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America's Unpatriotic Acts: The Federal Government's Violation of Constitutional and Civil Rights Paperback – May 26, 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 231 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers; 2 edition (May 26, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820476080
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820476087
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #849,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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«This lucid and well-documented study of the PATRIOT Act and related government initiatives quotes Benjamin Franklin’s argument that ‘They who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety deserve neither Liberty nor Safety’. This book reveals in meticulous detail how far we have traveled down that road, and what may lie ahead if we do not heed Franklin’s warning.» (Noam Chomsky Author of ‘9-11’ and ‘Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies’)
«The United States is now an evolving police state in the guise of national security, but here comes Walter M. Brasch, a contemporary Paul Revere, galloping through on a steed of information and warning… ‘America’s Unpatriotic Acts’ serves as a red alert, spotlighting domestic terrorists who reek with arrogance as they assault our civil liberties. Responsibly researched and diligently documented, it transcends liberal/conservative labels and reveals the utter arrogance behind cutesy acronyms, yet also provides a ray of hope for repeal of the PATRIOT Act. This comprehensive book ought to become a Constitutional amendment, immediately.» (Paul Krassner, Editor of ‘The Realist’; Author of ‘Murder at the Conspiracy Convention: And Other American Absurdities’)
«‘America’s Unpatriotic Acts’ is a powerful, persuasive, and expertly documented indictment against the tactics of fear that resulted in the PATRIOT Act and the Bush administration’s use of it to skirt the Bill of Rights and promote a political agenda. Walter Brasch comprehensively reports the story with page-turning suspense.» (Barbara S. Reed, Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University)

About the Author

The Author: Walter M. Brasch is a syndicated columnist and book author, specializing in social issues.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Book & Music Lover on March 20, 2007
Format: Paperback
Let me relate, we have a passive media, that would really have something to report if they would really report real news. The abuses of our freedoms conducted by this government post 9/11, hardly registered a blimp on the radar screens of our media outlets. But let Russell Crow blow his nose, and we get the blow by blow, how much and what color.

Our Constitution, is slowly but surely being destroyed, and most of America knows nothing about it. Our so called free press is missing in action. But we know what color Brad Pitt's undies are.

This author is sending up flares, left and right, and we are too star struck to realize what is happening. Our Civil Rights are being flushed, and we hardly notice. Human Rights are being trampled, and I will bet the government with all of its snoping knows whether or not you are even wearing underwear. All of this and where is the common everyday citizen, he/she is too busy to care. Somewhat like the people in pre-World War II Germany. The people just looked the other way, and Hitler became the world's worst mass murderer in the history of this world. Look out America.

Here is a book that is sounding the alarm and we do not notice. We send our troops into a war zone and "Well it is not my Son or Daughter". Every one in the Iraqi war is someone's mother, father, sister, or brother. Someone's friend, or fellow citizen. The author here is trying to get the American people to wake up. We have a Tyrant in the White House, and he is being so evasive. Our lesgistative branch, and even the judical branch are all in this together. Notice no restraints, no real attempts to put a stop to the madness. And legislators who rarely read what they vote for.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
America's Unpatriotic Acts: The Federal Government's Violation Of Constitutional And Civil Rights is a stinging indictment of America's abusive acts, particularly against its own residents and citizens, in the twenty-first century. Chapters address how post-9/11 hysteria prompted the passing of vague legislation that attacked civil liberties; the secret rounding up, jailing, and deportation of American residents who had committed no crime whatsoever due, largely due to ethnicity; the abominations perpetrated at Guantanamo Bay; how restricting protestors of any kind to "free-speech zones" around the president and government officials does not protect them (anyone meaning harm simply has to avoid carrying a protest sign) but creates the media illusion that their policies are supported without dissent; and more. A chilling portrayal of the increased trampling of civil rights in America today.
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By Cecilia Villareal on September 26, 2014
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Good book but still have not read it.
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Walter Brasch: Author, national award-winning syndicated newspaper columnist, university professor. A writer who looks at society and tries to understand, then analyze and explain its many complex parts as they relate to each other to help people better understand their own lives and what's both necessary and important to their lives.

Find more about me at: www.facebook.com/walterbrasch, www.walterbrasch.com, walterbrasch.blogspot.com

. . . Latest book: BEFORE THE FIRST SNOW: Stories From the Revolution. Its a journalistic novel about the counterculture between 1960s and 1991.

Rosemary Brasch: labor studies professional; Red Cross disaster volunteer (family services)
Parents of two sons, several pets.