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A More Perfect Union

Author : Ben Carson, M.D.
ISBN : 9780698195004
Genre : Political Science
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Dear Reader, Many people have wondered why I’ve been speaking out on controversial issues for the last few years. They say I’ve never held political office. I’m not a constitutional scholar. I’m not even a lawyer. All I can say to that is “Guilty as charged.” It’s true that I’ve never voted for a budget America could not afford. I’ve never raised anyone’s taxes. And I’ve never promised a lobbyist anything in exchange for a donation. Luckily, none of that really matters. Our founding fathers didn’t want a permanent governing class of professional politicians. They wanted a republic, in Lincoln’s words, "of the people, by the people, and for the people." A country where any farmer, small-business owner, manual laborer, or doctor could speak up and make a difference. I believe that making a difference starts with understanding our amazing founding document, the U.S. Constitution. And as someone who has performed brain surgery thousands of times, I can assure you that the Constitution isn’t brain surgery. The founders wrote it for ordinary men and women, in clear, precise, simple language. They intentionally made it short enough to read in a single sitting and to carry in your pocket. I wrote this book to encourage every citizen to read and think about the Constitution, and to help defend it from those who misinterpret and undermine it. In our age of political correctness it’s especially important to defend the Bill of Rights, which guarantees our freedom to speak, bear arms, practice our religion, and much more. The Constitution isn’t history—it’s about your life in America today. And defending it is about what kind of country our children and grandchildren will inherit. I hope you’ll enjoy learning about the fascinating ways that the founders established the greatest democracy in history—and the ways that recent presidents, congresses, and courts have threatened that democracy. As the Preamble says, the purpose of the Constitution is to create a more perfect union. My goal is to empower you to help protect that union and secure the blessings of liberty. Sincerely, Ben Carson
Category: Political Science

Toward A More Perfect Union

Author : Herbert J. Storing
ISBN : 0844738409
Genre : Political Science
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This book contains major writings by five of America's most distinguished political scientists and political theorists.
Category: Political Science

A More Perfect Union

Author : Jesse Jackson
ISBN : UOM:39015053491653
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 70.20 MB
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In this new work, Jackson provides ample documentation and insightful analysis of the inextricable link between race and economics.
Category: Business & Economics

Dreams Of A More Perfect Union

Author : Rogan Kersh
ISBN : 0801489806
Genre : History
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"Why and how did Americans perceive themselves as one people from the early history of the republic? How did African Americans and others at the margins of U.S. civic culture apply this concept of union? Why did the term disappear from use after the 1880s? In his search for answers, Kersh employs a wide range of methods, including political-theory analysis of writings by James Madison, Frederick Douglass, and Abraham Lincoln and empirical analysis drawing on his own extensive database of American newspapers. The author's findings are persuasive - and often surprising. One intriguing development, for instance, was a strong resurgence of union feelings among Southerners - including prominent former secessionists - after the Civil War.".
Category: History

A More Perfect Union

Author : Hana Schank
ISBN : 9780743277365
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From a year in "wedding land" comes this humorous yet poignant memoir--from choosing the perfect gown to balancing advice, from well-intentioned loved ones to avoiding the dreaded label "bridezilla."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Toward A More Perfect Union

Author : Ralph Wendell Conant
ISBN : 0883165775
Genre : Municipal government
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Category: Municipal government

Europe S Last Chance

Author : Guy Verhofstadt
ISBN : 9780465096862
Genre : Political Science
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In the heart of Europe's current crisis, one of the continent's foremost statesmen issues a clarion call to radically remake the European Union in the mold of the United States' own federal government Europe is caught in its greatest crisis since the Second World War. The catalog of ills seems endless: an economic crisis spread through most of Europe's Mediterranean tier that has crippled Greece and driven a wedge between northern and southern Europe; terrorist attacks in Paris, Cologne, Brussels, and Nice; growing aggression from Russia in Ukraine and the Baltic states; and refugees escaping war-torn neighbors. The European Union's inability to handle any of these disasters was a driving factor in Great Britain voting to leave, and others may soon follow. The result won't just be a continent in turmoil, but also a serious threat to American and British security-the Atlantic, let alone the Channel, simply isn't big enough to keep European troubles in Europe. For everyone's sake, Europe must survive. The question is how. In Europe's Last Chance, Guy Verhofstadt-former prime minister of Belgium and current leader of the liberal faction in the European Parliament-provides the essential framework for understanding Europe today, laying bare the absurdity of a system in which each member state can veto legislation, opt in or out of the Euro, or close borders on a whim. But Verhofstadt does not just indict the European Union, he also offers a powerful vision for how the continent can change for the better. The key, argues Verhofstadt, is to reform the European Union along the lines of America's federal government: a United States of Europe strong enough to stand with the United States of America in making a better, safer world. A visionary book from one of today's luminaries of European leadership, Europe's Last Chance is a clarion call to save the European Union, one of the world's greatest chances for peace and prosperity.
Category: Political Science

A More Perfect Union

Author : Barack Obama
ISBN : 1590173112
Genre : Speeches, addresses, etc., American
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Category: Speeches, addresses, etc., American

A More Perfect Union

Author : Roger Bruns
ISBN : 091133324X
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

A More Perfect Union

Author : William Peters
ISBN : UOM:39015010412636
Genre : Constitutional conventions
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Describes the creation of the U.S. Constitution, and discusses the people and issues that shaped it
Category: Constitutional conventions