The Kiss of Judice

The Kiss of Judice : The Constitution Betrayed: A Coroner's Inquest and Report

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This work is the first of a four-volume treatise. In addition to a Prologue, this volume covers the Constitution's Natural Rights Pedigree, its Preamble, and the (very-limited) Federal Legislative Powers and Federal Executive Powers it grants. The volume is styled, The Kiss of Judice: The Constitution Betrayed-A Coroner's Inquest and Report. "Judice," Latin, a pun, means "pertaining to judges"; thus denoting the judicial, Judas-like betrayal of the Constitution. "Coroner's Inquest" denotes that the work is a study into the death of the Constitution. Your author is the Coroner. He proceeds in the Inquest with the aid of his Coroner's Jury: Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Story, Locke, and Blackstone. The work, at least in this volume, is a dialogue between the Coroner and his jury on the various parts of the Constitution covered. The jury members answer the Coroner's questions, for the most part in their own words, drawn from a variety of their written works. Occasionally the Coroner puts words in their mouths; those "inventions" are shown in brackets in the jurors' answers. The work is novel, because, to the author's knowledge, it is the only "Constitutional Law" textbook that collects the wisdom of the framers as the Constitution's only authoritative sources; it does not, as most Constitutional Law texts do, emphasize court cases as constitutional authority, for more often than not, the courts have only warped the Constitution. In a broader sense, though, the work is not novel, for it's only an arrangement of the work already done by the jurors. The author is pleased to say that the work, by and large, is not original thought. Its beauty is that it only revives long-forgotten constitutional "discoveries" as set in the words of the main jurors and some others within "interviewed." Note to purchasers: For updates to the manuscript, check "Pastoral Republican" @ http: //
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  • Paperback | 684 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 39.37mm | 1,120.37g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508540977
  • 9781508540977

About Douglass H Bartley

Doug and Suzanne reside near Ely, Minnesota. They are also the authors of six children. Doug's articles have appeared in The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (op-ed), Chronicles, and Human Events. And his verses, Epistle 1, "Proofs of the Existence of God" (January 2010), Epistle 2, "The Realm of Reason" (May 2010), Epistle 3, "The Realm of Faith" (September 2010), and Epistle 4, "The Realm of Faith (continued) (December 2010) were published in the inimitable New Oxford Review at http: // and are found in book form @ http: // Doug was born in Milwaukee in 1947, graduated from Milwaukee Country Day School in 1965, and took his BS and JD from the University of Arizona, afterward practicing law and serving as a judge for seven years on Wisconsin's tax court, "The Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission," where he wrote many opinions, both for the majority and in dissent.
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