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5.0 out of 5 stars The Federocracy: Explained and Indicted., March 7, 2006
This review is from: Getting America Right: The True Conservative Values Our Nation Needs Today (Hardcover)
There is no group of Americans so perplexing and exasperating as those holdouts who continue to view giving money to the government as a form of charity. They wrongly regard their contributions as dollars spent towards saving lives and promoting virtue. The real story of government, indeed, the real story behind any socialist enterprise, is that the power given to the state is always power wrenched away from the people. Where Leviathan reigns supreme the rights of the citizenry are irrelevant and dismissed for the "good" of the whole as disinterested clerks and functionaries determine the fates of millions.

Regardless of this historically evident truth, for a public nurtured on sound bytes rather than study, many are in no position to recognize how pernicious the lumbering, corrosive micromanagement of our lives actually is. Yet, awareness could quickly be gathered upon reading the recently released, Getting America Right: The True Conservative Values Our Nation Needs Today by Edwin Feulner and Doug Wilson. It is a muscular condemnation of Big Government while also being concise enough to ensure the focus of those with television attention spans.

In these pages, the authors do not propose an end of government, but they do offer up a six prong test to be used in regards to the efficacy of state action. These tests take the form of questions and are explored within individual chapters. Citizens are encouraged to make sure that federal "help" promotes self-reliance, is responsible, makes us more prosperous, makes us safer, and in some way enhances national unity before they should consent to its implementation-so perhaps my analysis was a tad bit premature as, were we to utilize their template in relation to current and proposed federal programs, it would mean the end of government as practiced today.

One of strongest features of Getting America Right is that it cannot be pushed aside as a polemic as its narration is calm, objective, and avuncular. The body of the book is dedicated to reviewing the numerous, yet characteristic, failures of government as our Fedrocracy promises everything but delivers precious little.

I suppose there are those who will greet such a work with the statement, "We've heard it all before." Well, if they did then they should have started to hold their Representatives accountable immediately. The financing of Ponzi schemes because "I deeply care" does not mitigate the felonious nature of them. Ignorance is not an excuse. The entity that is supposedly to be watching out for us must in turn be watched.
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