Founding Brothers

51kjtm7pcrlBook #28: Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, Joseph J. Ellis

The Revolutionary era was an important and iconic era of our history.  And with 200 years of retrospection, it is often easy to romanticize the constitutional era and believe that it was a period of ideological clarity and political unanimity.  We often view the founding fathers as a generation of compatriots who worked together to build the nation we enjoy today.  And while these men were all motivated by a unified vision for an American nation, their ideas for how that nation should be build were often vastly different.  This is a fascinating look into the politics of the 1790’s and is a detailed accounting of a generation who gave of their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to give us the nation that we enjoy today.

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Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America

b000x16q5o-01-lBook #3: Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America, Mark Levin

Our country was founded on the principle that men are not angels and that there needs to be a balance of power in order to avoid the tyranny of power.  However over the years, activist judges in the judicial branch of government have reached beyond their constitutional obligations and defined policy from the bench.  In this book Mark Levin describes judicial activism and shows how activist judges have usurped the constitution in decisions from ranging freedom of religion to the court’s role in elections.  It is a fascinating read and is a chilling warning should the wrong people be nominated to the courts.

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God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values

b00iqy2pnw-01-lBook #16: God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values, Todd Starnes

The last decade has seen a full, frontal assault on religious liberty in local towns all the way to national politics.  In this book, Todd Starnes documents the attempts to limit religious freedom and offers a wakeup call to Christians regarding the erosion of the first freedom guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.

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