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Now, The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to the Constitution shows that there is very little relationship between the Constitution as ratified by the thirteen original states more than two centuries ago and the "constitutional law" imposed upon us since then. Instead of the system of state-level decision makers and elected officials the Constitution was intended to create, judges have given us a highly centralized system in which bureaucrats and appointed--not elected--officials make most of the important policies.
In The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to the Constitution, Professor Kevin Gutzman, who holds advanced degrees in both law and American history:
* explains how the Constitution was understood by the founders who wrote it and the people who ratified it * follows the Supreme Court as it uses the fig leaf of the Constitution to cover its naked usurpation of the rights and powers the Constitution explicitly reserves to the states and to the people * shows how we slid from the Constitution's republican federal government, with its very limited powers, to an unrepublican "judgeocracy" with limitless powers * reveals how huge swaths of American law and society were remade in the wake of Supreme Court rulings * reveals how the Fourteenth Amendment has been twisted to use the Bill of Rights as a check on state power instead of on federal power, as originally intended * exposes the radical inconsistency between "constitutional law" and the rule of law * contends that the judges who receive the most attention in history books are celebrated for acting against the Constitution rather than for it
As Professor Gutzman shows, constitutional law is supposed to apply the Constitution's plain meaning to prevent judges, presidents, and congresses from overstepping their authority. If we want to return to the founding fathers' vision of the Republic, if we want the Constitution enforced in the way it was explained to the people at the time of its ratification, then we have to overcome the "received wisdom" about what constitutional law is. The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to the Constitution is an important step in that direction.
Excellent, thoughtful without the left wing rewriting to meet progressive tastes and vision for the future.Published 1 day ago by Rocklin D. Lyons
This book was awesome. I've never learned so much about US History, The Constitution, and the Supreme Court (among other related items) than from this book. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Mark
This book helps those of us who may not know enough about politics to seem intelligent. There's history explained to help with the lesson.Published 3 months ago by B. Garcia
Kevin Gutzmans book is a MUST have! Extremely well researched and wrote material. A true value at whatever price you pay for it! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert Burton Jr
So many things you were never taught in the indoctrination camps! Amazing how real the real history is!Published 4 months ago by Donttreadonme
Well presented must know information for every U.S. citizen. Voting without this type of knowledge understood is to be played like a fool every two years. Get it and read it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by David Jay LaMorte
I read the Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and found it very interesting. This is a bit of a slower read, but still offers a perspective and detail we (or at least I) never... Read morePublished 5 months ago by IcarusV