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.
©2010 Andrew P. Napolitano (P)2010 Oasis Audio
Original Constitutional Reading
Application of an original reading of the Constitution from a natural law perspective looking at the history of legal rulings of American history
Probably the section on being secure in your persons and property.
Don't read it if you have high blood pressure.
*Note - bump up the speed to at least 2X and it'll sound more like the Judge speaks. They made him read it so slowly.
I've been a big fan of Judge Napolitano's for many years now. He's been a fascinating legal consultant on many main stream media programs and he's been a great guest speaker at places like the Mises Institute. He's a radical former judge from New Jersey in the sense that he maintains an original reading of the Constitution and knows the history behind those readings.
In this book, he does what he does best. He takes a look at many of the legal cases of the pat 250+ years of America and applies the original understanding of the Constitution to them. The "lies" in this book come from common sayings we hear about from politicians. Judge Napolitano draws from legal cases and the play out of American history to show that most of the sayings are mere platitudes. I have to say that this book was a great read because of several reasons. First, he covers so many subjects and many of them might sound difficult to dispute the original saying (aka "lie") as there are many of them that cover legal aspects. He does a great job of stating not only the legal ruling reason but what the real legal ruling should have been and what the moral backing for it should have been. Another reason this was so great was because he communicated well the natural law ideology. He doesn't make it a left vs. right divide but he condemns both political parties and applies what the original ideology of the Framers of the Constitution would have been. I would be nitpicking to say that his coverage on slavery was a little light and since he covers it first I was nervous that the rest of the book might not be as deep. Not so. Judge Napolitano's voice can be heard throughout this book and so many lines and cases were very familiar.
This is a great book covering an originalist's understanding of the Constitution, of historical legal rulings, and of common rhetoric we take for granted as "truth". Final Grade - A
Should be required reading for Americans who care about Truth, Justice, and Liberty. Justice Napolitano's passion for his subject is evident in his performance.
if your a "conspiracy buff" as they call it like myself who has read most conspiracy books out there then your not really going to learn anything new from this book, but the author does add his unique experience as a judge to explain the points, this book is ready with passion by the author himself, but at times I feel as if he is yelling at me lol, that aside the performance is superb, and the material is interesting, I would recommend this book.
This book is a non partisan assessment of the greatest frauds of our government. This information should be covered in our schools and addressed in our society until change occurs. In short, it is an Awakening.
this was a treat to have the author read it himself. His patriotism to the nation is duly noted for helping to inform the people our misrepresenting political parties aka Republicans and Democrats are traitors. This should be taught in schools.
Interesting, SHOCKING and maddening.
How long the government's been messing with the truth and how bad it's gotten as the federal government has increased it's own power.
I've not, but I don't think he's gotten any other books on Audible. I listen to him at the Mises Institute and other times when he's been a guest speaker. I find him very interesting as a serious constitutional scholar.
No matter what political party affiliation, this will drive one to drink or go off grid. It does make one a bit more of an activist against government overreach-all types-military, civil liberties, etc.
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