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The last two items above are further discussed in:
Separation Between Public and Private Course, Form #12.025
It is therefore for constitutional decision support so that human beings will know how to invoke its protections in a judicial and legal setting in all their interactions with their regional governments. You can't love freedom without loving to learn and know and enforce the constitution.
The Constitution Society is a private non-profit organization dedicated to research and public education on the principles of constitutional republican government. It publishes documentation, engages in litigation, and organizes local citizens groups to work for reform.
This organization was founded in response to the growing concern that noncompliance with the Constitution for the United States of America and most state constitutions is creating a crisis of legitimacy that threatens freedom and civil rights. Although the focus here is on government in the United States, coverage also includes the rest of the world, and private as well as public organizations. We maintain that the principles of constitutional republicanism are universal, and applicable to all nations, although not well understood or upheld by most. We also examine the related principles of federalism and nomocracy, the rule of law, of nomology, the science of law, and show how those principles are applicable to solving the fundamental problem of avoiding excessive or unbalanced concentrations of power.
We have a
Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics
collection that should be of interest to anyone seeking guidance on constitutional interpretation.
To learn the Basics, we feature the following resources on our site, also available from the Education menu to the left:
|Basic Principles||Founding Documents|
|Rights, Powers and Duties||Unity and Federalism|
|Constitutional Defense||Jurisdiction and Due Process|
|Selection & Removal||Public Education|
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The content on this new site is the same as the original Constitution.org site but the opening page and navigation changed slightly. The navigation system is similar to the following pages and should be familiar to those using the Family Guardian site.
The new navigation system is meant to make it easy to browse a digital copy of the site from a CD, DVD, or thumb drive without running a program. This will ensure that the entire site can be uploaded periodically to Archive.org as a single ZIP file to preserve it after the webmaster dies to protect the MASSIVE effort Jon already invested in this site. He spent 23 years (and counting) developing this site. The webmaster has been his student and a user of the original site since about 1999. Our hats off to him for his discipline and persistence. We thanked him for his massive efforts and now we want to help pass the torch by making sure lots of people have a copy of the site.
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The information on this site is not "legal advice" that is guaranteed to produce any specific outcome in a court. If you seek an outcome rather than to take a principled position or reform the system, you should consult a local lawyer familiar with the facts and "law" in your case, preferably one that is well-connected. Keep in mind that legal practices everywhere are corrupt and incompetent in various ways and to varying degrees, and always have been, but it makes a difference in what ways and to what degree, and it requires a continual struggle by good people to reduce corruption and incompetence to the extent that can be done. The legal system is imperfect, but violence is likely to be worse, so it is usually better to give the legal system a chance to work before resorting to other alternatives. We urge you to regularly devote some part of your time and resources to trying to get the legal system to produce just outcomes, not only for yourself but for everyone else, but also to be prepared to resort to extrajudicial methods, such as educating and organizing the public, lobbying, and working to elect reformers, if judicial methods become hopeless, and never support any candidate for public office who does not demonstrate a commitment to reform.
If we define "constitutionalism" as a commitment to strict enforcement of a written constitution of government as it was originally understood by its framers and ratifiers, then its opposite is the doctrine and practice of "legal realism", which holds that the "law" is whatever judges do or can be expected to do, whose main tenet is the doctrine of stare decisis as presently practiced, and which is fundamentally in conflict with adherence to a written constitution.
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I have no objection to mirror sites, including yours. Some precautions are needed, but you seem to be taking them. This is just casual discussion. It is a good thing for there to be mirror sites provided they don't have a high page rank. We have others, and have had more in the past. It is important to preserve the content of this site.
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