From the Publisher
Professor Ronald J. Sieverts Defense, Liberty, and the Constitution provides a clear, direct, and honest narrative on what the law and the Constitution state with respect to national security issues. Each chapter identifies and thoroughly discusses the many important legal and political matters that have become relevant as a result of todays most notable threats, while also describing how similar problems have been handled throughout the countrys history. This title addresses the USA PATRIOT Act, the export of sensitive U.S. weapons technology to potential enemies, and all other critical topics, recognizing the wide range of divergent views that have emerged from peoples conflicting philosophical approaches.
The U.S. Constitution asserts that its government must "provide for the common defense" and "secure the blessings of liberty." Ronald J. Sieverts Defense, Liberty, and the Constitution seeks to find the proper balance that will make the nation more secure while preserving the blessings of liberty enshrined in the Constitution to the greatest extent possible.
About the Author
Ron Sievert obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History from St. Bonaventure University in 1970 and, after serving four years as a military officer, graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1977. He has more than twenty years of actual experience working on law enforcement, intelligence, and national security issues, and has received numerous awards for his efforts. Since 1999 he has taught a popular course on U.S. Law and National Security as a visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Sievert is a nationally recognized speaker on current topics related to both law enforcement and national defense.