It is not often that I am draw to the field of political science. For me, that is basically like eating liver—it might be good for you, but it is not very palatable. So it was with a great deal of surprise that I discovered (and thoroughly enjoyed) The Founder’s Key by Larry P. Arnn. Arnn, president of Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, is a professor of politics and history. As P. J. O’Rourke says in his endorsement of this book: “The Founder’s Key is not just brilliant but—in a shock to political science—a pleasure to read.” And indeed, it is a pleasure to read this very important book.
Did I say important? Well, I meant it. This is one of those books that you really wish everyone would read. In a culture that has both forsaken and forgotten the very principles and ideals that our nation was built upon, this book offers insight into how it might just be possible to find our back—at least in the governmental and political sphere. The basic thesis of the book is this: Our rights and freedoms are codified in the both the Declaration and the Constitution together. Continue reading