Is the Constitution Dying...or is it Already Dead?
America is at a crossroads and the way forward is unclear.
Rapid social decay, a bloated federal bureaucracy, and increasingly unaccountable multi-national corporations are putting unprecedented strains on the constitutional system created by the American Founders.
Is our 234 year-old constitutional order at death’s doorstep? What would the death of the Constitution mean for America?
Do the principles, institutions, and mores at the heart of the American Founding have a future?
Or, have the racial tensions stemming from the stain of slavery, economic and political inequality, and Enlightenment liberalism finally caught up with America?
Join ISI on April 7 at the Abigail Adams Institute for a debate between Hillsdale College professor Michael Anton, and best-selling author, Patrick Deneen as they discuss whether the American project rightly understood still possesses the resources to realize its grandest aspirations and noblest sentiments. This debate will engage opposing views on the relationship between traditional political life and proposed new ideas to radically transform it.
This debate can be attended in-person or through livestream. To receive the link for the livestream via an email the day of the debate, select “attend via livestream” when registering.
This debate is part of the Diana Davis Spencer Debate Series. ISI is grateful to the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation for its continued partnership in our efforts to educate for liberty.