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Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History Hardcover – March 1, 2010
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Judge Napolitano even attacks a few Constitutional amendments themselves, and particularly calls the 17th amendment the most "unconstitutional amendment" (if there were such a thing) for violating the separation of powers constructed by the Founding Fathers. Numerous historic court cases and power grabs are cited, and even the more famous examples are presented with rare respect for personal liberty. I appreciated the perspective and found myself learning a lot even about cases I was already familiar with. (Throughout the book, I was saying to my wife, "Did you know this?") The book is thoroughly documented with a long list of references at the end for those wanting to read original cited sources for themselves.
I've read a few books on the Constitution (Politically Incorrect Guide To, Who Killed The Constitution, Revolution: A Manifesto to name a few). While usually informative, nobody writes as well nor drills a point home as well as Napolitano. The book keeps a fast pace and focus on the subject of each chapter, with the details of cases presented as necessary without bogging down the central theme or pace.Read more ›
I can only imagine that if merely reading a book like this makes one a target in the government's eyes, how much more incriminating it must be to WRITE a book like this? The author seems to truly know his stuff so I'm sure he thought long and hard before putting himself out there and exposing this information. If you're not into politics then this book might not hold your interest. It's a pretty deep read with tons of facts and information.
The author writes about seventeen lies, one of them being "all men are created equal." American history buffs will already be well aware that four out of the first five American Presidents (George Washington included) owned slaves. However, what about the The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment which gives the government the right to take away private property for "public use"? This includes YOUR home, even if you've paid it off.
What about Populism and Progessivism? When did these views develop and how have they affected our current government?
Why is FEMA so disorganized and chaotic? And why are they still allowed to operate, though FEMA has proven to be unprepared and severely lacking in disaster response?
What about the $40 billion dollars a year taken from American taxpayers and used to foot the bill for the war on drugs?Read more ›
While I don't watch much news anymore (I find most so called "journalists" to be either too frightened or too stupid to ask real questions that actually matter) I see enough to keep up with the major stories. I was glad to see Napolitano mention the failure of the national media as well in the book. This book will really open your eyes to how broken our government is, not just because it's virtually bankrupt, but because it fails to uphold the constitution and protect the very citizens that fund it. You will also learn that the Federal Reserve isn't a "federal" entity. It's a private corporation that controls all our money with little or no oversight. There used to be a joke that if Alan Greenspan happened to comment how nasty a rainy day was, the stock market would drop fifty points. It doesn't sound far-fetched when you realize how much power the Federal Reserve actually has.
I wold love to see this book as required reading in any government class. It truly does open your mind to the countless ways we as citizens have failed to protect our own freedoms by allowing such actions to occur time and time again. If you can still vote for most politicians after reading this, I can only hope they have also read the book. All Americans should be both shocked and ashamed at our government for these lies.Read more ›
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This is a history lesson that is NOT being learned by 10-30 yr old crowd ( or taught). ALL political mindsets can take nuggets away after reading this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
If you are at all interested in how things ARE suppose to be and not what you may have been taught or told they mean, then read this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Oakley on the Delta
Judge Napolitano tells it like it is in this thought provoking book of little known truths.Published 4 months ago by LeeOtis
Every American should be reading this type of literature rather than wasting time on dribble like Facebook. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gregory S.
Riveting!!! Absolutely amazing. There is more work in putting this ship back on course than you know. We might be too late to steer away from the roaring destructive falls.Published 7 months ago by Yeshooron
andrew for president ... if not, will have to go with ted cruz. common sense + constitutional law. NOT unconstitutional presidential edicts.Published 7 months ago by Mark Twain
Great book, easy to read and will inform the reader of the injustices our government does.Published 8 months ago by Lexovet