The People's Guide to the United States Constitution, Revised Edition

The People's Guide to the United States Constitution, Revised Edition

by Dave Kluge

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Overview

Although we are constantly bombarded with arguments over constitutional issues in the media, surveys show the majority of Americans have not read and understood our Constitution even though it is just 25 pages long. The reason? The language is over 200 years old with unusual words and legal terms. This book is an easy-to-read, spin-free guide to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, additional amendments, and the Declaration of Independence. It provides both the essential historical context and important definitions of the language used at the time. One can read straight through these original texts and gain confidence in understanding the agreements which guarantee our freedoms. This book will help answer these questions: Are our rights being protected or eroded? What is the true purpose of government and what are its duties? Why was the Bill of Rights written? Individuals should read this book to protect their rights and liberty and insist their elected officials read and understand the U.S. Constitution.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012517388
Publisher: American Handbook Publishing
Publication date: 04/29/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

The People's Guide To The United States Constitution was inspired by a 1992 Presidential debate. The three Presidential candidates seemed to contradict each other on Constitutional issues and the author was shocked to realize that, even with his background as the Legal Director of a U.S. based international software firm, he was not familiar enough with the Constitution to determine which candidates, if any, were telling the truth. Being the independent type, Dave Kluge did not want some politician's or scholar's interpretation of these issues, so he set out to read the original text and clarify for himself the framers' intent. Yet many hours later, up to his elbows in dictionaries, encyclopedias and other texts, it became clear that, while the well-educated framers made conscientious efforts to communicate exactly what they meant, some of the original meanings of the words they used over two centuries ago have been lost to modern dictionaries. The effort that it took to source key words of the articles of the Constitution and research their historical context in order to come to his own understanding, made Dave wonder how the average working man or woman could find time to do the same. Writing without political bias, Dave has penned The People's Guide to the United States Constitution with the simple goal of helping today's Americans to easily read the Constitution in its original form and thereby achieve a true understanding without the aid of interpretations. Dave now promotes broader understanding of the Constitution through speaking engagements and seminars, creates study guides for educators and self-study, writes articles on Constitutional controversies which can be read at www.understandtheconstitution.com

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