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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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  • Steve
  • INDIO, CA, United States
  • 09-20-12

Excellent read

Interesting read. I'm going to look into some of the historial items he lists as facts considering that they are not accepted as facts by most in this country. If they are facts then my mind has been blown a few times in this book. I really like Napolitano's takes though and that he's not afraid to trash either party.

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  • George
  • Waterloo, IL, United States
  • 08-17-12

Outstanding!!

If you could sum up Lies the Government Told You in three words, what would they be?

Excellent eye opener!

What does Andrew P Napolitano bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Kept my attention the whole time i was listening.

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

Didnt want to turn it off!

Any additional comments?

Filled with eye opening details, makes you think, shocking, have to listen to it again!!

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The Judge MUST run for President

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Judge

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

The Judge

If you could give Lies the Government Told You a new subtitle, what would it be?

Why the average man should become a libertarian.

Any additional comments?

After listening to this book, as a conservative Republican......I will change my voter registration to Libertarian.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Thomas
  • davison, MI, United States
  • 03-15-12

Hard Hitting

What did you love best about Lies the Government Told You?

The Historical Overview.

If you’ve listened to books by Andrew P Napolitano before, how does this one compare?

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Have you listened to any of Andrew P Napolitano’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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If you could give Lies the Government Told You a new subtitle, what would it be?

Both Parties are Liars!

Any additional comments?

The author is not afraid to hit both Rep and Dems. Bush and Obama are laid bare and it is shocking.

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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 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Rami
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 12-06-12

Too AMERICAN

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Well I think I did notice the TITLE. The book is great for what it promises but it is too american and lots of legal refernces to my liking. If you are not american or really involved dont buy it. However I DID LISTEN TO IT.

Would you recommend Lies the Government Told You to your friends? Why or why not?

To hard core americans who argue abt the perfect world YES. To everyone else maybe no.

Which scene was your favorite?

War on terror.

Could you see Lies the Government Told You being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Not really it is too disconnected.

Any additional comments?

Again good book if do not assume to be anything besides the title. A mistake that I did.

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  • Howard
  • Grove City, PA, United States
  • 11-23-12

Worthwhile with some reservations.

This book was very informative. But I couldn't help but think that some of what the judge calls lies are simply different versions of history. He disagrees with many Supreme Court decisions. Don't we all? The judge is free to say what he wants because most of the people he criticizes are not able to give their version of events. But, to be fair, most books are that way; feeding their target audience. He calls Lincoln a "tyrant." Many people called him that; he was not all that popular while he was in office. But if all tyrants were like Lincoln I could deal with it in a time of serious crisis. He believes FDR provoked the Japanese into war so American would fight in Europe. I can see how he feels that way. I have wondered the same thing myself. But what would the world be like if we had not stopped Hitler? His criticism of the Japanese internment during WW2 was like all of it is: anachronistic. I was afraid he was going to say that 9-11 was an inside job but he didn't. I would have sent the book back if he had said that. If everyone in the country felt as strongly as the judge does about our government Washington would have a lot to answer for. The government manipulates people. It is happening as I write this and most people are happy with it. Call me jaded and cynical. What else is new?

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  • Johannes
  • ASTORIA, NY, United States
  • 11-12-12

Over the top

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Interesting in parts, but way over the top. Also, Napolitano is not a professional narrator, his narrating voice lacks in variety, which becomes annoying after a while.

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  • Katie
  • AURORA, CO, United States
  • 09-16-12

Lies this book tells you

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

By not being so biased this book is not for critical thinkers it does not provide information or facts to support both sides of the argument, but rather the author pushes his opinion, In short it is a book that supports Ron Paul's view's and is just another Obama bashing piece of poor literature.

What was most disappointing about Andrew P Napolitano’s story?

His lack of any sense of fairness and balance in his argument.

Which scene was your favorite?

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You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It has some funny antidotes.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful