Toward a More Perfect Union

Writings of Herbert J. Storing

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Author: Herbert J. Storing

Publisher: American Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 9780844738406

Category: Political Science

Page: 469

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This book contains major writings by five of America's most distinguished political scientists and political theorists.

Toward a More Perfect Union

Virtue and the Formation of American Republics

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Author: Ann Fairfax Withington

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195101308

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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In October of 1774, Congress passed a moral code which banned the theater, cock-fights, and horse races. In abiding by this code, Americans built for themselves a character as a virtuous people which set them apart from the "corrupt" British, prepared them to declare independence, and gave them the confidence to establish republican governments. This book uses the specific moral code of Congress as a springboard into the issues generated by the constitutional crisis that precipitated the American Revolution. Withington argues that the moral program, grounded in popular culture, worked as a political strategy to involve people emotionally in the cause and to broaden the reach of resistance to include all classes and both genders. Withington's integration of political history with the materials of popular culture, including cocker manuals, mortuary paraphernalia, prints, caricatures, anagrams, bawdy comedies and sentimental tragedies, and last speeches of condemned criminals leads the reader into a deeper understanding of the formation and significance of the revolutionary ideology

Discovering the Real America

Toward a More Perfect Union

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Author: Lewis Diuguid

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599424215

Category: History

Page: 604

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Discovering the Real America examines the often overlooked history of white privilege, racism and discrimination in the United States. The text explains how the media have played a big part in maintaining the status quo. The book offers solutions to overcoming the obstacles of bigotry so that people can finally discover that the richness in the real America is in the long-overlooked diversity of this nation's multiethnic, multiracial, multicultural, multinational, multitalented people.

Toward a More Perfect Union

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Author: Bruce A. Lieberman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547295845

Category:

Page: 108

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These thoughtful and thought provoking essays by national political observer Bruce A. Lieberman shine the light on some of the most difficult problems that threaten the success of the American experiment in democracy and offer practical solutions to those problems. From the election of Donald Trump to an obscene provision of the tax laws to the scourge of violent urban crime and more, Mr. Lieberman invokes the words of the founding fathers and other brilliant minds of the past, adds a large dose of logic, originality and common sense, and shows how an honest and involved citizenry can succeed in making America great again. Mr. Lieberman runs the gamut of liberal, independent and conservative political thought in arriving at concrete ways to move America forward. This is a book for open-minded, patriotic Americans who want to return honesty, decency and sanity to our government. Mr. Lieberman received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bard College and his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. He resides with his wife, Deborah, in Sandia Park, New Mexico. He has requested that this book be printed in 13-point type to make it more accessible to interested readers who are visually impaired.

Toward a More Perfect Union

Introduction to American Government

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Author: Patrick Coaty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781465240910

Category: Political Science

Page: 644

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Toward a More Perfect Union

The Governance of Metropolitan America

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Author: Ralph Wendell Conant,Daniel J. Myers

Publisher: Conant Associates

ISBN: 9780883165775

Category: Municipal government

Page: 338

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A More Perfect Union

Advancing New American Rights

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Author: Jesse Jackson

Publisher: Welcome Rain

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 525

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In this new work, Jackson provides ample documentation and insightful analysis of the inextricable link between race and economics.

GPS for America

Toward “Building a More Perfect Union”

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Author: Abel Gashe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499060505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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"The American Union is imperfect. But it is certainly motioning towards a more perfect union." It is this foundational thesis in the fulfillment of the American vision that this book focuses on. By affording an integrated and holistic approach, the book shows that the American dynamics is transformational living phenomenon framed on four major paradigms: that America is a land of freedom; that America is a land of opportunity; that America is impregnated with inertia within it that propels it to "repair its faults"; and that the nation has been moving to a higher ground in its motion with a concerted effort of its people as one (E pluribus Unum) to build a more perfect Union. A pragmatic but positive outlook on the American reality in the bountiful land by a first generation immigrant from Gojjam, Ethiopia, the author tries to help the reader develop a generic framework in understanding the evolving American reality since the founders took the bold step in 1776 to write an audacious proposal that "all men are created equal," endowed by the creator with "inalienable rights." The analysis in the book begins by framing the constitutional bases of the nation as a four dimensional compass. Using what he terms as the American GPS, he leads the reader to have a snapshot on the structure of American government, citizenship, church and state, legal, economic, political and foreign policy issues to show that in fact what is manifesting in the American socio-political topology is not a random act but an in-built, systemic transfiguration in creating the opportunity for all children of Adam to realize their God given inalienable rights, being Geezans (freely roaming citizens of the universe) in fulfilling the vision of the nation. After reading this book, the reader will never waste time in random thoughts about the American ever unfolding reality. By all accounts America is an emergent and noble idea whose better days are yet to come. That is the projection whose totality can be meaningfully captured through a living compass: The American GPS!

