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Locke, Jefferson and the Justices: Foundations and Failures of the Us…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 189294197X, Hardcover)America's first question to give more power to the individual, or to a central power? set the stage for an ongoing struggle between the Feds, the States and the Citizen. The balance of power is still shifting even in the 21st century. Supreme Court appointments are a major weapon in this struggle. George Stephens shows how far we have departed from the Founders' original intentions. With a Foreword by Newt Gingrich, this book contrasts Hamilton s and Jefferson's views on the role of government and shows how the beliefs of Supreme Court appointees and the actions of Congress shape American democracy.
"This book is about American politics and law; it is also about the roots of the Contract with America.... A logical place to find the intent of the Founders is in Locke, [and] Stephens makes a contribution by highlighting this."
"Understanding just what motivated and inspired America s founding generation is essential if we are to uproot threats to our liberty. George Stephens appraisal of the thoughts and inspirations of James Madison and Co. is a very welcome addition to our understanding of these remarkable men and times. He shows how unfaithful we have been to their design."
"The rule of law is essential to a free society. In this book, George Stephens makes the important argument that a law that shifts with the tides of time and public sentiment is a recipe for tyranny."
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