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The source of liberty

April 28, 2014
George Will

WASHINGTON - In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is "basically about" one word - "democracy" - that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence. Democracy is America's way of allocating political power. The Constitution, however, was adopted to confine that power in order to "secure the blessings of" that which simultaneously justifies and limits democratic government - natural liberty.

 
 
 

 

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