from the National Center for Constitutional Studies
This discussion guide facilitates the joint study of The 5000 Year Leap & The Making of America. The 5000 Year Leap, discusses the political, economic, and social principles that every civilization must follow in order to be free. The Making of America, unfolds the surprising background and the original meaning of the federal Constitution and shows how the founders used these concepts to produce the strongest, most prosperous nation on earth. The combined knowledge of these two books form a deeper and more complete understanding of what individuals, communities and nations must do to be free.
This guide contains 31 outlines that you can use either as a personal study syllabus or as a guide to enjoyable monthly discussions with family members, friends, and neighbors. Whether you use these materials on an individual basis or in a group setting, they will enable you to gain an in-depth understanding of--
The fundamental principles of Liberty
Where the founding fathers discovered the principles of self-governance
The actual text of the U.S. Constitution and the founders' intent behind each clause
How these principles can apply to today's current events.
It is essential that all freedom-loving Americans gain a working knowledge of the principles of liberty taught by our founding fathers. Learning these principles will put "fire in your bones," because they provide positive answers to nearly every problem now confronting our nation. Not only will this knowledge enable us to use our vote and our influence more effectively today; it will also prepare us to help rebuild America as we're called upon in the future.
We hope you will joining us in this exciting exploration of the original American "success formula."