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Control Freaks: 7 Ways Liberals Plan to Ruin Your Life Hardcover – July 27, 2010
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Liberals control congress and the White House. Next on the agenda: your life.
If the Obama administration has one overriding objectivetying together health care reform,” non-stop meddling in the economy, and hard-Left Supreme Court appointmentsit is that big government should make decisions for you. When it comes to how you live your life, Washington bureaucrats know best.
Or so they tell us.
Nationally syndicated columnist Terence P. Jeffrey tells a different story. Jeffrey reveals how liberals are trying to transform America from the limited government of the Founding Fathers into the unlimited government of liberal control freaks.
Jeffrey dissects the relentless liberal attack on every freedom the Founders fought to secure for us, from where and how you live, to your right to criticize your representatives, to what you believe and teach your own children.
In Control Freaks Jeffrey exposes:
* How the Obama administration wants to limit your freedom of speechespecially your right to political speech
* How Obamacare sets the stage for a fed eral takeover of the economy
* Why Obama is putting the power of life and death into the hands of federally funded scientists
* How liberal judges are deciding that the government has a right to indoctrinate your children
* Why Obama believes traditional American self-reliance is passéand you need to be shepherded by bureaucrats
* How Obama and his liberal friends in Congress, running annual deficits that exceed a trillion dollars, think they can plan your retirement better than you can
Provocativeand thoroughly researched and documentedControl Freaks sounds the alarm that Barack Obama and the liberal establishment are stealing our libertiesand shows why we need to wake up and do something about it while they can still be stopped.
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Praise For Control Freaks
If you needed a two-word description of a liberal, control freak’ would do it. Terry Jeffrey has done the Republic a great service by exposing the left’s radical agenda to control every aspect of your life. A great book, and a great reminder that the Constitution and the Founding Fathers stand in direct refutation of Obama, Pelosi, and Company and their control freak agenda.”
Mark Levin, bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host
Terry Jeffrey has it right. The left aims to crush America’s pioneering spirit and make government dependents of us all. In Control Freaks: 7 Ways Liberals Plan to Ruin Your Life, Terry explains how they seek to do it and the two great obstacles in their way: the values of the Founders and the principles of the Constitution.”
Michael Reagan, author and former nationally syndicated radio host
Men flourish when they are free. In Control Freaks, Terry Jeffrey continues the fight he has long been engaged in, to keep that Founding vision of the United States alive, at a time when too many government agencies are slouching left-ward, toward Europe. Buy Control Freaks, pass it around, and feel free to have tea with it, too.”
Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review
In Control Freaks: 7 Ways Liberals Plan to Ruin Your Life, Terry Jeffrey lifts the curtain on the machinations of the left. He explores the history of our earliest government to extract the principles the Founders expected us to protectand which the left denies in their agenda to take over every aspect of our lives. In the process, Jeffrey reminds us of why we must protect our freedoms from those who have lost the Founders’ vision.”
WilliaM J. Bennett, Washington Fellow, The Claremont Institute
Top Customer Reviews
Chapter One shows how Obama, our disgraceful transportation secretary Ray LaHood (a nominal Republican from Illinois) are using the force of government to manipulate markets to force us out of our cars and even our homes to live in the "high density" housing environments they preferred we would inhabit. You see, they are not about enabling us to fulfill our dreams and live in freedom and liberty, but as far as they are concerned we exist to allow them to fulfill their dreams and visions.
The second chapter focuses on the lies that were used to create social security and why it is collapsing today. Mr. Jeffry shows why would all be better off caring for our own retirement and how to do it than allowing the control freaks to keep ripping us off. And no, none of this is about breaking our promises to those in or near retirement. The rip offs have gone on from the beginning. Did you now that Ida May Fuller, the first recipient of social security, retired at 65 after paying a 1% tax on her $900 salary as a secretary. She had paid in $49.50 from 1937 until her retirement in 1939. By the time she died in she had collected payments from 1940 until 1975. By her third check she had recouped everything from her "trust fund" and when on to collect a total of $22,888.92 of other people's money.
We next explore the way our Federal Constitution has been tortured and ignored by Congress, abetted by "living Constitutionalists" in the judiciary to accomplish an expansion of government to intrude into every aspect of our lives. "Freedom, what freedom? We just want the illusion of security! No matter if we ruin the country as long as I get mine!" is what too many of seem to be saying with our votes and inattention to what our government is really doing to us. It cannot and won't go on, my friends. Not much longer, anyway.
I found the chapter on the perversion of "public use" into "public purpose" and an analysis of the "Kelo" decision by the Supreme Court to be most interesting and useful. I think you will to. This is a huge threat to our lives and property. Of course, the Left doesn't much like the idea of Private Property. To them, everything belongs to the state and they allocated it as the 535 demigods in Congress, the Chosen One in the White House, and the 9 great priests in the Supreme Court see fit. What was it the Declaration says about government existing to protect our natural rights and what we should do if the government fails to protect us in our rights?
The chapter on the way the Left strives to control political speech is exasperating and yet we know from what we see on the news and read in the paper that it is absolutely true. They act as if our Founders wrote the First Amendment to protect pornography rather than political speech. Another chapter on health care and our right to life is also a very important read. Obama pretends that the notion of when life begins is "above his pay grade" when he is a candidate, but when he is in office as a state legislator, a federal Senator or our President, no one is more pro-Abortion than he. Wait until some bureaucrat decides you aren't worth the healthcare sources they would have to allocate to treat you. Even if you have your own money, they will withhold it from you. We have to fight this, folks. Seriously fight it and repeal it.
Which leads us to the culture war the Left wants to fight while preventing the opposition (you and me) from resisting their efforts to "fundamentally transform" our culture and our nation.
An excellent book and you will find you can read it quickly while getting good information you can look up and verify if you want to.
Please get and read this book.
Reviewed by Craig Matteson, Saline, MI
It is the good citizens responsibility to make an effort to see what is really going on behind the wall of words that the Government and Media prepare for the lost every day.
The progressives think they know what is best for you and everybody on the planet. So you can go quietly or claw your way back to reality.
Each generation has to fight to preserve their freedom, so turn off the brain washer (TV) and read a book.