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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Javelin Press; 2nd Edition - fully revised for 2012 edition (June 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1888766131
  • ISBN-13: 978-1888766134
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #821,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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. . . I just got out of a fetal position on the floor and can't really move much. I read this book, and it hit me like a comet. Talk about a needed wake up . . . --MichaelNotMike of Freedom Feens

As Royce pointed out in his brilliant but underappreciated book, the Constitution was doomed at the beginning . . . --The Evil That Men Do: Willful Submission To Illegitimate Authority, by William Buppert

This book is a well-researched, scholarly dissection of the frauds surrounding the convention, the framing and the ratification of the Constitution for the United States of America. Any thinking person who reads this book should walk away angry at the hoax that has been perpetrated on the people of this country.

. . . the material here is timeless. With a complete grasp of these ideas, it is easy to see that the left-right debate is merely a pointless sham. Powerful interests derive their power from your participation in a heated struggle, and don't want you to realize that the struggle itself is based on a lie.

It is astonishing that this book, given its age, isn't the cornerstone of every libertarian or liberty event in the country. It is disturbing that so few people involved in those movements haven't read it, or in some cases, even heard about it. I hadn't, until a couple of months ago, but I was blown away when I read it. Now, many things make more sense, including the gut-level triteness of most neo-patriots, who cheer something they haven't taken the time to fully understand.

Yet, this book explains why the protections of the Constitution necessarily shrink over time, while the powers expand without bound. Boston clearly explains why our current political environment is a direct consequence of the Constitution, and not in spite of it. --Tom Baugh, author of Starving the Monkeys: Fight Back Smarter

About the Author

Kenneth W. Royce (founder of Free State Wyoming), is a shooting instructor, speaker, and the author of 13 Boston T. Party books on guns, history, law, politics, privacy, and government. His Boston's Gun Bible is a classic within the shooting community, and his novel Molon Labe! has inspired a recent relocation wave to Wyoming.

One Nation, Under Surveillance was probably the final title from Boston T. Party, as he begins work on other books (under Kenneth W. Royce), projects, and travel.

Look for the next book by Royce, who breaks out in a new direction with this self-help book for the remedial man:
Modules For Manhood: What Every Man Must Know.

Several of his books are now availble on Kindle!

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EXCELENT book on the shrouded history of our Constitution.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By G. F Gori on July 6, 2003
Format: Paperback
Kenneth Royce does a brilliant job of exposing the US Constitution for what it really is: a government that centralizes all power in the Federal government. Royce takes you from the Revolution to the ratification of the Constitution showing how the Articles of Confederation were totally destroyed. As pointed out by Royce this should be called a national, not federal government. The Constitution provides the framework for an unlimited government instead of a confederate republic.
Royce correctly shows Hamilton's designs for a all powerful, monarchial central government with which to submerge the states.
Hamilton is shown in his true light as a tool for the merchant class, banks, corporations, and the ruling elite of the new republic. Along with other Federalists he is shown manipulating public opinion through scare tactics and propaganda. Standing against him were the anti-federalists, and Thomas Jefferson, a true votary of human liberty.
Although this book can be depressing it is a must read for a patriot.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By William Wallace on April 27, 2005
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Most libertarians, such as myself, hold the Constitution as the panacea of liberty and freedom. However, how has our government become so large and almost monster-like in size? Why is it that our Bill of Rights are constantly under attack? Is it because we are still under the Emergency War powers act?...maybe...but how are we still under a War Powers act? Even before 911. Why does it seem that the government can carte blanche create 60,000 laws a year and many of them "apparently" anti-Constitutional. The Constitution can be seen as a legal Trust. The Asset was Liberty, the benefactor was the people, the signators where the founding fathers and the government was the executor of the trust. Somebody seems to have defaulted (and "is" defaulting) on their job...hmmm..is it the government or is it "We the people"...I'll let you decide. Read the constitution, do some reading and ask yourself, "Is our government the same one invisioned in 1789 in the Constitution?" Well, if you say no, then you must ask "how" did it happen. Look no further, "Hologram of Liberty" will educate thoroughly. The devil is in the details and the details are the maleability of legal fictions.

Anyone who holds Alexander Hamilton in high regard, will no longer after reading this and performing additional research.

Bravo Kenneth, Bravo...
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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Karen A. Decoster on June 2, 2002
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The Constitution that we live under was originally intended to be a document that would provide the cracks from which the waters of tyranny would ooze. The Hamiltonian Centralizers purposely provided us with a document that would destroy true Federalism (decentralization) and exalt the notion of a highly centralized form of Republican tyranny. The "Anti-Federalists" were the TRUE Federalists, and the "Federalists" were actually anti-federalists when the meaning of such is taken in its proper context.
Boston T. Party deflates the wet dreams of the Parchment Worshippers. The Constitution actually went through numerous re-writings so as to pave the way for later interpretations that would grant ultimate power to a Central Machine. The Articles of Confederation should have been left to stand.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 21, 2001
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I began reading this book with a guarded mind, and kept up that guard throughout. Despite this, my basic view of this nation has been forever altered.
To think that our elected officials sell us out is one thing. We almost expect it. To think that FDR or other prior officials sold us out is merely the logical extention of that. But to hear... and have shown... that the "revered" framers of our constitution deliberately sold us out? Well, let's just say you need to have a firm grasp of what you truly believe in, of what you truly believe is most important, before you pick this book up. If you say "my Constitution", you will be devestated... or worse yet, you will blind yourself to the truth and willfully ignore the perspective that best makes sense of the political confusion we experience today.
Mr. 'Party' makes a near-ironclad case to show that we lost our freedoms because it was planned that way, within the legal ambiguities and false "checks"
of the very document that we depended on to keep them. Granted, to depend on a piece of paper to keep our freedoms is a foolhardy position in the first place (Evil politician: "I can't do that... the Constitution SAYS I can't!" Suuure....) But then, I thought that way for the longest time, as I'm sure most people still do.
As far as the book goes, I did have a few minor quibbles. It's not surprising that the author espouses Libertarianism, which I can't wholly embrace, and I
admire the more creative ideas, but I think the dependence of many of those ideas on modern technology is unworkable and unwise (a governmental system shouldn't REQUIRE a specific technology in order to work.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By John Q. Liberty on May 16, 2000
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Boston's "Hologram of Liberty" is both highly informative, yet very disturbing. Time to get disturbed! If liberties activists wonder why they constantly 'spin their wheels' against the beuracratic control machine, "Hologram" lays out precisely why, and in an easy-to-follow format as with all Boston T. Party books. America is a much different place than what we have been fooled into believing. The Matrix of deception has been pulled over our eyes, and we have been enslaved as mere batteries to the machines that control us.
But we can, and will prevail in the end. Not only does "Mr. Royce" outline the problems w/ the constitutions framers own quotes and examples of why we are nearly under totalitarian control, but he offers real, and effective solutions based on those real problems. Now, if we could only get the socialists who run the schools to get this book to the kids, we'd have a formidable force for freedom and a return to liberty. Fat chance! Bottom line, get this book to everyone you know, fast! Thanks Ken, See ya on the frontlines...
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