The Way to Responsible Government: The Constitutional Re-Structuring America Needs

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Americans have the best constitutional principles: limited government, the rule of law, and the God-given rights of men and women. Yet what attitudes do the American people hold toward their government today? Chaos, confusion, contempt and choler. The reason Americans feel that way, contends author Patrick J. McGrath, is that our "divided" structure of government means no one is responsible for the errors that do come along. McGrath says it's time to consider the nearly-heretical idea that our structure of ...
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Overview

Americans have the best constitutional principles: limited government, the rule of law, and the God-given rights of men and women. Yet what attitudes do the American people hold toward their government today? Chaos, confusion, contempt and choler. The reason Americans feel that way, contends author Patrick J. McGrath, is that our "divided" structure of government means no one is responsible for the errors that do come along. McGrath says it's time to consider the nearly-heretical idea that our structure of government is fundamentally flawed. There is a better way, McGrath contends, one that already works in many other countries - the Cabinet or Responsible form of Government. After illustrating the problem and the way to a solution, McGrath presents his proposal for a new Constitution based on a Responsible Government structure combined with American constitutional principles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595125081
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 9/12/2000
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter I Why Change Is Needed 1
Chapter II A Sketch of A Political Autobiography 4
Chapter III The Critique of Pure Madness (Your Guide--Professor Wilson) 11
Chapter IV Description of The New Structure 20
Chapter V Responsible Government on The State Level: A Recent History 29
Conclusion 35
Appendix I 37
Appendix II 67
Appendix III 111
Appendix IV 139
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