A More Perfect Union: what we the people can do to reclaim our constitutional liberties
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Dr. Ben Carson, the acclaimed, bestselling author of One Nation, America the Beautiful, and Gifted Hands, returns with his unique blend of insight, clarity, and common sense in A More Perfect Union. Dr. Carson proves that you don't have to be a legal scholar to understand, appreciate, and defend the United States Constitution.
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|Full title||more perfect union what we the people can do to reclaim our constitutional liberties|
|Last Update||2018-05-22 22:53:33PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-05-21 23:57:02PM|
|auth_author2||Carson, Candy,, Jackson, JD.|
|author||Ben Carson, MD|
|author2-role||Carson, Candy,author., Jackson, JD.|
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Many people have wondered why I've been speaking out on controversial issues for the last few years. They say I've never held political office. I'm not a constitutional scholar. I'm not even a lawyer. All I can say to that is "Guilty as charged."
It's true that I've never voted for a budget America could not afford. I've never raised anyone's taxes. And I've never promised a lobbyist anything in exchange for a donation.
Luckily, none of that really matters. Our founding fathers didn't want a permanent governing class of professional politicians. They wanted a republic, in Lincoln's words, "of the people, by the people, and for the people." A country where any farmer, small-business owner, manual laborer, or doctor could speak up and make a difference.
I believe that making a difference starts with understanding our amazing founding document, the U.S. Constitution. And as someone who has performed brain surgery thousands of times, I can assure you that the Constitution isn't brain surgery.
The founders wrote it for ordinary men and women, in clear, precise, simple language. They intentionally made it short enough to read in a single sitting and to carry in your pocket.
I wrote this book to encourage every citizen to read and think about the Constitution, and to help defend it from those who misinterpret and undermine it. In our age of political correctness it's especially important to defend the Bill of Rights, which guarantees our freedom to speak, bear arms, practice our religion, and much more.
The Constitution isn't history—it's about your life in America today. And defending it is about what kind of country our children and grandchildren will inherit.
I hope you'll enjoy learning about the fascinating ways that the founders established the greatest democracy in history—and the ways that recent presidents, congresses, and courts have threatened that democracy.
As the Preamble says, the purpose of the Constitution is to create a more perfect union. My goal is to empower you to help protect that union and secure the blessings of liberty.
From the Hardcover edition.
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|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Civil rights -- United States, Social values -- United States, United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century, United States. -- Constitution|
|title_display||A More Perfect Union|
|title_full||A More Perfect Union What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties, A more perfect union [sound recording] : what we the people can do to reclaim our constitutional liberties / Ben Carson, MD with Candy Carson|
|title_short||A More Perfect Union|
|title_sub||what we the people can do to reclaim our constitutional liberties|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Civil rights, Nonfiction, Politics, Politics and government, Social values|