This book is a search for the source of the magical power of Soviet Constitution to provide and protect the freedom, democracy, equality and justice. It presents a record of the political, economic, social and moral trends of its time.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- The Founding -- Shays’ Rebellion or Why the Framers Framed -- A Neglected Source of the Union -- A Little Guy Named Madison -- What Was the Framers’ Vision? -- The Man on the $10 Bill -- The Roads Not Taken -- Ratification by Hook and by Crook -- Slavery Versus the Blessings of Liberty -- Democracy and the Framers -- Matriculating at the Electoral College -- 1787 in Context -- Marbury, Madison and Marshall -- The Bill of Rights -- The Framers Against the Bill of Rights -- Politics and the Birth of the Bill of Rights -- The Bill of Rights’ Century of Slumber -- The Second Constitution -- What Does a Guy Have to Do to Get Impeached Around Here? -- The Rights Come to Life -- Left Out of the Constitution -- Indians: A Trail of Tears -- Blacks: From Plessy to Brown -- Women: Almost Equal Rights -- Japanese-Americans: Justice for All? -- The Constitution in Our Times -- Contragate and the Constitution -- At War Against the Constitution -- The Drive for a New Convention -- The Constitution Under Strain -- The Right to be Left Alone -- The Myth of Original Intent -- Conclusion