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Product Details

  • Paperback: 94 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452898413
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452898414
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,226,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Take a minute to consider a gift that hasnÂ’t gone out of style in more than 200 years." -- Wall Street Journal

"Who needs play-stations when you can give the kids Thomas Jefferson?" --Independent (U.K.) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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The Declaration of Independence gets a stirring reading from Frank Langella, one that brings alive all the emotions our Founding Fathers must have felt when breaking free of England. Boyd Gainess reading of the Constitution doesnt fare as well, despite his efforts to give it a thoughtful reading that gives listeners plenty of time to ponder its points. It sounds like Gaines is reading a document that just wasnt meant to be read aloud. While important, the passage on the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court is almost guaranteed to bring yawns. At 48 minutes, the disc falls short of the hour promised on the package. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book should be required reading by every American citizen.
John J Lambert
Complete easy to read book everyone should carry a copy just to stay informed and up to date great reference.
James Blouch
This is a helpful book when trying to learn the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By golgotha.gov on June 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
& THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

This is probably the best-liked of all the pocket Constitutions out there due to its compact size and nice-looking appearance. It's height and width are roughly akin to a man's wallet, making it easy to carry and

The book begins with a preface by Roger Pilon of the CATO Institute. Pilon recommends that Americans should use the Declaration of Independence to provide a context for the more specific language in the Constitution. He points out that the Founders believed that our rights are inalienable and come from the principles of natural law. Our rights do not come from the government, and the government exists to protect our rights and defend the country. The Founders developed the system of enumerated powers so that no segment of government would hold too much power.

Included are the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and a list of amendments to the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights (the first 10 Constitutional amendments).

This is the same version of the Constitution that Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) pulled out of his pocket during the MSNBC debates and on the Colbert Report television show. It is also the same one that Republican B.J. Lawson (called "Ron Paul Jr.") held up during the GOP primary race in North Carolina (he later won the nomination). Here's to any elected official who has read and understands the founding documents of this great country!

"Government officials must respect their oaths to
uphold the Constitution; and we the people must
be vigilant in seeing that they do.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Linda Vasquez on June 16, 2009
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Very well organized book. Active table of contents has links to all articles and amendments. The book also has historical information and interpretation of each article.
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173 of 245 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Hancock on June 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
THIS BOOK CONTAINS A DISCLAIMER STATING THAT THE INFORMATION DOES NOT REPRESENT THE VALUES AND BELIEFS OF OUR TIME. IT STATES THAT VALUES CONCERNING RACE,GENDER,SEXUALITY, ETC., HAVE CHANGED SO THE DOCUMENTS (THE CONSTITUTION AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE) ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT.'

THE DISCLAIMER IS OFFENSIVE. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THESE PEOPLE YOUR MONEY. SELECT A DIFFERENT PUBLISHER!!

DO NOT PURCHASE!!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Quinn Moulesong on June 28, 2010
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This is the REAL thing....without all the added garbage and "Liberal,Progressive" Disclaimer in the front like the one published by "Wilder Publications" !! GOOD JOB SOHO BOOKS !!!!!!!! God bless the U.S.A
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ahmed Hegazy on February 15, 2013
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Any American Should have a copy of the US Constitution. Every American duty is protect the Constitution from enemies foreign and Domestic. Know your Rights, Protect your Country.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Walden on May 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
What's to say? It's the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments, in their original forms. The only adjustment is that portions of the Constitution and amendments changed by subsequent amendments are bracketed and footnoted to indicate which amendment changed them. (So, for example, the Eighteenth Amendment [instituting Prohibition] is bracketed and noted as repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment. Have you ever noticed the alcoholic beverage amendments were 18 and 21? Quite the handy coincidence!) This is an excellent portable version of the original, unmodified text of these foundational documents.

This booklet also includes a brief preface by Roger Pilon of the inestimable Cato Institute, which publishes this booklet. The preface lays out some of the historical background for the Declaration and Constitution, and it discusses their aims and goals. (I wish the preface had also discussed the context and purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment, given how fundamentally it altered our constitutional structure. Given a desire to keep the preface short, and the complexity of the topic, this absence is understandable. But it's still unfortunate.) Not surprisingly given its Cato provenance, the narrative presented is one of a broadly libertarian, limited government of enumerated powers. In any case it's easily ignored by the reader who disagrees with it, and it doesn't make this edition any less useful than any of the other pocket Constitutions out there.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Spencer on May 4, 2013
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If your a Prepper of any kind, you must have a copy of the Constitution on Hand, & if you have a BOB or Bug out Bag, this compact copy is an excellent choice to have as it's takes up very little room.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JW on July 12, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is an excellent read. Very well written and easy to read!! You don't have to have a law degree to undestand :)
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