Power Divided is Power Checked by Jason Lewis
The Argument for States' Rights

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In Power Divided is Power Checked, Lewis reminds us that the concept of states’ rights, as bequeathed by the Founding Fathers to a grateful nation, was about a constitutional framework intended to limit the missteps of government and provide the greatest amount of freedom and decision-making power to the citizens of the “several states.” He defines the essence of our constitutional republic and highlights the legal history of the relationship between the states and the federal government.

Lewis sounds the alarm for states’ rights and offers a way out of the constitutional malaise the nation finds itself in. And, if his prescription for returning power to the states seems radical, Lewis would argue that this is only because we are unaware of just how far America has drifted from our limited government tradition. He calls upon us to understand what it means to live in America, recognize how fragile our republic has become, reclaim our tradition, and in doing so, reclaim our freedom.
 

About Jason Lewis

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Arguably, the most remarkable adventurer in the world today." THE DAILY MAIL Jason Lewis is an award-winning adventurer, author, and voice for global sustainability. He is accredited with being the first person to circumnavigate the Earth without using motors or sails: walking, cycling, and inline skating five continents, and kayaking, swimming, rowing, and pedalling a boat across the rivers, seas, and oceans. Taking thirteen years to complete, the 46,505-mile journey was hailed "the last great first for circumnavigation" by the London Sunday Times. A frequent contributor to magazines (Men's Fitness, Sports Illustrated, Geographical) and travel books (Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul, HCI, 2002; Flightless, Incredible Journeys Without Leaving the Ground, Lonely Planet, 2008; The Modern Explorers, Thames & Hudson, 2013), Jason has set three additional records: the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from mainland Europe to North America by human power; first crossing of North America on inline skates; and first crossing of the Pacific Ocean by pedal power. He is a Fellow of London University, the Royal Geographical Society, and The Explorers Club, and has appeared on numerous television and talk shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC), Good Morning America (ABC), and CBS This Morning.
 
Published January 11, 2011 by Bascom Hill Publishing Group. 212 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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