Outlines the extent to which modern scholars have strayed from an understanding of the history surrounding the First Amendment, and elevated logic over history. Instead of recognizing religious liberty as a “natural right,” and the Constitution as a limitation on government, they have interpreted the First Amendment as augmenting the power of government. This development has brought about what both James Madison and Alexander Hamilton especially feared.
Keywords: Constitution; First Amendment; Alexander Hamilton; limitation on government; James Madison; natural right; religious liberty
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