Archetypes of Faith: How Americans See, and Believe in, Their Constitution

  • October 2015
  • 26 Stan.L.& Pol'y Rev. 555
  • Article

In this Article, I offer a new framework to illuminate how American faith in the Constitution is sustained over time. I build upon the evocative Passover story of the Four Sons—one of whom is wise, one wicked, one simple, and one who does not know how to ask—and argue that these archetypes resonate deeply in the constitutional context.