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Lies the Government Told You Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Devin R St Clair Bremerton, WA 03-14-17
    Devin R St Clair Bremerton, WA 03-14-17
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    "Truth in pure form!"

    The Judge outdid himself with this one. If you are truely interested in the truth, in understanding why you feel so disillusioned and betrayed by your Federal government then you need to read this book! As usual the Judge's facts, interpretation​, and commentary are unquestionable. His quest for truth and justice are evident in every chapter. I know I'm gushing, but as a truth seeker I greatly respect the thoroughness and well researched approach of the Judge, he isn't afraid to step on toes while being fair and a gentleman.

    This book should be a standard in schools, along with Rothbard, Paul, Rockwell, Sowel, North, and Woods. God bless Judge Andrew Napolitano.

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    Philomath 02-15-17
    Philomath 02-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Oh my!"

    This guy is a Judge, and if half the things he said are true. Weeee in trouble!!!

    There is no peaceful way out of this. If you read this book, get ready to go down a rabbit hole you may not come out of.

    Excellent summation of the America you never hear about. How many and how much they lied. Power is the most addictive substance known to man.

    And that was before Trump.

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    harold 01-23-17
    harold 01-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrated by the Judge himself, BRILLIANT!"

    If you have ever found yourself engaged by the content of Judge Napolitano's conveyances, this one is narrated by His Honor and does not let the listener down in any way. While I purchased this Audible because my vision precludes me from reading the book, I was incredibly surprised to play it, and receive it as if I were attending one of his lectures. This man gives all of his usual verbal animation and as many facts as one would expect. This oration is my prize audible until the next one from him.

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    Jerry Geleff 12-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wanna get angry?"

    If you're looking for ammo to use against big government, here it is. Napolitano has put together a great book full of E apples of government waste and appropriation of power that will stir anyone with a mind toward freedom to act. His performance in reading the text is also great. I'll be getting more of his books.

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    Patrick S. 10-21-16
    Patrick S. 10-21-16
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    "An Originalist's take on the legal history of USA"
    If you could sum up Lies the Government Told You in three words, what would they be?

    Original Constitutional Reading


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Application of an original reading of the Constitution from a natural law perspective looking at the history of legal rulings of American history


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Probably the section on being secure in your persons and property.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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

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    Ronald 10-01-16
    Ronald 10-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely Vital"

    A true history lesson and reality check. Thank you Mr. Napolitano, you changed my life.

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    Frank Hammer 09-08-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent historical review of government deception!"

    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.

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    Matthew 06-26-16
    Matthew 06-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazingly insightful"

    The Judge! I learned, I laughed, I cried for the loss of my freedoms.

    I was a liberal. The lessons pointed out here are the same ones I found out about myself.

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    Justin 06-05-16
    Justin 06-05-16
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    "interesting book but...."

    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.

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    K. Soze 05-27-16
    K. Soze 05-27-16
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    "This is the best book I have ever purchased! "

    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.

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