The People's Guide To The United States Constitution, Revised Editionby Dave Kluge
Are your rights being protected or taken away? What is the purpose of government and what are its limits? Why was the Bill of Rights written? The People's Guide to the United States Constitution is an easy-to-read, spin-free guide to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and amendments and the Declaration of Independence. This book provides both the essential historical context and important definitions of the language used at the time they were written, so that you can read straight through the original text and gain confidence in your own understanding of the powerful and exciting agreements written to guarantee your freedom. The Constitution is a framework for cooperation. When everyone knows it you'll have millions of people helping to protect your rights in a more harmonious civilization. Read The People's Guide to the United States Constitution. Protect your rights by encouraging your friends and elected representatives to read the Constitution.
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Meet the Author
Dave Kluge's "citizen self-education" in the Constitution began while the Director of Legal Affairs for a leading software company. Later, as the Director of Corporate Training and Education, he brought his experiences together on a book making the Constitution easily accessible to all. Dave lives in Los Angeles with his wife where he is writing a book on economics.
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Glad to see this book now in e-book format. I've got the paperback version and have used it frequently as a reference after the first read through. I'm getting the e-book so I can have it handy. This book is a unique and sorely needed approach to reading and understanding the Constitution and Declaration. The words are defined for you as you read through the text of the original document, which handles why a lot of people probably give up on reading it, or consider it a chore. Plus there's a great glossary, and other chapters that give some easily-understood background to the Declaration and Constitution that are excellent. This book makes the founding documents easy to understand, and the background info just as easy and quite interesting. This is indeed the "People's Guide" because it's written for everyone, whether you're a middle school student, a history major, or the neighborhood plumber. Any time anyone tells me they didn't quite understand the Constitution or had trouble with it, I refer them to this book. It's perfect not just for the average adult, but also for helping teens learning about the Founding Documents, in school or out of school. (It should probably be required reading for all of Congress also.) What is most useful about it is that it's laid out with words and phrases defined for you as you go, usually using the definitions from the best dictionary closest to the time the documents were written - Webster's 1828 dictionary. And the simplest, clearest definitions are used, allowing you to just get the understanding and continue reading. I can't recommend this book too highly. Not only will you enjoy it and find it useful, but you'll probably keep using it as a reference like I do. It makes following current affairs and even politics much more easy.