9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America

9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America
Author: Brion McClanahan
Release: 2016-02-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781621574910
Language: en
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Of the forty-four presidents who have led the United States, nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation. Which nine? Brion McClanahan, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers and The Founding Fathers' Guide to the Constitution, will surprise readers with his list, which he supports with exhaustive and entertaining evidence. 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America is a new look back at American history that unabashedly places blame for our nation's current problems on the backs of nine very flawed men.

The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution

The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution
Author: Brion McClanahan
Release: 2013-05-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781621570721
Language: en
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Are liberals right when they cite the “elastic” clauses of the Constitution to justify big government? Or are conservatives right when they cite the Constitution’s explicit limits on federal power? The answer lies in a more basic question: How did the founding generation intend for us to interpret and apply the Constitution? Professor Brion McClanahan, popular author of The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Founding Fathers, finds the answers by going directly to the source—to the Founding Fathers themselves, who debated all the relevant issues in their state constitutional conventions. In The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution, you’ll discover: How the Constitution was designed to protect rather than undermine the rights of States Why Congress, not the executive branch, was meant to be the dominant branch of government—and why the Founders would have argued for impeaching many modern presidents for violating the Constitution Why an expansive central government was the Founders’ biggest fear, and how the Constitution—and the Bill of Rights—was designed to guard against it Why the founding generation would regard most of the current federal budget—including “stimulus packages”—as unconstitutional Why the Founding Fathers would oppose attempts to “reform” the Electoral College Why the Founding Fathers would be horrified at the enormous authority of the Supreme Court, and why the Founders intended Congress, not the Court, to interpret federal law Authoritative, fascinating, and timely, The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution is the definitive layman’s guide to America’s most important—and often willfully misunderstood—historical document

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers
Author: Brion McClanahan
Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781596985933
Language: en
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A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

Forgotten Conservatives in American History

Forgotten Conservatives in American History
Author: Brion McClanahan,Clyde N. Wilson
Release: 2012-04-16
Editor: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
Pages: 204
ISBN: 145561579X
Language: en
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An education on conservatism. This series of essays defines the American idea of conservatism as adapted from European society. In tracing its evolution from the country's beginnings, conservatism is defined as sound money, light taxes, low debt, states' rights, and decentralization. Chapters examine men like Grover Cleveland, the last conservative president; John Taylor, the best political thinker of the Jeffersonian tradition; and Sam Ervin, the last constitutionalist. Through the words and actions of men, readers will find an understanding of American conservatism from the founding generation to the present.

How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America

How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America
Author: Brion McClanahan
Release: 2017-09-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781621576549
Language: en
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He is the star of a hit Broadway musical, the face on the ten dollar bill, and a central figure among the founding fathers. But do you really know Alexander Hamilton? Rather than lionize Hamilton, Americans should carefully consider his most significant and ultimately detrimental contribution to modern society: the shredding of the United States Constitution. Connecting the dots between Hamilton’s invention of implied powers in 1791 to transgender bathrooms and same-sex marriage two centuries later, Brion McClanahan shows the origins of our modern federal leviathan.

The Forgotten Presidents

The Forgotten Presidents
Author: Michael J. Gerhardt
Release: 2013-04-11
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 313
ISBN: 9780199967797
Language: en
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In The Constitutional Legacy of Forgotten Presidents, eminent constitutional scholar Michael Gerhardt tells the stories of thirteen presidents whom most Americans do not remember and scholars think had no constitutional impact, among them Chester Arthur, Martin Van Buren, and William Howard Taft. As Gerhardt shows, our forgotten presidents played crucial roles in laying some of the groundwork followed by Lincoln and other modern presidents, as well as providing examples for future lawmakers of constitutional choices to avoid.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents Part 1

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents  Part 1
Author: Larry Schweikart
Release: 2017-01-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781621575313
Language: en
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A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution
Author: Kevin Gutzman
Release: 2007-06-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781596986183
Language: en
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The Constitution of the United States created a representative republic marked by federalism and the separation of powers. Yet numerous federal judges--led by the Supreme Court--have used the Constitution as a blank check to substitute their own views on hot-button issues such as abortion, capital punishment, and samesex marriage for perfectly constitutional laws enacted by We the People through our elected representatives. Now, The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to the Constitution shows that there is very little relationship between the Constitution as ratified by the thirteen original states more than two centuries ago and the "constitutional law" imposed upon us since then. Instead of the system of state-level decision makers and elected officials the Constitution was intended to create, judges have given us a highly centralized system in which bureaucrats and appointed--not elected--officials make most of the important policies.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes
Author: Brion McClanahan
Release: 2012-11-13
Editor: Regnery Publishing
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781596983205
Language: en
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Profiles heroic figures from the beginning of the United States' history to the present whose contributions to society the author asserts have been overshadowed by the actions of those the liberal media holds in high esteem.

