Reading Suggestions, in no particular order, cover a spectrum of themes from history, cause & effect, unintended consequences, humanity, to solutions and failures.

February 15, 2024

(>> specifically Article V related. > historically relevant to the Constitution)

>>Liberty Amendments by Mark Levin. The problem of an unlimited government is explained and then followed up with the method that has served us faithfully for 400 years and finally, he suggests solutions to resolve those problems.

>The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government & Eroded Freedom by Robert Levy, William Mellor, & Richard Epstein.

>>Rule of Law: Why and How We Must Amend the Constitution by Dustin Romney

>Restoring Our Republic by Ned Ryun. The story of how our republic came to be and how to save it.

An Imperial Diadem (a prelude to Part V of America’s Forgotten History) Mark David Ledbetter

>>The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss (the story of the suffrage amendment proposal and ratification process of the 19th Amendment)

What is A Constitutional Convention? by The John Birch Society (the JBS theory on why the Founders were wrong about the Constitution and why Article VI is the better solution to todays issues than Article V’s second clause)(All other literature & evidence here proves the JBS thesis invalid and false.)

>>Journal of the Federal Convention by James Madison (Madison’s daily diary of the 1787 convention)

>>The Law of Article V by Robert Natelson

>>Conventions That Made America: A Brief History of Consensus Building by M.W. Kapic. Forty of the most notable conventions operating procedures over four centuries solving problems legislatures and congress’s could not.

Suggested Constitutional Scholars and Historians: Prof Rob Natelson, Randy Barnett, Michael Stokes Paulsen, Russell Caplan, Michael Farris, C.A. Weslager, Michael Holler, Robert Gray Gunderson, Thelma Jennings, Timothy Dake, Tom Coburn, Michael Novak, among others.  [Prof. Rob Natelson]  [Natelson]  [Path to Reform]


>> by Rodney Dodsworth on  National Center for Constitutional Studies Heritage Guide to Constitution

>>FL Law Review, Vol 65, No.3, 2013 by Rob Natelson’s convention research (google)           Quantity of notable conventions found and analyzed.

>Our Republican Constitution, Randy Barnett

>>The Nashville Convention: Southern Movement for Unity 1848-1850 by Thelma Jennings

>>The Stamp Act Congress by C. A. Weslager

>>Constitutional Brinksmanship, Russell Caplan. A preeminent and comprehensive study of America’s conventions.

>>Far From Unworkable, by Timothy Dake. Comprehensive study of conventions and identifying 648 events of all types over four centuries.

Inventing Freedom, Daniel Hannan

>>The Creation of the American Republic 1176-1787 by Gordon S. Wood

>The Making of America, Cleon Skousen

>The Original Constitution, Rob Natelson

>>The Dirty Dozen, Levy & Mellor. Identifies and analyzes the 12 most destructive SCOTUS rulings.

>>The Old Gentlemen’s Convention, Robert Gunderson. Analysis of the 1861 Washington DC convention in an attempt to halt the Civil War as it was unfolding.

>>The Peace That Almost Was…1861 by Mark Tooley. The Washington Peace Conference.

>The Rule of Law, Dustin Romney. The reasons why we must meet in conventions.

>Diary of a Colonial Rebel (Lady), Barbara Kesser (historical fiction of life just prior to Apr 19, 1775)

>>The Law of Article V, Rob Natelson. An academic analysis of Article V

>The Constitution: Intro, Michael & Luke Paulsen

>The Constitution Made Easy, Michael Holler

Last Call for Liberty, Os Guinness

>>Articles of Confederation (1781)

>>Federalist Papers In Modern Language by Mary E. Webster

>>Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist Dispute by Alexander Hamilton

>>Where’s the Line by Ken Ivory. How the States protect the Constitution.

Capitalism in America, Alan Greenspan

Democracy in America, Alexis De Tocueville

Equal is Unfair, Don Watkins

>The First Congress, Fergus Bordewich

>>Journal of the Federal Convention, James Madison

Our Lost Constitution, Mike Lee

>Smashing the DC Monopoly, Tom Coburn

The Original Intent by David Barton

1774: The Long Year of Revolution by Mary Beth Norton

1913: From General to Specific Welfare by Aaron Kerkman. 1913 was a pivotal moment in America’s history.

