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Author: Gordon Anderson
Publisher: Paragon House
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The American founders designed a Constitution for governance of the United States based on the idea that citizens are sovereign and that function of government is to protect their pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. This book calls the original system "version 3.0," and discusses five basic political principles required for a modern government to accomplish that function. These principles were either explicit or implicit at the founding. However, the United States has deviated from these principles over time, and today the federal government is doing many of the things the Constitution sought to protect against. Congress is in a position much like the programmers of a computer operating system that seek to increase the functionality of the system and to ward off attacks from viruses. However, not only have they passed laws that take away from the citizen's abilities to pursue life, liberty, and happiness, they have also introduced various viruses that threaten the existence of the entire system. This book describes how we can eliminate these viruses infecting the system and update the U.S. government to "version 4.0," allowing U.S. citizens to pursue life, liberty, and happiness, thereby producing a solid foundation for a strong and durable society in which all can freely prosper. There are several conclusions that run against the current prevailing views. The most significant conclusion involves the relationship of the government to the economy. Several principles adopted as prevailing economic wisdom in both the Republican and Democratic Parties are considered harmful to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness of citizens, and harmful to the society as a whole. There are many books on reforming the U.S. government, which a majority of Americans consider to be broken. However, there is no comprehensive systematic vision based on these core principles of government. Rather, most approaches are patches on symptoms produced by not adhering to these fundamental principles in the first place.

Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Author: Charles R. Kesler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442213353
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Over the past 10 years, the Claremont Review of Books has become one of the preeminent conservative magazines in the United States, offering bold arguments for a reinvigorated conservatism that draws upon the timeless principles of the American Founding and applies them to the moral and political problems we face today. With essays by the likes of William F. Buckley, Jr., Christopher Hitchens, Richard Brookheiser, James Q. Wilson, Allen C. Guelzo, Victor Davis Hanson, Ross Douthat, and many others, this collection surveys the range of issues addressed in the Claremont Review of Books first decade, from the conservative critique of American progressivism to foreign policy, politics, history, and culture. Liberally illustrated with art director Elliot Banfield's popular cartoons, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness provides the magazine's many devotees with a treasured keepsake of a tumultuous decade and will be of interest to all those who care about American politics and culture.

Thomas Jefferson

Author: Amy Kukla
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404226555
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This is an account of the life of Thomas Jefferson, primary author of the Declaration of Independence, first Secretary of State, and third president of the United States.

Philosophy of the United States

Author: Gordon Anderson
Publisher: Paragon House
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The United States today stands in a position in the world similar to that of Rome at the height of its expansion. It was founded on principles which were admired by the whole world and has been a model for many nations since. However, the world has dramatically changed in ways the founding fathers could not anticipate, and the Constitution provides no guidance for many developments. There were no national corporations when the United States was founded. All three branches of government have sought to expand their power, and where it has been unchecked it has been abused. Selfish laws have been passed and pockets have been lined, undermining the legitimacy of the law at home. In world affairs the challenge is not so much a "clash of civilizations," as the arbitrary use of US power for self-interest more than the spread of ideals for which the United States has stood.

Theological Perspectives for Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Author: A. Isasi-Diaz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137372214
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Rather than wield religion as a weapon or a ruse in irrational appeals, the book attempts to reimagine a shared American mythos and ethos, by reminding us of our shared stake in creating an America committed to the life of all peoples and species and to the full developments of our capabilities as an exercise of liberty.

Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Author: Josh Basili
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781505892529
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Life Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness is an autobiography journaling the struggles, dreams, and desires we have in life. This book is meant to provide healing and comfort. The author teaches on pursuing dreams and never giving up on them while loving people doing it. In the pursuit of happiness, career, dreams and goals we are meant to pursue God's glory. This is a book to inspire and ignite people to go after their dreams and passions, and to love people doing it. No matter who you are in life, God has a plan for you and he will take you to a great destiny.

Life liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Author: Peggy Noonan
Publisher: Adams Media Corp
ISBN: 9781558505094
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The bestselling author of What I Saw at the Revolution--George Bush's former speech writer--now turns her wit and unblinking eye to explore her own deepening faith, society's failures, the Presidency, urban liberalism, and more, in a funny, touching, entertaining collection of essays.

