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"Clear, compelling, full of faith." -Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

"An important book." -John Pestana, cofounder, Omniture

"Wise, timely, and practical." -John Andrews, author, Responsibility Reborn

"A compelling case for personal responsibility." -Daniel Bolz, president, Statue of Responsibility Foundation
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.; 1St Edition edition (November 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462110924
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462110926
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #749,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Connor Boyack is president of Libertas Institute, a public policy think tank in Utah. In that capacity, he has spearheaded important policy reforms dealing with property rights, civil liberties, transparency, surveillance, and education freedom.

Connor's work has been publicly praised by many nationally recognized figures, and he frequently appears in local, national, and international interviews to publicize and comment on his work.

A California native and Brigham Young University graduate, Connor currently resides in Lehi, Utah, with his wife and two children.

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His rhetoric is well done.
Gerald M Nebeker
Connor brings out the top issues that if implemented into our lives will bring prosperity and extended Liberty.
Kehl Murray
Due to the title of the book I'm afraid most who SHOULD read it probably won't.
James Davis

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ty Brewer on October 31, 2012
Format: Paperback
Where Latter-day Responsibility stands out is in the honesty with which it addresses the question of liberty and all that liberty necessarily requires. This is the natural corollary to Boyack's first book, Latter-day Liberty and very effectively teaches how personal responsibility is essential in order to enjoy and preserve individual freedoms.

One might think a book on responsibility might leave the reader feeling guilty or that they fall short and that it might be a heavy read. To the contrary, Boyack's book is enlightening, motivating and entirely relevant to the societal environment in which we find ourselves today.

His chapter on self-defense is a great case in point. I've always thought of myself as a provider and protector in my home and family, but not really given a significant amount of thought to the protector role. Reading this chapter, however, has profoundly changed my perspective and leaves me realizing how much more of a personal responsibility I have to be prepared to defend myself and my family should the need ever arise and what a mistake it is to think that publicly provided services could ever suffice. I look forward to personally improving in this area!

In his characteristic way, Boyack employs sound logic throughout, is easy to read and shares well-researched, insightful quotes and commentary.

Perhaps my greatest takeaway was that a moral and responsible people should demand to be granted life in a free society. Implicit in his writing is a charge for all to more fully take ownership of life and to live such that we can enjoy a life of liberty and engage in those activities that will make that possible.

From what I know of the author, he doesn't write hypocritically. He genuinely strives to practice what he preaches.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevin on August 5, 2014
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This was a very good book. While I may not have agreed 100% with everything that was written, I do agree 100% that everyone should read this book. The overall message should be clearly understood by every American who loves this country. It simply is not enough to love the country while sitting in your lawn chair watching the world go by. We should be actively engaged in preserving and protecting that which we profess to love. Mr. Boyack does a great job of bringing may quotes and perspective of other great minds into a common theme to make his points clear. I have highlighted more quotes from this book that perhaps any other book, save the words of God only. Very well thought out and delivered.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gerald M Nebeker on October 14, 2013
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If you read this book, then you must also read the companion book - Latter-day Liberty. The two books go hand-in-hand.
Judge Andrew Napolitano called the book, "Clear, Compelling, Full of Faith". I would completely agree! Connor has done an outstanding job of utilizing scripture, church authorities, Founding Fathers, and other authoritative sources in supporting his arguments. His rhetoric is well done. I think the key word here is "compelling". Every American should read this book and come to realize that to preserve personal liberty every american needs to take greater personal responsibility. It will happen in no other way!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kehl Murray on December 10, 2012
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This will be a classic forever. What the Nation needs for prosperity is the responsibilities spelled out in this book. Connor brings out the top issues that if implemented into our lives will bring prosperity and extended Liberty.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James Davis on December 27, 2012
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This book makes me want to take control...of my own life. Connor Boyack inspires his readers to want to be better, kinder, more charitable, and responsible for their own lives and the lives of others through voluntary action instead of looking to others to do it for them. Due to the title of the book I'm afraid most who SHOULD read it probably won't. It will definitely remind and inspire those who already appreciate self-reliance, freedom, and doing good for others. If nothing else you can gather valuable tips on how to be more responsible and gain control of your life through entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts. It's one of those books you'll want to read more than once.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Natalie on March 12, 2013
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I am reading it now. I bought it a few months back and wished I started to read it back then. So far the information I have read in your book is so valuable. You teach correct principles to help us understand our own individual responsibilities in our pursuit to happiness and liberty. I have had an understanding of these principles you teach, because of my upbringing, but you communicate it so clearly in your book. It's easy to understand. My hope is that many will read "Latter-day Responsibility" and apply the principles taught in their lives.
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