How Our Government Really Works, Despite What They Say

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The framers of the U.S. Constitution created a blueprint for government unlike any other in history, maximizing individual freedom and building a powerful nation. But in times of ideological partisanship, their visionary purpose is often obscured by disinformation spread by pundits and politicians. "How Our Government Really Works" provides an antidote to such manipulations and misunderstandings. By examining divisive issues like federalism, checks and balances, activist vs. traditionalist judges, and the roles ...
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The framers of the U.S. Constitution created a blueprint for government unlike any other in history, maximizing individual freedom and building a powerful nation. But in times of ideological partisanship, their visionary purpose is often obscured by disinformation spread by pundits and politicians. "How Our Government Really Works" provides an antidote to such manipulations and misunderstandings. By examining divisive issues like federalism, checks and balances, activist vs. traditionalist judges, and the roles of Congress, the president, the federal bureaucracy and the, it articulates what our framers meant and provides readers with an understanding of the way our system of government is intended to work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938842115
  • Publisher: Bardolf & Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Edition description: Revised edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

    Must Read!

    What a great book! Easy to read and it is a great refresher on American History and how the Framers put together our Constitution out of necessity. Rubin does a great job describing the systems of our government and why the Framers believed in federalism. I really liked how the book explains the system of government and how political parties, the media and interest groups are intertwined in our government workings. He explains how each aspect of the government REALLY works, not what we here from media, politicians and those who espouse their opinions as if they know. I highly recommend this book. It is a MUST read for every American.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    This is an easy to read yet very informative book on what both p

    This is an easy to read yet very informative book on what both political
    parties, interest groups and the media have done to distract Americans
    from noticing that our ability to be fairly represented in Washington is
    steadily being weakened. A "must read" for anyone wondering
    how the Constitution came about and how it outlined the blueprint for a
    federal government that is routinely misrepresented and misunderstood.
    Great read!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    This is a very simplistic book that is so left wing that it's di

    This is a very simplistic book that is so left wing that it's difficult not to be distracted by the obvious bias. There are so many well written books on American Government that it seems like a waste of money to buy this one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Very educational yet left wing biased.

    First of all I want to say the book was very well written and educational and I enjoyed it immensley. If your looking for a modern explination of how our government works then this book is for you. With that said the author states that this book is a non biased look at the history and how thegovernment should work, yet time and time again I felt the book to have left wing biase. Several parts of the book point to George Bushs failures or the public over looking Ronald Reagan illegal actions as president. On the other hand President Obama and other democrats are talked about in a very positive standpoint. I would be very suprised to find that the author was not very much a liberal orprogressive democrat. In closing i would still reccommend the book just with the understanding that it does seem to hav bias.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    As a moderate conservative this book I can honestly say this boo

    As a moderate conservative this book I can honestly say this book is very centrist and incredibly useful as a handbook to understanding our Government.  While it might have a slight left wing skew it is only because the GOP is so far to the right currently that the center is seems closer to the left.  This book is a must read for anyone who wants to really understand the political process of the US and everyone should want to understand the process if they live in this country.   Not only am I giving this book a reconmendation for this book to anyone who wants to understand the political process but for any student of polysci or AP Gov this book is one of the most useful tools out there.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    This is not a badly written book, but it's the content that is f

    This is not a badly written book, but it's the content that is faulty. There are facts that can be found in any U.S. Government textbook, but those facts are definitely skewed to the far left. The book, therefore, has no original thoughts, but plenty of bias. Take a pass.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    This is a must read for anyone who is looking to learn the basic

    This is a must read for anyone who is looking to learn the basics of the American Democracy. From personal experience I can assure you that you will not be able to put this book down once you have started reading. As President Roosevelt once said "“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education”.  How our Government Really Works will equip you with the knowledge to become a better voter and therefore a better American. If you’re tired of Faux News, and the lame-stream media, read this book and you will be better informed than the very pundits that you spinning. 
    As it regards to the comments below, John Adams was stated “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence”.   

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