Want to win political arguments and amaze your friends?
We just love to argue about politics, and our social media feeds tell us that today’s political discourse volume dial is perpetually turned to 11. We argue, debate, scream and shout, unfriend, unfollow, and throw the occasional tantrum in the Wal-Mart Arts and Crafts aisle.
Here’s a sure-fire way to get up to speed. This isn’t a book for historians or constitutional scholars. There are plenty of those reading long passages to comatose students using their best sonorous voices . By making history fun and entertaining, yet still informative, this book meets the need of everyone who pays attention to the news.
178 trillion people haven’t read the Constitution. Don’t be one of them.
Much of our collective ranting is based on a knowledge platform of, well, not as much as we might like. In fact, I figure that 173.19 trillion of us have never actually read the Constitution. OK, admittedly that number might be more of an estimate than a carefully researched fact.
Here’s the owner’s manual that’s guaranteed to entertain.
Is understanding our national rulebook one of those things on your todo list that you just keep putting off?
We can help.
Why do we never seem to get around to digesting the national instruction book? Probably because it’s somewhat boring to read as it’s full of words like “attainder” and “emoluments.” I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen the word “attainder” before, not even on the Master’s Series of Wheel of Fortune.
That’s precisely why I wrote The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story. I had an ambitious goal: to make the Constitution’s history and meaning so simple that even a career politician could understand it. I know, it’s not just an adventure; it’s my job.
Enjoy! Check that self-education item off your to-do list and have some serious fun in the process!
What’s the big deal about understanding the Constitution and Bill of Rights?
The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story covers the underlying concepts of natural rights and the real purpose of consent-based government. Hint: it’s not to subpoena and investigate each other.
This is our national owner’s manual. You know, the instruction guide to the great political experiment.
The historically accurate and decidedly entertaining owner’s manual, The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story covers the how’s, what’s, and why’s of the United States founding documents – but with a healthy dose of political humor. It offers a historically accurate and informative background on the nation’s founding documents, but unlike the original, it won’t put you into a coma or lead to irritable bunion syndrome. The mission is simple: to make the Constitution so easy to understand that even a career politician can grasp it. That’s important because it’s abundantly clear that most politicians know less about the Constitution than they do about the composition of spackle.
Who would think that words carved into a 200-year old tree could cause so much controversy in this day and age? Well, technically, it’s not even a tree. While early drafts of the Constitution were likely written on hemp paper, the final was considered significant enough to warrant going out and skewering a sheep to make parchment. Ewww.
This is a highly educational book and should be read by everyone who believes that our founding fathers really knew what they were doing.
It’s hard to believe anyone has created a light hearted romp through the founding documents of the US, but here it is. McHale combs through every document, section, article and amendment and explores the intentions and where we are now. This books conveys the users manuals for the US in a way that even sitting politicians may understand.
What’s in it?
The heart of the book is a simplified and fun walk through the events leading up to the creation of the founding documents. It wasn’t easy. Remember the last time you attended a PTA meeting? Stop and think about the angst, pettiness, infighting, alliances, physical threats, and political struggles. Got a clear mental picture? Good. Now multiply that by eleventy-nine trillion, and you have a pretty good idea of what the process of designing and implementing the Constitution looked like.
The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story includes the following sections:
- A Brief History
- A New Type of Government
- Constitutional Whats and Whys
- The Declaration of Independence
- How the Constitution Came to Be
- What Does the Constitution Say?
- The Bill of Rights
- Later Amendments
- The Constitution Today
- The Original Founding Documents
The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story will not only help you impress your friends, but it’ll also equip you to dominate your social media debates!
Read this book to learn the Constitution and Bill of Rights, but with 137% less boredom.