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This review is from: Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom (Hardcover)
"Either the Constitution means what it says, or it doesn't," Napolitano writes. This is his argument on his disagreement about the federal government's ability to levy taxes. Hey Andrew, I've got news for you. There's a reason why the Constitution exists instead of the Articles of Confederation--the latter lacked the federal government's ability to collect taxes to pay for stuff, so it got scrapped and we implemented the Constitution instead. And by the way, I don't know if you've read the Constitution lately, but it's totally Constitutional to have an Internal Revenue Service that collects federal income taxes. It's called the 16th Amendment, and it was ratified a long time ago. So yeah, the Constitution means what it says. The only people who don't think the Constitution means what it says are the right-wing justices on the Supreme Court and the Teabaggers who watch this fat clown on Fox Newz.
Oh yeah, and had it not been for Teddy Roosevelt, we wouldn't have the national parks system we have now. Our national parks system preserve some of the most magnificent land on the planet instead of letting unregulated corporations do whatever they want with it. Despite what Napolitano writes, allowing a national parks system is also in the Constitution--in the first sentence, in fact. Does "promote the general welfare" ring a bell?
What an absurd book this is. One guy is on Mount Rushmore, and the other one should be. And here you've got some fat Italian doofus besmirching the character of two of the best presidents this country has ever had. Instead of writing books that are full of baloney, Napolitano should stick to doing what he does best--eating balogna.
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Initial post: Nov 12, 2012 2:34:39 PM PST
S. Chick says:
It is amazing how you can review a book before it has even been released.
Posted on Nov 12, 2012 6:00:35 PM PST
D. Haralson says:
"Promote the general welfare" does not have the words "national parks" in it. "Either the Constitution says it or it doesn't." Either you can't comprehend what you read or you can't read.
Posted on Nov 13, 2012 4:04:54 AM PST
Terry & Susan Proctor says:
Impossible to take the reviewer seriously when he/she refers to the author as a 'fat clown'. Completely inappropriate and unnecessary.
Posted on Nov 13, 2012 4:11:32 AM PST
Rather speciously assumptive to say without Teddy no national parks...if I have to explain that then we know who the doofus is...but lefto's always seem to get the personal name calling and character attacks in if not make it the entire critique. Love to explain how Wilson's policies changed what were called "panics" into The Great Depression and this current mess we have, but I've long found debating with most progressives is a total waste of logical rhetoric.
Posted on Nov 13, 2012 5:17:49 AM PST
Sally E. says:
Obviously the reviewer hasn't read it, and probably won't.
Posted on Nov 13, 2012 5:58:09 AM PST
Simply read this reviewer's" other reviews....that's all you have to know about him
Posted on Nov 13, 2012 8:15:26 AM PST
Texas Red says:
If you find a review offensive, as I find this one, then report it to Amazon and they may take it down. Personal attacks on any author should never be considered a review of a book.
Posted on Nov 13, 2012 9:23:54 AM PST
Bob Craven says:
This review has no value. The reviewer has not even read the book. Amazon should remove this reviewe.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 9:49:42 AM PST
Terry & Susan Proctor says:
I have reported the review. Thank you for your support.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 1:27:25 PM PST
I have also reported this review, as it contains both ethnic slurs and inappropriate, abusive language. I don't know what it takes for Amazon to remove a book review, but clearly somebody at their end is asleep at the switch.