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Now if those clowns in DC would just read it, we might be able to get somewhere.

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This is published by a conservative think tank recently intimately associated with the Tea Party, so some of an opposed persuasion may prefer similar offerings from an organization such as the Cato Institute.

Then again, it's less than a dollar, and they sure aren't editing the text.

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@shinespark: And, I knew they'd come out bitter and whinging, even on a fact.

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@shinespark: Yea those American's and their constitution can get pretty bitter.... just ask Obama.

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Free Supersaver shipping with $25 order or Prime. Otherwise shipping is $3.99

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@shinespark: No, but I bet the choice of quotes is rather humorous.

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@sailorspork: Exactly. Print it out, put it in your pocket or copy it to your smart phone.

But then, don't you chest beating patriots already have it memorized? :)

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I thought that Woot might be the one place I don't have to listen to chest thumping idiocy by the jerks on either the left or the right. I was wrong.

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The leather bound edition is a beaut, but high falootin' ($23.50)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00629WC3Q/ref=pd_1ctyhuc__sbs_03_02

Edit:
I am in for 2 of the cheapos.

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@mtm2: Yes, and only the guys I don't like are ignorant of the true meaning of the constitution, while only the guys I do like know what it really means! All those other guys should be thrown in jail!!!

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@lparsons42: You're kidding, right? 'Cause otherwise, you ain 't an American.

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@sailorspork: Thanks for the link.
So, all political posturing aside. If this can be downloaded for free, how is paying for it (even if it's only $0.86) a "Deal"???
Upvote for @sailorspork...Downvote for this "Deal"...

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There is a lot of convenience in getting a printed one - you can give them away, hopefully to someone that will try and learn from it. I am thinking about buying dozens of them and giving them to a decent history teacher's class.

And xntric, I am confused by your comment. The current president has disobeyed the oath to the constitution by deciding WHICH laws that he will enforce and the current congress has done the same by not pursuing the president for breaking the oath they also take. These blatant failures cause me confusion on your claim to lparsons42 as not being American.

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@offline999: Just because you're perfectly happy with a digital copy doesn't mean everybody else feels the same way; a lot of people prefer hard copies for various reasons. And for those people, 86 cents is an excellent price for this.

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From Wikipedia:
The National Center for Constitutional Studies (NCCS) is a conservative, religious-themed constitutionalist organization, founded by Latter-Day Saint political writer Cleon Skousen.[1] It was formerly known as The Freemen Institute.[2]

According to the NCCS, the founding of the United States was a divine miracle.[1] As such, the NCCS worldview and program are based on three major pillars: (1) understanding the divine guidance that has allowed the United States to thrive; (2) rejecting the tyrannical and sinful nature of the modern U.S. federal government; and (3) preparing for a divine reckoning that will bring down America's government and possibly tear society as we know it asunder, thus allowing those with sound principles to rebuild the republic.[1]

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@zaphod9977: I think that's the synopsis of Atlas Shrugged. (Though you may have to substitute the word "divine" for something more secular)

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@unclerummy: The link is not just a digital download. It's a high-res copy as well as a text version. For the cost of a piece of paper and some toner you can print it out to your hearts content.

For what it's worth...
I got my copy decades ago...for free...from Phillip Morris.

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@amxboy: My favorite quote about Atlas Shrugged - "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged . One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

And by the downvotes on my post, I would gather the answer would be no.

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@mktglisa: You're new to this internet thing I take it?

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@first2summit: Unlike certain politicians who claim to be Ayn Rand devotees, I've actually read her work. Atlas Shrugged is personally my least favorite of her novels. The pomposity of the "John Galt Speaks" chapter alone, painfully long-winded and needlessly redundant considering anyone that read that far into the book had to be familiar with the theme by then, was enough to turn me off.
On the other hand, "We the Living" (her first novel) contains brilliant insights into the prejudice of those that would seek to protect us from ourselves. The underlying conclusion that "they" know what's better for the "poor masses" betrays a bias of superiority that I hadn't been aware of until Rand opened my eyes.

