Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lies The Government Told You

"Lies The Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History" by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano was a very interesting read. For anyone who is a lover of the Constitution this is a must read.

The chapters cover seventeen different lies we have been told by the government. Napolitano goes into great detail giving multiple examples of how we have been lied to over and over again. Some of my favorite chapters were "The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms Shall Not be Infringed", "The Federal Reserve Shall Be Controlled by Congress", and "Everyone is Innocent Until Proven Guilty". It is obvious from the given examples that our government has consistently been chipping away at our freedoms for a long time. Some of these examples go all the way back to the late 1700s!

I believe this book would be an interesting read for anyone. You may or may not agree with the premises given but I do believe he lays a great foundation for a strict interpretation of the Constitution. We should be a nation that is governed by it's laws and not by the whims of our elected leaders.

"Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither." - Benjamin Franklin.

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  1. Me and my wife have some space on our property that we want to use to keep some chickens. My wife is all on about how we're going to eat our own eggs and give them to friends and all haha! She thinks it is romantic to get up in the morning and get our own eggs and what not haha. Other than eating and giving the eggs we think it is a great way for our oldest child to experience some responsibility taking care of the chickens! I am building a coop myself now and will post some pictures on the progress and final thing when it's done. Check out our FACEBOOK page