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Product Details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Epic (September 2004)
  • ISBN-10: 1553067673
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553067672
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,260,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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That's why T.V. Weber's book on the Constitution and its original intent is such a pleasant surprise. -- A Reasonable Man by syndicated columnist Charley Reese, January, 2005

About the Author

T.V. Weber is a lawyer who has written a number of legal and public policy articles.

He wrote several articles for the now-defunct National Trial Lawyer, a publication that presented legal analysis for the professional in terms that could be understood and appreciated by the layman, such as clients in the waiting room or the staff at a law firm. His editor described him as having "an ability to explain complicated legal issues in layman’s terms and to demystify the law."

In addition to writing articles about the law for popular consumption, he was an assistant editor for his school’s law review. One of his academic projects, Privacy at Risk in the Age of Information: Does the Social Security Number Reveal Too Many Secrets, was published in the November 1993 issue of National Trial Lawyer. He also was awarded his Juris Doctor, cum laude in 1993. He was an adjunct professor at Governor’s State University in the spring of 1995.

Currently, he writes a column for the Serbianna website and his work can be found on other sites often co-authored with his wife, Alida. During the Kosovo War and its aftermath, the Webers wrote numerous articles that were published and made available to the press via the Internet. Some of their work has been translated into various languages and has run in several foreign publications.

Prior to entering the law, his business ventures regularly took him to the proverbial "Main Street, U.S.A." He lived for many years in Kane County, Illinois, where he became involved with local politics.

Currently, he is the corporate counsel for the Brite Site family of companies in Chicago, Illinois. He also provides legal/business consultation to small businesses.

He has a daughter, Becky, and lives with his wife, Alida, in Chicago, Illinois.

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The book is authorative, yet humorous at times.
Associated Optical Inc.
T.V Weber's book "United States Constitution, The Crumbling Wall Against Tyranny" is a message about good intentions given a nation gone awry in certain situations.
Gloria Davis
It's the best book on the U.S. Constitution I have read.
Frank

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Associated Optical Inc. on October 6, 2004
Format: Paperback
The Crumbling Wall against Tyranny is the most interesting book that I've ever seen on the American Revolution, our sytem of government, and the current state of affairs. The book is authorative, yet humorous at times. Complicated legal concepts are explained in terms that I, a mere high school/trade school grad, can easily understand. I was particularly impressed with the authors ability to relate experiences of growing up in a small town to our national government(Chapters 8&9). I, too, grew up in such a small town, albeit my small town was 500 miles away and considerably colder, yet it seemed the same as my little town. In summary, I was very impressed with "The Crumbling Wall Against Tyranny" and I would recommend it to any one interested in American government especialy the parents of students who are studying or will be studying the constituion.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gloria Davis on October 12, 2004
Format: Paperback
T.V Weber's book "United States Constitution, The Crumbling Wall Against Tyranny" is a message about good intentions given a nation gone awry in certain situations. I liked the book for it's historical content intertwined with hypothetical situations. One can always use a good history lesson and the author has some definite viewpoints on governmental intrusion into our daily lives. Our wonderful nation, the United States of America, was founded by brave individuals who spoke up against what was unfair in being ruled by England. They fought and sacrificed for our unalienable rights, for the freedom to "Live and Let Live". However, in recent decades there has been a slow regression of those rights, which T.V. Weber has used modern day situations to illustrate examples of just that. In this marvelous land of the free and home of the brave the internal struggle within our society seems to be withering away to a nation of indecisive, immoral, money hungry cowards looking for popularity. We need people to go back to our original roots of what our Founding Fathers stood for and T.V. Weber makes many good points to that effect.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roger D. Launius VINE VOICE on September 3, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Modern communication technologies are a wonder, there can be no doubt about that. Twenty years ago a book such as this would probably never have found its way into print, and had it done so it would have never been available broadly. Certainly I would have never have seen this book, much less undertaken a review of it. With global instantaneous telecommunications all of this has changed and ideas expressed in "The Crumbling Wall against Tyranny: A/K/A the United States Constitution," by T.V. Weber, can find an audience.

Weber’s book is built around the concept that the U.S. Constitution has long been a wonder; a fundamental bulwark against tyranny of whatever type might exist. He seeks to determine the original intent of the Constitution (essentially an impossible task) and to counter arguments about “judicial review,” the question of who interprets the Constitution. There was a huge debate about that in the beginning of the United States and it took the John C. Marshall court in Marbury vs. Madison (1803) to establish the precedent in place today. Weber does not agree that this is the best solution. He argues for limited government, lack of virtually any intrusion into the affairs of citizens, and essentially a laissez faire approach to all actions.

While Weber expresses considerable distrust of politicians who seek activist solutions to problems, he damns both sides of the aisle for this. LBJ is just as bad as Richard Nixon and both Bill Clinton and George Bush, in his view, far exceeded their authority. For example, the U.S. Patriot Act curtailed civil liberties in an unconstitutional manner. All of this has sent the Constitution reeling, he believes it has been under relentless attack and may be on the verge of collapse.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ricker on September 22, 2014
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The most excellent book I've read in years. Very factual and a history lesson I only wanted more of. A must read for everyone
who went through regular schooling that lacked the history and details. Should be a high school or college course with
this text. I'm ready for the sequel with more historical facts that spell out answers to all mystery killings and details behind
so many presidential administrations. A recommended reading list would be good too.

Bill R.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sharon on February 11, 2014
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I knew the author in high school (super intelligent and great guy!) he knew enough about the Constitution to argue with the history teachers giving them a run for their money or should I say knowledge :) (You should have seen him on the debate team) ... I only wish my children and I, for that matter, would have had such interesting history books in school... they would have been better off for it and walked away knowing alot more than they did. Read it ... you'll be happy you did.
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