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Reversing America’s Decline
Jefferson’s Remedy
Neal Q. Herrick, The History Publishing Company (2014 — Forthcoming)

In this book, I discuss the historical origin of some constitutional flaws, suggest language for an altered Constitution and propose a strategy for bringing about a 2nd constitutional convention.

Miracle at Philadelphia
the Story of the Constitutional Convention May to September 1787
Catherine Drinker Bowen, Atlantic Monthly Press (1966)

This book provides valuable background information on how the Constitution was created. It gives the reader a “feel” for the people involved, their roles and their ideas.

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The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History
John Grafton, editor, Dover Publications (2000)

A compendium of “must read” documents for reading and reference.

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The Federalist Papers
Clinton Rossiter, editor, A Mentor Book

Jefferson called the federalist papers the unquestioned source of the “genuine meaning” of the Constitution.

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The Anti-Federalist Papers
and the Constitutional Convention Debates
Edited by Ralph Ketcham

Some of the federalist papers are included in this collection. Read with the federalist papers, The Anti-Federalist explains the dynamics of the 1787 Convention.

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A More Perfect Constitution
23 Proposals to Revitalize Our Constitution and Make America a Fairer Country
Larry J. Sabato, Walker and Company (2007)

Sabato analyzes the Constitution and points out 23 respects in which it could and should be altered.

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After Patrick Henry
A Second American Revolution
Neal Q. Herrick, Black Rose Press (2009)

This book focuses on the impeachment and war powers provisions and calls for a 2nd Constitutional Convention — that is, a peaceful revolution.

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One Way Forward
The Outsider’s Guide to Fixing the Republic
Laurence Lessig,  Byliner Originals (2012)

Lessig describes the shocking consequences of our failure to hold constitutional conventions and proposes that we petition Congress to propose a “campaign reform” amendment.

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Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained
The True Meaning of Democracy
Arthur D. Robbins, Acropolis Books (2012)

Robbins has written an extraordinary book of political history and political philosophy. He also makes specific proposals for political reform in America. It is a difficult book, but well worth the time and effort.

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