Books

Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College

By Tara Ross
Foreword by George Will

Following the contested election of 2000, opponents of the Electoral College were swift to dismiss the institution as outdated and elitist, an anachronism that should be replaced by a direct popular vote. The critics are wrong, and this book shows why. Written in straightforward language, Enlightened Democracy traces the history of the Electoral College from the Constitutional Convention to the present, and along the way it explains why the Framers took such pride in their now-controversial creation. After reading this book the case is clear: The Electoral College doesn’t ignore the will of the people, but it does protect our republic and promote our liberty.

Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church and State

By Tara Ross and & Joseph C. Smith, Jr.

Does the U.S. Constitution require a “wall of separation” between church and state, as Americans have so often been told? The Father of the Country, George Washington, would have said “no,” as Ross and Smith illustrate in this path-breaking book.

We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College

By Tara Ross, with illustrations by Kate E. Cooper and special contributions by Emma Ross

America’s unique presidential election system is often misunderstood-and perhaps especially hard to explain to our children. We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College will help you and your family discover more about the Electoral College and its remarkable history.