The Speech

Race and Barack Obama's 'A More Perfect Union'

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Author: T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608191499

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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After Senator Barack Obama delivered his celebrated speech, "A More Perfect Union," on March 18, 2008, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd noted that only Barack Obama "could alchemize a nuanced 40-minute speech on race into must-see YouTube viewing for 20-year-olds." Pundits established the speech's historical eminence with comparisons to Abraham Lincoln's "A House Divided" and Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream." The future president had addressed one of the biggest issues facing his campaign-and our country-with an eloquence and honesty rarely before heard on a national stage. The Speech brings together a distinguished lineup of writers and thinkers-among them Adam Mansbach, Alice Randall, Connie Schultz, and William Julius Wilson -in a multifaceted exploration of Obama's address. Their original essays examine every aspect of the speech-literary, political, social, and cultural-and are punctuated by Boston Globe columnist Derrick Z. Jackson's reportage on the issue of race in the now historic 2008 campaign. The Speech memorializes and gives full due to a speech that propelled Obama toward the White House, and prompted a nation to evaluate our imperfect but hopeful union.

Toward a More Perfect Union

Creating Democratic Classroom Communities

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Author: David McCabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780757574054

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Daybreak

Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union

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Author: David Swanson

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609800656

Category: Political Science

Page: 365

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Daybreak is a thorough investigation of how Bush/Cheney altered the way American government works and deteriorated the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It includes clear plans for how we may reclaim democracy, declare our rights, and truly set out for a new America. Shocking and inspirational, Daybreak provides a clear breakdown of all that we have lost, and all that we have to gain.

A More Perfect Constitution

Why the Constitution Must Be Revised: Ideas to Inspire a New Generation

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Author: Larry J. Sabato

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802777560

Category: History

Page: 352

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A More Perfect Constitution presents creative and dynamic proposals from one of the most visionary and fertile political minds of our time to reinvigorate our Constitution and American governance at a time when such change is urgently needed, given the growing dysfunction and unfairness of our political system . Combining idealism and pragmatism, and with full respect for the original document, Larry Sabato's thought-provoking ideas range from the length of the president's term in office and the number and terms of Supreme Court justices to the vagaries of the antiquated Electoral College, and a compelling call for universal national service-all laced through with the history behind each proposal and the potential impact on the lives of ordinary people. Aware that such changes won't happen easily, but that the original Framers fully expected the Constitution to be regularly revised, Sabato urges us to engage in the debate and discussion his ideas will surely engender. During a presidential election year, no book is more relevant or significant than this.

Toward A More Perfect Union

Six Essays on the Constitution

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Author: Neil Longley York

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887069253

Category: Law

Page: 188

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Toward a More Perfect Union is the last of a three-volume series examining the Constitution--as it was drafted and ratified, and the uses made of it over the past two hundred years. Each volume includes essays first presented at conferences on the Bicentennial of the Constitution held at Brigham Young University in 1985, 1986, and 1987, and several additional essays written especially for these anthologies.

A More Perfect Union

Speech on Race, March 18, 2008

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Author: Barack Obama

Publisher: CB Pub & Design

ISBN: 9781564115478

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 42

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Forging Rivals

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Author: Reuel Schiller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107012260

Category: History

Page: 336

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Forging Rivals tells the story of the rise and fall of postwar liberalism, vividly recounting the attempts of working people, labor lawyers, and civil rights litigators to create a legal system that promoted both economic opportunity and racial egalitarianism.

