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A Nation of Sheep [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Napolitano
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In A NATION OF SHEEP, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano frankly discusses how the federal government has circumvented the Constitution and is systematically dismantling the rights and freedoms that are the foundation of American democracy.  He challenges Americans to recognize that they are being led down a very dangerous path and that the cost of following without challenge is the loss of the basic freedoms that facilitate our pursuit of happiness and that define us as a nation.

Judge Napolitano reminds readers what America is all about, that the purpose of government is to protect freedom, and freedom is the ability to follow your own free will and not the will of government bureaucrats.  He asks the simple question, which are YOU, a sheep or a wolf?  Do you blindly follow behind where you are led, or do you challenge the government at every pass, forcing it to make decisions that will protect our freedoms?

Judge Napolitano asks the questions that no one else will, challenging readers to rethink why they are blindly following a government that has only its own interests in mind.  He asks:

  • Why is the government using the war on terror as an excuse to sidestep the Constitution?

  • Why are Americans not challenging and questioning the government as it continues to limit more and more of our freedoms?

  • What part of "Congress shall make no law..." does the government not understand when it criminalizes speech?

  • Whatever happened to our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that are proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, guaranteed by the Constitution, yet ignored by the governments elected to protect them?

  • Why does every public office holder swear allegiance to the Constitution, yet very few follow it?

  • Don't we have rights that are guaranteed and cannot be taken from us?

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About the Author

Andrew P. Napolitano is Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News Channel and the author of Constitutional Chaos, The Constitution in Exile, A Nation of Sheep, Dred Scott's Revenge, and Lies the Government Told You.

Product Details

  • File Size: 798 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 30, 2007)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #499,353 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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140 of 153 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Our Nation of Sheep October 22, 2007
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Judge Napolitano has done it again! With superb clarity he reminds us of the vast chasm between what the United States is and how the United States is meant to be. As in his prior books, the Judge chronicles the step by step erosion of our constitutional rights and now challenges each reader to stand not as a sheep, but a wolf. He also reminds us that the only power that government is to have is that consented to by the governed. If you read only one non-fiction book this year...make it this one!
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65 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Orwell was wrong... With the date May 8, 2008
Does the federal government really follow it's own laws? Can the federal government really disobey the constitution in hopes of preserving the union's security? No, claims Judge Andrew Napolitano in his latest work A Nation Of Sheep. Napolitano asserts that the citizen's of the United States have been acting like sheep for quite some time now. All in the name of security, the people of the United States have been passive as the government strips them of their rights guaranteed to them in their own constitution. The Judge doesn't just blame the current executive, but traces the abuse all the way back to the revered Abraham Lincoln.
To understand much of Napolitano's reasoning for rejecting the idea that the government can "take" away our freedoms to provide us security, he starts off his work with a chapter entitled "Where Does Freedom Come From?" This particular chapter outlines a theory which is dubbed natural law. "Natural law," writes Napolitano, "states that because all humans desire freedom from artificial restraint, and because all human beings yearn to be free, our freedoms stem from our very humanity, and ultimately from the Creator of humanity" (p.2). Judge Napolitano suggests that the idea that government can take away our freedoms gives the notion that the government gave us our freedom; however, according to natural law, our freedoms come from God, and not the government. Whether the reader is a theist or not, the Judge provides ample examples of what the founding fathers thought about the subject; even Jefferson, probably the least religious of all the founding fathers, seemed to have supported the natural law theory.
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Live the Wolves! December 3, 2007
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Another home run by the fearless New Jersey judge! From the Federalists of the Founding generation, to Dishonest Abe Lincoln, to the flag-waving "patriots" of the present, Napolitano tells how our Constitutional rights as Americans have been undermined and denied-always by leaders claiming to "protect" us. When will we ever learn that government is the enemy of liberty?
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ball is in our court (pasture) December 9, 2007
Judge Napolitano has obviously taken his oath of office seriously, 'defending the Constitution against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC'.
The examples he provides show the attempts, and successes, of governments past and present to subvert our Constitutional rights. It's not a new scenario, it's rarely unsuccessful, and the results are compounding.
If you are not the type of person to dig deeper, look for answers, and get involved then you are probably better off passing on this book. After all, if the rest of the flock is unconcerned everything must be OK, right?
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SHEEP to WOLF in one simple volume! January 3, 2008
Judge Napolitano is not happy. After you read A Nation of Sheep, you won't be, either. At least not about the state of our rights, freedoms and privacy in 2008 America. What you will be, if you are like me, is angry; angry to discover how poorly the U.S. Constitution has been respected and followed by the people sworn to uphold it throughout much of American history, and how the current administration is arguably the worst we have ever witnessed in this regard. Napolitano argues that they engage in this illegal and anti-American behavior because we the people let them get away with it; WE ARE the nation of sheep, and far too few of us choose to stand up and fight - become "wolves" instead.

