From the Author
This novel is my way of giving back to my country. I've never served in our armed forces and that bothers me. I wanted, therefore, to do something deeply patriotic that might, in some small way, contribute to the health and survival of our great republic.
Being a lawyer who has read a bit of constitutional law, I desired to engage characters in such a way as to illuminate certain aspects of our current governance that reflect vast departures from what the Founding Fathers intended, and which create many, if not most, of the economic and political problems we have today.
Accordingly, you will find discussions on a number of seminal US Supreme Court decisions as well as a theory of judicial review derived from John Hart Ely's, "Democracy and Distrust,"
which, by the way, I believe may have informed Chief Justice Roberts in his recent ruling in NFIB v. Sebelius.
I read my reviews and I have noticed a few people have been more than a little upset by characters who are not politically correct. One rather colorful person has even asserted that I am advocating violence against the US as well the murder of minorities (both of which, of course, would constitute federal crimes).
A couple of interesting patters have emerged with the reviews that deserve mention.
First, none of the negative reviews are from people who have actually read the whole book. This is important because much happens in later chapters. Secondly, two reviewers changed their opinions when they had read the whole story.
Mr. Bill Woosley, with whom I'm forging a friendship, said this:"In the end I would raise my opinion to a 4 instead of a 2 ... Anyway, my first review was not fair, this is a fun read and I offer my apologies to Mr. Reddy."
It is nice to see that, in America, truth usually carries the day. It is also nice to see that people still have the integrity to admit they may have been mistaken. Those are the type of men who have made this country the greatest in the world.
Anyhow, suffice it to say, this is a very conservative story. It's message is one of reverence for the Constitution, our free enterprise system, and common sense. Leftists and the politically correct will have a hard time watching their sacred cows being taken apart piece by piece.
About the Author
Mr. Reddy received his BA from Michigan State University and his law degree from The University of Michigan Law School (but his blood runs Spartan green!). A graduate of Gunsite Training Center and numerous firearm and self defense classes, he has taught the lawful use of deadly force for over 10 years. Mr. Reddy’s interests include golf, table tennis, cross country skiing, cycling, playing guitar, building acoustic guitars, woodworking, and impersonating the Big Bopper on karaoke night. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his two miniature schnauzers, Elsie and Ellie Mae.