Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

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Yale University Press, 1 באוק׳ 2008 - 304 עמודים
divIn the opening chapter of this book, Elizabeth Price Foley writes, “The slow, steady, and silent subversion of the Constitution has been a revolution that Americans appear to have slept through, unaware that the blessings of liberty bestowed upon them by the founding generation were being eroded.” She proceeds to explain how, by abandoning the founding principles of limited government and individual liberty, we have become entangled in a labyrinth of laws that regulate virtually every aspect of behavior and limit what we can say, read, see, consume, and do. Foley contends that the United States has become a nation of too many laws where citizens retain precious few pockets of individual liberty.

With a close analysis of urgent constitutional questions—abortion, physician-assisted suicide, medical marijuana, gay marriage, cloning, and U.S. drug policy—Foley shows how current constitutional interpretation has gone astray. Without the bias of any particular political agenda, she argues convincingly that we need to return to original conceptions of the Constitution and restore personal freedoms that have gradually diminished over time./DIV
 

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The Perfect Libertarian Book

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This is an amazing exploration of the role that liberty plays or is supposed to play in American constitutional interpretation. Of course it doesnt currently play a very prominent role as Foley ... קרא סקירה מלאה

Great Libertarian Defense

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This is maybe the best libertarian defense and explanation I have read. Its clear concise compelling. And the odd thing to me as a lawyer and prosecutor is that her research is so impeccable yet most ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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A Nation of Laws Not Men
1
2 The Morality of American Law
8
The Harm Principle
41
4 Marriage
65
5 Sex
102
6 Reproduction
131
7 Medical Care
151
8 Food Drugs and Alcohol
178
Notes
199
Index
281
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