Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Book Review: Lies the Government Told You by Judge Andrew Napolitano

I was sent a copy of Judge Andrew Napolitano's "Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History" - and I have to admit I wasn't sure about it at first. I was worried it would be an inflammatory piece of work that was all sizzle and no steak.  I was wrong.

The forward by Ron Paul grabbed my attention. Napolitano’s introduction, which discloses his moral imperative for this book, kept it. Perhaps here was someone I wanted to learn from?

His format of "17 Lies" allows him to discuss some of the more controversial topics of our day (War on Drugs, Free Speech, Constitutional Rights, Right to Bear Arms, Federal Reserve policies, and so much more) in a clear and cogent manner – drawing examples from history to illustrate how our freedoms have been systematically shipped away by politicians ad bureaucrats.. His arguments are sound, surprisingly unbiased, and I felt like I was learning new aspects of US History with every chapter. This is a thought-provoking read for any American – and most particularly for anyone trying to frame a debate about the importance of the Constitution in our modern world!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson through BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trace Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."