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Constitutional Interpretation: What's Wrong With ‘Original Intent’?

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter takes a fresh look at the interpretive strategy of `originalism’ or `original intent’ and shows that this strategy is defective for a number of heretofore unsuspected reasons. Chief ... More


American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Craig Bruce Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638836
eISBN:
9781469638850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The American Revolution was not only a revolution for liberty and freedom, it was also a revolution of ethics, reshaping what colonial Americans understood as “honor” and “virtue.” As Craig Bruce ... More


American Foundations

Benjamin T. Lynerd

in Republican Theology: The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199363551
eISBN:
9780199363582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363551.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Republican theology, the merging of Christian piety with the philosophy of limited government, came to dominate the vernacular of American evangelicals by the 1770s as a point of entry to the ... More


Slavery and the Troublesome Question

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 2 establishes the background and context for the colonization movement, examines motives of supporters and opponents, and examines the establishment of the Liberian colony. For ninety-three ... More


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