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Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America
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62 of 69 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2012
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This book is a great rallying cry for anyone who realizes how bad things are in Washington and wants to do something about it. It is a bit schizophrenic as it bounces from problem to solution back to problem and solution again. But, overall, this book will give you an excellent picture of what's wrong with our system and how to fix it. In short, Kibbe states that the central problem is central government (top-down hierarchy) and its inability to quell spending. The solution is grass-roots activism (bottom-up individualism) and the kind of ingenuity and industry that it creates.

Progressives and leftists will not like this book and will probably not be convinced of the argument. You have to take a few assumptions before reading. If the first paragraph of this review did not make you cringe, then you might well enjoy this book.

All-in-all, Kibbe provides an awesome addition to a growing list of powerful Tea Party-inspired, minimal government books that are reshaping our intellectual landscape. Another one I would whole-heartedly promote is Juggernaut: Why the System Crushes the Only People Who Can Save It, which will also serve as intellectual footing for the coming hostile takeover.

It's a time for choosing, America!
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on June 20, 2012
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Hostile Takeover is A brilliantly articulated account of why the bottom-up track to freedom IS the way back for America. Matt Kibbe shows us so clearly why we must grab our country back from the top-down system that has stripped us of our freedom. If we don't listen to him now we will face the consequences in spades later. This is a must read and shows us the true value of the activism which Kibbe has engaged so effectively on behalf of all of us. We all have a great deal to learn from this book.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2012
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If this book doesn't motivate you to want to take our country back, you are part of the problem. Maybe you are one of those who deals not in goods or services, but in favors and gets richer by political pull rather than work.

But, maybe you are disgusted that the Occupy folks crap on the ground, receive tax dollars and political favors to support their cause while the Tea Party must pay insurance to hold a rally, be careful to not step on the grass, and are wrongly accused of using the N word. Maybe you understand that the holocaust happened because people just like us ignored the problem.
If so, read this book and get involved. Time is running out.

I am a Certified Fraud Examiner that is using my skills to help the Tea Party. I researched Senator Lugar and other RINOs for the Tea Party. You have a skill that will be useful in helping the cause. Be a patriot.

The Kibbe book is a good start and will help you understand the road ahead.

Tick Tock
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32 of 45 people found the following review helpful
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As the Bush haters who developed the brilliant 2008 referendum that brought this Amateur into the White House, "If you are not concerned about our country you are not paying attention.
Obama and his Chicago thugs are trying to create Chicago politics on a national scale demonstrated so well by Pelosi who said about ObamaCare " you will know about it when you read it" and most recently by Obama's exercise of executive privilege to prevent Eric Holder from telling us about the massive screwup of the botched Fast and Furious plan in the Southwest.
Kibbe outlines the signs and the indications that this president intends to shove his agenda down our throats. Obama is following the writings of Saul Alinsky in his book Rules for Radicals.
He is declaring the private sector is "fine" and that bigger government would make our lives easier, more cost efficient, and much more effective.
Those that are paying attention know that this is 180 degrees from the truth when the USPS needs $ 12 billion per year to compete with FedEx and UPS, Amtrak is a joke, the VA treats our veterans as though they were cattle, etc. etc.
Kibbe's book is scary but an early warning to those blinded by the charisma of a clever but scheming president with a much larger agenda.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2012
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Matt Kibbe's book is very eye-opening. His writing style makes it very easy for everyone to understand what is wrong with the path our Country is on now. Although some would prefer an armed revolt, Matt's 'Hostile Takeover' is not calling for the use of guns. It is calling for all citizens to stand up and be counted. In other words, do your homework on the candidates. Find out which ones are truly for limited government. He's not just talking Federal elections. State, city, and county elections matter. Find the candidates who are not just giving lip service in order to get your vote. Please become an informed voter.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 9, 2012
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As Rand Paul says in his endorsement of "Hostile Takeover," "Matt Kibbe proves the Tea Party can be smart, funny and hip." Matt's book is a well written, thoroughly researched, enjoyable and most enlightening read. It discusses the problems with top down government solutions as opposed to bottom up grass roots solutions. Even Ronald Reagan with his fantastic ideas and reforms was a top down government man. Because of this, many of his reforms didn't last. We need less government intervention in many areas including education, healthcare, regulations on business, overhaul of the tax system, a complete audit of the Federal Reserve, a Balanced Budget Amendment and more. In short we need to once more embrace the founders ideas of limited government. America is on the edge of steep, no bottom in sight precipice. As Jim Demint's most excellent book contends, "It's now or never." Their is no more road to kick the can down. We are over 16 trillion dollars in debt as I write this and calling a spade a spade are bankrupt. One thing I so very much appreciated about the book is that Kibbe not only details the problems, but also provides common sense solutions to our financial woes. It leaves you with hope that as dire as the present situation is things can be turned around.

Kibbe also exposes the lies told by big government advocates in both parties to get you to believe they are smarter than you (know what is best for you better than you do) and get you to buy into their socialist programs. I think the central thesis of the book is summed up by Kibbe's statement, "Don't hurt others and don't take their stuff." For example, how much of our hard earned money has the Federal Government taken from Americans to finance Social Security which they call a welfare program? Excuse me, but my hard earned money is owed back to me and isn't welfare. Pure and simple, it's a Ponzi scheme with our Social Insecurity dollars being spent on other programs as fast as they come in and then we are left with a note promising to pay it back in a vault somewhere. And then big government advocates have the audacity to blame the American people for the soon coming insolvency of the Social Security system. Kibbe's solution is to adopt a system modeled after the most successful one in Chile. This is just one example of many that I could quote. Read the book to get the rest of the story.

The future truly is up to us. We can no longer set back and watch top down government destroy our nation. The establishment players in both parties are hoping after our 2010 victory in Congress that the Tea Party will go back to business as usual. We can't let that happen.
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on March 28, 2013
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I like Matt Kibbe approach to our current political mess . There is a real need to make proper decisions and I personally feel of all the approaches to solutions this would be the closes with one caveat . Liberty carried to the extreme isn't the total answer, people in general tend to go to excess with out some form of personal faith to guide there decisions. God gave Adam liberty until he violated (natural law) and then God stepped in to give him the results his decision warranted. One must make the right decision to be happy and those decisions corresponds to Gods law.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 25, 2012
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If you want to understand why things don't ever seem to change regardless of who gets elected, you have to read this book. Not only do you get a logical explanation for the relentless growth of the federal government, you get a hopeful insight into how and why that can and will change in the future.
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on June 11, 2013
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An insight to how the government is taking over and trying to contain the American people. The government does not want us to express our freedoms and be informed so they treat us like children. The government is changing the rules as time passes and imposes new regulations to snuff out detractors.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 25, 2012
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We need more information such as this book gives. Our government is
trying to take over our lives and we need to know how to tune things
around.
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