals. Their vision of government is that it should not reflect the will of the majority—but rather secure the preexisting rights of each and every person to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This fundamental disagreement lies at the heart of our current national divide. In [this book], Barnett tells the fascinating story of how this conflict arose shortly after the Revolution, leading to the adoption of a new and innovative republican constitution; and how the struggle and eventual victory over slavery led to its improvement by a newly formed Republican Party. Yet soon after, progressive academics and activists urged the courts to remake it into a democratic constitution by ignoring key passages of its text. And eventually the courts complied. ... Drawing from his deep knowledge of constitutional law and history ..., Barnett explains why We the People would benefit greatly from the renewal of our Republican Constitution, and how this can be accomplished in the courts and political arena." --Book jacket
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YDXCP
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Barnett, Randy E
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4541
LC item number
.B3128 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Republican Party (U.S.)
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional law
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional history
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Our republican Constitution : securing the liberty and sovereignty of We the people, Randy E. Barnett
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by George F. Will -- Introduction: Triumph and tragedy: how the Obamacare case was won...and lost -- pt.I. Creating our republican Constitution -- "To secure these rights": the political theory of the Declaration of Independence -- Revising "republicanism": solving the problem of too much democracy -- "We the people" as individuals: popular sovereignty in the Constitution and Supreme Court -- pt.II. Improving our republican Constitution -- How slavery led to a more republican Constitution: the new republican party and its amendments -- Losing our republican Constitution: the rise of progressivism, judicial restraint, and the living Constitution -- pt.III. Preserving our republican Constitution -- Why federalism matters: how structure secures the liberties of the people -- Protecting rights by limiting federal power: the rise, fall, and partial revival of federalism -- A government of men and not of laws: the rise of the executive-administrative state -- "Irrational and arbitrary" laws: the need for judicial skepticism -- Conclusion : redeeming our republican Constitution
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 296 pages
Isbn
9780062412287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908990107
  • (OCoLC)ocn908990107
Label
Our republican Constitution : securing the liberty and sovereignty of We the people, Randy E. Barnett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by George F. Will -- Introduction: Triumph and tragedy: how the Obamacare case was won...and lost -- pt.I. Creating our republican Constitution -- "To secure these rights": the political theory of the Declaration of Independence -- Revising "republicanism": solving the problem of too much democracy -- "We the people" as individuals: popular sovereignty in the Constitution and Supreme Court -- pt.II. Improving our republican Constitution -- How slavery led to a more republican Constitution: the new republican party and its amendments -- Losing our republican Constitution: the rise of progressivism, judicial restraint, and the living Constitution -- pt.III. Preserving our republican Constitution -- Why federalism matters: how structure secures the liberties of the people -- Protecting rights by limiting federal power: the rise, fall, and partial revival of federalism -- A government of men and not of laws: the rise of the executive-administrative state -- "Irrational and arbitrary" laws: the need for judicial skepticism -- Conclusion : redeeming our republican Constitution
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 296 pages
Isbn
9780062412287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908990107
  • (OCoLC)ocn908990107

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