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Battlefield America: The War On The American People Hardcover – April 14, 2015
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The very fact that books like this can still be written and published shows that we have not lost all our freedoms. John Whitehead’s work should motivate us all to redouble our efforts to reclaim our freedoms.―from the foreword by Ron Paul, twelve-term U.S. congressman and former presidential candidate(Ron Paul)
Constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead makes a compelling and urgent case in Battlefield America for Americans to unite under one common goal: the defense of our freedoms.―Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU and constitutional law professor at New York Law School(Nadine Strossen)
Once again, John W. Whitehead shows himself to be a thorough reporter, an insightful scholar and a tireless defender of the Constitution. Battlefield America is the most penetrating, eye-opening proof to date of the imperialist government’s desecration of our constitutional personal liberties.―Nat Hentoff, syndicated columnist and historian(Nat Hentoff)
In his compelling book Battlefield America, John W. Whitehead describes the danger posed to liberty and humanity itself by the control impulse of government and technology.―Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary, US Treasury, and former Wall Street Journal columnist and editor
John Whitehead is freedom's defense lawyer. He'll never give up, and neither must we.―Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., author and chairman of Mises Institute(Llewellyn H. Rockwell)
"I challenge anyone to read this book and then try to sleep. I found that impossible."
Hon. Andrew P. Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School(Hon. Andrew P. Napolitano)
In this potent follow-up to A Government of Wolves (2013), Whitehead, a constitutional attorney and the president of the Rutherford Institute, continues to investigate what he sees as an increasingly aggressive, fascistic America that the founding fathers would find offensive. Whitehead's scathing tone―matched in the foreword from former congressman Ron Paul―can be heavy-handed and strident, but he presents the U.S. government as "a hyper-militarized, twitchy, easily offended, suspicious, locked down, paranoid, all-seeing bureaucracy" that uses fear and paranoia to reduce civil liberties in a calculated post-9/11 scam of terrorism and national security. He uses the responses of heavily armed police forces to recent incidents―including the Boston Marathon bombing and the protests in Ferguson, Mo.―as indicators of an occupying army... Whitehead scores points when addressing needed reforms in the court system, education, and individual rights to privacy. Following his literary forebears such as Orwell and Huxley, he warns: "Either we gather together now and attempt to restore freedom or all will be lost." Detailed and provocative...Whitehead's call to take the U.S. back before civil liberties vanish mostly rises above boilerplate rhetoric and hysteria. (Apr.)(Publisher's Weekly)
About the Author
John W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated, and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Whitehead's concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him, in 1982, to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization whose international headquarters are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. His approach to civil liberties issues has earned him numerous accolades and accomplishments, including the Hungarian Medal of Freedom and the 2010 Milner S. Ball Lifetime Achievement Award for “[his] decades of difficult and important work, as well as [his] impeccable integrity in defending civil liberties for all.”
Whitehead currently serves as the Institute’s president and spokesperson, in addition to writing a weekly commentary that is posted on The Rutherford Institute’s website (www.rutherford.org), as well being distributed to several hundred newspapers, and hosting a national public service radio campaign.
Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul is an American physician, author, and former Republican congressman, two-time Republican presidential candidate, and the presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party in the 1988 U.S. Presidential Election.
Top Customer Reviews
In this compelling sequel from where his 2013 book "A Government of Wolves" left off ... Mr. Whitehead now whacks directly at the tap-root! These books are each a timely accounting of the exponentially escalating attacks on American civil rights, liberties and freedoms that have been steadily and frighteningly increasing over the last half-century. From his exhaustive research and personal experience the author has added fresh new incite and additional perspective to his main premise - "Too many individual constitutional rights and freedoms are being trampled on and dangerously eliminated by government in the name of escalating societal presure." While it remains for each individual reader to determine the degree, impact and precise steps required to overcome these injustices; after reading this important book you will be much better informed on both the nature of the problems and potential remedies.
We don't have to agree on politics, but we should be able to agree on the principle that we have individual liberty to make decisions for ourselves.
At one point you will start to disbelieve the onslaught of these claims of what the government is doing. Why would the Dept of Education need to stockpile guns and ammo? It starts to sound like crazy talk, conspiracy theories. You want to "close the book" and stick your head back in the sand. And that's where I am at - to believe this demands either completely giving up, or doing something. And let's be honest - what the heck are we going to do anyway? If this is true then we are too far gone.
The book doesn't do a good job of answering "so now what?"
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The author makes a very compelling case. A real eye opener. Worth reading.Published 4 months ago by Bluegill
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