Toward a more perfect union

understanding and countering the federalism revolution

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Author: Isabelle Katz Pinzler,NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 58

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Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics

Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge

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Author: Vic Mansfield

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 1599472325

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge addresses the complex issues of dialogue and collaboration between Buddhism and science, revealing connections and differences between the two. While assuming no technical background in Buddhism or physics, this book strongly responds to the Dalai Lama’s “heartfelt plea” for genuine collaboration between science and Buddhism. The Dalai Lama has written a foreword to the book and the Office of His Holiness will translate it into both Chinese and Tibetan.In a clear and engaging way, this book shows how the principle of emptiness, the philosophic heart of Tibetan Buddhism, connects intimately to quantum nonlocality and other foundational features of quantum mechanics. Detailed connections between emptiness, modern relativity, and the nature of time are also explored. For Tibetan Buddhists, the profound interconnectedness implied by emptiness demands the practice of universal compassion. Because of the powerful connections between emptiness and modern physics, the book argues that the interconnected worldview of modern physics also encourages universal compassion. Along with these harmonies, the book explores a significant conflict between quantum mechanics and Tibetan Buddhism concerning the role of causality.The book concludes with a response to the question: "How does this expedition through the heart of modern physics and Tibetan Buddhism—from quantum mechanics, relativity, and cosmology, to emptiness, compassion, and disintegratedness—apply to today's painfully polarized world?" Despite differences and questions raised, the book's central message is that there is a solid basis for uniting these worldviews. From this basis, the message of universal compassion can accompany the spread of the scientific worldview, stimulating compassionate action in the light of deep understanding—a true union of love and knowledge.Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics will appeal to a broad audience that includes general readers and undergraduate and graduate students in science and religion courses.

The Third Reconstruction

Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement

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Author: William J. Barber, II,Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807083607

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 151

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"In the summer of 2013, Moral Mondays gained national attention as tens of thousands of citizens protested the extreme makeover of North Carolina's state government and over a thousand people were arrested in the largest mass civil disobedience movement since the lunch counter sit-ins of 1960. Every Monday for 13 weeks, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber led a revival meeting on the state house lawn that brought together educators and the unemployed, civil rights and labor activists, young and old, documented and undocumented, gay and straight, black, white and brown. News reporters asked what had happened in state politics to elicit such a spontaneous outcry. But most coverage missed the seven years of coalition building and organizing work that led up to Moral Mondays and held forth a vision for America that would sustain the movement far beyond a mass mobilization in one state. A New Reconstruction is Rev. Barber's memoir of the Forward Together Moral Movement, which began seven years before Moral Mondays and extends far beyond the mass mobilizations of 2013. Drawing on decades of experience in the Southern freedom struggle, Rev. Barber explains how Moral Mondays were not simply a reaction to corporately sponsored extremism that aims to re-make America through state legislatures. Moral Mondays were, instead, a tactical escalation in the Forward Together Moral Movement to draw attention to the anti-democratic forces bent on serving special interests to the detriment of the common good"--

A More Perfect Union

What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties

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Author: Ben Carson, M.D.,Candy Carson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698195000

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Dear Reader, Many people have wondered why I’ve been speaking out on controversial issues for the last few years. They say I’ve never held political office. I’m not a constitutional scholar. I’m not even a lawyer. All I can say to that is “Guilty as charged.” It’s true that I’ve never voted for a budget America could not afford. I’ve never raised anyone’s taxes. And I’ve never promised a lobbyist anything in exchange for a donation. Luckily, none of that really matters. Our founding fathers didn’t want a permanent governing class of professional politicians. They wanted a republic, in Lincoln’s words, "of the people, by the people, and for the people." A country where any farmer, small-business owner, manual laborer, or doctor could speak up and make a difference. I believe that making a difference starts with understanding our amazing founding document, the U.S. Constitution. And as someone who has performed brain surgery thousands of times, I can assure you that the Constitution isn’t brain surgery. The founders wrote it for ordinary men and women, in clear, precise, simple language. They intentionally made it short enough to read in a single sitting and to carry in your pocket. I wrote this book to encourage every citizen to read and think about the Constitution, and to help defend it from those who misinterpret and undermine it. In our age of political correctness it’s especially important to defend the Bill of Rights, which guarantees our freedom to speak, bear arms, practice our religion, and much more. The Constitution isn’t history—it’s about your life in America today. And defending it is about what kind of country our children and grandchildren will inherit. I hope you’ll enjoy learning about the fascinating ways that the founders established the greatest democracy in history—and the ways that recent presidents, congresses, and courts have threatened that democracy. As the Preamble says, the purpose of the Constitution is to create a more perfect union. My goal is to empower you to help protect that union and secure the blessings of liberty. Sincerely, Ben Carson

Toward a more perfect union

basic skills, poor families, and our economic future

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Author: Gordon Berlin,Andrew Sum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 99

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