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Angry Mobs & Founding Fathers should be part of every patriotís library
http://toddkinsey.com/blog/2011/09/14/angry-mobs-founding-fathers-should-be-part-of-every-patriots-library/ ^

Posted on 09/15/2011 5:15:29 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey

Michael E. Newton’s new book Angry Mobs and Founding Fathers is a must read for anyone interested in America’s founding and should be part of every patriot’s library. His book is clear, concise, well documented, and chock-full of quotes from the founding fathers.

Newton takes the reader back to Colonial America when angry mobs were protesting British tyranny. He brilliantly juxtaposes the debate over separating from Great Britain and how the founders skillfully navigated America through the stormy waters that resulted from the Declaration of Independence.

After defeating the English, he expertly guides you through the articles of confederation and the drafting of the Constitution. Newton does an outstanding job of including writings from the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers and shows how precariously the Constitution hung in the balance.

Another aspect of Angry Mobs and Founding Fathers that I particularly enjoyed was how well the author explained the Colonial economy and how America’s politicians have been hindering our economy from the very beginning.

Newton concludes his brilliant book masterfully by stating “America needs the principals put forth by the Declaration of Independence and the limited government established by the Constitution. Liberty without government leads to anarchy while government without liberty leads to tyranny. Liberty and limited government must work together to promote the perfect balance between liberty and power.”


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Government; History
KEYWORDS: constitution; declarationofind; federalistpapers; foundingfathers; revolutionarywar

1 posted on 09/15/2011 5:15:37 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey
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To: Todd Kinsey

Angry mobs!!!! Good heavens. Sounds so uncivil.


2 posted on 09/15/2011 5:17:03 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Todd Kinsey
the limited government established by the Constitution

Not limited enough. We need to amend the Constitution to address several errors, loopholes, and ambiguities.

3 posted on 09/15/2011 5:18:31 AM PDT by Huck (If you are in a union, then bow to your COMMIE masters.)
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To: Todd Kinsey

I’m definitely looking up this book. Thanks for posting.


4 posted on 09/15/2011 5:19:38 AM PDT by NakedRampage (Fortis cadere, cedere non potest (A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield))
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To: Huck
If anything gets amended...It will be liberals revoking the bill of rights with special emphasis on the removal of #1 and #2.

Leave the constitution alone. Amending it is a kettle of fish we'd rather not open at this stage.

5 posted on 09/15/2011 5:25:32 AM PDT by NakedRampage (Fortis cadere, cedere non potest (A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield))
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To: NakedRampage

What’s the point of having an amendment process if you won’t use it? Both the 1st and 2nd amendments should be amended. I understand that people are scared to do it. Ok then, we’ll muddle along with unlimited government in the meantime.


6 posted on 09/15/2011 5:27:31 AM PDT by Huck (If you are in a union, then bow to your COMMIE masters.)
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To: Huck
"We need to amend the Constitution.."

Absolutely NOT!

Please tell me that you simply forgot to "close sarcasm".

There is nothing at all "wrong" with our Constitution, and any wholesale re-writing of it would result in a wholesale trashing of it.

7 posted on 09/15/2011 5:29:03 AM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: Todd Kinsey
I'll have to add it to my growing library of books on American History. A collection started because of the Glenn Beck TV show, and his book recommendations. I wish I was this interested in American History back in my youth. See what political activism does to you.
8 posted on 09/15/2011 5:29:39 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Designer

There are many things wrong with it. That’s why it comes with an amendment process. To fix the errors.


9 posted on 09/15/2011 5:31:06 AM PDT by Huck (If you are in a union, then bow to your COMMIE masters.)
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To: Huck
The question is how that process will be used, by those in power and those who wish to see our freedoms stripped away.

If we set about to re-word #2 so as to add the words "the individual right to bear arms...", we'll more likely end up with a version that says "The governments right to determine an individual's right to own a bb gun." Do you trust our current GOP leadership? Do you doubt that they would sell out our most cherished freedoms in the blink of an eye? Because I don't.

10 posted on 09/15/2011 5:32:19 AM PDT by NakedRampage (Fortis cadere, cedere non potest (A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield))
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To: NakedRampage
Re: Second Amendment, I would simply remove the introductory clause, that has caused all the controversy. I would probably also add that no state or local governments can infringe either, rather than rely on substantive due process.

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed by any government under the jurisdiction of the United States."

You could take it one step further and define "arms." That would be nice.

