Our Lost Constitution

Our Lost Constitution
Author: Mike Lee
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN: 0143108409
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Lost Constitution Book Excerpt:

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 indispensible 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 threating 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.

Our Lost Declaration

Our Lost Declaration
Author: Mike Lee
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN: 0525538550
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Lost Declaration Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestselling author and committed constitutional conservative Senator Mike Lee reveals the little-known stories behind the Founder's takedown of a tyrannical king and the forgotten document that created America. There is perhaps no more powerful sentence in human history, written in Philadelphia in the oppressively hot summer of 1776: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." Despite the earth-shattering power of Jefferson's simple sentence and the document in which it is found, many Americans today don't understand or appreciate the Declaration's gravity. As a result, we have lost touch with much of what makes our country so special: the distinctly American belief in the dignity of every human soul. Our nation was born in an act of rebellion against an all-powerful government. In Our Lost Declaration, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories of the offenses committed by the British crown against its own subjects. From London's attempts to shut down colonial legislatures to hauling John Hancock before a court without a jury, the abuses of a strong central government were felt far and wide. They spurred our Founders to risk their lives in defense of their rights, and their efforts established a vision of political freedom that would change the course of history. Lee shares new insights into the personalities who shaped that vision, such as: Thomas Paine, a populist radical who nearly died making his voyage from Great Britain to the colonies before writing his revolutionary pamphlet, Common Sense. Edmund Randolph, who defied his Loyalist family and served in the Virginia convention that voted for independence Thomas Jefferson, who persevered through a debilitating health crisis to pen the document that would officially begin the American experiment. Senator Lee makes vividly clear how many abuses of federal power today are rooted in neglect of the Declaration, including federal overreach that corrupts state legislatures, the judicial system, and even international trade. By rediscovering the Declaration, we can remind our leaders in Washington D.C. that they serve us--not the other way around.

Our Lost Constitution

Our Lost Constitution
Author: Mike Lee
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN: 0698189205
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Lost Constitution Book Excerpt:

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 indispensible 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 threating 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.

The Lost Constitution

The Lost Constitution
Author: William Martin
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2007-05-15
ISBN: 9780765315380
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Constitution Book Excerpt:

Learning of the existence of an early, annotated draft of the constitution, rare book expert Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline, realize that the annotations identify the Founding Fathers' true intentions for the Bill of Rights with history-changing potential, a possibility that rival searchers will do anything to keep secret. By the author of Back Bay. 150,000 first printing.

Written Out of History

Written Out of History
Author: Mike Lee
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 0399564470
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Written Out of History Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Some of America’s most important founders have been erased from our history books. In the fight to restore the true meaning of the Constitution, their stories must be told. In the earliest days of our nation, a handful of unsung heroes—including women, slaves, and an Iroquois chief—made crucial contributions to our republic. They pioneered the ideas that led to the Bill of Rights, the separation of powers, and the abolition of slavery. Yet, their faces haven’t been printed on our currency or carved into any cliffs. Instead, they were marginalized, silenced, or forgotten—sometimes by an accident of history, sometimes by design. In the thick of the debates over the Constitution, some founders warned about the dangers of giving too much power to the central government. Though they did not win every battle, these anti-Federalists and their allies managed to insert a system of checks and balances to protect the people from an intrusive federal government. Other forgotten figures were not politicians themselves, but by their thoughts and actions influenced America’s story. Yet successive generations have forgotten their message, leading to the creation of a vast federal bureaucracy that our founders would not recognize and did not want. Senator Mike Lee, one of the most consistent and impassioned opponents of an abusive federal government, tells the story of liberty’s forgotten heroes. In these pages, you’ll learn the true stories of founders such as... • Aaron Burr who is depicted in the popular musical Hamilton and in history books as a villain, but in reality was a far more complicated figure who fought the abuse of executive power. • Mercy Otis Warren, one of the most prominent female writers in the Revolution and a protégé of John Adams, who engaged in vigorous debates against the encroachment of federal power and ultimately broke with Adams over her fears of the Constitution. • Canasatego, an Iroquois chief whose words taught Benjamin Franklin the basic principles behind the separation of powers. The popular movement that swept Republicans into power in 2010 and 2016 was led by Americans who rediscovered the majesty of the Constitution and knew the stories of Hamilton, Madison, and Washington. But we should also know the names of the contrarians who argued against them and who have been written out of history. If we knew of the heroic fights of these lost founders, we’d never have ended up with a government too big, too powerful, and too unresponsive to its citizens. The good news is that it’s not too late to rememberand to return to our first principles. Restoring the memory of these lost individuals will strike a crippling blow against big government.

