Why does this differ fromrnevery other handbookrnon our government?rnOarence Carson pulls no punches as he explains why:rn”It would be a considerable fraud to do a book on American governmentrnwhich talked as if the Constitution were still being substantially observed,rnthat pretended that when Presidents took the oath of ofBce they intendedrnto observe the bounds set by the Constitution, that Congressmen recitedrntheir pledges with the same intent, and that fderal judges were still construingrnthe Constitution as it was written. In sum, any book on Americanrngovenmient worthy of the name ought to make clear how remote from thernConstitution the government has become.”rnThis is the book. Which is why we believe that it’s the only book on our govemmentrnthat Americans can trust today. Carson gives you all the basics,rnincluding:rn• The roots of the American system, both scriptural and secular… key contributionsrnof ancient Greece and Rome . . . the Middle Ages . . . thernRenaissance . . . the Reformation . . . modem Europe and England . . .rnand our own colonial experiencern• The battle over the Constitution. The fiamers’ real intentions, as shown inrnthrir writingsrn• Betrayed, especially in our time: the letter AND the spirit of the Constitutionrn• How government functions at each level — federal, state and local. Therncourt system, from justice of die peace to tiie Supreme Courtrn• The changing presidency. The impact (for better or worse) of Washingtonrn. . . Jefferson . . . Lincoln . . . FDR and his successorsrn• The rise of tiie Welfare State. The staggering growth of government spendingrnand bureaucracyrn• Massive departures from die Constitution in our century (on the way to diernLeviatiian state). How to get the government back on coursernWhat every American must know aboutrnour governmentrnCarson exposes errors and myths tiiat litter most otiier texts on our governmentrnas he refutes decades of liberal propaganda:rn• The God-derived “natural law” principles on which our government wasrnbased. How they were corrupted, and finally abandoned. The secularistrnphilosophies that took overrn• Why tiie Qvil War was unconstitutional. How it upset die balance of powersrnand led to unprecedented federal controlrn• The three events tiiat mark die “great divide” in American history — evenrnmore dian die Qvil Warrn• Why it is inaccurate to call our system a “democracy”rn• The rise of “judicial activism.” The Court’s effort to drive religion andrnmorality out of public life. How Constitutional protections of religionrngradually became laws against religionrn• How new “rights” not found in die Constitution (e.g., abortion,rnpornography) were created by Court fiatrn• The difference between revolutionary and evolutionary socialism. How tiiernlatter dominated our government in recent decades—in everytiiing but namernThis book is valuable for parents who want to correct the misinformation fed tornour children today. Homeschoolers will never find a better text.rnBut please, don’t tbink of tbis siiiiply as a fine textiiook. Think of it asrntlie perfect compankm to your own Meas about wbere our countryrnSHOULD be b«ided; and tbe kleal guklebook for your own efforts tornrestore decency to govenimeni and society. Clarence Canon puts tbernsources and the answers at your fingertips.rnHow the Club WorksrnEvery 4 wedts (13 times a year) you get a free copy of the Qub Bulletin, which offersrnyou the Featured Sdecdon plus a good choice of Alternates. Books on current issues,rnreligion, education, homeschooling, politics, diildroi’s books, etc. — all of interest tornconservativfs. * If you want the Featured Selection, do nothing. It will comernautomatkally. • If you don’t want the Featured Selection, or you do want an Alternate,rnindicate your wishes on the handy card enclosed with your Bulletin and return itrnby the deadline date. * The m^Jrity of Qub books are offered at 20-50% discounts,rnplus a charge for shipping and handling, it As soon as you buy and pay for 3 booksrnat regular Qub prices, your manbership may be ended at any time, either by you orrnby the Qub. * If you ever receive a Featured Selection witiiout having had 10 days torndecide if you want it, you may return it at Gub expense for hill credit, -k GoodrnservKe. No computers! • The Qub will offer regular Superbargains, mostly atrn70-95% discounts plus shipping and handling. Superbargains do not count towardrnMfiUing your Qub obligation, but do enable you to buy fine books at giveaway prices.rn• Only one membership per household.rnm CONSERVATIVE I ! ! BOOK CLUBrn33 Oakland Avenue • Harrison, N.Y. 10528rnPlease accept my membership m the Qub and send me FREE thern603-page, $32.95 Basic American Government by Qarence B.rnCarson. I agree to buy 3 additional books at regular Club prices overrnthe next 18 months. I also agree to the Qub rules spelled out in thisrncoupon. CCUL-iof,rnII.rnNamernAddressrnCity .State. .Zip _rnrnrn