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The Founders' Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It
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Larry P. Arnn, the twelfth president of Hillsdale College, is the author or coauthor of several books, including Liberty and Learning: The Evolution of American Education and America's Entitlement Society.
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First and foremost this is a well written, very easy to understand volume in a subject area, American Civics, that would normally be expected to send the reader deep into sleep approaching a coma state!
Second, I must say it's a wonderful, highly educational read!
Third, IF it were up to me -- it would be required reading for every senior in high school and then again in college!
The Declaration of Independence was a call to throw off a repressive government and establish a new one, where free men govern themselves. While the first answer to that call, the Articles of Confederation, was flawed, the experience of our Founding Fathers in observing both its operation and that of the governments of the 13 colonies put them in a special position -- possibly unique in all time -- to watch 14 experiments in governance in action. On the basis of what they observed, they proposed, in the form of our Constitution, a new structure for governance that kept the good things observed while correcting the flaws.
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It makes you understand the great links our Founders went through to give us our...Read more