Posted by Doreen Higgins on Jun 24, 2019

Susan Kleine introduced Randolph Russell to us last week. “Three fourths of us cannot name the three branches of our government; we don’t know about senators and representatives; we can’t fathom the Electoral College.” Randolph told us of the depths of our ignorance and how it can be remedied.

In 200 years, Randolph said, America has become the most powerful and the richest nation on earth. “You can’t love what you don’t know,” he said. What is the Declaration of Independence? Independence from whom? Randolph mentioned wars we have fought, in which thousands have died – for what? Do we know? We must be able to preserve a free country, and to do so we must understand the system of government of which we are a part. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness is not going to last if we don’t understand the government we have and make sure it is secure.

Randolph has written and published a book, “American History in No Time,” and it is the quickest and easiest way for anyone to learn the basics. The book has been used at a number of colleges and is easy to understand; it is a great addition to any home so that children and grandchildren can grasp the fundamentals of the political world they live in. The book can easily be read in a few hours and is written in an informative, entertaining and non-political manner.