Adam Smith: Father of Economics by Jesse Norman. His Wealth of Nations is still used in studies today.

America’s Forgotten History (4 part series) by Mark David Ledbetter

>Amending the Constitution by Conventions by Rob Natelson

Belief in God by Justin Brierley and N. T. Wright. Christianity is becoming vogue again.

By the People by Charles Murry. Rebuilding liberty without permission.

Capitalism in America by Alan Greenspan and Adrian Woolridge. A history.

Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution by Myron Magnet

Constitution: An Introduction by Michael Stokes Paulsen

An Introduction to Constitutional Law by Randy Barnett & Josh Blackman. 100 SCOTUS cases everyone should know.

Why Coolidge Matters by Charles C. Johnson. Leadership lessons from America’s most underrated President.

Reclaiming the Lost Legacy by D. James Kennedy. The origin of the “separation of church and state” false claims.

>>Countermand Amendment by Charles Kacprowicz. The read is difficult but the idea would make the three branches of DC government accountable to the American people and their states. More study needed.

Crisis and Leviathan by Robert Higgs & Arthur Ekirch Jr. Critical growth of American government.

Crisis of the House Never United by Chuck DeVore. ‘A house divided against itself cannot stand.’

Democratic Capitalism by Michael Novak

Wealth and Poverty by George Gilder. New 21st century edition.

>Enlightened Democracy by Tara Ross. The case for the Electoral College is about returning to federalism

Green Tyranny by Rupert Darwall

Evolution of Wealth by Jerry D. Ward. History of innovation, capitalism, gov, & hazards of democracy

Excuse Me, Professor by Lawrence W. Reed. Challenging the myths of Progressivism.

The First Congress by Fergus M. Bordewich. How the Founders invented the government.

First Light by Emma Chapman. Switching on stars at the dawn of time.

Founders Speech to a Nation in Crisis by Steven Ragg. What would they say to America today?

Freakonomics & Super Freakonomics by  Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner. It’s simple & intuitive.

The Great Revolt by Salena Zito & Brad Todd. The populist coalition reshaping American politics.

Great Society by Amity Shlaes. A new history.

The Income Tax by Frank Chodorov. The root of all evil.

John Marshall by Richard Brookhiser. The man who made the Supreme Court.

The Law by Frederick Bastiat-June 1850

The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution by Jenna Ellis. A Judea-Christian guide to our Constitutional crisis.

Liberalism by Ludwig von Mises, Thomas Woods Jr. Louis Spadaro, & Bettina Bien Greaves. Exploring classical liberalism and (America’s) capitalists’ society.

Liberty in Peril by Randall Holcombe. Democracy & power in American history.

Bourgeois Equality by Deirdre McCloskey. Ideas, not capitalism, enriched the world.

50 Questions on The Natural Law by Charles E. Rice. What is it and why we need it.

New Deal or Raw Deal? By Burton Folsom Jr. FDR’s damage of America’s economy’s lasting effects.

A Patriot’s History of the U.S. by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen. From Columbus to Entitlement.

Patriotism Is Not Enough by Steven Hayward. Redefined American conservatism.

Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin. The Federal Reserve.

Politically Incorrect Guide to the Supreme Court by John Yoo and Rogert Delahunty. America’s dirty constitutional laundry exposed.

Restoring the Lost Constitution by Randy Barnett

>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States: How Taxes, Energy, and Worker Freedom will Change the Balance of Power Among States by Arthur B. Laffer, Rex A. Sinquefield, Stephen Moore, Travis H. Brown

>The Fate of the States by Meredith Whitney

>The Making of America by W. Cleon Skousen. Clear insight into America’s founding and foundation.

The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burt Folsom. The truth of history versus a progressive agenda.

The Right Side of History by Ben Shapiro. Shifts in reason and morals.

Timeline: A Novel by Michael Crichton. “If you don’t know history, you don’t know anything.”

Triple Package by Amy Chua, Jed Rubenfeld.  Rise & fall of cultural groups in America.

Under God by Tara Ross & Joseph Smith Jr. The question of church and state.

>Who Decides? By Jeffrey S. Sutton. The laboratories of Constitutional experimentation.

Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson. Origins of power, prosperity, & poverty.

(>historically relevant to Constitution or Article V.  >> specifically Article V.)