Dreadfully Ever After Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
  1. $13.27 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

    Children and Other Wild Animals

    Brian Doyle 9780870717543

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.95
List price: $19.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Law- Constitutional Law

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution (Politically Incorrect Guides)

by

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution (Politically Incorrect Guides) Cover

ISBN13: 9781596985056
ISBN10: 1596985054
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $8.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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 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.

Synopsis:

In The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, readers will follow the Supreme Court as it uses the Constitution as a fig leaf to cover its blatant seizing of the people's right to govern themselves through elections. Gutzman unveils the radical inconsistency between constitutional law and the rule of law, and shows why and how the Supreme Court should be reined in to the proper role assigned to it by the Founders.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Michael DeBusk, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Michael DeBusk)
This book taught me a great deal that I didn't know and didn't realize I didn't know.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596985056
Author:
Gutzman, Kevin
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Author:
Gutzman, Kevin R. C.
Author:
Gutzman, Kern R. C.
Author:
Gutzman, Kevin Raeder
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
Constitutions
Subject:
Judges
Subject:
Constitutional law
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Constitutional history -- United States.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Politically Incorrect Guides
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
9 x 7.2 in 15 oz

Other books you might like

  1. The Politically Incorrect Guide to...
    Used Trade Paper $3.25
  2. The Politically Incorrect Guide to... Used Trade Paper $9.50
  3. The Politically Incorrect Guide to... Used Trade Paper $9.50
  4. Of Paradise and Power: America and... Sale Trade Paper $1.00
  5. The Politically Incorrect Guide to...
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  6. Problem of Pain Used Mass Market $4.50

Related Subjects

Business » Business Law
History and Social Science » Law » Constitutional Law
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Culture
History and Social Science » US History » Documents
History and Social Science » US History » General

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution (Politically Incorrect Guides) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.95 In Stock
Product details 258 pages Regnery Publishing - English 9781596985056 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, readers will follow the Supreme Court as it uses the Constitution as a fig leaf to cover its blatant seizing of the people's right to govern themselves through elections. Gutzman unveils the radical inconsistency between constitutional law and the rule of law, and shows why and how the Supreme Court should be reined in to the proper role assigned to it by the Founders.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.