11 posted on 09/15/2011 5:37:35 AM PDT by Huck (If you are in a union, then bow to your COMMIE masters.)
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1st amendment--I would revise the freedom of religion section, which also has gone badly awry. The establishment clause needs to be re-written and clarified. Something along the lines of:

The right of the people to freely exercise their religion shall not be infringed by any government under the jurisdiction of the United States, including expressions of faith occurring at public events or in public spaces.

12 posted on 09/15/2011 5:41:10 AM PDT by Huck (If you are in a union, then bow to your COMMIE masters.)
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To: NakedRampage
we'll more likely end up with a version that says "The governments right to determine an individual's right to own a bb gun."

It would never make it out of the House.

13 posted on 09/15/2011 5:42:44 AM PDT by Huck (If you are in a union, then bow to your COMMIE masters.)
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To: Huck
What you see as shortcomings in the original text are simply magnified examples of leftist judges and activist lawyers "interpreting" so as to misconstrue the original meaning and intent.

A better idea is to make sure that everyone has an understanding of the history of the founding of this country.

Oh, and a good grasp of the English language.

14 posted on 09/15/2011 5:53:42 AM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: Huck

I absolutely agree with posts 11 and 12 — such wording would be a massive improvement. My object is that once we so much as open those amendments to change...They’re gone forever, courtesy of the left, its judges and lawyers, its politicians and powerbrokers.


15 posted on 09/15/2011 6:00:31 AM PDT by NakedRampage (Fortis cadere, cedere non potest (A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield))
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To: NakedRampage
In a country that elects democrats who would open the Constitution to the amendment process?

I know that you and others say you would only change, delete, or add a little to remove ambiguities.

But that's what "you" would do. What would "they" do!

There better be a very solid majority before any amendment process is undertaken.

16 posted on 09/15/2011 6:45:50 AM PDT by hfr (Liberalism is a moral disorder that leads to mental disorder (actually it's sin))
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Correction to self:

"you" is meant as an indefinite pronoun. It's not pointing to anyone in particular.

17 posted on 09/15/2011 6:48:58 AM PDT by hfr (Liberalism is a moral disorder that leads to mental disorder (actually it's sin))
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To: Designer

I’m confused. We do have an amendment process that has been used and should continue to be used. Are you saying that we should not use what the Founders put into place?

On the other hand, there are those who are calling for a Constitutional Convention, in which you could potentially throw the baby out with the bath water by opening things up to total change and not know what you’d get after the process. That is something that I would vehemently oppose, and from your comment, I suspect you would too.


18 posted on 09/15/2011 7:53:38 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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"Are you saying that we should not use what the Founders put into place?"

I hope it would be understood that I do agree with the amendment process, but a look at some of the very ill-considered amendments we already have should indicate that the process does not guarantee good amendments.

We could cancel half of what is already there and end up with a better Constitution.

I stand by my position that there is nothing fundamentaly "wrong" with our Constitution, and a constitutional SCOTUS and POTUS and Congress could "fix" practically everything that has been bastardized overnight if they wanted to.

Any "ambiguity" is simply the result of (usually leftist) lawyers and judges "interpreting" for us. They need to stand down.

19 posted on 09/15/2011 11:04:26 AM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: Designer

Ok. Thanks for the clarification. Well stated.


20 posted on 09/15/2011 11:35:06 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: NavyCanDo

Mine started the same way. I had always been interested in WWII, Vietnam, and the Civil War so I had several books on those topics but had very little on our founders until Glenn started his series.


21 posted on 09/20/2011 9:53:48 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey (Todd)
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To: Todd Kinsey

Yep. Before Glenn Beck I was like most, knowing that George Washington was a surveyor who became General of the Continental Army. He was elected our First President, and is still known as the father of our Country.

After Glenn Beck and reading several books on Washington that he recommended, I now know so much more about him. I could even tell you the name of his dogs. “Sweet Lips” was the name of one, showing you Washington also had a since of humor. Through study of my family history I also learned that my GGGG Grandfather was one of General Braddock’s wagoneers who escaped “Braddock’s defeat” with his life along with Washington.
Thanks to Beck, I have a hole new appreciation for American History.


22 posted on 09/20/2011 11:36:33 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

That’s a great story. I have a similar one when I found out a male on my father’s side of the family has served in the Army dating back to the Civil War. I’m trying to track it back further than that but that’s as far as I’ve gotten.


23 posted on 09/21/2011 11:40:36 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey (Todd)
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