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Power Divided is Power Checked

ISBN: 9781935098508
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Jason Lewis
Pages: 212
Trim: 5.5 x 7 inches
Published: 1/1/2011

In Power Divided is Power Checked Lewis reminds us that the concept of states’ rights as bequeathed by the Founding Fathers to a grateful nation was about a constitutional framework intended to limit the missteps of government and provide the greatest amount of freedom and decision-making power to the citizens of the “several states.” He defines the essence of our constitutional republic and highlights the legal history of the relationship between the states and the federal government.

Lewis sounds the alarm for states’ rights and offers a way out of the constitutional malaise the nation finds itself in. And if his prescription for returning power to the states seems radical Lewis would argue that this is only because we are unaware of just how far America has drifted from our limited government tradition. He calls upon us to understand what it means to live in America recognize how fragile our republic has become reclaim our tradition and in doing so reclaim our freedom.


Known as “America’s Mr. Right ” Jason Lewis is host of the nationally syndicated Jason Lewis Show. Starting his radio career in Denver Jason has written editorials for newspapers throughout the country including the Wall Street Journal frequently appears on national broadcast television and until his show’s syndication he was a regular substitute host for The Rush Limbaugh Program.

Jason was recently selected as one of the top 25 talk hosts in the country by Newsmax Magazine and has been twice featured in ABC Radio’s The Year in Talk. He lives in Woodbury Minnesota with his wife and children.

"From the beginnings of the 'American experiment ' Jason Lewis describes the judicial unraveling of our liberties and offers insight into the factors that play a part in the continued erosion of our constitutional protections—as evidenced poignantly by recent Court decisions related to healthcare same-sex marriage and Arizona’s new immigration law.
"A must read for anyone who cares about the future of America. Lewis does an amazing job of illustrating just how far we’ve strayed from the course set by our founders.” –Vince Flynn New York Times Best-selling Author

“Jason Lewis has done a yeoman’s job in explaining the constitutional principles that made us the world’s freest and richest nation and how abandonment of those principles is proving to be our undoing.”–Walter E. Williams John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics George Mason University

“Great book and about time! Jason Lewis lays out the primary debate of the modern era. Have states’ rights been usurped by a massive activist federal government aided by liberal courts? The real question now is: will one state (or one governor) have the guts to stand up and challenge Washington?"–Senator Rod Grams Ret. (R-MN)

“[Jason Lewis] has been a force in Minnesota for two decades lacerating Democrats centrist Republicans and conservative apostates. He is to Minnesota Republican politics what radio titan Walter Winchell was to New York politicians: a force capable of delivering migraines.” –The Washington Post