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Me the people, or, One man's selfless quest to rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America

Author: Kevin Bleyer
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents an offbeat revision of the U.S. Constitution that reflects twenty-first century realities and addresses unresolved questions while describing the author's research into ancient Greece's early practices of democracy.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Bleyer
ISBN: 9781400069354 1400069351 9780679604129 067960412X
OCLC Number: 753624784
Description: xxi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: If not me, who? --
Me the people: an order to form a more perfect union --
The new constitution of the United States of America. The preamble to the new Constitution : It's Greek to thee --
The legislative branch : An imbalance of power --
The executive branch : We pledge allegiance to that guy who wanted to be president so damn badly --
The judicial branch : The whole system's out of order, and other perfectly valid cliches --
Article IV. The states : What's the matter with Kansas? Also, what's the point of Nebraska? --
Article V. The amendment process : Honestly, we're pretty sure we screwed this whole thing up --
Article VI. No religious test? : Thank God, because we totally didn't study for this --
Article VII. Ratification : Hang together or hang separately, but don't hang out in Rhode Island. The united mistakes of America : The new amendments to the new constitution. The first amendment : Your right to say, "because there's something called the first amendment in this country, buddy!" --
The second amendment : Starring Charlton Heston's "Cold, Dead Hands!" --
The third amendment : Knock knock! Who's there? A soldier! A soldier who? A soldier who demands to be quartered during peacetime! --
The fourth amendment : Hail, seizer! --
The fifth amendment : The amendment guilty people use --
The sixth amendment : Establishing your right to be judged by a jury comprised of people exactly like you, and really, congratulations on that --
The seventh amendment : Yes, there is one --
The eighth amendment : Cruel, I get; but what's so wrong with unusual? --
The ninth amendment : My ninth amendment is to ask for a zillion more amendments --
The tenth amendment : The amendment to the constitution that does not amend the constitition. Footnotes to history : Seventeen more amendments to address three more problems: booze, servants, and suffrage. Next round's on me : The amendments involving alcohol --
Suffraging fools gladly : The amendments about voting --
Judge us not by the color of our skin, but by the con-test of of our characters : The amendments addressing slavery and discrimination --
Postamble : Signed, sealed, delivered : From preamble to me-amble ; or, One man's successful quest to save the constitution and why, in the end, no thanks are necessary --
Giving full faith and credit where credit is due --
Appendix : The declaration of independence from the constitution of the United States.
Other Titles: One man's quest to rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America
Responsibility: by Kevin Bleyer ; with a foreword by Kevin Bleyer author of Me the people, or, One man's selfless quest to rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America by Kevin Bleyer.

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Presents an offbeat revision of the U.S. Constitution that reflects twenty-first century realities and addresses unresolved questions while describing the author's research into ancient Greece's early practices of democracy.
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