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“If you want to know why the federal government regulates the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the words you speak, read Who Killed the Constitution? . . . When the history of these unfree times is written, Tom Woods’s and Kevin Gutzman’s fearless work will be recognized as the standard against which all others are measured.”
–Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst and bestselling author of The Constitution in Exile
“It’s about time someone shouted out that the emperor has no clothes.”
–Kirkpatrick Sale, director of the Middlebury Institute and author of Human Scale
"Woods and Gutzman (two bestselling authors in thePolitically Incorrect Guide series) appeal to both left and right in this constitutionalist jeremiad. Liberals will agree about the unconstitutionality of the draft, warrantless wiretapping and presidential signing statements. Conservatives will agree about the unconstitutionality of school busing, bans on school prayer and Roosevelt's suspension of the gold standard. The common thread is the authors' brief for a federal government strictly limited to the powers explicitly granted by the Constitution. The authors' exegeses of the Constitution and court decisions, heavy on original intent arguments, are lucid and telling, but not always consistently supportive of liberty: their reading of the First Amendment implies that state governments may restrict speech, religion and the press. Their attack on expansive federal power-even federal spending on cancer research-is perhaps too successful; it inadvertently supports scholars like Daniel Lazare who argue that the Constitution is too antiquated, constraining and hard to change to keep up with a modern consensus on civil rights and good governance."
From the Hardcover edition.
THOMAS E. WOODS Jr. is the New York Times bestselling author of 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask, The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to American History, and How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization.
KEVIN R. C. GUTZMAN is the New York Times bestselling author of The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Constitution and Virginia’s American Revolution.
Book came in excellent condition. I am reading it now and have quite enjoyed it.Published 4 months ago by Gasmine Cotton
If you are looking for an insightful read on how our beloved Constitution has been systematically dismembered over the past hundred years, here is your book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
First the book is an easy read, you don't need to be a legal scholar to understand it.
I attended law school from 1981-1984 and liberal judicial activism was not only... Read more
Very informative book for those wanting to see how our system of government has changed for the worse since its founding. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mark Sutter
This book is an eye opener. For Americans who are ready to return to a true Constitutional Republic this is a must read. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Bebe L. Elliott
This book is urgent and timely. It is a must read for every American. The country would be in better shape if it were taught in public school.Published on August 16, 2013 by OJ