First published in 1803, St George Tucker’s ” View of the Constitution of the United States” is a great contribution to political science. Tucker presents a view of the US Constitution from a Jeffersonian point of view. He correctly shows the limited nature of the federal government, and explores the powers delegated to it.
Tucker also shows how the powers not delegated are reserved to the states and the people. He also reiterates the sovereignty of the people through the states and rejects an all powerful federal government. He rejects the Federalist view that the Constitution created an organic nation consolidated into one government.
A must read for a person who believes in freedom.
Publisher: Liberty Fund; Reprint edition (July 1, 1999)
Hardcover: 504 pages