Bruce Frohnen

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Bruce Frohnen is Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University College of Law and the author of several books, with the latest being, with George Carey, Constitutional Morality and the Rise of Quasi-Law (Harvard University Press, 2016).

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The problem with reforms is that they almost always are thinly-veiled programs of revolutionary action. Sold as corrections of abuses, reforms generally aim to subvert existing institutions and replace them with the latest plan to achieve Progress through centralized planning. Our society’s transformation from one of dedication to family, faith, and freedom to one of individualism and dependence in the…

"Never has anyone ruled on this earth by basing his rule on any other thing than public opinion."
In these words, Jose Ortega y Gassett, most famous for a book entitled Revolt of the Masses, affirmed the eternal truth and problem of rule by consent. Ortega y Gassett, a classical liberal theorist from Spain, spent his career warning readers of the…