Three Felonies A Day

How the Feds Target the Innocent
Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
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The average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several federal crimes that day. Why? The answer lies in the very nature of modern federal criminal laws, which have exploded in number but also become impossibly broad and vague. 

In Three Felonies a Day, Harvey A. Silverglate reveals how federal criminal laws have become dangerously disconnected from the English common law tradition and how prosecutors can pin arguable federal crimes on any one of us, for even the most seemingly innocuous behavior. The volume of federal crimes in recent decades has increased well beyond the statute books and into the morass of the Code of Federal Regulations, handing federal prosecutors an additional trove of vague and exceedingly complex and technical prohibitions to stick on their hapless targets. The dangers spelled out in Three Felonies a Day do not apply solely to "white collar criminals," state and local politicians, and professionals. No social class or profession is safe from this troubling form of social control by the executive branch, and nothing less than the integrity of our constitutional democracy hangs in the balance.

©2011 Harvey A. Silverglate (P)2018 Tantor

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  • 10-25-18

Audible edition is not very exciting

Just into 30 minutes of this audible book and feel it’s a bit boring. The description of case after case with legal jargons is not the exciting content I expected. And the bland, almost robot like narration doesn’t help either.

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Subtle Tyranny Wins the Fight Against Liberty

Mr. Silverglate's work is important in that it shows how a government gains totalitarian control with a threat of force that is mostly hidden. At the core of the problem is thousands of taxpayer-supported bureaucrats who can work all day to demolish our liberties at our expense and our losing position as productive people who can only defend ourselves with on a part time basis with our own limited finances. An additional problem is the bureaucrat (regulator) who deliberately takes action against innocent parties so that he can get a job defending against the abuses he created when he leaves "public service." It is a stark and shocking reminder of why the goal of individual liberty can only be won by the assiduous attack against the size, scope, and inevitable destructiveness of government or the deep state. The compass of evil is simply to great to destroy it in detail it must be excised in large putrefying chuck in order to restore a constitutional republic of individual liberty, private property, stable currency, and general prosperity.

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falls short of thesis

Worth the read and price. however the book never details how the common person commits three felonies a day. instead the book focuses on high profile or professional people unfairly persecuted by federals.

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Scary

What everyone should be reading as we make our way through life in these United States.

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if the narrator want so annoying I'd like more

the narrator is so annoying it is almost unlistenable. it has almost ruined of the book for me

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