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Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power and Deception in American History | [Andrew P Napolitano]

Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power and Deception in American History

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.
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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

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    Jonnie Panama City, FL, United States 09-22-10
    Jonnie Panama City, FL, United States 09-22-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Great book"

    If you like Ron Paul this book will appeal to you. If you still think there is any hope in either Democrats or Republicans doing what is right then this book will just annoy you. Read it anyway. If there is the potential for men like Ron Paul or Andrew Napolitano having an influence on the national political stage then there still might be a glimmer of hope that things could get better.

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Anthem, AZ, United States 09-06-10
    Linda Anthem, AZ, United States 09-06-10
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    "Over the top in places but still good"

    Generally, I enjoyed the book and learned many things.

    That being said, before buying this book, you should know: Napolitano is an ardent libertarian, 2)he is, to put it mildly, opinionated 3)in at least one instance, maybe two, in my opinion, his opinions "border" on conspiracist 3)some people will be offended by his treatment of Lincoln and other publicly revered persons - he ignores the tension Lincoln felt between his desire to see an end to slavery and his desire to save the union, saying (incorrectly) that he [Lincoln] was not concerned about slavery prior to the war - he also calls him a tyrant due to his actions re; the press during the War (actually, I'd agree on the latter, but still, some people don't like their idols torn down, so i am warning you) and finally, the Judge seems to use the argument of state's rights when it is convenient and the argument against state's rights when that is convenient.

    Nevertheless, with those caviats, I highly recommend the book. You may not agree with Napolitano's opinions but the book is quite helpful for understanding the thinking behind libertarianism and those who believe original intent. It may even convince you.

    20 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    WILL LONE TREE, CO, United States 10-24-11
    WILL LONE TREE, CO, United States 10-24-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    The Judge has given us a great resourse and a history lesson. There was so much information I learned from this book that I plan to buy a hard copy and highlight the pages. I am also going to give away several to my friends.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Victor Apple Valley, CA, United States 10-02-13
    Victor Apple Valley, CA, United States 10-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Truth Told by a Champion of freedom and liberty"
    If you could sum up Lies the Government Told You in three words, what would they be?

    I have to say that Judge Napolitano is fearless in his works here. In an ere where speaking your mind and telling uncomfortable truth that exposes lies and liars in the all powerful and omnipotent "Federal Government", it takes courage. Judge Napolitano shows how many areas of Federal and State powers are enhanced by lies especially during stressful times in our history


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I so enjoyed the narration because Judge Napolitano actually narrates his book and he does it with the passion only he can give as the author. He gets into it and that really draws you in and gives the audio book superb accuracy when delivering the points. Judge Napolitano is exceptionally gifted as a reader, orator and writer. All I can say is he did the job better then anyone probably could.


    Which character – as performed by Andrew P Napolitano – was your favorite?

    When he is flabbergasted by the outrageous lies and results! Judge Napolitano puts some spank on it!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book informs the listener, it can't be helped that you will become disgusted with many of the examples of outright horror perpetrated on the American People by their own government. I think there is plenty of emotion provided by Judge Napolitano's own voice and it expresses exactly how you will feel when you're listening.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is especially honest. Judge Napolitano is just that, a "Judge" and that is something I think is learned by experience at the job. It means you are not siding with anyone except the law. This enables Judge Napolitano to be incredibly clear and fair when telling this story. He shines a light on over reach, racism, fascism, socialism, communism and all forms of tyrannical power. He shows how even those who are good men have lied and those lies could have been avoided and saved thousands of lives. This is the politically incorrect guid to the history we were fed in school.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce M. Babbitt Dudley, MA USA 02-19-13
    Bruce M. Babbitt Dudley, MA USA 02-19-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Listen to this judge!"
    What made the experience of listening to Lies the Government Told You the most enjoyable?

    For someone who didn't do very well in history during high school, I liked the way that Judge Napolitano kept my attention throughout the book. Much of this is not the history that is taught these days, but it certainly should be more widely known, and probably would be if the government wasn't setting the education agenda.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lies the Government Told You?

    It's difficult to pick just one, but I was very surprised to learn of Lincoln's desire for separation of the races.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I usually go walking and listen during that time.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book, both for the information that it contains, as well as for the experience of listening to a speaker who will hold your attention.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Frank Indianapolis, IN 10-27-12
    J. Frank Indianapolis, IN 10-27-12

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I have always been a fan of Andrew Napolitano and look forward to his analysis of current events. Unfortunately, this was not a very good book. It is rare that I have to stop listening to a book before the end. In this case, the story lines were all over the place and not presented in a compelling or spellbinding manner. I would definitely listen to other books of Napolitano's because of my respect for him. This one was just too abstract.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Richmond, KY, United States 07-24-12
    Chris Richmond, KY, United States 07-24-12
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    "Eye Opening!"

    If you want the truth, details, facts as to what appears to be and what really is get this book. You shouldn't see our govt in the same light again. For the deniers out there this book tackles the fallacy that our two party system is for anything other than growing govt. gaining and holding power.



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    Michael Two Harbors, MN, United States 05-11-12
    Michael Two Harbors, MN, United States 05-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Like Listening to Your Favorite Uncle"

    Listening to this book was like listening to a favorite uncle telling stories of what's wrong with the World. His mannerism and reading style are very engaging and hard to turn off. But it's his subject matter that really makes this a must listen. This isn't a partisan piece pushing a left or right wing agenda but a more truthful "them", the Government, against "us", the citizen, examination of a number of cases that are effectively destroying the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jack Daniels On the Highway, USA 09-29-12
    Jack Daniels On the Highway, USA 09-29-12 Member Since 2008

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    "For a judge, this guy really doesn't get it."

    I should have known this was going to be a bad one after listening to the introduction by Ron Paul. To say there are numerous flights into fantasy here would be an understatement.

    One example alone is the 2000 presidential election. To hear Judge Napolitano tell it you would think the Supreme Court hijacked the Presidential election for their own gain. Those of us that were there, covering it day after day as it happened, know it was much more simple then that. The Supreme Court of the United States simply told the Florida Supreme court to obey their own law. They added an admonishment that the Florida court cannot simply make it up as they go along.

    This one was a waste of money. I've heard the Judge give interviews on Fox News. It is not certain what happened to the judge that gave those interviews and thoughts when he composed this work.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Logansport, IN, United States 10-06-13
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    "Loved it!"
    What made the experience of listening to Lies the Government Told You the most enjoyable?

    I loved that the Judge himself read the book! Very passionate!if you love liberty the judge will go over specific case of liberty being infringed upon.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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