Theodore and Woodrow

Theodore and Woodrow
Author: Andrew P. Napolitano
Release: 2012-11-12
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781595554215
Language: en
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“Either the Constitution means what it says, or it doesn’t.” America’s founding fathers saw freedom as a part of our nature to be protected—not to be usurped by the federal government—and so enshrined separation of powers and guarantees of freedom in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But a little over a hundred years after America’s founding, those God-given rights were laid siege by two presidents caring more about the advancement of progressive, redistributionist ideology than the principles on which America was founded. Theodore and Woodrow is Judge Andrew P. Napolitano’s shocking historical account of how a Republican and a Democratic president oversaw the greatest shift in power in American history, from a land built on the belief that authority should be left to the individuals and the states to a bloated, far-reaching federal bureaucracy, continuing to grow and consume power each day. With lessons rooted in history, Judge Napolitano shows the intellectually arrogant, anti-personal freedom, even racist progressive philosophy driving these men to poison the American system of government. And Americans still pay for their legacy—in the federal income, in state-prescribed compulsory education, in the Federal Reserve, in perpetual wars, and in the constant encroachment of a government that coddles special interests and discourages true competition in the marketplace. With his attention to detail, deep constitutional knowledge, and unwavering adherence to truth telling, Judge Napolitano moves through the history of these men and their times in office to show how American values and the Constitution were sadly set aside, leaving personal freedom as a shadow of its former self, in the grip of an insidious, Nanny state, progressive ideology.

The Jeffersonian Tradition

The Jeffersonian Tradition
Author: Brion McClanahan
Release: 2021-05-29
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 238
ISBN: 1734950412
Language: en
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America needs more Thoams Jefferson and less Abraham Lincoln. That is the key to unlocking the American tradition. These might seem like incompatible things. After all, Lincoln supposedly channeled Jefferson in his Gettysburg Address. This is a lie, and historians have known it for decades. The historian Gary Wills wrote Lincoln "revolutionized the Revolution" in 1863, meaning that to that point, most Americans considered the event to be far less radical than modern "proposition nation" acolytes on both the Left and Right believe. Jefferson wrote that "all men are created equal" but gave more emphasis to the establishment of "free and independent States" and the prospect of secession than any lofty rights of man. In fact, federalism became Jefferson's core political philosophy. Recovering that part of the American tradition is the essential cure for the oppressive American "nation state" and the plunge into centralized chaos. The fifty-five essays in this book explain how vital the Jeffersonian tradition is to our future as a federal republic and a reconciled Union-politically, culturally, and economically.

We Do Our Part

We Do Our Part
Author: Charles Peters
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780679645665
Language: en
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The legendary editor who founded the Washington Monthly explores “the resentful, unequal, uncaring parts of today’s American culture that Trump has inflamed and that have made Trump possible—and how to cope with them” (The Atlantic). Foreword by Jon Meacham With clarity and wit, the legendary editor Charles Peters explains the chasm that defines us today: the split between the educated elite and the working-class, rural, and religious voters who live in what's condescendingly—but tellingly—known as flyover country. The beginning of the end of Trumpism will come when blue-state sophisticates confront their role in creating the political, economic, and cultural resentments that propelled the forty-fifth president into office. Too many Democrats lost touch with the average American, Peters argues, when the liberal elite became more concerned with being smarter, having better taste, and making more money than with understanding why workers were earning less and hated being regarded with contempt. It was this hatred of being looked down on as bigoted boobs in polyester that united working-class, rural, and evangelical voters, and helped set the stage for the culturally populist backlash of 2016 and beyond. In We Do Our Part, Peters shows us where we have been and where we are going, drawing on his invaluable perspective as a man who has seen America's better days and still believes in the promise that lies ahead. Praise for We Do Our Part “[Peters] weaves a synthesis of mainstream and progressive, centrist and popular thought that would re-anchor the Democratic Party, both in its own traditions and in outreach to the restless, angry swath of the country that elected President Trump. . . . Peters is an American original.”—The Washington Post “A great book about modern American history.”—Chris Matthews, Hardball

