Toward the Second Bicentennial

February 1977
National Review;2/4/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p138
The article criticizes a revised version of American tradition that posits a fundamental antagonism between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the U.S. The motive behind the revision was the desire to formulate a new traditionalism which rests not upon the carefully balanced limitations of the Constitution but upon the sonorous rhetoric of the Declaration. The consensus of the new traditionalists is that the ideology of the Declaration and the Bill of Rights shaped the history of the U.S.


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