The Real Constitution the Politicians Don’t Want You to Know About
“The best short introduction to the real Constitution, as opposed to the one taught in law school and the New York Times.” – Tom Woods
The original U.S. Constitution lays encased in glass inside the National Archives building in Washington D.C.
It’s time to break the glass, take the Constitution out, and use it.
But before we can effectively operate our founding document, we need to understand what it actually says and means.
This book is the instruction manual.
For far too long, judges, politicians and the chattering political class have “interpreted” the Constitution for you. The result: an ever-expanding federal government that noses its way into every nook and cranny of your life.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
It’s your Constitution. And it’s imperative that you understand how it should be used. This book will help you do just that. It takes you through the most important constitutional clauses and principles, and explains what they mean through the words of those who wrote and ratified the document. As James Madison said, “In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution.”
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I just finished this excellent book by my friend Mike Maharrey. It has taught me more about the United States constitution than the entirety of my K-12 public education, the latter of which was comprised of mostly misinformation. To compile his book, Mike spent 10+ years studying ratification era documents to determine the intent of the authors of the constitution by discerning the definitions and legal precedents of the time, and by scouring the debate between the pro-ratification founders and those that feared that the constitution would be insufficient to limit the powers of the federal government and protect the sovereignty of the states. Ironically, despite those clear intentions to limit federal power, those fears were not unfounded. Nearly everything the federal government does is unconstitutional, and the most surprising part to me is that its power grabs began very early. Read this book. – Josh Ryder