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

Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9780300134995 0300134991
OCLC Number: 1013954063
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Chapter 1. Introduction --
Chapter 2. The Morality of American Law --
Chapter 3. Being Sovereign --
Chapter 4. Marriage --
Chapter 5. Sex --
Chapter 6. Reproduction --
Chapter 7. Medical Care --
Chapter 8. Food, Drugs, and Alcohol --
Notes --
Index
Responsibility: Elizabeth Price Foley.
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In 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.

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