I have often watched Judge Napolitano comment on American politics and law in his role as a pundit on cable television news. I don't always agree with him, but this book is powerful and convincing. Hardly any American would argue with the notion that we live in a dangerous age, but more and more, the real question is becoming that of whence comes the greater danger to the nation, foreign lands or Washington D.C. and our own so-called public servants.

READ THIS BOOK if you care about your country. True patriotism sometimes requires that we get angry in order to find the motivation we need to stand up for what counts. Judge Napolitano is standing, and he needs all of us to join him!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book on a very serious subject June 10, 2008
By Chase
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I've often felt as if I were among the few Napolitano calls wolves: Americans that dare to scream, holler and shout when government violates our Constitution. But even knowing of the vast Constitutional abuses I have been witness to in my lifetime, I never realized how widespread (and indeed, how old) some of the most egregious violations of our Constitution are.

This book is a must read for all Americans. The American government is ours, and we must awaken to its behavior before we lose the ability to do anything about it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Judge Andreew Napolitano, the author, is a man of principle and a...
Judge Napolitano is a man of principle. A person that understands human nature, and the real needs of mankind to be free from harassment by power hungry people. Read more
Published 2 months ago by José A. Azpúrua
4.0 out of 5 stars A dated but still interesting and informative book on how our basic...
I have been listening to Fox news for numerous years and one of my favorite people on Fox has been Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Joseph J. Truncale
5.0 out of 5 stars When the judge writes it, it has to be good
Judge Napolitano does an excellent job describing the majority of Americans today and how it came to be. If you're a conservative, you will agree wholeheartedly with this book. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Magicman
5.0 out of 5 stars an easy read
this book has so much information and asks a lot of good questions i wish more lawmakers and politicians cared this much about the constitution and civil liberties
Published 10 months ago by matt
5.0 out of 5 stars his honesty got him canned...
i've been a fan of napolitano for years so he is preaching to the choir as far as i am concerned. his analysis is always well reasoned and defensible... Read more
Published 12 months ago by michael ford
5.0 out of 5 stars My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge-Hosea 4:6
Maybe you were a Bush supporter, and I didn't know what exactly the book was about when I bought it. I bought it based on a YT video on Napolitano. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kletzenklueffer
5.0 out of 5 stars Nation of Sheep
Who said "A fool will give up freedom for security". Published in 2007, the Judge explains how the Patriot Act fits the scenario, lost freedom in the name of greater... Read more
Published 12 months ago by G. Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars A Nation of Sheep
This is a great book, well written and it proves what our government is like now.
Our elected Senators, Representatives are only out for themselves and pity on us.
Published 14 months ago by Fred
5.0 out of 5 stars Sums up why we are losing our Freedom to ignorance and apathy.
Exposes the sad state of the average American. Reinforces why one of the greatest enemies of Freedom is an uneducated public.
Published 15 months ago by Gilbert Piazza
5.0 out of 5 stars Home-run for the Judge!
Nobody cuts through the crap like Judge Andrew Napolitano. If his books were required reading for all HS students, there would never be another graduate who does not understand... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Papa Grizzly
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