Book Review – Lies the Government Told You By Andrew Napolitano

Book Description by publisher:
What new crisis will the federal government manufacture in order to acquire more power over individuals? What new lies will it tell?

Throughout our history, the federal government has lied to send our children off to war, lied to take our money, lied to steal our property, lied to gain our trust, and lied to enhance its power over us. Not only does the government lie to us, we lie to ourselves. We won’t admit that each time we let the government get away with misleading us, we are allowing it to increase in size and power and decrease our personal liberty.

In acquiescing to the government’s continuous fraudulent behavior, we bear partial responsibility for the erosion of our individual liberties and the ever-expanding federal regulation of private behavior. This book attacks the culture in government that facilitates lying, and it challenges readers to recognize that culture, to confront it, and to be rid of it.

My review:

I am glad I did not become a lawyer. This book has a ton of lawyer terms and court case siting that it gave me an appreciation for my previous statement. If you are ok with reading through the tough stuff, this book has enough good information to make it worth it. My philosophy is that you can not cure a disease you are not aware of. This book diagnosis what is wrong with our government so we can start working on a cure. Of course Judge Napolitano’s diagnosis is that the government hides behind lies so the cure is to expose those lies and demand the truth.

Some of the really good chapters in this book are the ones on Inalienable rights (Lie #2) and The Federal Reserve (Lie #8). All though every chapter has something good to offer, these two stuck out to me.

Judge Napolitano shows a lot of passion for the subjects he covers and you get the feeling that his heart breaks when the law of the land is not upheld by those that have been elected to uphold that law. I am glad to have him on my side. I recommend that you go get this book, you thank me for it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> 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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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