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The Constitution in Jeopardy

By: Russ Feingold,Peter Prindiville
Narrated by: Jim Seybert,Russ Feingold,Peter Prindiville
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A former U.S. senator joins a legal scholar to examine a hushed effort to radically change our Constitution, offering a warning and a way forward.

Over the last two decades, a fringe plan to call a convention under the Constitution's amendment mechanism—the nation's first ever—has inched through statehouses. Delegates, like those in Philadelphia two centuries ago, would exercise nearly unlimited authority to draft changes to our fundamental law, potentially altering anything from voting and free speech rights to regulatory and foreign policy powers. Such a watershed moment would present great danger, and for some, great power.

In this important book, Feingold and Prindiville distill extensive legal and historical research and examine the grave risks inherent in this effort. But they also consider the role of constitutional amendment in modern life. Though many focus solely on judicial and electoral avenues for change, such an approach is at odds with a cornerstone ideal of the Founding: that the People make constitutional law, directly. In an era defined by faction and rejection of long-held norms, The Constitution in Jeopardy examines the nature of constitutional change and asks urgent questions about what American democracy is, and should be.

©2022 Russ Feingold and Peter Prindiville (P)2022 PublicAffairs

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Leftist Propaganda

I would give this book 0 Stars, but it wouldn't allow me to. It is a poor interpretation of our Constitution, full of the left's radical agenda.

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Serious Book

This is an important book - A serious book with a serious focus on Article V of the US Constitution. It is a scholarly analysis of how Article V was developed, what was the original intent of the founders who created it, and how it has been misunderstood and underestimated to this day. MOST IMPORTANTLY - this book focuses on how Article V provides a backdoor for fringe elements to irreparably damage the US Constitution or destroy it completely. Because of this ominous well-documented threat, this book is a worthy read for anyone concerned about the internal threats to democracy.

The Constitution in Jeopardy is well written but certainly has a scholarly tone., and for that reason, I fear many people will not read this. That would be unfortunate.