A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties

A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties

by Ben Carson, Candy Carson


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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.

Ben Carson

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591848042
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 332,618
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

BEN CARSON, MD, was raised by a poor single mother in Detroit. He retired as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a groundbreaking medical career of more than thirty-five years. He is the author of eight previous books, including One Nation, One Vote, America the Beautiful, and Gifted Hands. A former member of the President’s Council on Bioethics, he is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the country.

Dr. Carson and his wife and coauthor, CANDY CARSON, are the founders of the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes the achievements of deserving young people. They have three grown children and two grandchildren, and now live in Florida.

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Dr. Ben Carson believes that America is facing a constitutional crisis because too many of our politicians and judges ignore the common sense in our founding document. In this important new book, he shows why the Constitution isn’t brain surgery and is accessible to every citizen, and he offers clarity on controversial subjects, such as . . .

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A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should be read by everyone in high school. Dr. Ben Carson has been Blessed with great wisdom.
Numa-1 More than 1 year ago
This book should be read by all the idiots bashing Dr. Carson. I enjoyed this book, made me really think how important the constitution is and the impact it has on our lives. Something I've never even thought about until I read the book.
GRACIE9492 More than 1 year ago
To be this brilliant, to be this strong, and to be this humble....I'm simply loved this book. Love this family!
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I hope all Americans will read this book. It will help people understand the Constitution & Bill of rights. I believe it would encourage people to vote and have intelligent conversations about our rights as citizens of the United States of America.
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I wish he made ot farther in the election
WordsofTruth More than 1 year ago
Whether you purchase an online version or a hard copy, this book should be in every American home, read and reread often! It is fitting for young and old and appropriate for every political party. Dr. Carson unfolds the Constitution plainly, clearly and with thoughtful doable answers to our countries struggles straight from this treasured document which has served the nation for over two centuries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr Carson provides clear and easy to understand explanations of the words of our Constitution and insight to the intentions of our founding fathers. He presents challenges and dangers we face, primarily focusing on the need to educate ourselves and have the courage to protect our liberty. A study like this should be mandatory for all students and those wishing to become citizens of our great country. I recommend this book to anyone wishing to learn more about the principles on which our nation was founded and those who fear we are giving up our rights and privileges and are looking for guidance on taking them back and protecting them going forward. The reason I did not rate this five stars is because I do not share Dr Carson's religious beliefs, though I do share his views on how the constitution provides protection to have and demonstrate those beliefs.
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This man should be president, if he were all of Trumps blow hard threats would actually be caried out, by a man qualified to be the outsider leader of the USA.
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Useful; includes the Constitution and reasons for the Articles and Amendments. Most will benefit from reading this book. Those who are abusive of the book and its author probably haven't read the book and must dislike the author for reasons unwarranted.
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I think this book would be totally awesome, I have never read it but I do know a lot about Ben Carson. I have read his story about how he became a christian and stuff. I also think he would be an epic president!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't bother reading this trash. I heard he only got on the best seller list by buying up his own books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He talks about misinterpatations like he knowx the answer to a question that has no answer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vote for ben carson