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Words of the Founders by Paul Rosenberg - A New Book
Tue, 29 Jun 2010, 20:47:00 EDT
CHICAGO, Ill., June 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- "The Words of the
Founders" (ISBN-13: 978-0979987731), a new book by Paul Rosenberg, author of the
counter-culture classic "A Lodging of Wayfaring Men," is released for sale today by
Ascoli Publishing and Vera Verba Publishing (www.AscoliBooks.com).
Rosenberg has assembled 570 timely and poignant quotes from America's Founding
Fathers, the Framers of the Constitution. George Washington, Samuel Adams, Thomas
Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, George Mason, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin
Franklin, and others.
The book has little "editorializing," believing that it's time for Americans to directly take to
heart the words of our Founders -- even read how the Founders' own ideas changed
over the years. There are some amazing quotes and thoughts that were left out of our "civics" classes - that show how
vehement the Founders were that our only chance of survival as a nation was a weak federalism and that all efforts of a strong
government should be resisted at all costs. Of course, we don't have "civics" classes any more, so it doesn't really matter.
Perhaps it is not too aggressive a suggestion that these words be shared at the family dinner table. You can read how our
Founders struggled with accepting the cloak of office, how little they wanted it. How they quietly returned to their lives after
their term of service. How they accepted what they perceived as a duty, and they accepted it reluctantly and with grave
misgivings. Without the editor drawing conclusions, each reader can form his or her thoughts on why "things" have gotten so
"out of control." Clearly our Founders believed that "public servants," the government, was beholden at all times to "the
people" - and that now it would seem that we are beholden to a class of perso