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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Obama or Romney: The Books of November

Jeffrey Lord
Reading your way through the most important election in American history.

The American Ambassador to Libya is murdered.

Angry Islamic radicals climb the wall of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and destroy the U.S. flag.

Meanwhile, 23 million Americans are unemployed.

While the U.S. heads towards a fiscal cliff.

But why?

Why Obama? Why Romney?

What are these two people really talking about?

There are answers, of course. Many of which can be found in book form.

I know, I know. Who has time to read a book these days? It may take less time than listening to a Bill Clinton speech, but it's still a time-taker. You could get through the 2012 election circus watching television and reading websites.

Or, you could read your way through it. Book by book. Understanding what's really at stake in what many have called the most important election in the nation's history -- other than that clamoring dust-up that was 1860. Getting there one page at a time.

Making lists of this type are always perilous ventures. Inevitably there will be cries of "how could you have forgotten….", immediately followed by a book so obvious the list maker looks the idiot. Or, immediately followed by a book so not-obvious it makes the list suggester look the idiot.

Be that as it may, here's a list of books relevant to understanding the conservative side of this election. From understanding why there are 23 million unemployed to realizing why U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was murdered yesterday, there is something here that helps explain the conservative case -- and why the left always gets the same terrible results.

The Constitution

• They aren't books -- but beginning with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States is a must.

Mark Levin has effectively written a fabulously perceptive constitutional trilogy. In order that would be:

Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America brings together a tutorial on history, the law and how the Supreme Court has gotten out of control. The machinations of the Court this past summer of 2012 in legitimizing Obamacare occurred years after this book first appeared -- yet is perfectly explained in these pages. Understanding the need to keep Obama from appointing more liberal Justices -- and for a President Romney to ensure he is appointing real conservatives -- begins in these pages.

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