Abstract: The Constitution is basically a conservative outgrowth of English Common Law, and not the 'living document' proposed by judicial activists. The rule of law cannot long stand after the moral and ethical principles upon which the law is based have been banished from public life. Revised and expanded edition of 'The conservative constitution' c1990.
Keywords: book review, constitution, separation of church and state, judicial activism, property rights, religious freedom, states rights, conservatism, constitutional law.
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Title: Rights and Duties: Reflections on Our Conservative Constitution
Author: Russell Kirk, Mitchell Shannon Muncy
Foreword: Russell Hittinger
Publisher: Spence Pub
Date Published: October 1997
ISBN: 0965320820
LOCN: KF4550.K543 1997
Dewey: 342.73/02 21
Pages: 286
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Author:        Kirk, Russell.
Title:         Rights and duties : reflections on our
                  conservative constitution / Russell Kirk ; edited by Mitchell
                  S. Muncy ; introduction by Russell Hittinger.
Published:     Dallas : Spence Pub. Co., 1997.
Description:   xxxi, 286 p. ; 24 cm.
LC Call No.:   KF4550.K543 1997
Dewey No.:     342.73/02 21
ISBN:          0965320820 (hardcover)
Notes:         Rev. and expanded ed. of: The conservative
                  constitution. c1990.
               Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-277)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Constitutional law -- United States.
               Conservatism -- United States.
Other authors: Muncy, Mitchell S. (Mitchell Shannon), 1968-
               Kirk, Russell. Conservative constitution.
Control No.:   97022262 


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