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This review is from: The Revolution: A Manifesto (Hardcover)
I think it is fair to say that Ron Paul has risked his life by identifying the essential elements by which the power élite controls our lives. Dr. Paul is a giant in the fields of sound Constitutional doctrine, sound economics, and the philosophy of freedom. Having spent years reading hundreds of books on these same subjects, I can truly appreciate how he has not only mastered these subjects but has provided the quintessential reading list for lovers of liberty everywhere.
The book is a wonderful synopsis of the hopes and expectations of the Founders and how we have fallen short of those expectations and is sprinkled with insightful quotes from Thomas Aquinas, Ludwig Von Mises, Frédéric Bastiat, et al. In short, it is exactly what it claims to be . . . a manifesto - a statement of political principles and intentions.
And what are those intentions? A call to action to complete the revolution started in 1776. One man cannot start a revolution, but like Thomas Paine with "Common Sense" he can waken a dormant spirit. Let the revolution begin.
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Initial post: May 22, 2008 3:45:44 AM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2008 10:28:16 AM PDT
Matthew Burkholder says:
Wow, mud sling much?
Posted on Jun 6, 2008 6:16:34 AM PDT
Carl Gundel says:
I agree that this is a bold move by Dr. Paul. I really appreciate that the book explains what is special about the principles laid down by the founders, and how these were defended by other leaders in the history of our country. I've only recently come to understand why America is (or has been) a great nation. It has nothing to do with it being a world power, and everything to do with the way it was designed with an inverted power structure. Local governments should have more leverage than the federal government. This is meant to prevent tyranny. The huge corporations of the world have taken over our country, with a purpose: to destroy an appreciation by Americans about their legacy of freedom so that they can take it away from them without a fight.
Speak the truth. That is a revolutionary act!
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2008 11:52:15 AM PDT
J.L. Populist says:
I look at this way. If you are going to read only one political book....this is the one to read.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2008 9:30:39 PM PDT
M. Keith says:
No, some people open their mouths only when they think it's very important.
Posted on Oct 8, 2008 5:42:00 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 13, 2008 2:27:17 PM PDT
Thomas W. Sulcer says:
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