Modern constitutional law is one of the many manifestations of the law of democracy. As for the law of democracy—for the time being let us just say that it is the law of peoples who have by means of a series of intellectual, political, and social revolutions finally come to realize that the legitimacy of the political establishment and the power that it embodies comes solely from the extent to which that political authority protects the freedom of the individual to participate fairly in the election of political representatives and the business of governing. In...
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