Автор: Пенчо Д. Пенчев
The Bulgarian Turnovo Constitution of 1879 is subject to many and often well-founded criticisms in the modern Bulgarian historiography. This article, however, highlights two fundamental principles of classical liberalism introduced in the constitution and often supported by the so-called conservatives in the Constituent Assembly. These fundamental principles are the inviolability of private property and the minimal state. Their presence in the constitution is the reason for its apology.