Tag: constitution

Robert Reich: The Biggest Threat to Our Democracy (That You Haven’t Heard Of)

The biggest threat to our democracy that nobody is talking about is the real possibility of a rogue Constitutional convention — empowering extremists to radically reshape the Constitution, our laws, and our country. If just a few more states sign on to what’s called an “Article V convention” for a balanced budget amendment, there’s no limit to the damage they...

The Roles of Supreme Courts in Constitutional Democracies

So good afternoon. My name is Paulo Barrozo. I’m on the faculty of Boston College Life School and the convener of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence series. The Clough Center is one of the most distinguished centers for the study of constitutional democracy in the world. It’s a highly interdisciplinary institution bringing together jurists, economists, political scientists, historians, theologians,...

Limited Government | Principles of the Constitution

“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.” Hello…I’m Alan Scholl… for the Freedom Project sponsored by the American Opinion Foundation. Welcome to “Principles of the Constitution Series.” We hope to help you understand the original plan for the government of this great nation, as constructed by the Founding Fathers. In this lesson we’re going to concentrate...