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How often have people claimed that a certain thing was "in the Constitution" and you've wanted to pull out a copy to show them what this incredible document really says?

This is the book you want to keep with you at all times: the full text of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the two documents that are the backbone of United States government. Hearing them as they were written is a must for every American. Regular listening is required for any historian or member of the legal profession, and a good idea for all Americans.

Acclaimed Constitutional scholar Paul Skousen, author of How to Read the Constitution, frames this simple text with a brief preface and a summary of important facts about these two documents, including important dates, for the ultimate quick reference. Throughout the text of the Constitution, he provides a clear guide to parts that became invalid due to later amendments, making the current meaning clear. Without intruding on the meaning, Skousen gives you a great tool for understanding our most basic principles of good government. An inspiring introduction by New York Times best-selling author Dan Clark will put you in the right frame of mind to listen to and appreciate these great documents.

This handy guide can become your best friend, and you'll want to keep a copy nearby. Here is your chance to become an expert on two of the most important documents that shaped our country!

©2016 Paul B. Skousen, Dan Clark, Izzard Ink Publishing (P)2016 Izzard Ink Publishing

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Not for fake Americans.

Other reviewers have criticized this book as being biased, based on its interpretatione section, while others criticize this as being part of a patriarchy (all imaginary).

This book is an accurate representation of the greatest document ever established by mankind, and affords the above mentioned critics the liberty of bad talk without risk of punishment or imprisonment.

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Just Listen to It

Would you consider the audio edition of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to be better than the print version?

I would. I like to listen on the go. The narrator was great.

What other book might you compare The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to and why?

How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

Have you listened to any of Mark Deakins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I did listen to Rogue Lawyer. Both are done very well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The Constitution always moves me.

Any additional comments?

This is a great reading of our founding documents.

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Preaching instead of teaching

What a disappointment! I’d hoped to listen to the text of these founding and important documents, and perhaps also hear some historical context. Instead, he spends the first two sections vomiting a fire and brimstone sermon about man and god and country. I’m returning and deleting this ASAP and looking for either the straight text of these important documents, or a scholarly reading of them. Don’t waste your time and/or money on this one.

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Great Reading of the Constitution

Where does The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It has to be one of the top readings I have heard of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence?

The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

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Of course the reading of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence but I also enjoyed the myths.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

I should listen to our founding documents often.

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This is a great additional to an American's audio book collection. A great professional version of the Constitution.

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For Everyone

Every U.S. Citizen should read/listen to The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence...it can amaze you what you thought you knew vs what really is.

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Strong assertions and opinions

If you are into strong assertions and opinions then you will enjoy this book. I was looking for the authentic constitution, not minding some interpretation, this book was crammed full of idealism. Not for free thinkers!

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must listen too!

great history lesson. detailed to understand the laws better. clear voice by narrator. learned alot

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U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights

EVERYONE needs to know what it says and not what others tell you it says.

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The narrator is good, but the foreword is damaging

Foreword pushes it own, very revisionist agenda. Interprets what's not there. Get a non-foreword version.

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The Greatest Country Ever Founded

its hard in these modern times to appreciate that America is the greatest country ever founded, even in light of crooked politicians and rigged elections, but the ideals and values expressed in these founding documents are the closest to perfect of any founding documents ever written at any point in history. don't give up on traditional American values. They're worth fighting for. the right to free speech, and to bear arms are rights granted by God, not government, and government can't take them away, only infringe on them. know your rights, and the rights of the government. the constitution is the supreme law of the land, it says so. so remember that when crooked politicians try to take your guns for your own safety, and punish your free speech for your own protection. if there's none among us responsible enough to govern themselves, who among us is responsible enough to govern all of us.