Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

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ISBN-13: 9781596985056
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 06/25/2007
Series: Politically Incorrect Guides Series
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 358,012
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing look into the document from our founding fathers. This should be required reading.
Roderick52 More than 1 year ago
I developed an interest in the Constitution because I sensed that our country was moving away from the framers intent and wanted to brush up on American history as it relates to current politics. I also did not trust my college text books to provide an objective and/or accurate reaccount of history due to liberal bias. I learned more from this book about our history than any text book I have and I am now better prepared to counter liberal efforts to change our country.
ICman More than 1 year ago
This book should be required reading for everyone. I thought that I had a good understanding of the constitution and the concepts our forefathers had in mind when they broke off from Great Britian, however after reading this book I have a much better understanding of how the USA got to where it is today. I am shocked and angered that we the people have allowed the administrations in time of peace and war to run rough shod over the constitution. The book details how Lincoln systematically and selectively interpreted the constitution for his own advantage. This is not a book that will lower your blood pressure but one that should be read by everyone before they go to the polls in the next election. I doubt that we can ever get back to the country that the founding fathers envisioned, but with a little enlightenment from books like this, maybe we can slow the deterioration of our freedoms. .
DenverSteve More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read. Liberals will hate this book because it exposes how they attempt to legislate through the bench when the Constitution does not fit their agenda.
Cascadian on LibraryThing 22 days ago
There's not a lot about the Constitution, per se, in "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution." Most everyone knows the structural stuff -- three branches, elections in November, blah blah -- and the rest ... well, the rest hardly matters anymore.Thomas Woods has already produced an excellent "Politically Incorrect Guide to American History," but "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution" necessarily includes a good deal of history to explain why we've reached that point. The fundamental point of Kevin Gutzman's outstanding book is that "constitutional law" as understood and taught in the US has little if anything to do with the document adopted on September 17, 1787, and ratified by the several states over the next three years. Instead, "constitutional law" is the body of decisions and "interpretations" issued by the Supreme Court and lower courts. It's this idea of "law," and the impact it has had on the republic the founders created, that is the real object of Gutzman's study.The resulting book is spirited, opinionated, and remarkably informative. Out of more than two centuries of jurisprudence, the author has isolated some important themes and trends. Long after the Federalist Party was dead and buried, John Marshall and his intellectual heirs have succeeded in achieving the arch-Federalist goal, Gutzman argues, of turning a confederation of sovereign states into a centralized nation, and replacing "the authority of elected state governments with the authority of a few lawyers, appointed by a president to positions of lifetime tenure without any check on their power" (p. 86).Along the way, he introduces us to some key personalities and calls out some important suggested reading. Most importantly, he gives us chapter-and-verse examples of how courts, particularly the Supreme Court, have twisted, distorted, "interpreted," or ignored the clear language of the Constitution to gild judges' own opinions with the luster of "constitutional law."By making these arguments and charting these trends, Gutzman is taking on generations of America's legal establishment, as well as the received wisdom of most citizens that the word of the federal Supreme Court is final and that's just the way it's supposed to be. A reader who takes Gutzman's work seriously (and she should), may well end up both outraged and convinced that achieving any fundamental change would be an exceptionally Sisyphean task. Certainly it should make her sympathetic to the great American abolitionist and anarchist philosopher Lysander Spooner, who wrote way back in 1870 that "whether the Constitution really be one thing or another, this much is certain -- that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist."Today is Constitution Day. Take a moment to remember what was meant to be, and what could have been.Comment
5hrdrive on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Not what I expected from the title. I thought (and hoped) that this was going to be an article by article and amendment by amendment analysis of the Constitution, what the intent of the original framers was and how things have been skewed and misinterpreted along the way. Instead, this is an indictment (much deserved) of the Supreme Court, and pretty much contains information that I already knew. Maybe the book I really want to read is out there, but this wasn't it.
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james79 More than 1 year ago
it talk about the constitution like the bill of rights, the amendments and others things it a very educational book to read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The constitution was written on stolen paper, and was made of hemp. This idetail is absent from history books, and agressively agenda-laden pieces of trash alike...notably this book.
universe1701 More than 1 year ago
its very easy labeling something politically incorrect, and using that label as a way of creating an aura of dissent against the supposed establishment. people use this label as a way of spreading new and refreshing ideas while claiming its all true. well... there is absolutely nothing new or truthful about this publication. There is nothing new and truthful about a publication that is so obviously biased and hell bent on creating its own realm of misinformation and distortion in order to meet their own obsession in re-writing history... no matter the cost. This publication is nothing more than a conservative vendetta against the very foundation of what this country stands for. If you really want to read something revolutionary, new and refreshing... even politically incorrect (for its time), pick up a copy of the actual constititution and bill of rights of the United states.