Second Roots of Liberty Essay Contest

Post date: Oct 26, 2016 4:11:52 PM

" is once again excited to support the Roots of Liberty National Essay Contest. This is an excellent opportunity for high school teachers to sponsor outstanding student essays. The contest asks student to build a thoughtful essay about the following:

In "To Make Their Interests Coincide With Their Duty: How the Constitution Leads Public Officials to Make Good Decisions," law professor Robert T. Miller argues that the brilliance of the American Constitution is that it “creates a system of procedures for selecting public officials and ordering how they make decisions that are in the best interests of society.”

Analyze one consequential presidential decision to determine to what extent, if any, the Constitution leads presidents to make good decisions.

The winning student essay will received a grand prize of $5,000, plus a trip to D.C. for 2. The teacher who sponsors the winning student will also receive a prize of $1,000. The essay contest deadline is Friday, December 15, 2016."