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@offline999: I think she got it wrong there as well and so does much of history seems to think so too. That's why we're a representative democracy not a pure democracy, i.e. we have senators and representatives in our interests, as does much of the world throughout history. Our forefathers even thought so which is why it's in the Constitution. The underlying thought in was that you've got a bunch of uneducated farmers and tradesman who don't know, understand, and don't have time to stay current with matters political foreign and domestic so they have the more educated pursuing their constituents' interests.

And consider who the poor masses are - sub 75% high school graduation rate, very low percentage of advanced education, etc. Even in the most basic decisions, they fail - their diet. We're looking at a country that is 66% overweight and half of those overweight are considered obese. They go on about the US budget but the average household savings rate is abysmal, etc.

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@first2summit: I don't know that you and I are going to see eye-to-eye on this so I don't know if there is much point to going further, especially in a deals.woot thread about an 86-cent "deal".
Suffice to say that "We the Living" was written at a certain point in history which I believe provided the author with a unique perspective into various inequities of a political system.
Hmmmm...much like The Constitution...

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@offline999: Fair enough but the short answer is that we don't and it's just more of Rand's childish views on the world, political and otherwise. Yes, there's iniquities in politics as well as in business as well as in sports as well as on the school yard as well as in the animal kingdom with the alphas and betas.

And yes, I want a bunch of people who barely graduated from high school barely making ends meet who watch reality TV making budget, military, domestic, and foreign policy decisions.

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@offline999: Because if you wave your eReader like a maniac people will think you are nuts.

When you wave around the US Constitution, folks will nod in approval.

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I believe you can also get one of these for free from any local boy scout troop/den/coven?

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@pleepleus: I dont know about the Scouts.
If you go to the State Capital Building (Sacramento for me) you can get a free one that includes the State Constitution and relative documents:
Magna Charta
Mayflower Compact
Declaration of Rights
Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation

BUT, it aint pocket sized
It's 8.5" X 5.5"

My pocket sized gets more use.
It fits in a shirt pocket or can just stay in backpack almost weightless.

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I can get all the pocket copies of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence I want at any federal Representatives' and Senators' offices.

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@zaphod9977:

OK, my last name is Skouson, and Cleon was my father's cousin. You have any issue with that?

Further, Earl Taylor Jr. was a later administrator of that organization, and he is a close personal friend.

For the price, this is a great VALUE. (Although, if you ask, NCCS will send you a few for FREE, including shipping.)

steve

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@shinespark: It's interesting how you suggest that the Cato institute would be a better suggestion, due to the Tea Party's "intimate affiliation" with the organization that produces this. The Cato institute is in the business of issuing, publishing and reporting on facts and truths, backed by evidence... things that members of the Tea Party celebrate and their opponents shun.

If you want liberals to buy the constitution from a liberal organization... I'm afraid I have no idea where I'd send you... as they don't actually perpetuate the principles and values of the founding fathers or the written documents produced by them.

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@polidiotic: Cato is a Libertarian (Right wing) think tank.

EDIT:
You are wrong about liberals caring about the founders and the Constitution and related docs.

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lemme see: white-black, fat-skinny, dead-alive, left-right, boys-girls, etc., etc. Hmmm. Yep, we all pass the test, we're humans. And we're actually pretty easy to get along with, but an attitude like mktglisa's, is not real. It's like a disguise. That attitude doesn't care about her own freedom - - just you don't get any!

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I just got mine.
It came super fast.
I prefer my older one, printed by The Center for Civic Education.

Click on "Look Inside", HERE:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0898181631/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=
Scroll down to see contents.
Its a treasure of documents.
Including:
"American Legacy includes the full text of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and features excerpts from The Federalist, Chief Justice John Marshall's opinion in Marbury v. Madison, George Washington's "Farewell Address", Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address, Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?," Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, the Gettysburg Address, the Emancipation Proclamation, Learned Hand's "The Spirit of Liberty," and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, among many others. "

Also select Federalist Papers #1, #10, #51, & #78 etc

It's twice the thickness of the pamphlet featured in OP; but 10 times as valuable.

I am going to get this one for my Kindle ($3)

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Deal is dead... it is $1 now on Amazon.