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Down With Power: Libertarian Policy in a Time of Crises [Kindle Edition]

L. Neil Smtih
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Book Description


The "land of the free" is in deep trouble-the deepest since the War Between the States-not just economically, but politically and every other way. Her greatest institutions are crumbling all around us.

In Down With Power, the acclaimed libertarian writer and thinker L. Neil Smith, author of over 30 liberty-related books and 50-year veteran of the freedom movement, strips this crisis to its essentials, offering solutions-sometimes "radical", in that they go straight to the root, more often simple common sense-resulting in a body of ideas that can elevate America to her former greatness. Subjects covered include:

The Zero Aggression principle
National defense
The moral effects of taxation
Limiting corporate power
The truth about money
The United Nations, terrorism, and torture
Global warming

If you're feeling politically homeless these days; If you're new to libertarianism and want to know what it's really all about; If you're a libertarian candidate and need a campaign guide; or If you just want to sort out the fakers from the real thing, Down With Power is the book for you! And possibly a book that can change the course of history.

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  • File Size: 581 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612420559
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Phoenix PIck (January 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073KB9X2
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It is quite engaging and easy to read August 27, 2014
This book is a kind of anarchistic, agnostic, sci-fi take on the libertarian political message. It is quite engaging and easy to read, as I gather the writer is a sci-writer. I only bought it because of the forward by Sean Gabb of the British Libertarian Alliance.
It is basically a series of interconnected articles on a variety of subjects-guns, drugs, war ect; written in a fairly obnoxious, typical yee haa yanky style. It is quite interesting and worth a read and in many ways the yanks are ahead of Europe and the UK in their take on libertarianism.
I am a Christian however and I think a mistake of the book, which Sean Gabb also makes; is to claim there can, or should be, a complete separation between a religious world view and politics. As if humans can be morally self governing as long as they're free from state interference. This goes a bit too far for my liking.
regardless of that, this is still a worthy read for those looking into the libertarian message.

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.

God blesse.

Simon Hailes
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book IS "The Red Pill" May 19, 2013
I recommend this book very highly for anyone who suspects that the governmental "status quo" is seriously messed up and off-track. I also recommend this book for anyone who is as yet unaware how messed up the political situation has become. Because it's time you stopped believing the liars in government and started actually thinking. This book will help. You'll never be the same- you'll be better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Politicians, Beware! July 6, 2013
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The cretins who laughably think they run our government have been found out for who (or more particularly, WHAT) they are. In 'Down With Power,' Neil gives specific and workable directions and suggestions to restore the United States to something resembling what the Founding Fathers had in mind. Those faint of heart will cringe at his directness, but everybody has one pet peeve (usually many) about the overgrown, metastatic, parasitic cancer of authority currently infesting our nation. If you want change, find something Neil says that you can agree with, focus on it, and push. If enough people do this, politicians will begin to think in terms of 'bail or jail,' meaning bail as in resign, and the country will be a better place for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Libertarian must-read April 17, 2012
By Rob
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L Neil Smith has been writing freedom loving fiction and non-fiction since the mid-1980s. This collection of essays has food for thought covering most of the hot button issues of the day.

It's a must-read for anyone interested in; OWS, Ron Paul, sound money, or any of the many freedom movements.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good so far, but I just started it. October 10, 2013
By teacher
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Looking forward to reading more, have had only one major disagreement with L. Neil so far. He writes clearly and lucidly and passionately about policies for liberty and freedom.
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