Should be required reading for every American A great place to start your study of the ideas of our nation s founders This was an eye opening introduction to what went into creating our government system I am all theconvinced that those who think the founders ideas are quaint and outdated have not done nearly the research that the founders themselves did It has been said that we should not try to do what great men did but instead strive to see what they saw The 5000 Year Leap does a Should be required reading for every American A great place to start your study of the ideas of our nation s founders This was an eye opening introduction to what went into creating our go worst book ever seriously academically and logically flawed from cover to cover, miserably written, and extra creepy when you realize it s just mormonism for the masses sorry, mormonsdon t get me wrong I loathe and resent all religionsbut joseph smith was flippin whacked And so is this book. To be honest, I read this to confirm to myself that is was as bad as I thought it would be, and I just like to see what Glenn Beck folks are reading these days The book is basically strung together quotes from founding fathers and HEAVILY from de Tocqueville supporting some principles that Skousen claims are the foundation of our nation The conclusions are unwarranted and sweeping I chuckled over one section heading European philosophers were wrong I think books like this are a little dan To be honest, I read this to confirm to myself that is was as bad as I thought it would be, and I just like to see what Glenn Beck folks are reading these days The book is basically strung together quotes from founding fathers and HEAVILY from de Tocqueville supporting some principles that Skousen claims are the foundation of our nation The conclusions are unwarranted and sweeping I chuckled over one section heading European philosophers were wrong I think books like this are a little dangerous because I picked up this book because I ve seen it on thebestseller list for months, and was just wondering what Glenn Beck and the Tea Party like about it It was written in 1981 by Cleon Skousen and at first glance seems rather commonsensical The premise is that America has been a very successful and prosperous country for its first 200 years so much so that it has achieved as much in those 200 years as humankind had achieved in the previous 5000 years A 5000 year leap A bit hyperbolic, pe I picked up this book because I ve seen it on thebestseller list for months, and was just wondering what Glenn Beck and the Tea Party like about it It was written in 1981 by Cleon Skousen and at first glance seems rather commonsensical The premise is that America This book is soooo good It s awesome because it gives you insights on many of the founding fathers opinions while at the same time answering so many questions that arise today Such as, is the Constitution outdated In the back of my mind I knew it wasn t, but I couldn t have explained why until I read this book The Constitution deals with principles, wich are timeless It also deals with human nature, and though our way of living may have changed, our nature never will This is another hard book to rate It s well written and really easy to read, which is saying a lot for a book on government Quite honestly, when Skousen was talking about the absurdity of our partisan concept of the left right divide and the problem solving vs the conservation wing of government, this was going high three, maybe even low four for me The difficulty arose when he actually started teaching history He clearly had done his homework and knew a lot of things that I knew nothing ab This is another hard book to rate It s well written and really easy to read, which is saying a lot for a book on government Quite honestly, when Skousen was talking about the absurdity of our partisan concept of the left right divide and the problem solving vs the conservation wing of government, this was going high three, maybe even low four for me The difficulty arose when he actually started teaching history He clearly had done his homework and knew a lot of things that I knew nothing about, but when ever he wrote about something I did know something about, I felt like he was glossing over I believe this book is fundamental We should all be involved in the community and in our country This book lays out basic true principals believed in by the founding fathers on which we should base our decisions in government. This Is The Best Selling Original Authorized Edition Regularly Featured By Glenn Beck To Fox TV Viewers As A Must Read The Nation The Founders Built Is Now In The Throes Of A Political, Economic, Social, And Spiritual Crisis That Has Driven Many To An Almost Frantic Search For Modern Solutions The Truth Is That The Solutions Have Been Available For A Long Time In The Writings Of Our Founding Fathers Carefully Set Forth In This Timely BookIn TheYear Leap A Miracle That Changed The World, Discover ThePrinciples Of Freedom Our Founding Fathers Said Must Be Understood And Perpetuated By Every People Who Desire Peace, Prosperity, And Freedom Learn How Adherence To These Beliefs During The PastYears Has Brought About Progress Than Was Made In The PreviousYears ThesePrinciples Include The Genius Of Natural Law, Virtuous And Moral Leaders, Equal Rights Not Equal Things, And Avoiding The Burden Of Debt Published By The National Center For Constitut A must read especially politicians They need a refresher course on what made the USA great. Have you ever wondered the true definition of Separation of Church and State What about wondering what the Founding Fathers thought about the role of the Creator and what Man s Unalienable Rights are This book does a wonderful job in explaining the remarkable origins and ideas that helped forge this great nation Last Christmas, I was doing some last minute shopping and saw this book in an art gallery It looked very interesting to me so I picked it up to