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    Book -- Good To Be King: The Foundation of our Constitutional Freedom, by Michael Badnarik

    This looks like an interesting read, if his numerous recorded interviews and talks are any indication.

    Has anyone read this, yet?


    Though not specifically on the RKBA, it's an explanation of the Constitution's key principles and foundation for the republican system of governance.

    Good To Be King: The Foundation of our Constitutional Freedom, written by Michael Badnarik, published by The Writers' Collective.

    Synopsis:

    This book provides readers with the fundamentals of the Constitution by analyzing the legitimate basis for government, and the circumstances that lead to its ratification.

    Mr. Badnarik starts with fundamentals, identifying the difference between rights and privileges. He discusses the critical- and needed- distinction between republican and democratic systems of government, arguing that freedom can survive in America only if we return to our republican roots.

    He also illustrates the forgotten tenets of federalism and states' rights, arguing that federal usurpation of state power has accelerated the loss of our freedoms. The author then provides a detailed explication of the true meaning of major constitutional provisions and amendments.

    He does an excellent job of demystifying our founding document, demonstrating that ordinary Americans can and should understand the Constitution and how it applies to their lives.
    Cardinal principle: Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Philosophy: Why the Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos)
    On the RKBA: Most of what you think you know about our Constitution is wrong -- Michael Badnarik

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    In your synopsis it seems like a must read . A required read for high school kids .
    Go ahead punk make my day ..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
    In your synopsis it seems like a must read . A required read for high school kids .
    That would not fit into the public schools curriculum of indoctrination.
    "A covenant not to defend myself from force, by force, is always void"...Thomas Hobbes

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    Quote Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
    In your synopsis it seems like a must read . A required read for high school kids .
    Yeh, that'l happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RightsEroding View Post
    That would not fit into the public schools curriculum of indoctrination.
    All the more reason for parents to get it, read it, and then require their kids to read it.
    Based on what I see here, I've put it on my "to buy" list to read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRCarry View Post
    All the more reason for parents to get it, read it, and then require their kids to read it.
    Based on what I see here, I've put it on my "to buy" list to read.
    Right; I will assume you already have conservative values.

    Getting the book into the hands of a liberal/socialist is one thing, getting them to read it is quite another.

    I have never seen a lib become a conservative from reading a book; nor have I seen one persuaded in any other fashion; kinda' goes against their DNA.

    Sounds like a great book however for anyone who does not have the time nor inclination to study our early American history.
    Always makes for great conversation.
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    In the 1960s and '70s, there were a number of televised programs that had basic history, civics, government and other related topics that would get kicked around. Often starting with a general premise about why the need to revisit these things, I seem to recall two or three folks (sometimes more, on the "panel" type discussions) would then have a fair civil evaluation of the points in that topic, relating it to current issues and challenges in society.

    These days, about all that one has to turn to is the partisan bickering shows, the news, the mindless entertainment stuff, and junk/filler.

    We could do with a decent, non-partisan, non-political type discussion format like that, that everyone could be exposed to. As it stands now, there's precious little in the printed newspapers and periodicals that isn't heavily skewed or slanted toward a certain point of view, and what is on the tube tends to be the bickering/backbiting type "discussion" shows, almost none of which have much value.

    Say, sort of an extended, discussion-format variation on the "Schoolhouse Rock" type education shorts, but geared for the thinking adult. Right there on the television, part of the general broadcasters' responsibilities for "managing" their little section of the airwaves. (Yeah, big challenge, give how things are.)

    Heck, it used to be, as well, that the op-ed section of the major printed newspapers tended to be stellar in its variety (over time) and depth that got dealt with in ~20 column inches. Tends to be at least half rants, these days, by comparison, so folks aren't getting it that way anymore.
    Cardinal principle: Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Philosophy: Why the Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos)
    On the RKBA: Most of what you think you know about our Constitution is wrong -- Michael Badnarik

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    In the 1960s and '70s, there were a number of televised programs that had basic history, civics, government and other related topics that would get kicked around. Often starting with a general premise about why the need to revisit these things, I seem to recall two or three folks (sometimes more, on the "panel" type discussions) would then have a fair civil evaluation of the points in that topic, relating it to current issues and challenges in society.

    These days, about all that one has to turn to is the partisan bickering shows, the news, the mindless entertainment stuff, and junk/filler.

    We could do with a decent, non-partisan, non-political type discussion format like that, that everyone could be exposed to. As it stands now, there's precious little in the printed newspapers and periodicals that isn't heavily skewed or slanted toward a certain point of view, and what is on the tube tends to be the bickering/backbiting type "discussion" shows, almost none of which have much value.

    Say, sort of an extended, discussion-format variation on the "Schoolhouse Rock" type education shorts, but geared for the thinking adult. Right there on the television, part of the general broadcasters' responsibilities for "managing" their little section of the airwaves. (Yeah, big challenge, give how things are.)

    Heck, it used to be, as well, that the op-ed section of the major printed newspapers tended to be stellar in its variety (over time) and depth that got dealt with in ~20 column inches. Tends to be at least half rants, these days, by comparison, so folks aren't getting it that way anymore.
    These days, about all that one has to turn to is the partisan bickering shows, the news, the mindless entertainment stuff, and junk/filler.
    Boy! ^^^ you said a mouthful.

    Below is a clip from a great movie that IMO reflects what is wrong with this country; apathy and ignorance. Although it is a movie, it is IMO one of the truest 1m14s of video I've ever seen.

    "A covenant not to defend myself from force, by force, is always void"...Thomas Hobbes

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    Quote Originally Posted by RightsEroding View Post
    That would not fit into the public schools curriculum of indoctrination.
    Quote Originally Posted by elmacgyver0 View Post
    Yeh, that'l happen.
    I know it would never happen , but a guy can dream .
    Go ahead punk make my day ..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
    I know it would never happen , but a guy can dream .
    I will defend to the death your right to dream.
    Oh wait! Are you one of those dreamers I'm paying for? Just kidding.
    "A covenant not to defend myself from force, by force, is always void"...Thomas Hobbes

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    Quote Originally Posted by RightsEroding View Post
    Boy! ^^^ you said a mouthful.

    Below is a clip from a great movie that IMO reflects what is wrong with this country; apathy and ignorance. Although it is a movie, it is IMO one of the truest 1m14s of video I've ever seen ...
    "Everything else is colored bubbles."

    ^ Greatest quote from that scene, summarizing all that's unreal with the whole line of thinking we're speaking of.
    Cardinal principle: Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Philosophy: Why the Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos)
    On the RKBA: Most of what you think you know about our Constitution is wrong -- Michael Badnarik

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