- Series: Conservative Leadership Series (Book 8)
- Hardcover: 650 pages
- Publisher: Gateway Editions; 1 edition (March 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0895262428
- ISBN-13: 978-0895262424
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,098,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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American Democrat and Other Political Writings Hardcover – March 1, 2001
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He is cognizant of the dangers posed to American self-government, which values legal equality. Equality, is a virtue, only insofar as it pertains to equal rights and equality before the law. Any effort at establishing equality of outcome is tantamount to tyranny and opposed to liberty. Cooper illustrates the precarious relationship between liberty and equality. Unless, tradition, custom, the rule of law and the Constitution are revered and upheld- the American Polity could easily collapse into majoritarian tyranny under a demagogue.
One gains an appreciation of the system of government established by the American founding fathers after reading this book... They established a constitutionally-limited federal republic, with limits not only on the power of government, but with limits placed on the power of majority rule, so as to limit the fundamental role of government to protecting the rights of its citizens. This constitutional republic sought to balance out monarchial, democratic, and aristocratic elements...