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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A title's promise kept
This book is exactly what the title claims it is. It is easy to read and offers some brief but useful background on the English legal tradition which is handy for those wanting to probe the roots of the Bill of Rights. But what makes this book a success are its brilliantly simple explanations and enlightening illustrations (including a generous number of political...
Published on March 17, 1999

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1.0 out of 5 stars The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide
In the first chapter this book states that once 'natural' rights become protected legally, they are no longer 'natural' rights but 'legal' rights and therefore can be taken away by the government.

Wow. Are they kidding? Unfortunately they are not, hence the slow decay of our Constitutional rights.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A title's promise kept, March 17, 1999
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This book is exactly what the title claims it is. It is easy to read and offers some brief but useful background on the English legal tradition which is handy for those wanting to probe the roots of the Bill of Rights. But what makes this book a success are its brilliantly simple explanations and enlightening illustrations (including a generous number of political cartoons) plus the actual words of people involved in key court cases. The User's Guide presents a winning formula for the ideal civics textbook. The lessons here are poignant, profound and memorable. Just what a teacher needs to cultivate a future of informed citizens. Buy this book!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highlights the role of everyday citizens, February 24, 2001
In The Bill Of Rights: A User's Guide, Linda Monk covers the history of the Bill of Rights, amendment by amendment, explaining how the Supreme Court has interpreted (and sometimes re-interpreted) each right. She also highlights the role of everyday citizens in enforcing these rights. Now in a completed updated third edition, the stories of ordinary people who made the Bill of Rights the living document it is today are engagingly presented. Of special note is the foreword by United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Highly recommended for personal, school, and community political science and constitutional studies collections.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent value, May 13, 2014
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This purchase was an excellent value. The book is concise, well written and informative. It explained some issues which have been unclear to me for many years. Every citizen and immigrant should be encouraged to read a book of this nature. No one should be eligible to vote unless they are familiar with its content! Kudos to the author!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book, April 27, 2014
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This book is extremely helpful in my studies in Political Science. thanks so much for this incredible book. thank you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative, September 28, 2013
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This book is for everyone who wants to explore the accurate history of the amendments.It manages to do so without talking down
to anyone.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, December 14, 2008
book was in better condition than what i expected. arrived faster than expected also-very pleased
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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide, August 30, 2010
This review is from: The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide (Paperback)
In the first chapter this book states that once 'natural' rights become protected legally, they are no longer 'natural' rights but 'legal' rights and therefore can be taken away by the government.

Wow. Are they kidding? Unfortunately they are not, hence the slow decay of our Constitutional rights.
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4 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bill of Rights a user's gide, March 3, 2002
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This book leads you to the knolage of the bill of rightss and helps you understand
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The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide by Linda R. Monk (Paperback - Feb. 2004)
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