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The Great $5 Bill of Rights Robbery

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The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story

Here’s an excerpt you might enjoy from our new book, The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story

There were fourteen original copies of the Bill of Rights, one for the federal government and one for each of the 13 original colonies. Only eight states still have their copies: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. One of those only recently reclaimed theirs. At the end of the Civil War, one of Sherman’s soldiers broke into the Capitol Building and stole the North Carolina copy. He took it home to Ohio and later sold it to a local grain salesman for five dollars. In 2003, the FBI recovered the copy in a sting operation when a collector tried to sell it to the National Constitution Center for the sum of four million dollars. By 2007, after some fancy legal maneuvers, it was returned to North Carolina.

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The Second Continental Congress… You Know Things Are Bad When…

The Constitution - A Revolutionary Story

You know things are really bad when people thing that forming another Congress will make them better.

“Just a couple of months after the shooting started, Congress reconvened. After all, if you’re going be at war with a major world power, you ought to at least form some committees. The first action of the Second Continental Congress was to order Philly Cheese Steaks for lunch, but right after that, they resolved to create an army. Sure, there were already plenty of farmers with guns running around harassing the British, but no one had yet addressed important decisions like uniform colors. Recognizing that most armies had generals, the second move of the Second Congress was to hire one. You know the name — George Washington. Washington agreed to take the job under the condition that he not be paid, although it’s unclear if his agent secretly negotiated the whole picture on the dollar bill thing.”

Excerpt From: The Constitution: A Revolutionary Story: The historically accurate and decidedly entertaining owner’s manual.

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New Book Offers Constitutional Edutainment

The historically accurate and decidedly entertaining owner’s manual, The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story covers the how, what, and why of that 200-year-old parchment

Charleston, SC (September 7, 2017) – These days, the debate over what’s constitutional and what isn’t is a daily war of words. Most of those talking heads on TV know less about the Constitution than the chemical composition of spackle. That’s why the author, Tom McHale, wrote The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story.

The Constitution - A Revolutionary Story cover

The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story

This simple (and fun) owner’s manual will help readers become constitutionally astute in no time.

“Most people have never actually read the Constitution,” observes author Tom McHale. “That’s not entirely surprising because it’s not exactly enthralling reading. Full of arcane words like ‘attainder’ and ‘emoluments,’ it takes some commitment for people to digest the Constitution in its original form.”

That’s exactly why McHale decided to write The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story. It explains in everyday language the underlying concepts of natural rights and the real purpose of consent-based government. The book also clarifies how each of the three primary founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, work together to define the goals, theory, and mechanics of the American system.

The heart of the book is a simplified and enjoyable walk through the contents and meaning of the founding documents. Readers will have a clear understanding of what’s included in the three founding documents and each of the 17 later amendments to the Constitution.

“Our goal was to make the Constitution so easy to understand that even a career politician can grasp it,” jokes McHale.

The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • A Brief History
  • A New Type of Government
  • Constitutional What’s and Why’s
  • 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 –  Revolutionary Story is available now in Kindle and paperback formats from Amazon.com.

Amazon URL: https://www.amazon.com/Constitution-Revolutionary-historically-decidedly-entertaining-ebook/dp/B0754C7MXQ/

About

Author Tom McHale has published seven books and nearly 1,500 articles for various print and online publications. His books help to explain complicated topics in fun and easy to understand ways. He’s a committed lifelong learner and believes that ongoing education doesn’t have to be arcane or boring. There’s no reason that people can’t have a little fun while expanding their horizons.

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The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story

The historically accurate and decidedly entertaining owner’s manual

The Constitution - A Revolutionary Story

The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story

These days, the debate over what’s constitutional and what isn’t is a daily war of words. Most of those talking heads on TV know less about the Constitution than the chemical composition of spackle.

Constitutionally challenged? This simple (and fun) owners manual will help you become constitutionally aware in no time. The Constitution is chock full of weird words like “attainder” but that’s OK, we’ll explain. Hint: attainder is not a foot condition.

