Midwest Book Review looks at Neal Herrick's new book

January 24, 2013 — Print this Page

Neal Herrick’s new book, A Jeffersonian Approach to Reversing America’s Decline: A Look at America’s Constitution, celebrates our Constitution and reminds us that our founding fathers handed it down as a ‘work-in-progress’ — for us to alter in times of crisis. The crux of Herrick’s book is that it is ‘love’s labor lost’ to fight a lot of separate battles in a money-controlled government. Instead, he suggests putting our energy into reforming government so that it responds to people rather than to money.

In a lucid analysis, he shows the limitations of capitalism, detailing how corporations build out of self-interest and maximize profits taking as few precautions as lax government standards will allow. Herrick calls for a more realistic approach than expecting corporations to erode their profits by doing more for society. He considers landmark cases that facilitated, for example, the transfer of money from the corporate world to Congress, and argues that it is time to revise the Constitution of the United States with a 2nd constitutional convention and a
bi-partisan strategy.

At the very moment when constitutional amendments are under heavy fire, Herrick’s book is more than timely: it’s portentous. This is a ‘must-read’ for patriotic Americans of either political party.

Printed from the History Publishing Company website, visit http://historypublishingco.com .

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