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Overview

"The Constitution," pledged George Washington, "is the guide which I will never abandon." Can we say the same today?

With the leadership of former Attorney General Edwin Meese, and in conjunction with the nation’s preeminent think tank—The Heritage Foundation—The Heritage Guide to the Constitution brings together more than one hundred of the nation’s best legal experts to provide the first ever line-by-line examination of the of the complete Constitution and its contemporary meaning.

Stressing the original intent of the Framers as the authoritative standard of constitutional interpretation, and never straying from the Constitution and the definitive writings of the Framers—especially the invaluable notes taken at the Constitutional Convention by James Madison, the widely recognized analysis in The Federalist Papers, and Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story’s 1833 classic Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States—this volume is unique, comprehensive, and authoritative.

Edited by David Forte and Matthew Spalding, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is written not only to provide lawmakers and trained jurists with a reliable reference, but also to be explanatory, educational, and accessible to informed citizens and all students of the Constitution.

No document is more central or more important to securing "the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity" than the United States Constitution, and no guide to the Constitution is more thorough, more enlightening, or more useful than The Heritage Guide to the Constitution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596980013
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/25/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 475
  • Sales rank: 475,921
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author


Edwin Meese III served as the 75th Attorney General of the United States under President Reagan. The Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board, he is a distinguished legal expert and holds the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation.

Executive Editor Dr. Matthew Spalding is an expert in and teaches constitutional history, is an Adjunct Fellow of the Claremont Institute, and is the Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at the Heritage Foundation.

Senior Editor Dr. David F. Forte is a widely published legal scholar, a former Chief Counsel to the United States Delegation to the United Nations, and the Charles R. Emrick, Jr.—Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law at Cleveland State University.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2005

    An Extraordinary Guide

    Edited by three constitutional experts affiliated with The Heritage Foundation (including former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese), this volume offers a line-by- line interpretation of the entire Constitution and Bill of Rights. All contibutors attempt to understand the Constitution as our Founders understood it, i.e., they attempt to show its meaning apart from a host of contemporary misinterpretations based on mere policy preferences, as opposed to genuine constitutional scholarship. The distinguished contributors form a diverse group that includes some of America's most powerful thinkers on constitutional and political affairs, including Albert W. Alschuler, Gerard V. Bradley, Richard A. Epstein, Charles Fried, Douglas Ginsburg, Charles R. Kesler, Douglas Kmiec, Forrest McDonald, Mackubin Owens, Bradley Smith, Jonathan Turley, Bradley C. S. Watson, and many more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2006

    A Must Have for All Government Officials

    This book should be in the hands of all our elected officials and all Americans--These men have done a marvelous job of bringing the constitution to life and making it 'user-friendly' to all Americans

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    Very Educational

    Great explanation of the Constitution and its amendments. I use it for reference when I hear on the news what is happening in Congress.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

    Clear thinking made apparent

    A super guide to an essential process that impacts virtually every part of our daily lives, yet so few of us really understand. This book, or is actually a guide, help put into personal knowledge the important concepts.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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