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That's not what they meant! : reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America's right wing

Author: Michael Austin
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essential reading for anyone seeking the accurate historical background to many of the hot-button political debates of today. A true historical picture of men who often disagreed with one another on such crucial issues as federal power, judicial review, and the separation of church and state.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Austin
ISBN: 9781616146702 1616146702
OCLC Number: 793581728
Description: 253 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: How I learned to stop worrying about Glenn Beck and write this book --
Founderstein : how to turn six dead white guys into one political monster --
The fallacy of "original intent" --
The founders on religion and liberty --
States' rights/states' wrongs : how the right hijacked federalism --
The Jeffersonian myth and the Hamiltonian bogeyman --
Grover Norquest and the tax pledge versus Alexander Hamilton and good government --
Courting disaster : the dumb right-wing attack on the federal judiciary --
Why America, the constitution, and god will (probably) survive.
Responsibility: by Michael Austin.

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Essential reading for anyone seeking the accurate historical background to many of the hot-button political debates of today. A true historical picture of men who often disagreed with one another on such crucial issues as federal power, judicial review, and the separation of church and state.

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