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The Resource The Conscience of the Constitution: : the Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty

The Conscience of the Constitution: : the Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty

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The Conscience of the Constitution: : the Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty
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The Conscience of the Constitution:
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the Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty
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Timothy Sandefur
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eng
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The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty documents a forgotten truth: the word "democracy" is nowhere to be found in either the Constitution or the Declaration. But it is the overemphasis of democracy by the legal community-rather than the primacy of liberty, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence-that has led to the growth of government power at the expense of individual rights. Now, more than ever, Sandefur explains, the Declaration of Independence should set the framework for interpreting our fundamental law. In the very first sentence of the Constitution, the founding fathers stated unambiguously that "liberty" is a blessing. Today, more and more Americans are realizing that their individual freedoms are being threatened by the ever-expanding scope of the government. Americans have always differed over important political issues, but some things should not be settled by majority vote. In The Conscience of the Constitution, Timothy Sandefur presents a dramatic new challenge to the status quo of constitutional law
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Addresses concerns about the potential for civil liberties violations to explain how the Declaration of Independence can explain the Constitution, guiding readers through the ideas due process and judicial activism while drawing on examples from literature, pop culture and Supreme Court cases to argue that modern doctrines are endangering individual rights
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Midwest
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Sandefur, Timothy
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342.7308/5
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Meyer, John
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  • Civil rights
  • Due process of law
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Liberty
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adult
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the Declaration of Independence and the right to liberty
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The Conscience of the Constitution: : the Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty
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MWT11703762
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1 online resource.
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781939709042
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT11703762
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remote
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11703762
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The Conscience of the Constitution: : the Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT11703762
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781939709042
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT11703762
Specific material designation
remote
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11703762
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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