The U.S. Constitution: Here Is What It Says
The Constitution was written simply and clearly. It is a written document, signed by the first state representatives, and the legislatures of every state that has joined the Union since that time. This book emphasizes what it actually says. Although it was written over 200 years ago using archaic terminology, there is no real ambiguity about the meaning of the text. Read it for yourself and you decide what it means.
The Constitution is a written instrument. As such, its meaning does not alter. That which it meant when it was adopted, it means now.
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Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite
The United States Constitution is one the most famous documents of all time. What is the Constitution? It is a physical 200-year-old written document, signed by the first representatives and legislatures (the founding fathers) of every state that joined the union (the forming of the United States), since that time. What is its purpose and meaning? The Constitution was created to serve as official law when the new country was being born. It was meant to be understood exactly how it was read. It cannot be changed for a specific purpose or person. It is a tool to aid the people with creating a lawful country without fear of tyrants within the government. Only the people can change the rules within it, by vote and not time. The document does not change simply because of one person or group's interpretation of it, or the more modern times they live in. When was the last time you read the Preamble, Bill of Rights, Constitution, and the Amendments of the United States? Come find out for yourself that each document stated above is self-explanatory in meaning and a person does not have to be a scholar to understand it.
The U.S. Constitution: Here Is What it Says by Don Thayer is a highly educational, resourceful and insightful book. Don Thayer's purpose was to make it clear to readers that the Constitution cannot be interpreted differently for any reason. The text can only change when the people of the United States vote and say it can. Despite many scandals and political arguments over what the founder fathers or creators of the document meant at the time of writing it, this book is a clear indication that no argument can be made; the document speaks for itself and cannot be altered in any way. Although this book may appear hard to read as it is often hard to read political text, a reader will not be disappointed with the author's complete analysis and simple explanation of the exact words written in the American Constitution.