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The Resource Perfecting the Constitution : the case for the Article V amendment process, Darren Patrick Guerra

Perfecting the Constitution : the case for the Article V amendment process, Darren Patrick Guerra

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Perfecting the Constitution : the case for the Article V amendment process
Title
Perfecting the Constitution
Title remainder
the case for the Article V amendment process
Statement of responsibility
Darren Patrick Guerra
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book shows tha Article V is a unique and powerful extension of the American tradition of written constitutionalism. It was a logical extension of American constitutional development and it was a powerful tool used by the Federalists to argue for ratification of the new Constitution. Since then it has served as a means of 'perfecting' the U.S. Constitution for over 200 years via a wide range of amendments. Contrary to contemporary critics, the historical evidence shows Article V to be a vital element in the Constitutional architecture, not an expendable or ancillary piece. This book defends Article V against critics by showing that it is neither too difficult, undemocratic, nor too formal. Furthermore, a positive case is made that Article V remains the most clear and powerful way to register the sovereign desires of the American public with regard to alterations of their fundamental law. In the end, Article V is an essential bulwark to maintaining a written Constitution that secures the rights of the people against both elites and themselves."--Publisher
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Guerra, Darren Patrick
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Constitutional amendments
  • Constitutional law
Label
Perfecting the Constitution : the case for the Article V amendment process, Darren Patrick Guerra
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-239)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creation of Article V -- Perfecting the Constitution -- Constitutional Revolution -- An Ultimate Remedy : Creating and Ratifying Article V -- The Founders' Article V Consensus -- Criticism of Article V -- The Progressive Challenge to Article V -- The Critics : Article V is Too Difficult -- The Critics : Article V is Undemocratic -- The Critics : Article V is Too Formal -- Conclusion : The Case for Article V
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 239 pages
Isbn
9780739183861
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2013010876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)829988724
Label
Perfecting the Constitution : the case for the Article V amendment process, Darren Patrick Guerra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-239)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creation of Article V -- Perfecting the Constitution -- Constitutional Revolution -- An Ultimate Remedy : Creating and Ratifying Article V -- The Founders' Article V Consensus -- Criticism of Article V -- The Progressive Challenge to Article V -- The Critics : Article V is Too Difficult -- The Critics : Article V is Undemocratic -- The Critics : Article V is Too Formal -- Conclusion : The Case for Article V
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 239 pages
Isbn
9780739183861
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2013010876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)829988724

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