When discussing the Constitution, both the Right and Left talk past each other, armed with their own particular version of the document's intentions, limitations, and abilities. Tackling the preamble, and the articles covering the legislative branch, the executive branch, the judiciary branch, miscellaneous subjects, and amendments and Bill of Rights in turn, this book looks at what Madison, Hamilton, James Wilson, Patrick Henry, Roger Sherman, George Mason, Oliver Ellsworth, Melancton Smith, Charles Pinckney, Robert Whitehall and other founders thought about the document they were creating. Discover how the founding fathers themselves wanted the Constitution to be used by the nation of America, and how that impacts our political process today. 262 pages, softcover.
Brion McClanahan is author of The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Founding Fathers and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of South Carolina. Born in Virginia, he attended high school in Delaware and received a B.A. in history from Salisbury University in Maryland. He lives with his wife and children near Phenix City, Alabama, just across the river from Columbus, Georgia.