The Founding Fathers recognized economic freedom as a cornerstone of free societies. And that fact was the subject of the most recent installment in Heritage’s speakers series, “Free Markets: The Ethical Economic Choice.
Determined to protect economic freedom, America’s founders “put it in writing.” It is manifest throughout the Constitution, in the contracts clause, the takings clause, the Privileges and Immunities Clause, the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clauses, and elsewhere. Their desire to preserve limited government, private property, and freedom of commerce shines throughout the document.
This week, Heritage hosted Randy Barnett, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown University, to discuss the Constitution and economic freedom. Thank you for empowering us to tell the truth about our founding principles, and to retell the story about the freedoms protected by the United States Constitution.
What can we do to further protect economic freedom in 2019?