A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society

Making the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution Fully Consistent with the Protection of Individual Rights

What are individual rights? What is freedom? How are they related to each other? Why are they so crucial to human life? How do you protect them? These are some of the questions that A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society answers. The book uses Objectivist philosophy—the philosophy of Ayn Rand—to analyze subjective, intrinsic, and objective theories of rights and show why rights and freedom are objective necessities of human life. This knowledge is then used to make changes to the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. Through these changes, the book shows the fundamental legal requirements of a free society and why we should create such a society. It demonstrates why a free society is morally, politically, and economically beneficial to human beings.

Chapter 1: Rights and Freedom: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Chapter 2: Revising the Declaration of Independence

Chapter 3: Revising the U.S. Constitution: The Preamble through Article I, Section 7

Chapter 4: Revising the U.S. Constitution: Article I, Sections 8 through 10

Chapter 5: Revising the U.S. Constitution: Articles II through VII

Chapter 6: Revising the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution: The Bill of Rights

Chapter 7: Revising Amendments XI through XXVII to the U.S. Constitution

Chapter 8: Additional Amendments to the Constitution, Part 1

Chapter 9: Additional Amendments to the Constitution, Part 2

Chapter 10: Addressing Other Proposals That Attempt to Protect Individual Rights and Freedom

Read an excerpt at Capitalism Magazine.