The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

  • by Kevin R.C. Gutzman
  • Narrated by Tom Weiner
  • 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Instead of the system that the U.S. Constitution intended, judges have created a system in which bureaucrats and appointed officials make most of the important policies. While the government claims to be a representative republic, somehow hot-button topics, from gay marriage to the allocation of Florida's presidential electors, always seem to be decided by unelected judges. What gives them the right to decide such issues? The judges say it's the Constitution.Author and law professor Kevin Gutzman shows that there is very little relationship between the Constitution ratified by the 13 states more than two centuries ago and the "constitutional law" imposed upon us since then. The Constitution guarantees our rights and freedoms, but activist judges are threatening those very rights because of the Supreme Court's willingness to substitute its own opinions for the perfectly constitutional laws enacted by "we, the people" through our elected representatives.

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The best PIG to date

I have read or listened to nearly every one of the "Politically Incorrect Guide" series since I first found Thomas E. Woods Jr.'s "Politically Incorrect Guide to American History". While all of these books are good, some are better than others. If I had to pick one for it's historical insight, accurate articulation of ideas and concepts, and fascinating evaluations of legal rulings, it would be Kevin R. C. Gutzman's "Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution". I would consider this book a "must read" for anyone interested in American History or the US Legal system.
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- Matthew Groom

Right about so many things

As a professor at a law school, I can attest that Mr. Gutzman gets it right! One of the biggest problems with legal education is the case study method. We have lost the history and the spirit of The Constitution and get mired in the self-made law of the SCOTUS. I agree that one way to fix this is to fix our legal education system. The history and interpretation of the cases cited in this book and what they mean to the death of the Constitution makes you cringe. Because its true.
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- Stacey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.