We've strayed far from the original intent of the Framers of the Constitution and founders of the American republic. Art Palumbo discusses the origin and purpose of America's great foundational document in conjunction with the Declaration of Independence and explores the founding principles of the American republic.
He details and clarifies the US Constitution's provisions for the proper powers of Congress, monetary policy and taxation, the government's role in regulating commerce, in war, and in foreign policy, the right to bear arms, immigration and other hot-button issues in a way that cuts through misconceptions that leave many US citizens confounded.
The book strictly supports "originalism," which is the idea that the Constitution should be understood in accordance with the meanings advanced by those who wrote and ratified it. However, it also takes account of how far we have gone off course and recognizes that the changes required to get us back on track again cannot be made all at once.
About the Author
Arthur E. Palumbo, Jr., holds a Masters degree from Norwich University. His book on the Dead Sea Scrolls was published in 2004. Mr. Palumbo has studied the Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian beginnings for more than twenty-five years. Several of his articles have appeared in the scholarly journals The Qumran Chronicle and Folia Orientalia.
At the same time, he has been fascinated with the history of America's Founders, the US Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence. Much of what he learned through independent research stood in contrast to the vague notions about our nation's foundations that most Americans now hold. This led him to write his second book, The Authentic Constitution, based on his desire to make the real information about America's founding documents more readily available. In his book on the US constitution, Mr. Palumbo presents an originalist interpretation of the Constitution.
About the Book
In 2008, Alan Keyes, a Republican presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000, described the relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States in the following way: "The doctrine of...
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LC Classification: JK275.P36
Dewey code: 342.73--dc22
BISAC: POL022000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Constitutions
BISAC: HIS036030 HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period
Price: USD 23.95
Price: USD 33.95
Price: USD 33.95