SM's Four Books for Publication
As of 3-15-17, three of the four manuscripts described below are essentially (99%) complete and ready for publication, except they need final edits. The fourth book, Official Anti-Jewish Acts, is probably 5 years from completion. A brief description of each book follows:
1. The ACLU, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court:
(The Batting Average of the ACLU at the Supreme Court in the 20th Century)
Much has been written about the ACLU, but few know what it does or how it does what it does. This three-volume, 2,100-page work is the only compilation extant of the 765 cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court where the ACLU was involved during the 20th century. Each case is summarized in about three pages. The information in this work includes: how each of the 45 Supreme Court Justices voted on each of the 765 cases; and the batting average of the ACLU by vote tally (i.e. 9 to 1, 8 to 2, 6 to 3) and by decade based on the defined ACLU wins and losses. The work offers no opinions about the ACLU, but offers the work for others to analyze and debate.
2. George W. Bush: Crimes & Misdemeanors of His Presidency (9/11, Iraq and Torture)
This book chronicles, through 800 quotes of over 90 authors and others information sources, what the author believes are the three crimes and misdemeanors of the George W. Bush presidency:
- His failure to take the many warnings of coming terror attacks on our country seriously.The book lays out enough information for the reader to decide for themselves the probable guilt, or not, of George W. Bush's actions and non actions regarding 9/11, the 2003 Iraq war and torture.
3. Second Amendment: The Probable Meaning and Effect of the 27 Words of the Second Amendment, Using Straight Math
Although the 27 words of the Second Amendment seem simple enough, the intent of those words have been argued about if not fought over since the Amendment was ratified on Dec. 15, 1791. This book explores the meaning of those 27 words, focusing on the debated issues of collective vs. individual rights of gun ownership, and the many restrictions on keeping and bearing arms through the laws in place when the Second Amendment became law. The arms laws at that time came from State Constitutions and the laws of the then 14 states. The book then uses straight math to break down each law to calculate what the Amendment meant and didn't mean at that time.
The book also includes, for example, a brief description of each of the 279 laws and parts of those laws in force on Dec. 15, 1791, including: 65 laws restricting the right to keep and bear arms; 44 U.S. Supreme Court decisions accepting restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms; quotes about the expectations and importance of arms ownership prior to the Second Amendment; and laws in place at that time that required individuals to have or carry arms (not related to the Militia or Military).
Along with a methodology, the author also gives his conclusions about what the Second Amendment probably meant and didn't mean, when it became law on Dec. 15, 1791.
4. Official Anti-Jewish Acts Throughout History: (410 B.C. to 12-31-2000)
For over several thousand years, Jews have been discriminated against in many parts of the World. What isn't well known or documented is the extent of that discrimination. This book's goal is to find and list, with brief summaries in English, all the Official Anti-Jewish Acts in the world through the year 2000. The author and his researchers continue poring through books on the topic, contacting international libraries, Jewish organizations, and Internet resources to compile, so far, more than 1,500 Official Anti-Jewish Acts from over 40 different countries and geographic areas.
[For information about these books, contact Steven (Steve) C. Markoff, at 0-310-587-1470, or via [email protected]]