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A Nation of Sheep Hardcover – October 30, 2007
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To understand much of Napolitano's reasoning for rejecting the idea that the government can "take" away our freedoms to provide us security, he starts off his work with a chapter entitled "Where Does Freedom Come From?" This particular chapter outlines a theory which is dubbed natural law. "Natural law," writes Napolitano, "states that because all humans desire freedom from artificial restraint, and because all human beings yearn to be free, our freedoms stem from our very humanity, and ultimately from the Creator of humanity" (p.2). Judge Napolitano suggests that the idea that government can take away our freedoms gives the notion that the government gave us our freedom; however, according to natural law, our freedoms come from God, and not the government. Whether the reader is a theist or not, the Judge provides ample examples of what the founding fathers thought about the subject; even Jefferson, probably the least religious of all the founding fathers, seemed to have supported the natural law theory.Read more ›
The examples he provides show the attempts, and successes, of governments past and present to subvert our Constitutional rights. It's not a new scenario, it's rarely unsuccessful, and the results are compounding.
If you are not the type of person to dig deeper, look for answers, and get involved then you are probably better off passing on this book. After all, if the rest of the flock is unconcerned everything must be OK, right?
I have often watched Judge Napolitano comment on American politics and law in his role as a pundit on cable television news. I don't always agree with him, but this book is powerful and convincing. Hardly any American would argue with the notion that we live in a dangerous age, but more and more, the real question is becoming that of whence comes the greater danger to the nation, foreign lands or Washington D.C. and our own so-called public servants.
READ THIS BOOK if you care about your country. True patriotism sometimes requires that we get angry in order to find the motivation we need to stand up for what counts. Judge Napolitano is standing, and he needs all of us to join him!
This book is a must read for all Americans. The American government is ours, and we must awaken to its behavior before we lose the ability to do anything about it.
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Have begun to read this novel by the Judge. I have always suspected this. Hope he is not a school for those in power.Published 3 months ago by Joseph Estrada
Very Inforative for all to learn the Real Problems I America. I Recommend This A Must Read for All Americans.Published 4 months ago by Joe Czarnecki
enjoy reading Judge Napolitano, he is very well read on the Constitution of the United StatesPublished 13 months ago by akj
I'd like to think myself one of the wolves who doesn't follow along in a sheepish manor like most Americans. Read more