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Another Good Read

One of the perks - or perils, sometimes - of running a Conservative blog is that I get approached by the publishing companies to review new Conservative literature. I’m not always interested in what they have to offer, but sometimes I bite. And sometimes what they send me is a real gem. I think that’s the case with the latest, Utah Senator Mike Lee’s Our Lost Constitution, a short (256 pages) concise reminder of the importance of several pieces of that document that appear to be being ignored, how that has lead to the federal government running amok, and how the Legislative Branch can fix things. If they have the nuts to do so. The book hits the shelves in 15 days. I’ve had a few copies of it for 3 days now, and my wife and I have been reading and discussing it constantly.


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I gather the book is dividing into two parts: What’s Wrong, and How To Fix It. I haven’t got to the second part yet, but I’m really looking forward to it. Senator Lee writes in a very straightforward manner, explaining what a certain part of the Constitution is all about, and then shows how Washington has messed things up by doing an end run, by over-delegation, or by simply flouting the rules and getting away with it.

The past year’s political news stories have been such a dung heap that I’ve had to stop paying attention to most of them. It’s all bad, all of it. I was giving myself an ulcer, metaphorically, spending so much time on these horrid tales and working myself into a tizzy. Senator Lee’s book is helping me de-stress my distress, letting me play Constitutional Whack-a-Mole ... “this bit of legislation is wrong because of Section XYZ; it’s unconstitutional, so throw it out” and then move on. The problem is, that Mole Mallet can swat nearly everything that DC has generated in the past decade or two. Under Obama andBush. And Clinton.

If Senator Lee isn’t the greatest Tea Party elected official ever, then he must be in the top ten. Top five. Please Lord, don’t let this good man get DC Disease.

Our Lost Constitution would make a superb adjunct text to any high school Civics, Constitutional Law, or Social Studies class. And it will get you fired up again. It sure has around our house.

I’ll keep you posted as I get deeper into this one.

Pre-order from Amazon.

Before It’s News has their take, didn’t read the book yet, but provides some background on Senator Lee.


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