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Liberals control congress and the White House. Next on the agenda: your life.

If the Obama administration has one overriding objective—tying together health care “reform,” non-stop meddling in the economy, and hard-Left Supreme Court appointments—it 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 speech—especially 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

Provocative—and thoroughly researched and documented—Control Freaks sounds the alarm that Barack Obama and the liberal establishment are stealing our liberties—and 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 protect—and 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

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing; 1St Edition edition (July 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596985976
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596985971
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,405,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I really enjoyed reading this book. I especially liked the parts about FDR & his court-packing plan, which essentially made liberal judicial activism the law of the land for a generation. I highly recommend this book.
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This is a perfect book for the times. Terrence Jeffrey clearly explains what Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are trying to accomplish and demonstrates why their policies, actions, and legislative tactics are against our Constitution, our heritage as a nation, and the will of the majority of Americans. (Of course, I hope we correct this in 2010 and 2012.)

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.
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I wanted to read any book on Obama to see where he was coming from. Now that we know, I regret him ever becoming President. I did not vote for him, but what an embarrassment to our country. The book was well written.
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I haven't read the book, but it's obvious the other reviewer hasn't either. Since he gave it a one-star review, I guess I'll give it a five-star review to offset his. This is a great book. This book says everything a book should say in the manner in which books should say it: with words. Words that bind (because the book is bound). Words that influence (because it influences jackasses who haven't read the book to put up a one-star review, just so the book will have a one-star rating). Words that stand the test of time (because it's time someone took these idiot liberals to task). There! I did it! I created my own positive review of the book without ever reading it! Now I can be just as disingenuous as a liberal.
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I have read this book completely although I noticed Amazon displays more of this book than others online so one can see practically every chapter(I assume they really don't want people to buy it instead read the summary) This book is a must read for all Americans who choose to keep our country free and prevent BIG government from telling us what to do in every aspect of our lives. This is a wake up call and notice not one sign of this book mentioned anywhere in the press ,except it was reviewed by Mark Levin on his show thank goodness for people like him. What is happening to our beloved America? Read this book and find out, do not take all this lightly as this IS where we are headed. Stop listening to the movie star lies out there being told by our Democratic so called leaders. They should be ashamed of the money they are spending to control us hard working Americans. Wow what a wake up call and thank the author for an excellent book that really is understandable and says it all. If you read the excerpts here you will surely enjoy the book. Terry Jeffrey is a true American.
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Kind of boring to me, but found some of the information to be interesting at the same time. I agree with the premise though and believe that that progressives are doing this. I think the title should be changed to 7 ways progressives plan to ruin your life. Progressives are both right and left and are the ones doing the damage IMO.
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When some one connects a few dots, it helps to see the big picture more clearly. All the smoke and mirrors of the present mob running the Executive Branch, should tell any watchful person that taking a closer look would be prudent.

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.
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First, the title of this book does the content a disservice. The author discusses seven recent actions of the liberal agenda and how they counter with America's founding principles.

The quality of who we elect to our Congress is vital to the continued protection of our Constitution. For example, in the great debate of government-mandated health care, Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri made the argument that 'in most states, the government mandates the buying of car insurance....' True Senator, but you are forgetting the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution whereby 'the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.. So Senator McCaskill, if you want the power to tell people to buy certain products or services, return to the State of Missouri and tell your Missourians what to do to. The federal government has no such power.
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