Rules of apportionment are vital elements of every social, political, and legal order. In marriages and families, in business partnerships and social organizations, and in governments and supranational relationships, rules of apportionment affect not only how collective decisions are made and by whom, but also how and why a particular constitutional order develops over time. Recreating the American Republic provides a first and far-reaching analysis of when, how, and why these rules change and with what constitutional consequences. Recreating the American Republic reveals the special import of apportionment rules for pluralistic, democratic orders by engaging three critical eras and events of American history: the colonial era and the American Revolution; the early national years and the 1787 Constitutional Convention; and the nineteenth century and the American Civil War. This study revisits and systematically compares each seemingly familiar era and event--revealing new insights about each and a new metanarrative of American political development from 1700 to 1870. Recreating the American Republic will engage and challenge scholars and students of American history; political scientists and sociologists working within the analytical narrative, comparative, and historical-institutionalist methodological traditions; and political and legal theorists intrigued by questions of history, human order, consensual constitutionalism, the agency-structure antinomy, institutional change and representative governance.
A Source of Illumination I have been into many, many areas of the country and for years I have seen "racism" at its worst and the remnants of the destruction left in its path. The lessons I have received or the injustices that I have experienced in my life colored my philosophy that started in my younger life in school (the segregated south), employment (baseball, banking, insurance, economic development, criminal justice, etc) and even now in the ministry. My church and my ministry, I consider a lighthouse to be used as a powerful source of enlightenment. To constantly give warning, confidence, help, and encouragement. When I think of a lighthouse, I think of a place that gives one a feeling that all things will be alright and a place where one is led to safety and it is also found to be shelter from the storm. When I consider what the lighthouse represents to me and all that it has done in the past, this book gives light and is a beacon that shines as a lamp onto our feet and light unto our pathway. Racism: The Sickness In America lights the way to a new awakening with directions for making America a greater nation with God, morality, value and worth for all of her peoples. This book represents the principles on which this country should stand if it is the nation that it is supposed to be. I have exposed the radical nature inherent in a nation that has for so long been deceptive. It can and must rise above these circumstances (racism). These are irrefutable truths that have had an impact that has been deep-seated, long-lasting, life-changing and most of all destructive. Religion is at the very forefront of this divisive force because it is directly and indirectly connected to the spirituality of man. Yet these are not the opinions of man but God-given precepts with the capacity to renew our thoughts and to crystallize our priorities. It is my hope that these pages will benefit you as a person of God recognizing that "All-men are created the same" by their Creator endowed with "inalienable rights," that will enrich your life with wisdom and that will allow you to have an unbiased nature (Christlike-nature) concerning human-kind.
For most people, the idea of learning a new language is a daunting task - and perhaps overwhelming. Will you be able to learn it? Will it be too difficult? Will you feel stupid if you can't do it? The idea that YOU can take charge and learn something you have always wanted to learn is empowering. You CAN do it. You CAN learn American Sign Language! This is the starting line. This book will help you see how to add American Sign Language to your knowledge of languages one step - or letter - at a time. With easy to follow instructions and visual cues and examples, you will master the alphabet and be ready to take the next step - communication! Ready? Let's get started...
Help Spot find all his friends and lots of other things too in this super search and find book. At home, in the park, at a party and all around Spot's world, every page is packed with fun things to find.
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