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FREE eBook For Founder’s Pass Members: Elementary Catechism on The Constitution-So Easy Even Congress Can Read It

Elementary_Catechism_THUMBNEW!! Members can now download the 1827, Arthur Stansbury book “Elementary Catechism on The Constitution of The United States” a GREAT BOOK for children AND Constitution novices. Presented in a “student asks a question “Q.” then the scholar answers it “A.” this little book is excellent reading for all ages but children especially.

PREFACE

“That a people living under a free government which they have themselves originated should be well acquainted with the instrument which contains it, needs not to be proved. Were the system, indeed, very cumbrous and extensive, running into minute detail, and hard to be retained in the memory, even this would be no good reason why pains should not be taken to understand and to imprint it upon the mind; but when its principles are simple, its features plain and obvious, and its brevity surpassing all example, it is certainly a most reprehensible negligence to remain in ignorance of it.— Yet how small a portion of the citizens of this Republic have even a tolerable acquaintance with their own Constitution? It has appeared to the author of the following sheets that this culpable want of acquaintance with what is of such deep interest to us all, is to be traced to the omission of an important part of what ought to be an American education, viz, the study of the civil institutions of our country.— We prize them, it is true, and are quite enough in the habit of boasting about them: would it not be well to teach their elements to those whose best inheritance they are?

The following work has been prepared with a view to such an experiment. It is, written expressly for the use of boys, and it has been the aim and effort of the writer to bring down the subject completely to a level with their capacity to understand it. Whether he has succeeded the trial must show. He has purposely avoided all abstruse questions, and has confined himself to a simple, common-sense explanation of each article. It is very possible some inaccuracies may be discovered; and should this be the case, they shall be carefully corrected, should the work be so far approved as to reach another edition.

In the mean time he cannot but indulge the hope, that in laying this little offering upon the altar of our country, he has rendered her an acceptable service.”

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Host of the Mike Church Show on The Veritas Radio Network's CRUSADE Channel & Founder of the Veritas Radio Network. Formerly, of Sirius/XM's Patriot channel 125. The show began in March of 2003 exclusively on Sirius and remains "the longest running radio talk show in satellite radio history".

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1 Response
  1. Wil

    Am I the only person who thinks this reinforces a consolidated nationalist Northern view of the Constitution? The very first question – In what country do you live – is not answered by the student’s State of residence.
    I agree the existence of an instrument for teaching the proper origins and basis for our governments is necessary and likewise lament that such is no longer part of basic education but this catechism does not strike me as properly [r]epublican.

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