Our Undemocratic Constitution

Our Undemocratic Constitution

Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It)

Book - 2006
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"Taking a hard look at our much-venerated Constitution, Sanford Levinson here argues that too many of its provisions promote either unjust or ineffective government. Under the existing blueprint, we can neither rid ourselves of incompetent presidents nor assure continuity of government following catastrophic attacks. Less important, perhaps, but certainly problematic, is the appointment of Supreme Court judges for life. Adding insult to injury, the U.S. Constitution is the most difficult to amend or update of any constitution currently existing in the world today. Democratic debate leaves few stones unturned, but we tend to take our basic constitutional structures for granted. Levinson boldly challenges the American people to undertake a long overdue public discussion on how they might best reform this most hallowed document and construct a constitution adequate to our democratic values."--Jacket.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780195365573
0195365577
9780195307511
0195307518
Branch Call Number: 342.7302 L665o 2006
Characteristics: ix, 231 pages ; 24 cm

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