Two days ago, I wrote about how the Constitution was designed, in large part, to protect Americans from majoritarianism.
The Supreme Court is doing a reasonably good job of protecting some of our liberties (or, in the Heller case, restoring our liberties), but I point out in this clip from a recent interview that the Justices have failed to protect our property rights.
But since I’m now a lawyer, let’s focus instead on what legal scholars have written on this issue.
The late Professor Bernard Siegan authored a great book, Economic Liberties and the Constitution. If you care about these issues, you should buy it.
In the meantime, here are some excerpts from an article he wrote for Chapman Law Review.
The original Constitution of 1787 granted limited powers to each of the three branches of government… The federal government was limited in power so that it…
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