The Best Constitution in Existence: The Influence of the British Example on the Framers of Our Fundamental Law

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The Best Constitution in Existence: The Influence of the British Example on the Framers of Our Fundamental Law

Author M. E. Bradford

Because it is the current fashion to read history backwards, tracing the records of actions and attitudes back from our time through 1763 instead of forward from the Norman Conquest, it is predictable that this generation should persist in construing the United States Constitution in a vacuum, that they should forget how most of our American forefathers cherished the English constitution and did not change their opinion of its merits just because Parliament and the ministers of King George III failed to observe some of its provisions. When we see the framers in proper historical context, it becomes clear that their handiwork was an historical upgrowth.