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Proximate Sources Of The Constitution, Clarence Emmett Manion Jan 1929

Proximate Sources Of The Constitution, Clarence Emmett Manion

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The average American who thinks of our Federal Document only in terms of the Philadelphia Convention may not have fully appreciated the fact that before the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, every American State had already achieved its constitutional independence and had established its own organic law, by which it should not only remain free from the foreign dominion of Great Britain, but should also remain an indestructible unit in The American Federal System. He must remember that the "Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union" which leagued the alleged sovereign and independent States, were in force at the time of ...


In Re Liberty: A Book And Its Critic, Clarence Emmett Manion Jan 1929

In Re Liberty: A Book And Its Critic, Clarence Emmett Manion

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The restrictive craze of American legislators is fast reducing our once virile and individually resourceful population to a race of unthinking automatons. Judicially and otherwise, American liberty and individual competence which is its hand-maid are rapidly being lost. This article discusses the book "Losing Liberty Judicially" by Thomas James Norton and the review of the book by Robert C. Brown.