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Forbidden Property: What You Don't Own Can Hurt You Paperback – January 1, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1594110399 ISBN-10: 1594110395
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From the Author

Who am I?

Just a man that decided to speak. Just a man who wants to look into the eyes of my children and know that I did not betray their future. Just a man who wants a world bursting with harmony, peace, and prosperity rather than collapsed by division, strife, war, and a debtor economy.

Initially, I wrote this book for an audience of one, an outlet to express my view of the world, a distraction from a health challenge that was trying to kill me. But as the book grew into form and substance, I began to see that others might find it useful to help them understand how the Self and law interact, and more importantly, how this fundamental understanding determines whether we walk this earth as victim or master.

Now, more than ever, we need to understand who we are, and to whom we serve. Do we really know? Forbidden Property will demonstrate beyond any doubt that many of our so-called truths are false beyond our greatest fears. Knowing the truth may terrify you, but possessing the truth can also help return the power and property that is yours to claim.

We live in perilous times: non-existent privacy, diminished due process, search and seizures upon flimsy evidence, detainment without counsel, rabid suspicion, fear and paranoia. Is this the world promised by the Constitution and Bill of Rights? Is this the world we want for our children? In order to implement change, we must first uncover our root problems. Only then can we free ourselves from the obstacles in our path. While Forbidden Property may seem focused on a narrow aspect of big problem, I believe it reveals the root of our predicament. My focus, my goal, my purpose in writing this book is to promote fundamental principles that will encourage and support harmony, peace, and prosperity -not just for America, but for the world at large. Everything in this book, every word, every concept, every proposal, was considered in light of this final goal. We must first take the pebble out of our shoe before we can walk that path. We must first discover our forbidden property, for therein lies our power. Therein lie the keys to harmony, peace, and prosperity.

The conclusions presented in Forbidden Property are self-evident and undeniable, yet difficult to accept. Difficult or not, you will know truth when you see it. What you do with that "truth" will determine your future. Will you be a victim or the master of your destiny? Will you help to produce a future filled with harmony, peace, and prosperity, or allow its present course to reap more discord, war, and debt.

From the Back Cover

"This book should be read by every lawyer, every judge, every statesman, politician, lawmaker, legislator, law professor, and general freedom lover in America. This is an historic monument of literature...one that addresses an essential problem, a central question, a foundational issue that is directly relevant to the personal lives of all human beings, and especially all Americans...and yet is strangely not even addressed in most schools and universities." Dr. Taansen Fairmont Sumeru, author of Sovereignty Consciousness

Facing cancer and an uncertain future, Grant Sterling initially started Forbidden Property as a possible last testament to an unfinished life. Surviving cancer, he finished this unique and insightful look into an aspect of personal property that most of us barely acknowledge - our Self.

A longtime student of life, law, universal principles, and spiritual teachings, Sterling embodied his life's experience, research, and knowledge into this revealing view of our world.

Bullet points: See through camouflage that has concealed unspeakable secrets in American law and public policy.

Understand how you lost the rights to your "own" body.

Discover the seed of slavery. The answer will shock you. The solution will humble you, and it might change you - forever!

Learn what must happen to build trust and cooperation between government and the people.

Find the missing key that can unlock your lost birthrights.

Envision a productive and effective society that supports harmony, peace, and prosperity as a natural result of our law and social systems.

If you've ever wanted to renew your hope for a world that fosters harmony, peace, and prosperity instead of continued division, war, and debt, then you must read Forbidden Property!

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: The Writers' Collective (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594110395
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594110399
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,516,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 15, 2004
I haven't read the whole book but at [...] you can see an ebook version and read the first three chapters for free.
(The site appears to be down right now but it was working last night)
I met the author last night in person!
He was dying of cancer when he decided to write this - it partly saved his life.
Basically it covers a very basic philosophical point - do you own yourself? And if you did, how would that be manifested in the world?
He then goes on to show clearly that we really don't own ourselves. That a system has evolved to divorce us from true control of ourselves.
Its very easy to read and full of great quotes. Very thought provoking. I will come back with a better review once I get my copy and finish reading it.
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By phaedrus"Neil on January 5, 2012
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You need to read this. If you ever wondered who owns what in this world the author spells it out clearly. He gives one pause for thought and compels us to research his contentions for ourselves.

The legal footnotes are worth the price by themselves.

If you ever wondered how we got to where we are this should spell it out for you in no uncertain terms.

Logical, and compelling reasoning. Expressed well.

It will challenge your thinking. You'll never view the world the same way.

It may make you angry and spur you to look out for yourself and those you care about.

That's a good thing.
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This is an excellent book concerning personal liberty as it relates to the U.S. Citizen currently. Well thought out and insightful. Well referanced and easy to read. Highly recommended.
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By Mary L Dodich on January 23, 2015
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Great good for thought.
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