â€śLet no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.â€ťâ€”Thomas JeffersonThe United States Constitutionâ€”the bedrock of our country, the foundation of our federal republicâ€”is . . . dead. You wonâ€™t hear that from the politicians who endlessly pay lip service to the Constitution. Itâ€™s the dirty little secret that bestselling authors Thomas E. Woods Jr. and Kevin R. C. Gutzman expose in this provocative new book. The fact is that government officialsâ€”Democrats and Republicans, presidents, judges, and congresses alikeâ€”long ago rejected the idea that the Constitution possesses a fixed meaning limiting the U.S. governmentâ€™s power. In case youâ€™ve forgotten, this idea was not a minor aspect of the Constitution; it was the documentâ€™s very purpose. Woods and Gutzman round up the suspects responsible for the death of the government the Founding Fathers designed. Going right to the scenes of the crimes, they dissect twelve of the most egregious assaults on the Constitutionâ€”some virtually unknown. In chronicling this â€śdirty dozen,â€ť the authors show that the attacks began long before presidents declared preemptive wars, congresses built pork-barrel bridges to nowhere, and Supreme Court justices began to behave as our supreme legislators. In Who Killed the Constitution? Woods and Gutzmanâ€˘ REVEAL the federal governmentâ€™s â€śgreat gold robberyâ€ťâ€”the flagrant assault on the Constitution you never heard about in history classâ€˘ DESTROY the phony case for presidential war powerâ€˘ EXPOSE how the federal government has actively discriminated to end . . . discriminationâ€˘ TEAR DOWN the â€śwall of separationâ€ť between church and stateâ€”an invention that completely contradicts what the Constitution saysâ€˘ DARE to touch the â€śthird rail of American jurisprudence,â€ť Brown v. Board of Educationâ€”showing why a government decision that seems â€śrightâ€ť isnâ€™t necessarily constitutionalNever shying away from controversy, Woods and Gutzman reveal an unsettling but unavoidable truth: now that the federal government has broken free of the Constitutionâ€™s chains, government officials are restrained by little more than their sense of what they can get away with.Who Killed the Constitution? is a rallying cry for Americans outraged by government run amok and a warning to take heed before we lose the liberties we are truly entitled to.