Our Founding Fathers created the Bill of Rights to document our inalienable rights and to strictly limit the government’s power. These ten amendments are the foundation of American Exceptionalism. Yet, that foundation is quickly eroding. With every new sweeping regulation and invasive policy, the Obama administration is twisting the Bill of Rights and corrupting its true purpose. Here to rescue this sacred document from the leftist politicians and activist liberal judges is best-selling author Frank Miniter with Saving the Bill of Rights: Exposing the Left’s Campaign to Destroy American Exceptionalism.
In Saving the Bill of Rights, Miniter examines and explains the Bill of Rights amendment by amendment, reminding us exactly what we can do—and more importantly, what the federal government can’t do. “The Left has hijacked the Bill of Rights,” says Miniter, “and it’s up to us to take it back.” In Saving the Bill of Rights, Miniter reveals exactly how we can return the power of the Bill of Rights to its proper role in government and reestablish our Founding Fathers’ vision for America.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
Mr Miniter gives a frank discussion of the Colonial and British Empire background for the formation of the Bill of Rights including historical citations and letters leading to its formation as written. He brings to the forefront of this discussion how carefully and thoughtfully was the exact wording chosen.
Which scene was your favorite?
The closing reading of the Bill of Rights verbatim.
If you could give Saving the Bill of Rights a new subtitle, what would it be?
Personal freedoms always trump the right of governments to make rules which seek to empower the government at the expense of diminishing those freedoms.
Any additional comments?
It is always difficult to correlate modern social discourse about rights and freedoms in a rapidly evolving world.