Book Review: Our Lost Constitution

Utah Sen. Mike Lee is a nerd, and he fully embraces the moniker.

In his new book, Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document, the senator geeks out, his love for the Constitution oozing off the page.

Ever the buttoned-up statesman, Lee gives us a peek at his youthful exploits in the introduction, which is not to be skipped. The elaborate story involves an 11- or 12-year-old Mike home alone with his sister, a busload of pro-choice protestors, the on/off switch for lawn sprinklers and a stash of illegal fireworks.

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Growing up with a father who would become the U.S. Solicitor General and argue cases before the Supreme Court, Lee shares how his upbringing shaped him. Naturally, family disputes were settled by each party making their case. Lee would also learn to understand and revere the Constitution watching his Dad argue cases in the highest courts in the land.

From the outset of Our Lost Constitution, Lee is straightforward about taking a few liberties when imagining daily life for our Founders, especially at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. But he also found the true stories more dramatic than anything he could have imagined.

The book --- chock-full of details, unbridled passion and reverence for our nation's Founding document --- is masterfully written and makes you feel as if Lee himself is reading it to you. He weaves the story brilliantly throughout American history, from our nation's Founding to FDR's era to today.

It's not all sunshine and lollipops, though. Lee shines a light on the corruption and willful subversion of the Constitution today. Whether giving more power to the Executive Branch than the Founders intended or passing legislation so Americans can see what's in it, Lee shows the abuses our leaders have committed to amass more power.

He also makes the case that Americans can solve many of our problems with three words.

“All they need is the ability to recognize deprivations of the Constitution when they arise, and just as importantly, to be able to trigger three words: THIS IS WHY,” Lee said recently on The Glenn Beck Program. “This is why we have the Fourth Amendment. This is why we have the Legislative Powers Clause. This is why we have the Origination Clause.”

In the chapter titled, "The Compromise That Saved the Constitutional Convention," Lee examines the conversations and compromises required to pass the miracle we know as the Constitution, comparing their arguments to today's and showing that conversations and compromises can change the world.

“We can still win this. But we’ve got to win the conversation. We have to have the conversation in the first place,” Lee said. “That conversation hasn’t been taking place because our schools don’t teach civics anymore like they used to. They don’t teach the stories behind our Constitution.”

Lee might be a constitutional geek, a lawyer and a United States Senator, but the role he adds to his resume in Our Lost Constitution is that of storyteller, effortlessly embracing the opportunity to share his love for our nation's Founders and their work in crafting an unparalleled document.

Our Lost Constitution is a must-read for any constitutionalist and all freedom-loving people. Lee provides a compelling case for returning to the original principles and values our Founders laid out.

Join Sen. Mike Lee in the fight to restore our Constitution by liking the book's official Facebook page and spreading the word about our amazing Constitution.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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