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Conservatives as the Party of the Constitution

Peter Berkowitz argues in the Wall Street Journal that conservatives of varying stripes can unite around the U.S. Constitution. I agree that conservatives should be united around the Constitution and I look forward to the longer version of Berkowitz’s article that will appear in Policy Review, but I’m afraid this op-ed piece does more to show that conservatives are not in fact united in support of a constitutionalist platform. Aside from the president’s judicial appointments, the Bush years will not exactly go down in history as the high water mark of constitutionalism in American politics.

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