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The Resource Written out of history : the forgotten founders who fought big government, Senator Mike Lee

Written out of history : the forgotten founders who fought big government, Senator Mike Lee

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Written out of history : the forgotten founders who fought big government
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Written out of history
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the forgotten founders who fought big government
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Senator Mike Lee
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eng
Summary
  • Discusses the men and women who, in the early days of the United States, spoke out about the threat of a too powerful and intrusive federal government
  • "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 protâegâe 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 remember and to return to our first principles. Restoring the memory of these lost individuals will strike a crippling blow against big government."
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Biography type
collective biography
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10565378
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DLC
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1971-
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Lee, Mike
Dewey number
  • 973.3092/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.5
LC item number
.L435 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • United States
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Martin, Luther
  • Warren, Mercy Otis
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Gerry, Elbridge
  • Freeman, Elizabeth
  • Otis, James
  • Mason, George
  • Franklin, Benjamin
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the forgotten founders who fought big government
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Written out of history : the forgotten founders who fought big government, Senator Mike Lee
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-222) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The Hamilton effect -- Aaron Burr and the abuse of executive power -- Luther Martin: sober analysis from a drunk founder -- Mercy Otis Warren: the woman who blocked an American King -- Join or die: Canasatego, Ben Franklin, and the confederacy in the wilderness -- The Bill of Rights: Elbridge Gerry's "dangerous" idea -- Mum Bett: the slave who claimed her rights -- James Otis and the trial that gave us the Fourth Amendment -- George Mason: defender of individual and economic freedom -- Conclusion. Writing our forgotten founders back into history
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 232 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399564451
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016303808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987958509
Label
Written out of history : the forgotten founders who fought big government, Senator Mike Lee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The Hamilton effect -- Aaron Burr and the abuse of executive power -- Luther Martin: sober analysis from a drunk founder -- Mercy Otis Warren: the woman who blocked an American King -- Join or die: Canasatego, Ben Franklin, and the confederacy in the wilderness -- The Bill of Rights: Elbridge Gerry's "dangerous" idea -- Mum Bett: the slave who claimed her rights -- James Otis and the trial that gave us the Fourth Amendment -- George Mason: defender of individual and economic freedom -- Conclusion. Writing our forgotten founders back into history
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 232 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399564451
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016303808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987958509

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