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The authors of The New Federalist Papers - Amicus, Atticus, Prosperus, and Valerius - are anonymous.

Editor John B. Miller was formerly an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to a BS in civil engineering, an MS in soil mechanics, and a PhD in infrastructure delivery systems from MIT, Miller received his law degree and an advanced degree in taxation from Boston University School of Law. He has been engaged in the public and private sector delivery of infrastructure facilities throughout the United States and abroad for over thirty years.

The Second Bill of Rights and the New Federalist Papers
 

Eleven Amendments to the United States Constitution and Fifty Papers that Present Them.

Authored by John B. Miller (Editor)
Authored with Amicus, Atticus, Prosperus, Valerius
Edited by John B. Miller

The Second Bill of Rights and The New Federalist Papers offers a non-partisan package of eleven amendments to the United States Constitution, accompanied by fifty brief essays, all aimed at re-energizing three core principles named by the Founders-limited government, individual freedom, and liberty. As in 1787, these principles are essential in overcoming factional politics in any government administered by some citizens over others. Each essay is contributed anonymously, as James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton contributed to the original Federalist Papers.

The Founders established among the States the world's first free-trade zone-the most fabulous success in history. Unlike so many revolutions on the ash heap of history-the American Revolution succeeded because citizens accepted power as their due, and both freedom and liberty were guaranteed to citizens by the Constitution.

The Founders didn't "talk" about giving power to citizens: they gave it. They did not think they were indispensable; they assured regular transition of power. They did not presume to know what was best for fellow citizens; they encouraged individual choice and responsibility.

George Washington described the constitution's amendment process in a letter to his nephew. He took for granted that experience would reveal the constitution's imperfections, requiring careful consideration and future amendment by the people. Washington wrote, "I do not think we are more inspired, have more wisdom, or possess more virtue, than those who will come after us."

With this same perspective, and with a focus on principles that unite us rather than divide us, The Second Bill of Rights and the New Federalist Papers: Eleven Amendments to the United States Constitution and Fifty Papers that Present Them offers an innovative, holistic, and humble path forward, a path that Miller and his contributors hope is worthy of Washington's confidence.


Publication Date:
2012-01-31
ISBN/EAN13:
0984876405 / 9780984876402
LCCN:
2011944344
Page Count:
308
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Political Science / Constitutions




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