Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A review

“Lies The Government Told You -
Myth, Power, and Deception in American History”

by: Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

It was with a certain amount of trepidation that I opened this book, curious as to which of the many possible directions Judge Napolitano was going to take in his dissertation on the deception of the American government.

In seeing that the chapters are numbered as “Lies,” I felt that the book was going to simply be a hit piece based on one man's opinion of governmental inequities delivered on its citizenry. When reading the foreword by Ron Paul, a Libertarian turned Republican, I began to feel that maybe Judge Napolitano would give, if anything, instances of abuses of power and evidence of deception in our Federal Government. This he does do as the “chapters” unfold.

In the Introduction to the book, Judge Napolitano confesses that he has a chip on his shoulder and it is mainly because of the ease with which the government lies to us and the seeming necessity that we feel we must be lied to by our government. Truly, unless one has unlimited time and access to information, an individual cannot keep up with everything that every vast agency in our government is doing. It is this overload of information that allows an agency to take liberties with its authority right under the noses of the people it is sworn to protect and serve. Through generations the American people have been lied to and deceived to the point of taking it as normal.

From example to example, the Judge leads us through a myriad of cases where the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the government in terms of freedom from illegal search and seizure, the right to keep and bear arms, the equality of men, and the election of our leaders based on factual and complete information.

You would not be disappointed in choosing to read this book. It does accomplish what the author set out to do.

I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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