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Don't Shoot the Bastards (Yet): 101 More Ways to Salvage Freedom Paperback – May 1, 1999


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  • Paperback: 249 pages
  • Publisher: Loompanics Unlimited; First Edition edition (May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559501898
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559501897
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #813,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 25, 2000
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If Claire Wolfe doesn't watch out, she is going to be tagged as one of the great voices for freedom of our age. (Or any age for that matter) Wolfe's third book is a triumph of humor and practicality. Even when she's being humorous she drives her point home yet does not preach. This is not a book to just read, this and her first book "101 Things to do till The Revolution" should be used as guides for potential hard times. BTW, this book is not a sequel. It stands by itself. There is no need to read "101 Things..." first.
Got friends who think you're a nut? Give them "101 Things..." and "Don't Shoot the Bastards". I've had many friends (including my wife) who never seemed to "get it" when we would discuss politics. After reading Wolfe's work, a light came on for many of them. (including my wife) I think they are the perfect books for the friends and family members who just don't seem to understand present day politics.
Buy them, read them, love them. This is great work
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 1999
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Claire Wolfe could write instructions for assembling a bicycle and make them fun. She writes with tremendous wit and sass, as well as intelligent indignation. While other freedom-movement writers just gripe about what's wrong, Wolfe says, "Okay guys, let's see what we can DO about it." This book isn't quite as action-oriented as her first book (101 Things to Do Til the Revolution). Some of the "to do" items are just things to think about. But that's a minor complaint. This is good stuff. Oh -- and a word for "Mr. Innuendo" (the anonymous "Reader from rural NW", whose review is below): If her "loyalties have been...questioned" how about telling us the questions and the questioners? And if the sources for this book were "known" snitches and feds, how about naming the guilty ones so we'll ALL be in the know, as you want us to think you are? Bottom line: Claire gives facts, sources and ideas you can evaluate on your own. She's not like some people who give only innuendo, slander, rumor and sour grapes. "Mr. Anonymous" has one valid point. If you're a really hardcore Internet political junkie, some of the info in this book will be familiar. It's Wolfe's way of looking at information and writing about freedom that makes Don't Shoot special.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 7, 1999
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As a woman, reading Claire's advice on matters of freedom and how to keep the state at bay, I often felt a bit uncomfortable. This is a powerful voice, wry at times, but consistent and clear.
Having recently read Transfer-the end of the beginning, by Jerry Furland, what was once just background noise (the evening news-print media) is now a daily reminder of the things I learned from reading these two books. If you prefer a blissful ignorance of what is happening to our country and where we are headed, don't read these books. You will never be the same after you have. God Bless Claire Wolfe and Jerry Furland.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By "nundagovmentsbiz" on March 22, 2002
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As a combat veteran that has served this country honorably,
just to watch the "senate" and the congresscritters wipe their behinds with the constitution
that I hold dear, is almost unbearable.
Clair Wolfe in my opinion, has supported and defended the constitution as well as any soldier.
Her words will be shrined in the same reverence that I hold the words of Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry,
or Nathan Hale.
As for the ignorant reviews (1-2 stars) I have seen here, they are unfounded in logic or fact.
"Those wo would surrender essential liberty for a little temporary safety,
deserve neither liberty nor safety" -Benjamin Franklin
The Tree of Liberty is dry...
Time to water.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Carey VINE VOICE on September 8, 2003
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Author Claire Wolfe is an adament supporter of individual liberty and personal responsibility. She feels that government has gone way too far in the past few decades in its attempt to govern and control every facet of our lives. In this book, "Don't Shoot the Bastards..Yet", Wolfe lists 101 ways that individuals can still salvage a little bit of freedom from an ever- intrusive government before it's time to let the weapons do the talking.
Wolfe writes about several different topics, and her style jumps from serious to humorous throughout this writing. But the area where she seems to be the most gung- ho on individual liberty is with gun ownership. Wolfe recommends owning guns- lots of guns- as one of the primary means of thwarting off any final attempt from government to take away any more rights. She has other recommendations too, but the gun issue pops up the most frequently. Wolfe believes (like many other political thinkers) that gun rights are the most critical of all because once the guns are confiscated, there will be no means available to fight off oppressive government force if/when the nation turns into a total police state.
This book might seem radical at first and in many ways, it is. But it's not radical to the point of violence. Wolfe reminds the reader over and over again that she is NOT an advocate of force. She just wants the public to know that there are many ways to salvage freedom that are non- violent, easy to do, and completely free (or almost free) of any cost.
Wolfe wrote this book as a follow up to "101 Things to do 'til the Revolution". This book is written in a similar fashion, with a numeric listing of "things" to do. They aren't in any particular order, and the vary widely in length (some are less than one page, some are several pages long).
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