The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution

The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution

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John Compton shows how evangelicals, not New Deal reformers, paved the way for the most important constitutional developments of the twentieth century. Their early-1800s crusade to destroy property that made immorality possible challenged founding-era legal protections of slavery, lotteries, and liquor sales and opened the door to progressivism.Citing federal regulation of lotteries, obscene matter, narcotic drugs, and oleomargarine, the authors concluded that the ... interpretation of the Commerce Clause, Time magazine published a satirical essay in which a fictional Supreme Courtanbsp;...

Title:The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution
Author: John W. Compton
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2014-03-10

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