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Chapter 2: The US Constitution
We've got a fantastic Constitution.
I do not believe that the meaning of the Constitution was forever ‘fixed’ at the Philadelphia Convention. Nor do I find the wisdom, foresight and sense of justice exhibited by the Framers particularly profound. To the contrary, the government they devised was defective from the start, requiring several amendments, a civil war and momentous social transformation to attain the system of constitutional government, and its respect for individual freedoms and human rights, we hold as fundamental today.
- Origins: What did the Founding Fathers want to Achieve?
- Why has the Constitution endured so long and changed so little?
- Constitutional Amendment and Judicial Adaptation
- Interpreting the Constitution
- An Aid to ...