Restoring the Lost Constitution

Restoring the Lost Constitution
Author: Randy E. Barnett
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-11-24
ISBN: 0691159734
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restoring the Lost Constitution Book Excerpt:

The U.S. Constitution found in school textbooks and under glass in Washington is not the one enforced today by the Supreme Court. In Restoring the Lost Constitution, Randy Barnett argues that since the nation's founding, but especially since the 1930s, the courts have been cutting holes in the original Constitution and its amendments to eliminate the parts that protect liberty from the power of government. From the Commerce Clause, to the Necessary and Proper Clause, to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, to the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Supreme Court has rendered each of these provisions toothless. In the process, the written Constitution has been lost. Barnett establishes the original meaning of these lost clauses and offers a practical way to restore them to their central role in constraining government: adopting a "presumption of liberty" to give the benefit of the doubt to citizens when laws restrict their rightful exercises of liberty. He also provides a new, realistic and philosophically rigorous theory of constitutional legitimacy that justifies both interpreting the Constitution according to its original meaning and, where that meaning is vague or open-ended, construing it so as to better protect the rights retained by the people. As clearly argued as it is insightful and provocative, Restoring the Lost Constitution forcefully disputes the conventional wisdom, posing a powerful challenge to which others must now respond. This updated edition features an afterword with further reflections on individual popular sovereignty, originalist interpretation, judicial engagement, and the gravitational force that original meaning has exerted on the Supreme Court in several recent cases.

Release from Captivity

Release from Captivity
Author: Mike Lee
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2009-04
ISBN: 143893811X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Release from Captivity Book Excerpt:

...the Sun of righteousness will arise with healing in His wings... Malachi 4:2 (NKJV) The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is in trouble in the day and time in which we live. Church attendance, baptisms, and genuine discipleship are on the decline. True spiritual ministry is seldom ever manifested among the hurting people of God. Our church members for the most part are spiritually unhealthy and weak. The communities that surround our churches remain virtually untouched and unchanged. What has happened to the glory of the Lord that was once upon the Church of Jesus Christ? Where is the anointing power of the Holy Spirit that transforms lives and openly manifests the ministry of Jesus Christ to the Church and the world alike? Church overseer and author Mike Lee believes that there are sound biblical answers to these haunting questions. Rev. Lee truly sensed the good hand of God upon his life when the Spirit of the Lord quickened him to see and embrace the truths he shares passionately in this book. Contained in these pages is a message of hope and restoration. The author perceives this as the time when the Lord will bring sincere repentance and radical reform to His Church. We are fast approaching the time of His favor, he writes, when God once again will bring to His children a supernatural "release from captivity". Jesus Christ is about to be be exalted in the eyes of men as the only "Lord and Head" over the Church. God is about to turn the mourning of His people into triumphant celebration! We must sincerely humble ourselves to hear and obey His voice as He speaks to us, while it is still called, "today".

The Freedom Agenda

The Freedom Agenda
Author: Mike Lee
Publsiher: Regnery Publishing
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2011-07-18
ISBN: 1596982888
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Freedom Agenda Book Excerpt:

Argues that the only way to solve the United States' budget crisis and avoid a future of economic stagnation is to adopt a balanced budget amendment, explaning how it would increase individual liberty and remove unnecessary spending.

Nagash Immortal

Nagash Immortal
Author: Mike Lee
Publsiher: Black Library
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9781849700344
Category: Fantasy fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nagash Immortal Book Excerpt:

In the tunnels of Nagashizzar, a new threat to the realm of the undead is rising. Nagash must call upon all his reserves of power to defeat the skaven assault and continue his unholy reign.

Hunter Book

Hunter Book
Author: Mike Lee,Greg Stolze
Publsiher: White Wolf Pub
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 9781565047396
Category: Fantasy games
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunter Book Book Excerpt:

For centuries, supernatural powers have reigned, warring among themselves, culling the human herds and lashing out from the shadows. The creatures of the night have held court since before the dawn of history. Nothing lasts forever. From the throng of humanity, individuals emerge who know the truth. They know monsters exist. Enough is enough! The forces of darkness must pay their due. The time of retribution is at hand. Hunter Books provide vital character information for players and Storytellers.

Nagash the Unbroken

Nagash the Unbroken
Author: Mike Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2010-01
ISBN: 9781844167906
Category: Fantasy fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nagash the Unbroken Book Excerpt:

The powerful necromancer Nagash, having suffered defeat on the battlefield at the hands of the priest kings, is forced to lick his wounds in the mountains of Nehekhara. Over time he rebuilds his strength and finds new allies in the skaven - mutant ratmen that live beneath the earth.

