By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
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For those of you out there wondering just how our government got so out of control, Mike Lee has written a book that is now one of my favorites: Our Lost Constitution – The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document. For Constitutional Conservatives, this book is a must have. I loved reading this book and so did my family.
Mike Lee is a student of our Founding Fathers and our Founding Documents. He is a Constitutional scholar and he has expertly combined history and law in an exceptional analysis of the dangers that challenge our Constitutional system of government today, while pointing out how we have dangerously veered from the Founders’ vision for our Constitutional Republic.
About Mike Lee: Senator MIKE LEE (R-Utah) is a tireless advocate for our founding constitutional principles. A former Supreme Court clerk, he serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Armed Services Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee. He was recently named chairman of the Senate Steering Committee. He lives with his family in Alpine, Utah.
The Overview from Penguin Random House:
The still-unfolding story of America’s Constitution is a history of heroes and villains—the flawed visionaries who inspired and crafted liberty’s safeguards, and the shortsighted opportunists who defied them. Those stories are known by few today.
In Our Lost Constitution, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories behind six of the Constitution’s most indispensable provisions. He shows their rise. He shows their fall. And he makes vividly clear how nearly every abuse of federal power today is rooted in neglect of this Lost Constitution. For example:
• The Origination Clause says that all bills to raise taxes must originate in the House of Representatives, but contempt for the clause ensured the passage of Obamacare.
• The Fourth Amendment protects us against unreasonable searches and seizures, but the NSA now collects our private data without a warrant.
• The Legislative Powers Clause means that only Congress can pass laws, but unelected agencies now produce ninety-nine out of every one hundred pages of legal rules imposed on the American people.
Lee’s cast of characters includes a former Ku Klux Klansman, who hijacked the Establishment Clause to strangle Catholic schools; the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who called the Second Amendment a fraud; and the revered president who began his first of four terms by threatening to shatter the balance of power between Congress and the president, and who began his second term by vowing to do the same to the Supreme Court.
Fortunately, the Constitution has always had its defenders. Senator Lee tells the story of how Andrew Jackson, noted for his courage in duels and politics, stood firm against the unconstitutional expansion of federal powers. He brings to life Ben Franklin’s genius for compromise at a deeply divided constitutional convention. And he tells how in 2008, a couple of unlikely challengers persuaded the Supreme Court to rediscover the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms.
Sections of the Constitution may have been forgotten, but it’s not too late to bring them back—if only we remember why we once demanded them and how we later lost them. Drawing on his experience working in all three branches of government, Senator Lee makes a bold case for resurrecting the Lost Constitution to restore and defend our fundamental liberties.
In his book, Mike Lee doesn’t hold back. He lambastes Congress, the Supreme Court justices and the White House for shredding our Constitution and willfully subverting our laws. This is why Mike Lee is a Tea Party favorite and is admired by millions of Americans who want our Constitutional principles reinstated and the Marxist policies of Obama and the Progressives done away with. It is also no surprise that staunch Conservative patriots such as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin love the book. It is also highly praised by Hillsdale College.
Get your children, your family and your friends one of the very best presents they’ll treasure for years to come… get Mike Lee’s Our Lost Constitution – The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document. This book gives me great hope we can return to what made this nation great and overcome the Liberal ‘hope and change’ that has twisted, subverted and strangled this nation for far too long. With leaders such as Mike Lee at the helm with Ted Cruz, America can once again become the greatest nation on earth.