America s Best Presidents

America s Best Presidents
Author: Bruce Myers Gilbert
Release: 2020-05-09
Editor: Liberty Hill Publishing
Pages: 332
ISBN: 1631291505
Language: en
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As the title of my book indicates, this is a work that ranks America's Best Presidents. Prior to determining the rankings, I read 98 books about Presidents, Generals, Cabinet Officers, and general histories dealing with America. Over 44,600 pages were read--an average of 455 pages per book! After conducting additional research, the top 22 Presidents were determined, and the chapters were written from first to 22nd. In the book's preface the reader will find the criteria that were used to establish the rankings, as well as a statement of my objectivity in determining the rankings. In each chapter, the reader will find the individual President's many accomplishments, occasional mistakes in judgment, character flaws (if any), and scandals (if any). The reader will also discover personal information about the individual Presidents: their parents, the nature of their families: wealthy, poor, recent immigrants, etc. Also included is information regarding the accomplishments of the Presidents before, or in some cases after, their years as Commander in Chief. Lastly, the book contains four different, but intriguing, appendices. The most surprising of these is the fourth appendix--which deals with the lack of correlation between the Presidents' successes in college compared to their successes as President. Bruce Myers Gilbert graduated from the UCLA School of Law, as well as the University of California @ Irvine, where he majored in History. He also earned a Secondary Teaching Credential in History at U.C.I. Choosing the Law as his career, he spent 34 years practicing in California; first as a criminal defense attorney, followed by 32 years as a criminal prosecutor--mostly as a Deputy D.A. He also spent 17 years covering sports for the Mariposa Gazette newspaper. He and his wife, Sharon, have been married for 46 years, and live in Mariposa County, near Yosemite National Park.

The Mueller Report

The Mueller Report
Author: Robert S. Mueller
Release: 2019-04-26
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Pages: 451
ISBN: 9780486840499
Language: en
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This is the full Mueller Report, as released on April 18, 2019, by the U.S. Department of Justice. A reprint of the report exactly as it was issued by the government, it is without analysis or commentary from any other source and with nothing subtracted except for the material redacted by the Department of Justice. The mission of the Mueller investigation was to examine Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, consisting of possible links, or "collusion," between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russian government of Vladimir Putin as well as any allegations of obstruction of justice in this regard. It was also intended to detect and prosecute, where warranted, any other crimes that surfaced during the course of the investigation. The report consists of a detailed summary of the various investigations and inquiries that the Special Counsel and colleagues carried out in these areas. The investigation was initiated in the aftermath of the firing of FBI Director James Comey by Donald Trump on May 9, 2017. The FBI, under Director Comey, had already been investigating links between Russia and the Trump campaign. Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr on March 22, 2019, and the Department of Justice released the redacted report one month later.

The Jazz Age President

The Jazz Age President
Author: Ryan S. Walters
Release: 2022-02-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781684512805
Language: en
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"Presidents are ranked wrong. In The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, Ryan Walters mounts a case that Harding deserves to move up—and supplies the evidence to make that case strong. -Amity Shlaes, bestselling author of Coolidge He's the butt of political jokes, frequently subjected to ridicule, and almost never absent a "Worst Presidents" list where he most often ends up at the bottom. Historians have labeled him the "Worst President Ever," "Dead Last," "Unfit," and "Incompetent," to name but a few. Many contemporaries were equally cruel. H. L. Mencken called him a "nitwit." To Alice Roosevelt Longworth, he was a "slob." Such is the current reputation of our 29th President, Warren Gamaliel Harding. In an interesting survey in 1982, which divided the scholarly respondents into "conservative" and "liberal" categories, both groups picked Harding as the worst President. But historian Ryan Walters shows that Harding, a humble man from Marion, Ohio, has been unfairly remembered. He quickly fixed an economy in depression and started the boom of the Roaring Twenties, healed a nation in the throes of social disruption, and reversed America’s interventionist foreign policy.

101 People who are Really Screwing America

101 People who are Really Screwing America
Author: Jack Huberman
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 332
ISBN: 1560258756
Language: en
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A reporter offers a list of people who support policies which emphasize curtailment of the media, expansion of the powers of the executive branch of the government, tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy, and reduced protection for civil liberties.

