September 10, 2016

Prof. Zachary Courser, Research Director of the Dreier Roundtable, gave a speech at the Reagan Library for their 12th annual Constitution Day event. The Constitution was a product of hard fought experience in self-government that yielded invaluable lessons about the frailties of human nature, and that a government of the people requires limits on popular power. Today, in our very democratic age, Americans’ respect for constitutional limits on popular power is eroding, replaced by a desire for unfettered majority rule. According to Prof. Courser, a careful study of the Constitution reminds us that interested majorities still endanger our rights, property, and liberty.