Killing Life Liberty Pursuit of Happiness

Author: William James Moore
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537570907
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Our so-called "civilized World" is under wide-spreading attack by "centuries-old" evils! As evidenced through "21st century" savageries against humanity. Enabled by ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and counter-productive fears of the so far untouched! This book is not anti-Jewish, anti-Christian, or anti-Muslim. However, it is in fierce defiance of radical/militant Islam! And, any other fanatic ideology seeking to deny life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, to any man, woman, or child-because they are Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or of other faith; or for being nonreligious; or for being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender; or for otherwise refusing to submit to the liberty-denying dictates of any fanatic-ideology. This writing is also in like-opposition to the practice, support, or otherwise enabling, of the barbaric procedure, female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), anywhere on this planet Earth! That such ancient-rooted evils have for centuries continued to exist and spread is truly abhorrent. That they continue to do so in our so-called "civilized societies" is not only most shameful and inexcusable, but also an amoral and self-destructive course ultimately threating all humankind! May this book in some positive way serve as a worldwide wakeup call to the more fortunate among us. Especially on behalf of the countless enslaved, without voice, and otherwise defenseless-the too-often forgotten. And, in so doing, ultimately help protect and preserve the God-given Rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all. = = = "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Plato (424/423 BC-348/347 BC) = = = "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Utility

Author: Anthony Kenny
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 184540274X
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A volume on the nature, ingredients, causes and consequences of human happiness by the father and son team of Anthony and Charles Kenny.

Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Author: Ralph J. Temple
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1617751057
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"Temple's expertise was representing individuals who had chosen to place themselves in the path of history or who were victims of discrimination and injustice...These legal war stories will give readers a realistic view of what a civil rights lawyer faced in championing unpopular causes." --Publishers Weekly Praise for Ralph J. Temple: "What a master of the law he is! I know people whom I regard as great teachers, as great trial advocates, as great appellate advocates, as great lobbyists, as great negotiators. Ralph is all of those things, and he does each of them better than anyone I know...He has an absolutely extraordinary record, not just of effort, but of solid accomplishment." --Monroe H. Freedman "Of the many persons I came to admire during my years with the ACLU, I put none ahead of Ralph. He personifies the virtues that the ACLU displays at its best: a fierce commitment to civil liberty; imagination, energy, skill, and industry; integrity; persuasiveness; and a fine blend of irascibility, good humor, and anger. Ralph is moderate but never mealy-mouthed; passionate but never hysterical; moral but never pious." --Aryeh Neier, Former Executive Director, ACLU "For a lot of people coming out of law school looking for public interest jobs, there are a relative handful of people in this country who are heroes, models to be followed, people who are known among young lawyers and who are admired for the example they set. I think Ralph deserves that reputation as much as anyone I know." --Ira Glasser, Former Executive Director, ACLU "It isn't just that Ralph has a passionate concern to see that civil liberties are protected. I have that and so do you. We all share a concern to guard our constitutional rights. But Ralph Temple has the knowledge and the skill to make this concern victorious." --Hilda Howland M. Mason, District of Columbia City Council This volume comprises Ralph J. Temple's memoirs of his life and his work on behalf of the poor and disadvantaged. He was born in England on October 18, 1932. Shortly before his father was called into the Royal British Army in 1940, Temple fled with his mother by boat from the Nazi attack on London and settled in Miami, Florida. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1956, Temple worked for Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund until he was drafted into the United States Army. A critical formative experience was Temple's August 1964 trip to St. Augustine, Florida with the New York City Lawyers Constitutional Defense Fund, where he worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others to ensure compliance with the newly enacted 1964 Civil Rights Act. Moving to the American Civil Liberties Union, he soon found his calling as a civil rights and civil liberties attorney, rising to the position of Legal Director of the ACLU of the National Capital Area in Washington, DC, where he served from 1966–80. During his tenure there, he established himself in Washington as a lion ready to fight (and win) across a broad array of free speech issues. In 2008, the DC ACLU presented him with their annual Alan and Adrienne Barth Award for Exemplary Volunteer Service. Temple kept up his legal activism and civic organizing in Oregon (where he relocated in 1996), until the day he passed away on August 27, 2011. On September 18, 2011, he was recognized by the ACLU Foundation of Oregon for his brilliant and tireless work on behalf of civil liberties.