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Overview: What form of government does the United States have? If you are like most Americans, you’ll miss it. You see, our Founding Fathers never wanted a democracy. We have a republic. So, what is a republic? Let’s follow Mr. Butts, as he uses his favorite Founder, John Adams, to explain republican–not the party–government.
Story Telling: This is an educational book. Research, reference, however you want to call it, it’s to educate you.
Likes: Mr. Butts compares all forms of government. We are able to see what our Founding Fathers were looking for.
Big plus. We get a copy of the United States Constitution.
Dislikes: My only complaint is the etymology lessons. Some of them can get confusing.
Favorite Quote: The Founders had a vision of the future, or so it would seem. “The predominant passion of all men in power…is the same; that tyranny will be the effect, whoever are the governors, whether the one, the few, or the many, if uncontrolled by
- equal laws
, made by
- common consent
, unsupported, protected and enforced by three different orders of men in equilibrio.”-The emphasis is mine. (You know how they sneak many laws through, that they don’t follow.)
Favorite Part: Both the letter from John Adams and the Constitution made this book.
Conclusion: This book is important, not only to those looking to vote, but to every household in America. I cannot recommend it enough.