Journal Assignment - Judge Napolitano

Journal Assignment - Judge Napolitano - Why are Americans...

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Monday, September 15, 2008, 6:30 pm in Downtown Snell Auditorium. The Honorable Andrew P. Napolitano will present “Do We Still Have Inalienable Rights?” as Clarkson commemorates Constitution Week. His presentation is based on his books Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When Our Government Breaks Its Own Laws?, A Constitution in Exile: How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land, and A Nation of Sheep. Judge Napolitano: Below, please find a list of potential discussion questions that you can contemplate as you listen to Judge Napolitano this evening. You do not need to limit yourself to these questions/issues as you write your journal entry. These questions are posed as possible questions only. In your opinion, is the government acting to limit more and more of our freedoms?
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Unformatted text preview: Why are Americans not challenging and questioning the government? Do you think that the federal government has become too powerful? In your opinion, have our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that are proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, guaranteed by the Constitution, been ignored by the governments elected to protect them? Don't we actually have rights that are guaranteed and cannot be taken from us? What impact did natural law have on the framers of the constitution? Does natural law continue to have any impact on the judicial-legal system of the United States? In your opinion, to what judicial philosophies does Judge Napolitano adhere? Support your opinion....
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2009 for the course LW 270 taught by Professor Wears during the Spring '09 term at Clarkson University .

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