St. Andrew's American Revolution: The Story of Scotland and Her Sons and the Genius of American Government

Overview

St. Andrew's American Revolution reveals the Founding Fathers' vision of the U.S. Constitution and returns Constitutional scholarship to the Scottish Whig philosophy that fueled the fire of revolution in the early American colonies.

Americans often confuse and co-mingle the terms British and English, which has today given a complete misinterpretation of the American founding. "The Rights of Englishmen" did not exist until 1689 and only then existed because the Glorious ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $11.81   
  • New (5) from $11.81   
  • Used (1) from $15.98   
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Overview

St. Andrew's American Revolution reveals the Founding Fathers' vision of the U.S. Constitution and returns Constitutional scholarship to the Scottish Whig philosophy that fueled the fire of revolution in the early American colonies.

Americans often confuse and co-mingle the terms British and English, which has today given a complete misinterpretation of the American founding. "The Rights of Englishmen" did not exist until 1689 and only then existed because the Glorious Revolution of 1688 brought a bill of rights to Britain - not merely England.

The British Bill of Rights continued a centuries long Scottish tradition of the rights that had only been experimented with in England in the 1640s before the English rejected republicanism and established Oliver Cromwell's authoritarian rule.

The present idea that the top-down, divine-right monarchy of England somehow birthed a Federalism of devolved power to protect the rights of the people rather than the rulers is absurd.

This book illustrates the Founders' understanding of the birth of the United States and explains the historical context and understanding they used to write the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

St. Andrew's American Revolution corrects the errors introduced into Constitutional interpretation by early English authors, post-civil war political hacks, 1880s propagandists for corporations and big labor, early 1900s Marxist Charles Beard, and modern-day atheists.

Any American who has wondered why constitutional interpretation by "experts" seems to have nothing to do with the words written in the U.S. Constitution will find this book a must read.

Find out -
•What the founders really thought of English Government and why they were adamant during the Constitutional Convention that the government in London not be duplicated in the United States.

•What James Madison, Jr. really thought of people like Scottish anglophile David Hume and French Baron de Montesquieu.

•Why German immigrants from Pennsylvania fought but the ones from South Carolina did not.

•How one act by John Jay shows concisely how the present-day American Government is operating outside the bounds of the U.S. Constitution.

•Why no one can fully understand the Constitution without understanding the difference between "compact" and "contract" as illustrated by Madison's words to Luther Martin in the Constitutional Convention.

•Why the difference between the words "compact" and "contract" means it is more important that every constitutional scholar know the names of Buchanan, Fletcher, and Witherspoon instead of Hobbes, Hume, and Hamilton.

•Why James Wilson's words at the Pennsylvania ratifying convention comprise the greatest lie told in the history of American politics, were subversive, and border on treason.

•Why before the revolution John Calvin was considered the father of the country.

Americans, historians, and political theorists will all benefit from reading St. Andrew's American Revolution.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781492173991
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 9/15/2013
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)