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Book Title: The Heritage Guide to the Constitution|
Date of issue: November 1st 2005
ISBN 13: 9781596980013
The author of the book: Edwin Meese III
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 898 KB
Edition: Regnery Publishing
Read full description of the books The Heritage Guide to the Constitution:I have a pocket copy of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and other amendments. On occasion, I read through it as it helps me to discern the direction the nation is going, who has taken a truthful oath of office and the like.
This book, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is about a 450 hard cover that is excellent for finding out what the Founders of the country meant by what they said and how far the nation has strayed from it.
For example, the nation is not a democracy. It is a Constitutional Republic and as such, has some characteristics of a democracy—but not a pure democracy or “mob” rule. The Constitution itself never uses the word “democracy” or “democratic” but does guarantee each state a “republican form of government” (Art. 4.4). However, in discussion, the Founders used the terms sometimes interchangeably.
Could we call it a democratic republic? I see no need personally as a Constitutional Republic says it all. The interest of the people (Constitution) is maintained by elected officials to uphold it (hence the oaths of office found in the Constitution).
During this election year, I have also found this info (as well as other studies), to be helpful in evangelism.
If anyone reads this book, they will soon find out how much revisionist fiction has taken the country by storm and academics have missed the mark.
The grand thing is, there is only One Great Nation—the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ!
His rule never changes, never fails and never ends.
Read information about the authorEdwin Meese III, the prominent conservative leader, thinker and elder statesman, continues a quarter-century formal association with The Heritage Foundation as the leading think tank’s Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus.
In that capacity, Meese oversees special projects and acts as an ambassador for Heritage within the conservative movement.
Meese was chairman of Heritage’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies from its founding in 2001 until what he calls his “semi-retirement” on Feb. 1, 2013.
He joined Heritage in 1988 as the think tank's first Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow -- the only policy chair in the country to be officially named for the 40th president. His work focused on keeping President Reagan’s legacy of conservative principles alive in public debate and discourse.
The legal center now bears his name, in recognition of Meese’s contributions to the rule of law and the nation’s understanding of constitutional law. Its mission is to educate government officials, the media and the public about the Constitution and legal principles -- and how they affect public policy.
Perhaps best known as U.S. attorney general during Reagan’s second term, Meese’s service to the conservative icon stretched from the California governor’s mansion in 1966 to the White House in 1981 before he went to the Department of Justice four years later.
His Heritage “hats” kept Meese among the major conservative voices in national policy debates at an age when most men and women enjoyed quiet retirements.
In 2006, for example, Meese was named to the Iraq Study Group, a special presidential commission dedicated to examining the best resolutions for America's involvement in Iraq. In the past few years he wrote and spoke about constitutional topics ranging from religious liberty to the responsibility of Supreme Court justices.
Immediately after Reagan's death in 2004, and in the years since, Meese often agreed to major media appearances to discuss the lasting impact of his old friend, mentor and boss. He has summarized the Reagan legacy in three accomplishments: Reagan cut taxes and kept them low. He worked to defeat and end the Soviet Union and its worldwide push for communism. And he restored America's faith in itself after years of failure and "malaise."
"I admired him as a leader and cherish his friendship," Meese wrote in a 2004 essay for Heritage members and supporters. "Ronald Reagan had strong convictions. He was committed to the principles that had led to the founding of our nation. And he had the courage to follow his convictions against all odds."
Edwin Meese III was born Dec. 2, 1931, to Edwin Jr. and Leone Meese in Oakland, Calif. He graduated from Yale University in 1953 and holds a law degree from the University of California-Berkeley.
Meese spent much of his adult life working for Reagan, first after the former actor, sports announcer and athlete was elected as California’s governor in 1966 and then when he sought and won the presidency in 1980.
Reagan never forgot Meese's loyalty and hard work. During a press conference at which reporters questioned Meese's actions at the Justice Department, Reagan replied: "If Ed Meese is not a good man, there are no good men."
During the Reagan governorship, Meese served as executive assistant and chief of staff from 1969 through 1974 and as legal affairs secretary from 1967 through 1968. He previously was deputy district attorney in Alameda County, Calif.
From January 1981 to February 1985, Meese held the position of counsellor to the president -- the senior job on the White House staff -- and functioned as Reagan's chief policy adviser. In 1985, he received Government Executive magazine's annual award for excellence in management.
Meese served as the 75th attorney general of the United States from February 1985 to August 1988. As the nation's chief law enforcement officer, he directed the Justice Department and led international efforts to
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