Cleon Skousen W. Skousen has written dozens of books and audios on several different topics. However, this work stands as his greatest acheivement. In this work, that took a team of researchers years to complete, Skousen wrote the source documents of all the founding fathers to make a very easy reading book on the formational period of America including: The attack on Boston and the "shot heard around the world" The formation of the Declaration of Independance. The history around it, and what each article was intended to mean, in the words of the Founders themselves. The formation of the 1st Country in America organized under the Articles of Confederation.
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While there, he attended the Juarez Academy and was employed for a time as a race horse jockey. Skousen then returned to California, graduating from high school in College , graduating in He married Jewel Pitcher in August , and they raised eight children together.
He graduated with an LL. Soon thereafter, he found employment with the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI , working as a messenger while attending law school at night. In , after receiving his law degree and passing the Washington D. Ironically, the FBI would maintain a file on Skousen that would come to number more than 2, pages. Stewart hired Skousen to serve as police chief in the wake of a police department scandal.
Bracken Lee dismissed Skousen shortly after Skousen raided an illegal poker club where Lee was in attendance. He also served as field director for the American Security Council , but an increasing perception of paranoia resulted in his abrupt termination in Other professors in the religion department were very critical of his hiring, believing he was unqualified for the position and was only hired because of his conservative viewpoints.
Dallin H. During the Oaks administration, Skousen claimed to have been authorized to teach a new course about "Priesthood and Righteous Government", which would be published clandestinely under the name "Gospel Principles and Practices". This course was intended to be for ultra-conservative students to inform them of what to do about communist infiltration.
Skousen was told to stop mixing church doctrine and politics and to stop activities associated with his educational politics-based organization called the Freemen Institute , now known as the National Center for Constitutional Studies.
However, he largely ignored this instruction, and continued teaching his version of politically-infused doctrine until his retirement from BYU in Political life[ edit ] After losing his police job, Skousen founded a group called the All-American Society, which Time magazine described in as an "exemplar of the far-right ultras. Skousen used Birch Society magazines as source and reference material,  and was pictured on the cover of its magazine, American Interest.
A FBI memo described Skousen as affiliating with an "extreme right-wing " group which was promoting "anticommunism for obvious financial purposes". Although Skousen was not a tax protester , he campaigned for several proposals to eliminate the federal income tax. One proposal, the Liberty Amendment, precluded the federal government from involvement in any activities that competed with private enterprise and transferred federally-owned land to the states.
In , the LDS Church was under considerable attack for its refusal to ordain blacks into its priesthood. In response, Skousen penned an article, "The Communist Attack on the Mormons," in which he accused critics of "distorting the religious tenet of the Church regarding the Negro and blowing it up to ridiculous proportions" and of serving as Communist dupes. In , Skousen founded a non-profit educational foundation, The Freeman Institute.
However, by , the First Presidency issued a letter against promoting Skousen in LDS wards and stakes by stating, "This instruction is not intended to express any disapproval of the right of the Freemen Institute and its lecturers to conduct such meetings or of the contents of the lectures.
The only purpose is to make certain that neither Church facilities nor Church meetings are used to advertise such events and to avoid any implication that the Church endorses what is said during such lectures.
Views[ edit ] Power from any source tends to create an appetite for additional power It was almost inevitable that the super-rich would one day aspire to control not only their own wealth, but the wealth of the whole world As I see it, the great contribution which Dr.
Carroll Quigley unintentionally made[ Human beings are treated en masse as helpless puppets on an international chess board where giants of economic and political power subject them to wars, revolution, civil strife, confiscation, subversion, indoctrination, manipulation and outright deception as it suits their fancy and their concocted schemes for world domination.
Constitution as a divinely inspired document that was under siege. Welch Jr. Eisenhower was a communist agent. He did not believe the U. Morgan were conspiring to create a one-world government. Statements in the book regarding slavery , and its use of the term " pickaninny " as a label for slave children engendered a heated debate as to whether the book was appropriate.
Slavery is not a racial problem. It is a human problem. Senate,  saying: Shortly before I announced that I would be running for the U. Senate in as a political novice and virtually unknown candidate—Cleon was one of the first people of political significance and substance who agreed to meet with me and discuss my candidacy.
A few short years before this time, Cleon had organized a nonprofit educational foundation named "The Freemen Institute," to foster "constitutionalist" principles including a drastic reduction in the size and scope of the Federal Government, and a reverence for the true, unchanging nature of our Constitution. I knew that he had strongly held beliefs and I was very interested in what he had to say.
We found in each other at that first meeting many areas of common ground and a shared love for the principles that make America the strongest bastion of freedom on Earth. Cleon quickly agreed to help, and throughout the coming months he became a true champion of my candidacy.
Donald Sills, a Baptist minister who became close friends over many years with Cleon. He spoke of his knowledge and study and recalled a time when he found Cleon sitting on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.
Constitution is infused with Judeo-Christian virtues as well as Enlightenment philosophy. Texas Governor Rick Perry has also promoted the book. Carson has "endorsed the work of W. Cleon Skousen, a conspiracy-minded author and supporter of the John Birch Society. Carson views Mr. It lays out the whole progressive plan for fundamentally changing America.
W. Cleon Skousen
Sie bewirtschafteten im kanadischen Raymond, einer ultrakonservativen Mormonengemeinde, ihren eigenen Hof. Am August heiratete er Jewel Almira Pitcher. Zum 5. Oktober quittierte er seinen FBI-Dienst. In seinen Reden kolportierte Skousen u. Midgley um eine Rezension von Skousens Buch.
The Making of America: The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution
This is definitly second book anyone in America should ever read to understand the Constitution! The first book being The 5, Year Leap by the same author. This book, I like to say, is the "dissection" of the U. It was 40 yrs in the making by the author, traveling around the world and gathering mainly primary sources for all definitions, explanation, and expounding on 5 STARS! It was 40 yrs in the making by the author, traveling around the world and gathering mainly primary sources for all definitions, explanation, and expounding on all-things-Constitution. This book will teach the reader about every single "Provision" found in the Constitution.