Promises Of The Constitution

Author: Pamela Romney Openshaw
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483529800
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PROMISES OF THE CONSTITUTION The Story of the Constitution in 5 Minutes a day! 1 1/2 page vignettes, each easily read in 3-5 minutes. What has happened to our Constitution? The document that gave us the greatest prosperity in the modern world has been twisted and ignored into a shadow of its former greatness. Promises of the Constitution offers a fascinating journey through America's formation at God's hand, through the Constitution, itself, and through the caustic changes that have stripped our freedom and prosperity. Can we fix our Constitution? We can! Promises of the Constitution tells us how and gives a message of hope for America. Promises of the Constitution makes it easy to understand our national greatness and teach it to our families. YESTERDAY Men of wisdom, integrity and dedication, our Founding Fathers came together to create the United States Constitution--a system of government that offered a level of freedom, protection, prosperity and peace never before seen in the modern world. Repeatedly, they stated that God had inspired their efforts. Under their system of inspired government America experienced great prosperity. In the early 1900’s, America produced over one-half of the world’s goods with just 6% of its population and only 5% of the world’s land mass. TODAY Gradual erosion and deliberate political chicanery have greatly restricted our freedoms. Our businesses are shackled with thousands of regulations that stifle productivity and drive jobs out of the country. Taxes take our income, the national debt skyrockets with no end in sight, and truth in politics and our media has vanished. Most Americans are frustrated and feel they are helpless to change what is happening in our once proud and independent country. TOMORROW We can return to the greatness we once knew. Yes, there will be challenges but as we unite and come together, we can restore the Constitution of our inspired Founders. We can regain our freedom, protection & prosperity.

Lessons of the Constitution Student Workbook

Author: Pamela Romney Openshaw
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ISBN: 9780988255029
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This Student Workbook SECOND EDITION, contains lessons with questions to answer by the student on each of the 129 vignettes in the book "Promises of the Constitution: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. It is designed to go hand in hand with the main text. to study and do the exercises in this workbook to reinforce the main book, Promises of the Constitution..... This Second Edition has been updated with minor changes over the 2013 first edition along with the Parent/Teacher second edition as well.

Russia and Its Constitution

Author: Gordon B. Smith
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900415535X
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How is the Russian Constitution, ratified in 1993, being implemented today? A team of distinguished scholars assesses the promise and the realities of Russian constitutionalism in a number of critical areas.

Promises to Keep

Author: Donald G. Nieman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195055610
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African-Americans have had an ambivalent relationship with the Constitution for more than two hundred years. Throughout most of American history, racist interpretations of the Constitution have sanctioned a legal system supportive of slavery, marked blacks as inferiors, rendered them politically powerless, and denied them justice and access to society's resources. Yet both black and white opponents of slavery and racial subordination--from antebellum abolitionists to twentieth-century civil rights leaders--have found principles in the Constitution that support their demands for freedom, citizenship, and equality. In Promises to Keep, Donald G. Nieman tells the story of this paradoxical relationship, tracing it from the birth of the Republic to current battles over school segregation, voting rights, and affirmative action. While Nieman examines the devastating effects of constitutionally sanctioned racism on the lives of African-Americans, he also shows how blacks and their white allies have been active agents of constitutional change since the early nineteenth century, forging an egalitarian constitutionalism and using it to press a reluctant nation to honor its long-deferred promise of equality. Compact, lively, and readable, Promises to Keep illuminates the past and offers a fresh perspective on the current debate over civil rights, showing how it too often ignores the tragic history of law and race in America. This is the first volume of Bicentennial Essays on the Bill of Rights, an important series co-sponsored by the Organization of American Historians and Oxford University Press, under the general editorship of Kermit L. Hall.

Broken Promises Constitutional Litigation for Free Primary Education in Swaziland

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Abstract: Swaziland's Constitution of 2005 promised that every Swazi child would have the right to free primary school education, within three years of the constitution coming into operation. That date having passed, a civil society group took the matter to court. The case initially fared well, but in a subsequent application for performance on the original order, the court balked at making an immediately enforceable order, citing lack of resources as an obstacle. That approach was upheld by the Supreme Court. This article examines the courts' pronouncements within the Swazi constitutional context. It discusses judicial deference, avoidance and pragmatism. Swaziland's free primary education judgments are compared with those of courts in South Africa. The remedial orders of those courts demonstrate that, although educational goods and services cannot be delivered overnight, creativity and oversight by the courts can ensure that an immediate start is made towards delivering on the constitutional promise.

