In Restoring the Lost Constitution, Boston University law professor Randy Barnett argues that the legitimacy of the nation’s founding document rests not on the consent of the governed, but on its consistency with natural rights. Properly understood, the Constitution implies a “presumption of liberty” that requires the legislature to prove the necessity and propriety of any limit on a person’s freedom.

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