And we also would argue that it doesn't -- you don't need -- unlike what Mitt Romney was suggesting, you don't necessarily need a huge resume to be an effective president. When I first saw this book listed on Goodreads, I was curious. Bleyer does not claim to be historical accurate in his account but he does want to provoke discussion. Bleyer def I would give some parts of this book a five, while other sections while still great , I'd only give a four. Because of this book, I am more intrigued by politics than I ever considered myself able to be. It's like it's a one with a whole bunch of these behind it.
And you're right, the judiciary. So I say we give Bleyer a shot. He bused to Philly, the home of independence. James Madison was a friend of mine. But the one thing he did address at the very end of the Constitution -- he felt it apparently interesting enough or important enough to mention it -- is that he thought that the ratio that they had -- and I forget exactly the numbers but I think it was 1 to 40,000 as far as congressmen to -- representatives to American people -- he thought that ratio was slightly off. I bought Me the People because I thought it would be funny, a funny look at the Constitution, a funny exploration of The Constitution. That same year, he was profiled by.
He flew to Greece, the birthplace of democracy. They did it in fits and starts. Yes, you can't help but notice that people don't even -- that is to say, our elected leaders don't -- congress, what have you, don't actually talk to each other even in private anymore, whereas as I understand it, that's where a lot of things used to get done, whether being unintelligible one hand or. That is one of the things they forgot to tell us in history class. But I do -- I am amused the idea of they were geniuses so that it could be run by idiots.
Bleyer also did a large amount of research in the process, including meeting with Supreme Court Associate Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia. A government controlled by elite,well educated wig-wearers who we all have to bow down to just because they aredead? In Me The People, Kevin Bleyer embraces these flaws head-on. I decided I would take advantage of it and make sure that it wasn't wasted time if I'm unemployed for a bit, why not do something that I didn't think I was going to have the time to do, which is to go on the campaign trail. So prepare yourselves, fellow patriots, for the most significant literary event of the twenty-first, twentieth, nineteenth, and latter part of the eighteenth centuries. As a result, you spend 300 pages learning about the constituion while laughing your heart out. And before you think this is some kind of liberally biased account of how you should be reading the constitution, take a look at the chapter where he interviews Antonin Scalia on the role of the Judicial Branch. These are unfortunately, overwhelmed by numerous passages that ooze a bit too much snark, juvenile humor, or sometimes pointless additions.
While Bleyer clearly has liberal sympathies, he does manage to give voice to the positions on the other side, including a rather lengthy description of a conversation with Justice Scalia and a surprisingly respectful discussion of the issues related to the Second Amendment. And it will be pretty much all you need to know. James Madison was a friend of mine. As a citizen of the United States of America, you have put your faith in a four-page document written by farmers, scrawled on animal skin, disseminated more than two centuries ago, conceived in desperation in the aftermath of war, composed in the language of the country it was intended to spurn, and, not for nothing, scribbled by hand with the quill of a goose. For starters, it doesn't mention slavery, or democracy, or even Facebook; it plays favorites among the states; it has typos, smudges, and misspellings; and its Preamble, its most famous passage, was written by a man with a peg leg. In 2003, Bleyer became a writer and producer on , a position he held until the show's cancellation in 2005. So, I yes indeed reached out to a few portrait artists, well one portrait artist, a gentleman as I mentioned before named Nelson Shanks who is the gentleman who introduced me to Justice Scalia, as a matter of fact.
And an even larger number of terrible ones. Constitution, far from being a work of perfection, was the product of hard fought compromise. But you certainly hear about the founding fathers, the framers of the Constitution, that they were an assembly of demigods, is the phrase I believe Thomas Jefferson suggested. He went on to attend , where he studied communications and computer engineering and earned a degree in the former in 1994. It's just a goddamned piece of paper! This isn't surprising, since Bleyer is an Emmy-winning writer for the Daily Show, and a former writer for Politically Incorrect and The Dennis Miller Show.
The earth was destroyed again, but that's a different point altogether. Mr Bleyer has researched the writing of the Constitution thoroughly and has written a book that makes clear some of the foibles of the men writing that document. So if anyone you know comes at your with hysterical stories about the Founding Fathers, you can deduce quickly that they are skimmers and not readers. A government controlled by elite, well educated wig-wearers who we all have to bow down to just because they are dead? He even read the Constitution of the United States. What I of course have the benefit of in rewriting this unilaterally by myself is that I have to make no such compromises, and I can in fact make, as I say, unilateral, bold, brash, perhaps indefensible solutions for our structure of government. Send us your email to drshow wamu.
It was informative and funny, so we thought we'd play you an excerpt. From 2005 to 2013, Bleyer was a member of the writing staff of The Daily Show, where he worked on over 1000 episodes and several specials, earning four in the process. Unfortunately, I found the joke more obnoxious than anything else. Thanks to Kevin Bleyer,those days are over. Because in the 21st century, that baby would become a man, that man would become a patriot, and that patriot would rescue a country. He went toe-to-toe face-to-face with Scalia.
And so I suppose there's some element of while there are natural rights we talk about and what have you, but as far as human civil rights aren't as addressed as aggressively as they are in say other modern constitutions like South Africa and Canada. And then with a big grin on his face said, but if you do, at least grandfather me in because I like my job. So prepare yourselves, fellow patriots, for the most significant literary eventof the twenty-first, twentieth, nineteenth, and latter part of the eighteenthcenturies. That being said, in the chapters where Bleyer did give adequate analysis and conclusion, wow. This is one of the books that revels in the hidden gems in history. Bleyer is the author of the book Me The People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America, published by Random House in June 2012.