Political Dysfunction,
Abuse of Power,
and Loss of Liberty…
Why Is This Happening
to America?

How has America become such a mess?

As a country, we pride ourselves on self-reliance, yet our entitlement system is bankrupt…

We are a nation of immigrants, yet our immigration system is a wreck…

We are the land of the free, yet we’re increasingly subject to the arbitrary whims of unelected bureaucrats…

We have a Constitution—William Gladstone said it was “the most wonderful work ever struck off at one time by the brain and purpose of man”—but we don’t follow it anymore…

We have the greatest system of self-government the world has ever known, yet people submit to the will of political leaders as if groveling to authority was what made our country great…

In short, our civil, economic, and religious liberties are getting trashed, and We the People aren’t doing anything about it…

So the question is:

#1. Why are these things happening to our country?

…and #2. Why are we allowing these things to happen?

The Debate Over the Constitution…

In our political debate today, many people overlook the role of checks and balances in fostering the conditions needed to preserve liberty…

We debate issues, we gossip about candidates, and we speculate about who will be the next president, but we never seem to get to talking about what is really ailing our country…

We never seem to get to the root of the problem…

To the extent that checks and balances and political institutions are discussed, they are dealt with in the wrong way…

We’re told we need to amend our Constitution… or that we need to scrap it altogether in order to make our political process work….

These claims are not only far from the truth… they’re also extremely dangerous.

We don’t need radical solutions to the crisis we face…

…what we need are intelligent solutions, based on careful study of how these problems developed in the first place…

Getting to the Root of the Problem…

To discover the root of the abuse of power, political dysfunction, and destruction of liberty we see today, we need to begin with one very simple observation…

Historically, checks and balances were found not only in the Constitution, but in the political process as well….

Around a hundred years ago, political incumbents began stripping the checks and balances out of our political process…The United States of Dysfunction - Book Cover

Thus our present crisis began more than a week ago, or even a decade ago…

…and to understand the crisis we face, we need to look all the way back to the root of the problem…

That is why I wrote The United States of Dysfunction.

The book is the product of my own journey to figure out how we arrived at the political train wreck we see today…

The book takes a unique and unprecedented look at the history of American political institutions, to discover how our system became so screwed up…

…and—more importantly—what can be done about it…

About “The U.S. of D.”

I’ve had a lot people tell me that my timing with this book is great, given everything that’s happening today…

But the truth is, this book was not thrown together in six months… it is the product of over 10 years of independent research…

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Carl Jarvis

You’ll find in this book many historical events you’ve never heard of… others you’ve long forgotten, or never fully understood… but all of which conspired to produce the situation we see before us today…

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