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The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    A must read for those who are questioning today's contemporary interpretation of the Constitution. Regardless of your political persuasion it always helps to get back to the basics. Specifically, what was the intent of our founding fathers? If you believe that they were extremely forward thinking men who cared deeply for future generations then this is a reference that should help in bringing us back on track by practicing critical thought to applying the original intent of the Constitution to today's issues and questions.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Very Good Primer

    Good starting place for the beginner. Prof Mc covers most of the basics while including his direct refereces. He misses on several important points which predate Marbury vs. Madison, such as how Constitutional questions were not reviewable by the couts, but were jury questions that were put directly to the jury via jury instructions!
    If you liked this and want more on govt, try "The Albany Plan Re-Visted", for social issues Thomas Sowell's "Intellectuals and Society", and for the advanced non-lawyer legal student Ed Meese's "Heritage Guide to the US Constitution".

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2012

    What would our Founding Fathers think about the United States if

    What would our Founding Fathers think about the United States if they could see it now? To help answer this question the book quotes many of the Founders as they were debating the Constitution while it was going through ratification. I found it startling that many of the Founders who opposed certain sections of the Constitution did so for reasons that are evident today. The Founders were visionaries and many of their fears have been realized. A couple examples include the staggering amount of debt that the U.S. has encumbered and the use of presidential executive orders.

    I have read the U.S. Constitution, but wanted to get a deeper understanding of what the Founders had envisioned for the country as they were writing and debating it. The book met my expectations.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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