Our lost declaration America's fight against tyranny from King George to the deep state

Mike Lee, 1971-

Book - 2019

"Bestselling author and respected conservative Senator Mike Lee sheds new light on America's Declaration of Independence--and explains its relevance in the fight against big government today. Most Americans are familiar with the Constitution as an outline of for limited government. Few, however, understand how significant the Declaration of Independence was as an initial blow in the war against government encroachment. A champion of limited government, Senator Lee reinterprets the insp...iring story of the colonists who fought the tyranny of King George, and shows how we find ourselves facing similar obstacles today: presidents who fail to enforce the law, a massive regulatory state, and a creeping centralization of power. In the thrilling style of his bestsellers OUR LOST CONSTITUTION and WRITTEN OUT OF HISTORY, Senator Lee makes history come alive to educate, entertain, and rally all patriots who care about the survival of liberty in America"--

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Published
New York : Sentinel [2019]
Language
English
Physical Description
xix, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-211) and index.
ISBN
9780525538554
0525538550
Main Author
Mike Lee, 1971- (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The conservative Utah Senator, former Supreme Court clerk and author of the best-selling Our Lost Constitution shares historical insights into why America's Declaration of Independence is particularly relevant in the present-day fight against big government.

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The conservative Utah Senator, former Supreme Court clerk and author of the best-selling Our Lost Constitution shares historical insights into why America's Declaration of Independence is particularly relevant in the present-day fight against big government. Illustrations.

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The conservative Utah Senator shares historical insights into why America's Declaration of Independence is particularly relevant in the present-day fight against big government.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

"There is perhaps no more powerful sentence in human history, than the one written by Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia in the oppressively hot summer of 1776: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowedby their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Despite the force of Jefferson's simple statement and the document in which it is found, many Americans today don't understand the Declaration's gravity. As a result, we have lost touch with much of what makes our country special: the distinctly American belief in the dignity of every human soul. In Our Lost Declaration, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories of the offenses committed by the Crown against its own subjects. From London's attempts to shut down colonial legislatures to hauling John Hancock before a court without a jury, the abuses of a strong central government were felt far and wide. They spurred our Founders to risk their lives in defense of their rights, and their efforts established a vision of political freedom that would change history"--

Review by Publisher Summary 5

"Bestselling author and respected conservative Senator Mike Lee sheds new light on America's Declaration of Independence--and explains its relevance in the fight against big government today. Most Americans are familiar with the Constitution as an outline of for limited government. Few, however, understand how significant the Declaration of Independence was as an initial blow in the war against government encroachment. A champion of limited government, Senator Lee reinterprets the inspiring story of the colonists who fought the tyranny of King George, and shows how we find ourselves facing similar obstacles today: presidents who fail to enforce the law, a massive regulatory state, and a creeping centralization of power. In the thrilling style of his bestsellers OUR LOST CONSTITUTION and WRITTEN OUT OF HISTORY, Senator Lee makes history come alive to educate, entertain, and rally all patriots who care about the survival of liberty in America"--

Review by Publisher Summary 6

New York Times bestselling author and committed constitutional conservative Senator Mike Lee reveals the little-known stories behind the Founder's takedown of a tyrannical king and the forgotten document that created America.There is perhaps no more powerful sentence in human history, written in Philadelphia in the oppressively hot summer of 1776: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."Despite the earth-shattering power of Jefferson's simple sentence and the document in which it is found, many Americans today don't understand or appreciate the Declaration's gravity. As a result, we have lost touch with much of what makes our country so special: the distinctly American belief in the dignity of every human soul. Our nation was born in an act of rebellion against an all-powerful government. In Our Lost Declaration, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories of the offenses committed by the British crown against its own subjects. From London's attempts to shut down colonial legislatures to hauling John Hancock before a court without a jury, the abuses of a strong central government were felt far and wide. They spurred our Founders to risk their lives in defense of their rights, and their efforts established a vision of political freedom that would change the course of history. Lee shares new insights into the personalities who shaped that vision, such as:  •  Thomas Paine, a populist radical who nearly died making his voyage from Great Britain to the colonies before writing his revolutionary pamphlet, Common Sense.  •  Edmund Randolph, who defied his Loyalist family and served in the Virginia convention that voted for independence  •  Thomas Jefferson, who persevered through a debilitating health crisis to pen the document that would officially begin the American experiment.Senator Lee makes vividly clear how many abuses of federal power today are rooted in neglect of the Declaration, including federal overreach that corrupts state legislatures, the judicial system, and even international trade. By rediscovering the Declaration, we can remind our leaders in Washington D.C. that they serve us--not the other way around.

Review by Publisher Summary 7

New York Times bestselling author and committed constitutional conservative Senator Mike Lee reveals the little-known stories behind the Founder's takedown of a tyrannical king and the forgotten document that created America.There is perhaps no more powerful sentence in human history, written in Philadelphia in the oppressively hot summer of 1776: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."Despite the earth-shattering power of Jefferson's simple sentence and the document in which it is found, many Americans today don't understand or appreciate the Declaration's gravity. As a result, we have lost touch with much of what makes our country so special: the distinctly American belief in the dignity of every human soul. Our nation was born in an act of rebellion against an all-powerful government. In Our Lost Declaration, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories of the offenses committed by the British crown against its own subjects. From London's attempts to shut down colonial legislatures to hauling John Hancock before a court without a jury, the abuses of a strong central government were felt far and wide. They spurred our Founders to risk their lives in defense of their rights, and their efforts established a vision of political freedom that would change the course of history. Lee shares new insights into the personalities who shaped that vision, such as:Thomas Paine, a populist radical who nearly died making his voyage from Great Britain to the colonies before writing his revolutionary pamphlet, Common Sense.Edmund Randolph, who defied his Loyalist family and served in the Virginia convention that voted for independenceThomas Jefferson, who persevered through a debilitating health crisis to pen the document that would officially begin the American experiment.Senator Lee makes vividly clear how many abuses of federal power today are rooted in neglect of the Declaration, including federal overreach that corrupts state legislatures, the judicial system, and even international trade. By rediscovering the Declaration, we can remind our leaders in Washington D.C. that they serve us--not the other way around.