The author (who studied Constitutional law) identified 28 principles reflected within the Constitution; he goes through each one and explains what inspired it and why it's important. I'm in a book group reading it. We just read one or two principles each month. Last time was a nice write-up on the genius of our system of checks & balances. It became so apparent how far we've come from how it was intended to work.
"Peek Inside" to see Table of Contents/various chapters at http://www.amazon.com/5000-Year-Original-Authorized-Edition/...
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir
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