Lies the Government Told You

Lies the Government Told You

Myth, Power, and Deception in American History

Book - 2010
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YOU'VE BEEN LIED TO BY THE GOVERNMENT

We shrug off this fact as an unfortunate reality. America is the land of the free, after all. Does it really matter whether our politicians bend the truth here and there?

When the truth is traded for lies, our freedoms are diminished and don't return.

In Lies the Government Told You , Judge Andrew P. Napolitano reveals how America's freedom, as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, has been forfeited by a government more protective of its own power than its obligations to preserve our individual liberties.

"Judge Napolitano's tremendous knowledge of American law, history, and politics, as well as his passion for freedom, shines through in Lies the Government Told You , as he details how throughout American history, politicians and government officials have betrayed the ideals of personal liberty and limited government."

-Congressman Ron Paul, M.D. (R-TX), from the Foreword

 

Publisher: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, c2010.
ISBN: 9781595552662
1595552669
Branch Call Number: 320.52 Napolita 03/2010
Characteristics: xvii, 349 p. ;,22 cm.

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redban Jan 22, 2015

Not as bad as the rest of Fox News, but... the obvious critique of this book's ideology (Libertarian) is the massive hypocrisy of the Free Market mythology. When someone is bribed and paid off, who is really the one in charge? If wealth is power, who are the wealthiest and profits most from wars and foreign intervention? Perhaps, multinational corporations? Big banks, extraction industries (fossil fuel, minerals), weapons/chemical manufacturers, etc.

Free Market? Yes, free to extract, to control debt, to speculate and scam, to monopolize, to break unions, to outsource, to colonize foreign regions... to create such vertical power structures where politicians are purchased (campaign contributions, lobbying) and lackeys are appointed as so-called regulators. Government is indeed guilty as well, but deregulate corporate elites?! What happened to the era of The New Deal, Labor unions, Glass-Steagall, anti-trust acts, etc.??? Corporate Media wants you to forget, with the Koch brothers financing the Tea Party, Rupert Murdoch's news empire, including.... Fox News.

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msalmon
Apr 24, 2011

This book is going to irritate anyone who believes in Big Government, which includes both liberals and conservatives.

However, this book provides history you will not find in textbooks, and makes it clear that government is not the benign or good -hearted organization so many assume it is.

Read the book and find out the truth.

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