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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

Kevin Gutzman, J.D., Ph.D. is associate professor of American history at Western Connecticut State University. Professor Gutzman joined us tonight to talk about his fascinating book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution.

"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 official