Our Republican Constitution

Our Republican Constitution
Author: Randy E. Barnett
Publsiher: Broadside Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN: 9780062412287
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Republican Constitution Book Excerpt:

A concise history of the long struggle between two fundamentally opposing constitutional traditions, from one of the nation’s leading constitutional scholars—a manifesto for renewing our constitutional republic. The Constitution of the United States begins with the words: “We the People.” But from the earliest days of the American republic, there have been two competing notions of “the People,” which lead to two very different visions of the Constitution. Those who view “We the People” collectively think popular sovereignty resides in the people as a group, which leads them to favor a “democratic” constitution that allows the “will of the people” to be expressed by majority rule. In contrast, those who think popular sovereignty resides in the people as individuals contend that a “republican” constitution is needed to secure the pre-existing inalienable rights of “We the People,” each and every one, against abuses by the majority. In Our Republican Constitution, renowned legal scholar Randy E. Barnett tells the fascinating story of how this debate arose shortly after the Revolution, leading to the adoption of a new and innovative “republican” constitution; and how the struggle over slavery led to its completion by a newly formed Republican Party. Yet soon thereafter, progressive academics and activists urged the courts to remake our Republican Constitution into a democratic one by ignoring key passes of its text. Eventually, the courts complied. Drawing from his deep knowledge of constitutional law and history, as well as his experience litigating on behalf of medical marijuana and against Obamacare, Barnett explains why “We the People” would greatly benefit from the renewal of our Republican Constitution, and how this can be accomplished in the courts and the political arena.

Nagash the Sorcerer

Nagash the Sorcerer
Author: Mike Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781844166602
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nagash the Sorcerer Book Excerpt:

2000 years before the time of Sigmar, the mighty kingdom of Nehekhara flourished in the hot desert lands far to the south of the Old World. Mike Lee tells the bitter story of the rise of Nagash, a priest king whose quest for immortality would unleash a plague of death and evil that damned Nehekhara and its people forever.

Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels
Author: Mike Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781844167289
Category: Science fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fallen Angels Book Excerpt:

Science fiction. A treacherous act by Horus brings the Great Crusade to a halt while the primarchs reconsider their loyalties, a decision that the Dark Angels also grapple with at a pivotal time on their home world of Caliban.

Restoring the Lost Constitution

Restoring the Lost Constitution
Author: Randy E. Barnett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780691115856
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restoring the Lost Constitution Book Excerpt:

"Barnett establishes the original meaning of these lost clauses and offers a practical way to restore them to their central role in constraining government: adopting a "presumption of liberty" to give the benefit of the doubt to citizens when laws restrict their rightful exercises of liberty. He also provides a new, realistic and philosophically rigorous theory of constitutional legitimacy that justifies both interpreting the Constitution according to its original meaning and, where that meaning is vague or openended, construing it so as to better protect the rights retained by the people."--BOOK JACKET.

The Chronicles of Malus Darkblade

The Chronicles of Malus Darkblade
Author: Dan Abnett,Mike Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 762
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781844166589
Category: Darkblade, Malus (Fictitious character)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chronicles of Malus Darkblade Book Excerpt:

The dark elves are feared throughout the Old World for their evil ways, yet one member of this despicable race stands out for his treachery and cunning - Malus Darkblade. Having been possessed by an ancient daemon, the dark elf is faced with a stark choice - recover five items of unimaginable power or forfeit his soul forever!

Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention

Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention
Author: International Chemical Workers Union
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chemical workers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention Book Excerpt:

Jo

Jo
Author: Dave Lowry,Mike Lee
Publsiher: Black Belt Communications
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9780897501163
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jo Book Excerpt:

The jo appears to be the lowliest of all tools--an ordinary length of wood--yet it’s an exceptional weapon. While no one speaks of famous jo makers the way they do of sword smiths, the jo is capable of snapping the best swords ever forged. Packed with information on correct grips, stances, postures and etiquette, the book also outlines striking methods, combination techniques, and a 31-count formal solo exercise called tandoku renshu, making it the ultimate resource for those who appreciate Japan’s most subtle weapon.

Aberrant

Aberrant
Author: Mike Lee
Publsiher: Arthaus
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2004-06-01
ISBN: 9781588469656
Category: Games
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aberrant Book Excerpt:

Fantasirollespil.

The Daemon s Curse

The Daemon s Curse
Author: Dan Abnett,Mike Lee
Publsiher: Games Workshop Limited
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781844161911
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daemon s Curse Book Excerpt:

A cruel and ruthless opportunist, dark elf aristocrat Malus Darkblade makes his way through the perilous Warhammer world, from the treacherous courts of the dark elves to the horrors of the Chaos Wastes, in the first of five novels chronicling the adventures of the anti-hero. Original.