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Would like a simple explanation of each article and amendment to wrap it up and reinforce memory at the end of the book
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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A truthful rendering of the purpose and beauty of the system of government established by the constitution. The constitution forms an equilibrium system joining the States in a "More Perfect Union" to govern together as Equals. This point is totally overlooked by this publication which chooses to promote stereotypical half truths.
What was most disappointing about Editors of Time magazine’s story?
The promotion of the lie that the drafters of the constitution put in the constitution that Black Saves were considered 3/5 a human being. The truth is that the drafters knew very well that Blacks were human, the 3/5 was to count them since they too were property, and as such would disproportionately count their owners and thereby over represent their States. To offset this Direct taxes were apportioned to each state according to the Same enumeration that apportioned representation to each State. A review of Federalist Papers #54 by Madison makes this point clearly.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
the Narrator did not detract from the book.
What character would you cut from The Constitution: The Essential User's Guide?
this is not applicable.
Any additional comments?
This book is promoted as civics education which should be taught to all our children, but this does not fit the category of essential constitutional understanding which should be passed on in any fashion.
The most important, and misunderstood, concept in the Constitution is the Representation of the States through Article 1 Section 2 of the constitution, and the assembly of the Bicameral Legislature by State, not by Party affiliation. The Assembly of the Bicameral Legislature is the embodiment of the "More Perfect Union" of the States. This is what must be taught through civics education.