The Friendship Fix

The Friendship Fix
Author: Andrea Bonior, Ph.D.
Release: 2011-04-26
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781429977876
Language: en
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Had enough of that bridezilla? Feeling alone in a new city? Dealing with the trauma of the worst breakup ever—with someone you never even made out with? We've heard the path to fulfillment has much to do with relationships. But while it's often thought that for young women, it's all about finding the right man, real women beg to differ: It's friendships that are at the heart of happiness. Unfortunately, they're also at the heart of drama, stress, and sometimes not-so-great escapades after that fifth martini. And, technology, from texting to Facebook, has made all friendships more complicated than ever. At last comes The Friendship Fix, jam-packed with practical ways to improve your life by improving your circle. From dealing with friends-with-benefits to coworkers from the dark side, from feeling alone to being desperate to defriend a few dozen people, Andrea Bonior, Ph.D. helps you make the most of your friendships, whether they be old, new, online, or in person.

A Promised Land

A Promised Land
Author: Barack Obama
Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Crown
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9781524763183
Language: en
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A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • NPR • The Guardian • Marie Claire In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible. This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

America The Farewell Tour

America  The Farewell Tour
Author: Chris Hedges
Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781501152689
Language: en
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Chris Hedges’s profound and unsettling examination of America in crisis is “an exceedingly…provocative book, certain to arouse controversy, but offering a point of view that needs to be heard” (Booklist), about how bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in a culture of sadism and hate. America, says Pulitzer Prize­–winning reporter Chris Hedges, is convulsed by an array of pathologies that have arisen out of profound hopelessness, a bitter despair, and a civil society that has ceased to function. The opioid crisis; the retreat into gambling to cope with economic distress; the pornification of culture; the rise of magical thinking; the celebration of sadism, hate, and plagues of suicides are the physical manifestations of a society that is being ravaged by corporate pillage and a failed democracy. As our society unravels, we also face global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate change. All these ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of the nation and the planet. Donald Trump rode this disenchantment to power. In his “forceful and direct” (Publishers Weekly) America: The Farewell Tour, Hedges argues that neither political party, now captured by corporate power, addresses the systemic problem. Until our corporate coup d’état is reversed these diseases will grow and ravage the country. “With sharply observed detail, Hedges writes a requiem for the American dream” (Kirkus Reviews) and seeks to jolt us out of our complacency while there is still time.

The Worst President in History

The Worst President in History
Author: Matt Margolis,Mark Noonan
Release: 2018-07-24
Editor: Bombardier Books
Pages: 480
ISBN: 1682618137
Language: en
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An Amazon Bestseller! The Most Comprehensive Takedown of the Obama Presidency! “If you want to know why the history books will have a dim view of Barack Obama, this is the book to read.”—John Hawkins, Right Wing News and Townhall.com The presumption of Barack Obama’s presidential greatness began before he even won the presidency. Now that he’s out of office, presidential “experts” and historians are ranking Obama as one of our nation’s greatest presidents, placing him amongst Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Truman. Obama’s presidency was certainly consequential, but it was by no means great. Did Barack Obama really save America from another Great Depression? Did he really unite America or improve America’s global image? Did he really usher in a new era of post-partisanship and government transparency? Did he really expand health coverage while lowering costs and cutting taxes? Did he really make America safer and stronger than it was when he first took office? According to his supporters in the media, Hollywood, and academia, he did. But they are wrong. And they’re working aggressively to ensure their version of Obama’s legacy is written into the history books. How can you discover and protect the truth? Matt Margolis and Mark Noonan have compiled everything you need to know about the presidency of Barack Obama into a single source. First published in 2016, this book has now been updated to include the entirety of Obama’s presidency, and the shocking details that have come to light since he left office. The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama compiles two hundred inconvenient truths about Obama’s presidency—the facts that define his legacy: his real impact on the economy; the disaster that is Obamacare; his shocking abuses of taxpayer dollars; his bitterly divisive style of governing; his shameless usurping of the Constitution; his many scandals and cover-ups; his policy failures at home and abroad; the unprecedented expansion of government power...and more. In his farewell address to supporters on January 11, 2017, Barack Obama declared, “By almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place than it was when we started.” This book destroys that narrative, putting Obama’s presidency into historical context and offering an avalanche of facts that simply cannot be ignored. All of these facts are now at your fingertips in a single source. The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama is your ultimate guide to Obama’s real presidential record—the record he’d like history to forget.