84: Kevin Gutzman on the Problem with the Incorporation Doctrine

The story of the U.S. Constitution is one of a gradually expanding federal government that has slowly but surely outgrown the limits on its power. Nowhere is this more clear than in how the Bill of Rights, which originally limited federal power, has been imposed upon the states to make them subservient to Washington D.C. Kevin Gutzman joins us to discuss how the Incorporation Doctrine has given the feds even greater power over the states and a moral standing that they may not have earned.  

About the Guest

Kevin R. C. Gutzman, J.D., Ph.D., in an Associate Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University. He is also the best-selling author of James Madison and the Making of America and the author of Virginia’s American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840 and The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. He is co-author, with Thomas E. Woods, Jr., of Who Killed the Constitution? The Federal Government vs. American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama.

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