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Dec 11
The Republic of Virtue: How the Constitution Was Meant as an Anti-Corruption Covenant, and How that Turned Out

  December 11, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

  John Locke Foundation, 200 W. Morgan Street, 2nd Floor, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

There are a number of ways of interpreting what the Framers meant to give us, in their Constitution, but reading their deliberations carefully, it’s clear that more than anything they wanted an anti-corruption covenant. So understood, the most important date in American history is July 17, 1787. In this presentation, Professor Frank Buckley will explain why that was, and why we ended up with something less than a perfectly virtuous government.


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