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Liberty, Order, & Justice: An Introduction to the Constitutional Principles of American Government 3rd Edition
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The following is my summary of McClellan's excellent treatise:
McClellan's work deals with the principles and characteristics of the American political order by familiarizing readers with the basic principles of the Constitution. Resting on the assumption that "in order to achieve liberty, order, and justice, we must first establish limited constitutional government" (p. xx), the book examines the constitutional foundations of the nation by looking to the English origins of the American Constitution, the first Constitutions of the American States, and the principles that pervade the American Constitution, as well as the interpretation and process for the amendment of the Constitution. Throughout the book, McClellan pays special attention to the separation of powers and the limits placed on the federal government by the Constitution.
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The second, was the laymen's introductory contrast between the French and the American Revolutions. The reader's mind was opened to the dangerous consequences that resulted from an unenlighted Peasant's Revolt. The America Revolution was led by wise and educated men whose passion was to restore and expand the liberties they once had under the old English Law. The wisdom of our Founders was revealed in their desire to preserve the ancient foundations of religion, law, and government. The result was a "more perfect union" built upon the rock of liberty. In contrast however, the foolishness of the peasants was revealed in their blood lust and murderous attempt to destroy all the foundations of their society, the church, the crown and the law. The immediate result was indeed a new form of government built upon the sands of anarchy that was soon restrained under the boot of a tyrant named Napoleon.
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Required reading for a class I took. However, I found this to be a great resource. I will hang on to this one.Published on January 11, 2013 by Cyndi Turner