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Me the People - One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America

Kevin Bleyer

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The United States Constitution promised a More Perfect Union. It's a shame no one bothered to write a more perfect Constitution-one that didn't trigger more than two centuries of arguments about what the darn thing actually says. Until now. Perfection is at hand. A new, improved Constitution is here. And you are holding it. But first, some historical context: In the eighteenth century, a lawyer named James Madison gathered his friends in Philadelphia and, over four long months, wrote four short pages: the Constitution of the United States of America. Not bad. In the nineteenth century, a president named Abraham Lincoln freed an entire people from the flaws in that Constitution by signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Pretty impressive. And in the twentieth century, a doctor at the Bethesda Naval Hospital delivered a baby-but not just any baby. Because in the twenty-first century, that baby would become a man, that man would become a patriot, and that patriot would rescue a country . . . by single-handedly rewriting that Constitution. Why? We think of our Constitution as the painstakingly designed blueprint drawn up by, in Thomas Jefferson's words, an "assembly of demigods" who laid the foundation for the sturdiest republic ever created. The truth is, it was no blueprint at all but an Etch A Sketch, a haphazard series of blunders, shaken clean and redrawn countless times during a summer of petty debates, drunken ramblings, and desperate compromise-as much the product of an "assembly of demigods" as a confederacy of dunces. No wonder George Washington wished it "had been made more perfect." No wonder Benjamin Franklin stomached it only "with all its faults." The Constitution they wrote is a hot mess. For starters, it doesn't mention slavery, or democracy, or even Facebook; it plays favorites among the states; it has typos, smudges, and misspellings; and its Preamble, its most famous passage, was written by a man with a peg leg. Which, if you think about it, gives our Constitution hardly a leg

Language:

English

Length:

12h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:39


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:26


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:25


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:57


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:17


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:53


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:34


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:54


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:28


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:45


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:08


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:39


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:45


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:27


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:58


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:56


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:13


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:57


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:07


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:18


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:37


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:08


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:20


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:21


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:52


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:40


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:28


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:25


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:37


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:47


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:28


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:52


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:44


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:02


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:10


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:43


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:43


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:51


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:22


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:42


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:16


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:26


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:41


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:28


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:07


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:19


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:24


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:10


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:31


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:03


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:25


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:32


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:38


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:15


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:16


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

01:24


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:34


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:09


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:58


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:06


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:52


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:14


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:00


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:14


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:24


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:08


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:32


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:32


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:05


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:12


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:13


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:41


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

00:31