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Coöpting, Constraining, and Compressing ‘Rights’ Which Pre-Exist A Founding,
2 Our Constitutional Logic 201 (2014)
  • Peter J. Aschenbrenner, Purdue University
Abstract
Americans wrote constitutional texts at a furious pace beginning in 1775, with the state count hitting fifteen (as of 1786) and a national charter written and replaced (as of 1787). Our Constitutional Logic shortlists five ‘rights’ – more precisely termed heightened consumerism, from the system’s point of view – that pre-existed each of these chartered organizations. The investigation plays its proper role in supporting a survey of these five ‘rights’ in Quentin Skinner’s Foundations of Modern Political Thought.
Keywords
  • creating,
  • altering,
  • abolishing,
  • resisting,
  • preserving government,
  • political society,
  • bourgeois society.
Publication Date
January, 2014
Citation Information
Peter J. Aschenbrenner. "Coöpting, Constraining, and Compressing ‘Rights’ Which Pre-Exist A Founding," 2 Our Constitutional Logic 201 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_aschenbrenner/213/