Wrong and Dangerous: Ten Right-Wing Myths about Our Constitution

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Wrong and Dangerous: Ten Right-Wing Myths about Our Constitution

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The primary purpose of the United States Constitution is to limit Congress. There is no separation of church and state. The Second Amendment allows citizens to threaten the government. These are just a few of the myths about our constitution peddled by the Far Right—a toxic coalition of Fox News talking heads, radio hosts, angry “patriot” groups, and power-hungry Tea Party politicians. Well-funded, loud, and unscrupulous, they are trying to do to America’s founding document what they have done to global warming and evolution—wipe out the facts and substitute partisan myth. In the process, they seek to cripple the right of We the People to govern ourselves. In Wrong and Dangerous, legal scholar Garrett Epps provides the tools needed to fight back against the flood of constitutional nonsense. In terms every citizen can understand, he tackles ten of the most prevalent myths, providing a clear grasp of the Constitution and the government it established.

ISBN

978-1442216761

Publication Date

9-16-2012

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

City

Lanham, MD

Keywords

Government, United States, Legislative Branch, Social Sciences, Politics, Political Science, Constitution, Law, Constitutional Law

Disciplines

Constitutional Law | Law | Legislation

Wrong and Dangerous: Ten Right-Wing Myths about Our Constitution

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