Skip navigation
Have a gift or promo code? Get started
Skip content
The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution
Price:

$17.96 USD

Retail price (USD): $19.95

Discount: 10%

This title is not eligible for purchase with membership credits. Why?

  Add to Wish List

Almost ready!

In order to save audiobooks to your Wish List you must be signed in to your account.

      Log in       Create account

The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution

Description

What does the Constitution really mean? How did the founding generation intend for us to interpret and apply the Constitution? Are liberals right when they cite its "elastic" clauses to justify big government, or are conservatives right when they cite its explicit limits on federal power? Professor Brion McClanahan, popular author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers, finds the answers by going directly to the source—the Founders themselves, who debated all the relevant issues in their state constitutional conventions.

In The Founding Fathers' Guide to the Constitution, you'll discover

–How the Constitution was designed to protect rather than undermine the rights of states;

–Why Congress, not the executive branch, was meant to be dominant—and why the Founders would have argued for impeaching many modern presidents for violating the Constitution;

–Why an expansive central government was the Founders' biggest fear, and how the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were designed to guard against it;

–Why the founding generation would regard most of the current federal budget, including "stimulus packages," unconstitutional;

–Why the Founding Fathers would oppose attempts to "reform" the Electoral College; and

–Why the Founding Fathers would be horrified at the enormous authority of the Supreme Court and why they intended Congress, not the Court, to interpret federal law.

Authoritative, fascinating, and timely, The Founding Fathers' Guide to the Constitution is the definitive layman's guide to America's most important—and often most willfully misunderstood—historical document.

Gift audiobook memberships

You pick the membership (1, 3, 6, or 12 months/credits), your gift recipient picks their own audiobooks, and your local bookstore is supported by your purchase.

Start shopping
Libro.fm App
 

Notice to our customers about The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution

Due to publisher restrictions we are unable to offer this audiobook via membership credits. To help combat restrictive licensing for our customers, we've lowered the price of this audiobook as much as we can.


Audiobook details