The Constitution of the United States created a representative republic marked by federalism and the separation of powers. Yet numerous federal judges-led by the Supreme Court-have used the Constitution as a blank check to substitute their own views on hot-button issues such as abortion, capital punishment, and samesex marriage for perfectly constitutional laws enacted by We the People through our elected representatives.
Now, The Politically Incorrect GuideT 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.
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 GuideT to the Constitution is an important step in that direction.
Paperback, 224 pages.
(DISCLAIMER: Though not necessarily Christian in content, we have chosen to carry this series because of the factual portrayal of crucial issues of our day. There are a few questionable words/phrases that are occasionally used, but as a whole, this is a timely series for those who wish to understand the truth on vital issues. Recommended for adults, including high school and college age students.)