The Promises of Liberty

Author: Alexander Tsesis
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231141440
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In these original essays, America's leading historians and legal scholars reassess the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and its relevance to issues of liberty, justice, and equality. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, reasserting the radical, egalitarian dimensions of the Constitution. It also laid the foundations for future civil rights and social justice legislation. Yet subsequent reinterpretation and misappropriation have curbed more substantive change. With constitutional jurisprudence undergoing a revival, The Promises of Liberty provides a full portrait of the Thirteenth Amendment and its potential for ensuring liberty. The collection begins with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Brion Davis, who discusses the failure of the Thirteenth Amendment to achieve its framers' objectives. The next piece, by Alexander Tsesis, provides a detailed account of the Amendment's revolutionary character. James M. McPherson, another Pulitzer recipient, recounts the influence of abolitionists on the ratification process, and Paul Finkelman focuses on who freed the slaves and President Lincoln's commitment to ending slavery. Michael Vorenberg revisits the nineteenth century's understanding of freedom and citizenship and the Amendment's surprisingly small role in the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction periods. William M. Wiecek shows how the Supreme Court's narrow interpretation once rendered the guarantee of freedom nearly illusory, and the collection's third Pulitzer Prize winner, David M. Oshinsky, explains how peonage undermined the prohibition against compulsory service. Subsequent essays relate the Thirteenth Amendment to congressional authority, hate crimes legislation, the labor movement, and immigrant rights. These chapters analyze unique features of the amendment along with its elusive meanings and affirm its power to reform criminal and immigration law, affirmative action policies, and the protection of civil liberties.

Life Has Become More Joyous Comrades

Author: Karen Petrone
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253337689
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Annotation In the Soviet Union in the 1930s, public celebrations flourished while Stalinist repression intensified. What explains this coincidence of terror and celebration? Using popular media and drawing extensively on documents from previously inaccessible Soviet archives, Karen Petrone demonstrates that to dismiss Soviet celebrations as mere diversion is to lose a valuable opportunity for understanding how the Soviet system operated. As the state attempted to mobilize citizens to participate in the project to create New Soviet men and women, celebration culture became more than a means to distract a population suffering from poverty and deprivation. The planning and execution of celebrations reflected the Soviet intelligentsia's efforts to bring social and cultural enlightenment to the people. Physical culture demonstrations, celebrations of Arctic and aviation exploits, the Pushkin Centennial of 1937 and the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution, and the celebration of New Year's Day were opportunities for the Soviet leadership to fuse traditional prerevolutionary values and practices with socialist ideology in an effort to educate its citizens and build support for the state and its policies. However, official celebrations were often appropriated by citizens for purposes that were unanticipated and unsanctioned by the state. Through celebrations, Soviet citizens created hybrid identities and defined their places in the emerging Stalinist hierarchy, allowing them to uphold the Soviet order while arrests and executions were rampant. This rich look at celebrations reveals the complex dialogues and negotiations between citizens and leaders in the endeavor to create Soviet culture.

Keeping Promises

Author: Terry Fenge
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773597557
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In 1763 King George III of Great Britain, victorious in the Seven Years War with France, issued a proclamation to organize the governance of territory newly acquired by the Crown in North America and the Caribbean. The proclamation reserved land west of the Appalachian Mountains for Indians, and required the Crown to purchase Indian land through treaties, negotiated without coercion and in public, before issuing rights to newcomers to use and settle on the land. Marking its 250th anniversary Keeping Promises shows how central the application of the Proclamation is to the many treaties that followed it and the settlement and development of Canada. Promises have been made to Aboriginal peoples in historic treaties from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries in Ontario, the Prairies, and the Mackenzie Valley, and in modern treaties from the 1970s onward, primarily in the North. In this collection, essays by historians, lawyers, treaty negotiators, and Aboriginal leaders explore how and how well these treaties are executed. Addresses by the governor general of Canada and the federal minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development are also included. In 2003 Aboriginal leaders formed the Land Claims Agreements Coalition to make sure that treaties – building blocks of Canada – are fully implemented. Unique in breadth and scope, Keeping Promises is a testament to the research, advocacy, solidarity, and accomplishments of this coalition and those holding the Crown to its commitments.

Law s Promise Law s Expression

Author: Kenneth L. Karst
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300065077
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In this text, a constitutional law scholar argues that most of the social issues agenda for law violates the constitutional principle of equal citizenship. The conservative social issues agenda is targeted at voters who have felt left out by other civil rights movements.