Congress: The Strongest Branch of Liberty?

Separation of Powers and Oversight By Kevin R. Kosar January 10, 2024

Louis Fisher, Congress: Protecting Individual Rights (University of Kansas Press, 2016). Buy a copy.

Which branch of government comes to mind when you think of your rights? Many, if not most, Americans will think first of the judiciary. They might reference the Obergefell case, or Brown v. Board of Education. Some of us associate rights with the presidency and point to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation or President Obama’s executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or identification. Few Americans, however, consider the legislative branch as a font of rights and a defender of liberties.

Which, as Louis Fisher’s new book shows, is both a shame and historically inaccurate…. (Read more)


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