Can anyone recommend a book I could give to someone who doesn't think the Constitution is important anymore?Submitted by underdwg on Tue, 03/22/2011 - 22:00
So after a severely lengthy political debate with one of my friends whom I have know for sometime growing up, but recently kept in contact with on facebook - We were debating the whole thing about Obama sending our military to Libya and I was pressing the issue that it was unconstitutional and the president did not follow the War Powers Resolution either. Basically it came out that he thinks it is ok since it "was not our war" (The U.N.s) and we are just helping our allies. But when I detailed EXACTLY what the constitution and the war powers say about entering into hostilities with other nations then his response was "If you think that we will live by that old constitution and every detail in their you have a lot to learn." and also "You think the constitution will be around for ever?" I expressed amazement in his statements especially since his wife is in the military. Well, I told him I was sending him some gifts in the mail and mailed him a pocket constitution and a "surprise" book (Ron Paul's The Revolution: A Manifesto) since it was the only other book I had that may be helpful reading for him. He said he will read anything I give him and I think he will as he is pretty open minded, but I am not sure if The Revolution: A Manifesto will be appropriate for him.
Does anyone else have any recommendations (possibly by other like minded authors) that state the case for our constitution?
(I am afraid of "Ron Paul"ing him to death I mention RP a lot and would like to find another similar viewpoint so he does not dismiss it immediately)
I would be more than happy to hear recommendations for books that intelligently detail the case for "libertarian views" - Thanks!
**EDIT - Thank you to everyone who made sincere suggestions for good books! I think this will help many others looking for good information as well. Unfortunately, it is also apparent that there are many here on the Daily Paul who don't really care about Ron Paul or the Constitution and are here to spread disinformation - FORTUNATELY, they are also easy to spot :)