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A Return to Common Sense Paperback – January 18, 2009
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- Representative Ron Paul (TX-14)
Congressman and author of The Revolution: A Manifesto and End the Fed.
"A well written primer on economics, liberty, and government that even avid Austrians will enjoy. If you have been blinded by government and Wall Street propaganda, A Return to Common Sense will help open your eyes. I not only recommend that you add this book to your freedom library, but that you buy a few copies for your friends."
- Peter Schiff, President of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc and author of Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse.
"In a time of national crisis, everyone is looking for the right politician to solve America's problems. A Return to Common Sense proves that it is not just the wrong people, but the wrong philosophy that has corrupted our government and derailed our freedom and prosperity. Like Thomas Paine's original, this book clearly and simply explains the timeless philosophy of liberty in language that every American will understand. The road back to freedom begins with A Return to Common Sense."
- Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential Candidate and author of Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts (2009)
Then came Thomas Mullen's book, "A Return to Common Sense" to the rescue! I finished the book in 2 short days as it was impossible to put down. Mullen describes the intent of the founding fathers for America and juxtaposes modern times and issues beautifully against that background, exposing the shocking contrast.
The author makes it much easier to understand the concepts of property rights, the Non-Agression Principle, non-rights and basic economics by incorporating our libertarian heroes in a masterful way. Bastiat, Jefferson, Locke and Paine all play prominent roles in Mullen'ts book to help describe the liberty philosophy.
I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to get their feet on the ground in discovering the liberty movement and who wants to use it as a launching point for reading of deeper, more philosophical works from authors such as Mises, Rothbard, Hayek, as well as those listed above.
Many other gems abound in this book and overall it gives one pause to think about what our freedoms actually mean and how they have been lost. Chapters cover war and our money monopoly under the private cartel called the Federal Reserve which is not Federal and has no reserves. I would suggest that if you are interested in getting some direction as to how we can arise from the muck that we are in, this would be a good choice.Read more ›
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Mullen, are you crazy, ignorant or cruel. I hated your book because it is so anti Christian. Obama care has made health care available to millions of people who could not get it... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ellen Shelton
A Return to Common Sense is a MUST READ for anyone who values the freedoms we enjoy in America. A great book!Published on May 8, 2012 by Jim Chiello
EVERY American should read and understand this book. It is simple, clear and lays out the principles of Americanism in a way that a child could understand. Read morePublished on January 3, 2011 by EricB
"Thomas Mullen is a knowledgeable and passionate libertarian and "A Return to Common Sense" is a valuable addition to the libertarian literature. Read morePublished on June 23, 2010 by Lisa Mullen
Extremely thought provoking book. This work should be required reading for high school civics. There are some assertions I would not agree with, however overall his call for a... Read morePublished on December 15, 2009 by Neil Bray