The Bill of Rightsathe first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitutionaare widely misunderstood by many Americans. This book explores the widely held myths about the Bill of Rights, how these myths originated, why they have persisted, and the implications for contemporary politics and policy. ac Carefully separates out widely held contemporary beliefs about the Bill of Rights and connects them to debates over meaning, enabling readers to see how the meaning of rights is historically and contextually determined ac Explores the Bill of Rights in the context of myths that define the American political culture ac Provides an even-handed but incisive analysis of individual myths, pointing out where both the left and the right often misinterpret the true meaning of the Bill of Rights ac Places the debates regarding rights in contemporary politics and modern society by considering the complex challenge of protecting individual freedoms in the context of a digital age, international terrorism, and ongoing threats to national securityOur stories define us and give meaning to our lives. We see this easily in the myths and mythologies that define other civilizations. The 12 labors of Hercules easily capture our imagination, as Hercules displays the integrity, strength, andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Misreading the Bill of Rights: Top Ten Myths Concerning Your Rights and Liberties|
|Author||:||Kirby Goidel, Craig Freeman, Brian Smentkowski|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2015-03-30|