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Om Founding Fathers Guide to the Constituti
What Does the Constitution Really Mean?Are liberals right when they cite the elastic clauses of the Constitution to justify big government? Or are conservatives right when they cite the Constitutions explicit limits on federal power? The answer lies in a more basic question: How did the founding generation intend for us to interpret and apply the Constitution? Professor Brion McClanahan, popular author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers, finds the answers by going directly to the sourceto the Founding Fathers themselves, who debated all the relevant issues in their state constitutional conventions.In The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution, youll discover:How the Constitution was designed to protect rather than undermine the rights of StatesWhy Congress, not the executive branch, was meant to be the dominant branch of governmentand why the Founders would have argued for impeaching many modern presidents for violating the ConstitutionWhy an expansive central government was the Founders biggest fear, and how the Constitutionand the Bill of Rightswas designed to guard against itWhy the founding generation would regard most of the current federal budgetincluding stimulus packagesas unconstitutionalWhy the Founding Fathers would oppose attempts to reform the Electoral CollegeWhy the Founding Fathers would be horrified at the enormous authority of the Supreme Court, and why the Founders intended Congress, not the Court, to interpret federal lawAuthoritative, fascinating, and timely, The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution is the definitive laymans guide to Americas most importantand often willfully misunderstoodhistorical document.