Given an extraordinary opportunity to rewrite history, college senior Matt Noble travels to 1787 and convinces the constitutional convention to add an Economic Bill of Rights to the founding. But when the change creates disaster in the here and now, Matt returns to the 1700s to uncover why the Founders established government as they did—and how he can restore its original intent in the present. More
In the summer of 1787, the Founding Fathers changed the world, establishing the first government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” But could their formula be improved upon? What if you were the one to perfect it?
Bestselling author David Gregory’s latest novella, Patriot Rules, introduces us to Matt Noble, a college senior and aspiring politician who is given just that chance. Journeying to the constitutional convention of 1787, Matt convinces the delegates to add an Economic Bill of Rights. Returning to the present, Matt expects a progressive paradise. Instead, the country is in shambles and some of his loved ones don’t exist.
Matt is offered a redo, but only after he travels back to the 1700s and, through spellbinding encounters with the Founders, absorbs their rules for governing. Will the wisdom of their eighteenth century philosophy convince him, and if so, will implementing it in the present cost him more personally than he is willing to sacrifice?
A fascinating exercise in a political “what-if,” Patriot Rules presents the Founders and their philosophy in a way you never imagined.