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“Democratic theory conventionally defines a constitution as a ‘higher law’ that cannot be changed through normal law making procedures in a popularly elected assembly. Exceptional legal entrenchment issued to insulate constitutional rules from the majoritarian controls that purportedly govern ordinary legislation. In this way, a constitutional text strives to make fast the form of government (a presidential or parliamentary, a unitary or federal republic), the limits of government (inviolable rights and immunities), and the goals for which government is empowered to act (to ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, and promote the general welfare)” (Stephen Holmes, “Constitutions and Constitutionalism).
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“Democratic theory conventionally defines a constitution as a ‘higher law’ that cannot be changed through normal law making procedures in a popularly elected assembly. Exceptional legal entrenchment issued to insulate constitutional rules from the majoritarian controls that purportedly govern ordinary legislation. In this way, a constitutional text strives to make fast the form of government (a presidential or parliamentary, a unitary or federal republic), the limits of government (inviolable rights and immunities), and the goals for which government is empowered to act (to ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, and promote the general welfare)” (Stephen Holmes, “Constitutions and Constitutionalism).

Hiya

Looks like there were some problems with your thread. I've managed to fix it now but you may have some odd notifications.

I've also moved your thread to a more appropriate forum. :wink:

MR

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