‘The Founders’ Key by Larry P. Arnn is an in-depth look at how the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are uniquely and inseparably linked. Mr. Arnn shows how the founding fathers saw the ideas proclaimed within these two documents as divinely established. He also gives convincing arguments that the wish to adhere to one but not the other is ultimately to bring about the death of both. Which will destroy what makes this country great, and eventually wipe us out as a free nation.
In the first part, Mr. Arnn spends eight chapters covering the ideas in the two documents, how they are related to one another and discussing those ideas both as the founding fathers put them forth in the documents they wrote, and the arguments and points of view of later people who think the two documents somehow contradict one another. It is fascinating and should be must reading for every grade school, high school, and college student in the country.
The second half of the book is devoted to ‘Foundational readings’. These include the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, Federalist No. 10: The Union As A Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection, Federalist No. 39: The Conformity of the Plan to Republican Principles, Federalist No. 48: These Departments Should Not Be So Far Separated as to Have No Constitutional Control Over Each Other, Federalist No. 49: Method of Guarding Against the Encroachments of Any One Department of Government by Appealing to the People Through a Convention,Federalist No. 51: The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks and Balances Between the Different Departments, and “Property”. At one time these were all required reading for school children and should still be today.
As a whole I would STRONGLY recommend everyone in the United States, citizen by birth, naturalized citizens, and those yet to become citizens read this book. It is an eye opener and at the very least gives the reader some important things to think about whether or not they are interested in politics or history.
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