A couple years ago I was in San Diego, California at a national legislators’ conference. Between meetings it’s not uncommon for participants to wander around the exhibit hall speaking with vendors and sponsors of the conference. Among the 50 (or so) exhibitors at this conference was The Heritage Foundation. Heritage is known for its thoughtful, pragmatic non-partisan literature produced in any number of formats–easy to read and easy to digest.
I’m always looking for well-written guides and commentary on the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents (after all, legislators are sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, we might as well know something about it). So, when I saw Heritage’s display I was intrigued by a book on the Constitution I hadn’t seen before.
Even though The Heritage Guide to the Constitution was copyrighted in 2005, I didn’t have a copy of this 475 page resource. Over 100 Constitutional scholars contributed content and essays to this work. And, this work was produced under the watchful eye of Edwin Meese III, Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board. This commentary may be one of the most comprehensive single volume works on the U.S. Constitution to date.
Flash forward to 2012. Attending another national legislators’ conference, I ran into the same wonderful folks at the Heritage Foundation’s booth. This time they handed me a nicely printed piece of paper advertising the new online version of The Heritage Guide to the Constitution. Very cool!
Fully searchable, clause by clause with essays and analysis. (The online version also boasts the “teaching companion.”)
Every serious student of the Constitution should bookmark this wonderful, comprehensive online guide.
(This is an unpaid advertisement. CF)