Video: The Conscience of the Constitution

Is liberty or democracy the primary constitutional value? Constitutional scholars Timothy Sandefur and Kermit Roosevelt explored this compelling question at a recent National Constitution Center event.


Podcast: The Constitution and the Senate ‘torture report’

Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, speaks with Michael Lewis from Ohio Northern University and Chris Anders from the American Civil Liberties Union about the constitutional aspects of the Senate’s report on the CIA’s detainment and interrogation of terror suspects.


How Thomas Paine’s other pamphlet saved the Revolution

The publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense caused a sensation in early 1776 as it explained the need for freedom. But it was a second series of pamphlets published on December 19 of that year that inspire a huge American military victory.

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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.