Acton Institute Powerblog

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution

Share this article:
Join the Discussion:

Our friends at the Heritage Foundation have created an invaluable online tool for learning about the U.S. Constitution:

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is intended to provide a brief and accurate explanation of each clause of the Constitution as envisioned by the Framers and as applied in contemporary law. Its particular aim is to provide lawmakers with a means to defend their role and to fulfill their responsibilities in our constitutional order. Yet while the Guide will provide a reliable reference for lawmakers and policy-makers, and be especially useful for the trained jurist, it is written to be explanatory and educational, accessible and helpful for informed citizens and students of the Constitution generally.

Check it out here.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

Comments

  • Roger McKinney

    The US Constitution is the most eloquent and beautiful political document ever written by mankind. At the same time, the thick crust of bad interpretations by the US Supreme Court have gutted it and made it meaningless. Christians need to accept that the US Constitution has been dead for over a century. The US Supreme Court killed it with the approval of the majority of Americans and their politicians.

    Only a handful of presidents since Washington have fulfilled their oath to defend the Constitution. Most have been unrepentant law breakers.