Edward J. Erler

About Edward J. Erler

Edward J. Erler is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute and professor of political science at California State University, San Bernardino. He is the author of The American Polity (Crane Russak, 1993), and articles on the 14th Amendment, affirmative action, immigration, the death penalty and other topics. From 1983-84, Erler served as director of bicentennial programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is a former member of the California Civil Rights Commission.

Trump, Immigration, and the Post-Constitutional Temptation

Secretary of State John Kerry in May 2016 advised his fellow citizens to prepare themselves for a borderless world. A borderless world would, of course, be a world without sovereign nation-states and consequently a world without the exclusive citizenship that attaches to what our Declaration of Independence called the “separate and equal nations”

By | 2017-09-29T13:05:25+00:00 September 28th, 2017|

The Supreme Court Plays Fast and Loose with the Eighth Amendment

Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling represents another victory for Progressive liberalism’s “post-constitutionalism.” The case, Moore v. Texas, affirmed prior holdings that mentally challenged individuals cannot be subjected to the death penalty without violating the Eighth Amendment’s ban on “cruel and unusual punishment.” The case involved a death penalty case from Texas involving a conviction for murder

By | 2017-04-04T13:34:26+00:00 March 30th, 2017|

Constitutional Buffoonery from the Federal District Courts

The temporary nationwide injunctions placed on President Trump’s most recent executive order, issued March 6 (“Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”) by two federal district courts are the latest skirmishes in progressive liberalism’s war against the idea of the sovereign nation-state and the exclusive citizenship that attaches to “separate and

By | 2017-04-03T05:45:59+00:00 March 27th, 2017|