Historically accurate, yet entertaining, we’ll teach you what you need to know but with 137% less boredom.

Find both Kindle and Print versions at Amazon!

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30 Days To Concealed Carry Confidence

30 Days to Concealed Carry Confidence

30 Days to Concealed Carry Confidence

30 Days To Concealed Carry Confidence will be your blueprint to becoming a better protector of your loved ones. The key is our system of manageable goals, expert guidance, and daily drills you can do at home or at the range.

This isn’t pages and pages of technical manuals and jargon…it’s proven, manageable training. You’ll make small, sustainable changes every day…that will lead to huge, lasting growth.

Here’s just some of the things you’ll walk away with…

  • On day 1, you’ll discover how to cultivate a situationally aware mindset and learn how easy it really is to live a “Condition Yellow” lifestyle…
  • By days 14 & 15, you’ll understand the importance and have an in-depth understanding of stance, grip, and trigger press. These crucial fundamentals will simply become muscle memory…
  • And on day 30, you’ll finally understand the justified use of deadly force and be able to execute it with complete confidence…

Give yourself 30 days and you’ll walk away an informed, confident, situationally aware guardian for your family.

More Information: 30daystocarry.com

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How The Chicago Cubs Won The Electoral Vote

Image courtesy Yahoo Sports.

Image courtesy Yahoo Sports.

The real kick in the pants about the 2016 World Series is that the Chicago Cubs didn’t win. They tied with the Cleveland Indians.

There’s a lot of angst about Hillary Clinton currently being ahead in the national popular vote, even though Donald Trump won the electoral vote. While there are hundreds of thousands of votes yet to be tallied, she may very well end up with more total votes than Trump. But it doesn’t matter, because the popular vote isn’t how we elect Presidents.

The best explanation of the electoral college that I’ve heard was from former Texas State Representative, attorney, and Constitutional speaker Rick Green. He explains the reasoning for the electoral system by comparing it to America’s favorite pastime. No, not texting, baseball. The guy who invented the World Series (was that Pete Rose or Al Gore? I can never remember…), decided that the World Champions should be the team that played the best over a series of games, in different cities, with different players in and out of the game throughout the series. That’s why the series is determined by the best of seven games with teams playing in both home cities. The champion should be the team that plays the best overall, under different circumstances.

Suppose for a minute that the winner of the World Series was the team that scored the most runs over seven games. That sounds logical, right? Well, actually not. In 1960, the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series over the New York Yankees four games to three. Strangely enough, the Yankees scored 55 runs during the series, but the Pirates only scored 27. The Yankees should have won, right? Nope, because the Pirates won four games. Matching up against different pitchers, on different nights, in different parks, the Pirates played a better overall series and became the champs. Just because, during a couple of the games, the Yankees lit up a couple of pitchers and ran up the score, should they have won the series? I don’t think so. In fact, this scenario happens in baseball playoff and world series situations about 15 percent of the time.

The electoral college works on exactly the same theory, which is why the Founders created this model in the first place. If the President was determined simply by the raw number of popular votes nationwide, then New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago would determine the winner every four years and at least 46 states would be subservient to four, where over 50% of the population lives. No candidate would ever land in any state other than the four most populous. Fortunately, the Founders believed that a President must appeal to citizens throughout the nation, not just heavily the most heavily populated areas. The more well-rounded the presidential candidate, the better for all. The Founders also recognized that every locale was different, and citizens thereof had different desires, goals, and priorities not to mention accents. That’s one of the reasons that there is such a heavy emphasis on local representation and government at the state level.

Oh, and the Cubs? They scored 27 runs throughout the 2016 World Series. The Indians? Also 27, hence the tie. However, the rules of the game deem the winner as the team who wins the best out of seven games.

And that’s how the Chicago Cubs won the electoral vote.