- Hardcover: 296 pages
- Publisher: Outskirts Press; First Edition edition (September 25, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932672354
- ISBN-13: 978-1932672350
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,522,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Gatewood Galbraith was born in Carlisle, Kentucky on January 12, 1947. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1974 and from the University of Kentucky Law School in 1977. He is divorced with three wonderful daughters. He has run for Commissioner of Agriculture, Governor (3 times), Congress (twice) and Attorney General.He practices criminal law and personal injury civil actions.
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But if you did not know me or what I stand for, and if I only had thirty seconds to get your vote, I would have only one question to ask you.
And if you answer this question one way, Ive got your vote, no matter what else you think about me.
And if you answer this question the other way, I dont think you understand the question.
The question is, Did our forefathers generation hit the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima so that we would have to pee in a cup to hold a job in America?
The introduction of the police state methods into American culture is fatal to our freedom. The solutions to our problems lie in the words of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln not Mr. Yamamoto or Helmut Schmidt.
And lets get this straight. Im not a racist and Im not xenophobic. Im a Nationalist.
Ill trade with other countries, Ill have lunch with them and Ill play golf with them. But until they adopt a Constitution and Bill of Rights that gives their own citizens the rights and freedoms we enjoy, they are not our political peers.
If we abandon our principals of individual freedom and dignity, then our liberty and right to self-determination will abandon us. Our standard of living will fall and our jobs will evaporate as our children and grandchildren are thrown open to competition in the workplace with Four Billion other people on the planet, many of whom will work all day for a bowl of rice and a mat to sleep on.
That is not my vision for Kentucky and its citizens. My vision is rooted in the traditions of our Founding Fathers.
As to the size of government, Thomas Jefferson said, The least government is the best government.
As to the role of government, Abraham Lincoln said, Prohibition strikes at the very heart of the principles on which this country was founded.
And as far as having to pee in a cup to hold a job, I look to the words of General George Patton. Screw you Nazis!
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But I digress. On so many levels I admired the hell out of Mr. Galbraith to whom I'd say, "Forget resting in peace buddy, we need you. C'mon back and help us kick some ass!"
very outspoken person when it came to personal liberties a n d responsibility. Be a citizen...like Gatewood: an attorney at law, a pot smoker( Willie Nelson gave him a pot humidifier) a n d a gubernatorial candidate.
When Willie wuld be playing the area he'd call
Overall, I could have done without all the drum beating about pot. I was looking more for constitutional standings and his life in general. It is a good book and worth reading but I recommend the paper back version, this is not one to save and adorn your bookshelf with.
This autobiography is about a man's struggle with the political system. It's an excellent expose of the political system regardless of what state you live in. The media, whether it be the local press or commercial news are lackeys of an unjust and anti-democratic political system.
Galbraith's explanation of the role of a jury and jurors is the most succinct and clearest I have ever read. Every prospective juror, defense attorneys and every citizen should have this understanding of a juror.
Galbraith has a very apt description of legislators--at any level--"legislative 'ho's.'" The term "ho" could be just as well applied to the executive branch of government.
Galbraith raises a legitimate question about the foreign ownership of privately owned utilities. Is it possible that 60-75% of our utility bill is going to fund terrorist organizations? Given the Bush family's ties with the Saudis and their involvement in 911, could it be that our government is surreptitiously funding terrorists to justify Bush's Iraq war via our utility bills?
If you haven't already read this book, do so. It has the clearest reason why "We the people..." have a role to play in the system of checks and balances. We can't leave it to the executive or legislative bodies to "establish justice" or to "secure the blessings of liberty" for us. After all, they are "ho's."
Mr. Galbraith refuses to compromise his affirmation of liberty. He is too honest to ever be politically correct, and too complex to be chained to any party line - more than can be said for most elected officials. The Last Free Man In America will stand as one of the most vigorous and insightful political books of our time.