Book:The 5000 year leap : the 28 great ideas that changed the world / W. Cleon Skousen.:[2007?], c2006. Book The 5000 year leap : the 28 great ideas that changed the world / W. Cleon Skousen.
The 5000 year leap : the 28 great ideas that changed the world / W. Cleon Skousen.
Author: Skousen, W. Cleon 1913-2006.
Associated Name: Hatch, Orrin, 1934-
Associated Name: National Center for Constitutional Studies (U.S.)
Associated Name: Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution.
Publication year: [2007?], c2006.
Language: English
Call Number KF4541 .S56 2006
Media class: Book
Publisher: [Washington, D.C?] : National Center for Constitutional Studies
ISBN: 9780880801485 0880801484
"A miracle that changed the world"--Cover.
"Principles of freedom 101"--Cover.
"The cover selected for the reprinting of this book ... reminds me of an event that took place at the conclusion of The Constitutional Convention in 1787, that has applicability today..."--P. [xvi]
Extent: xxvii, 337 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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"Discover the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom. Learn how adherence to these beliefs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5000 years"--P. [4] of cover.
Foreword /Stephen Pratt --The challenge / Ronald M. Mann -- A book full of vision and hope / Orin G. Hatch -- Preface / W. Cleon Skousen -- Introduction. A new beginning --Shades of the primitive past -- Why Jamestown was different -- Two hundred years later -- What about progress in reverse? -- Time to get back to basics -- The 28 Great Ideas that are changing the world -- Part I: Structuring a government with all power in the people. The Founders' political spectrum -- What is left? What is right? -- The Founding Fathers used a more accurate yardstick -- Ruler's law -- The Founders' attraction to people's law -- Characteristics of Anglo-Saxon Common Law -- Similarities between Anglo-Saxons and ancient Israel -- Memorializing the two examples of people's law -- The Founders' struggle to establish people's law -- First Constitution too close to anarchy -- The genius of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 -- A special device to encourage open discussion -- The Balanced center -- America's three-headed eagle -- The two wings of the eagle -- Thomas Jefferson describes the need for balance -- Jefferson's conversation with Washington -- Jefferson's concern about radicals -- The Founders warn against the collectivist left -- The need for an "Enlightened Electorate"-- The Founders' common denominator of basic beliefs -- Fundamental principles -- Part II: The Founder's basic principles -- 1st Principle : The genius of natural law -- 2nd Principle : A virtuous and moral people -- 3rd Principle : Virtuous and moral leaders -- 4th Principle : The role of religion -- 5th Principle : The role of the Creator -- 6th Principle : All men are created equal -- 7th Principle : Equal rights, not equal things -- 8th Principle : Man's unalienable rights -- 9th Principle : The role of revealed law -- 10th Principle : Sovereignty of the People -- 11th Principle : Who can alter the government? -- 12th Principle : Advantages of a Republic -- 13th Principle : Protection against human
frailty -- 14th Principle : Property rights essential to liberty -- 15th Principle : Free-market economics -- 16th Principle : The separation of powers -- 17th Principle : Checks and balances -- 18th Principle : Importance of a written Constitution -- 19th Principle : Limiting and defining the powers of government -- 20th Principle : Majority rule, minority rights -- 21st Principle : Strong local self-government -- 22nd Principle : Government by law, not by men -- 23rd Principle : Importance of an educated electorate -- 24th Principle : Peace through strength -- 25th Principle : Avoid entangling alliances -- 26th Principle : Protecting the role of the family -- 27th Principle : Avoiding the burden of debt -- 28th Principle: The Founders' sense of Manifest Destiny.

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