Army for Liberty Book Club
Andrew P. Napolitano is a 59 year old former New Jersey Superior Court Judge. He is a graduate of Princeton University , and Notre Dame Law School . At Princeton he was a founding member of the Concerned Alumni of Princeton along with Justice Samuel Alito.
Judge Napolitano is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey.
I wish more of our judges would speak out for the Constitution like he does.
Lies the Government Told You is highlighted on Amazon this way:
What new crisis will the federal government manufacture in order to acquire more power over individuals? What new lies will it tell?
Throughout our history, the federal government has lied to send our children off to war, lied to take our money, lied to steal our property, lied to gain our trust, and lied to enhance its power over us. Not only does the government lie to us, we lie to ourselves. We won’t admit that each time we let the government get away with misleading us, we are allowing it to increase in size and power and decrease our personal liberty.
In acquiescing to the government’s continuous fraudulent behavior, we bear partial responsibility for the erosion of our individual liberties and the ever-expanding federal regulation of private behavior. This book attacks the culture in government that facilitates lying, and it challenges readers to recognize that culture, to confront it, and to be rid of it.
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Andrew P. Napolitano graduated from Princeton University and the University of Notre Dame Law School and is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey. Judge Napolitano returned to private practice in 1995 and has been the Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News since 1998. He broadcasts nationwide on “The Big Story”, he co-hosts “Fox & Friends”, is a regular on “The O’Reilly Factor” and co-hosts “Brian and the Judge”. Napolitano also lectures nationally, and has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many more. He is the author of Constitutional Chaos, the New York Times bestseller The Constitution in Exile, A Nation of Sheep, and Dred Scott’s Revenge: A Legal History of Race and Freedom.
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I feel it’s very important for us, as citizens, at this point in our history, to have a base of knowledge to go forth from.
There are so many important books, which no matter what the date, remain important and no less significant to our time.
To that end, I present here, a database from which you can actually obtain these books for free online, many in .pdf form (kindle friendly, I believe). I felt it was important to find them free for those of us whose incomes have become lessened or limited.
I list below the following I have found. I have tagged this into the Army For Liberty Book Club, so you may find it
there should you ever want easy access to this list of sources. I have included the link and description from Amazon, should you wish to purchase the book.
When Machiavelli’s brief treatise on Renaissance statecraft and princely power was posthumously published in 1532, it generated a debate that has raged unabated until the present day. Based upon Machiavelli’s first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. Machiavelli added a dimension of incisive realism to one of the major philosophical and political issues of his time, especially the relationship between public deeds and private morality. His book provides a remarkably uncompromising picture of the true nature of power, no matter in what era or by whom it is exercised.
Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell’s nightmare vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff’s attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwell’s prescience of modern life–the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language–and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell. Required reading for students since it was published, it ranks among the most terrifying novels ever written. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Since its publication in 1946, George Orwell’s fable of a workers’ revolution gone wrong has rivaled Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea as the Shortest Serious Novel It’s OK to Write a Book Report About. (The latter is three pages longer and less fun to read.) Fueled by Orwell’s intense disillusionment with Soviet Communism, Animal Farm is a nearly perfect piece of writing, both an engaging story and an allegory that actually works. When the downtrodden beasts of Manor Farm oust their drunken human master and take over management of the land, all are awash in collectivist zeal. Everyone willingly works overtime, productivity soars, and for one brief, glorious season, every belly is full. The animals’ Seven Commandment credo is painted in big white letters on the barn. All animals are equal. No animal shall drink alcohol, wear clothes, sleep in a bed, or kill a fellow four-footed creature. Those that go upon four legs or wings are friends and the two-legged are, by definition, the enemy. Too soon, however, the pigs, who have styled themselves leaders by virtue of their intelligence, succumb to the temptations of privilege and power. “We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organisation of the farm depend on us. Day and night, we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples.” While this swinish brotherhood sells out the revolution, cynically editing the Seven Commandments to excuse their violence and greed, the common animals are once again left hungry and exhausted, no better off than in the days when humans ran the farm. Satire Animal Farm may be, but it’s a stony reader who remains unmoved when the stalwart workhorse, Boxer, having given his all to his comrades, is sold to the glue factory to buy booze for the pigs. Orwell’s view of Communism is bleak indeed, but given the history of the Russian people since 1917, his pessimism has an air of prophecy.
“Community, Identity, Stability” is the motto of Aldous Huxley’s utopian World State. Here everyone consumes daily grams of soma, to fight depression, babies are born in laboratories, and the most popular form of entertainment is a “Feelie,” a movie that stimulates the senses of sight, hearing, and touch. Though there is no violence and everyone is provided for, Bernard Marx feels something is missing and senses his relationship with a young women has the potential to be much more than the confines of their existence allow. Huxley foreshadowed many of the practices and gadgets we take for granted today–let’s hope the sterility and absence of individuality he predicted aren’t yet to come. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s classic, frightening vision of the future, firemen don’t put out fires–they start them in order to burn books. Bradbury’s vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal–a place where trivial information is good, and knowledge and ideas are bad. Fire Captain Beatty explains it this way, “Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs…. Don’t give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.” Guy Montag is a book-burning fireman undergoing a crisis of faith. His wife spends all day with her television “family,” imploring Montag to work harder so that they can afford a fourth TV wall. Their dull, empty life sharply contrasts with that of his next-door neighbor Clarisse, a young girl thrilled by the ideas in books, and more interested in what she can see in the world around her than in the mindless chatter of the tube. When Clarisse disappears mysteriously, Montag is moved to make some changes, and starts hiding books in his home. Eventually, his wife turns him in, and he must answer the call to burn his secret cache of books. After fleeing to avoid arrest, Montag winds up joining an outlaw band of scholars who keep the contents of books in their heads, waiting for the time society will once again need the wisdom of literature.
“A hard-hitting, carefully documented book–and a healthy antidote to the UN-can-do-no-wrong propaganda…”
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”-Edward Bernays, Propaganda
A seminal and controversial figure in the history of political thought and public relations, Edward Bernays (18911995), pioneered the scientific technique of shaping and manipulating public opinion, which he famously dubbed “engineering of consent.” During World War I, he was an integral part of the U.S. Committee on Public Information (CPI), a powerful propaganda apparatus that was mobilized to package, advertise and sell the war to the American people as one that would “Make the World Safe for Democracy.” The CPI would become the blueprint in which marketing strategies for future wars would be based upon.
Bernays applied the techniques he had learned in the CPI and, incorporating some of the ideas of Walter Lipmann, became an outspoken proponent of propaganda as a tool for democratic and corporate manipulation of the population. His 1928 bombshell Propaganda lays out his eerily prescient vision for using propaganda to regiment the collective mind in a variety of areas, including government, politics, art, science and education. To read this book today is to frightfully comprehend what our contemporary institutions of government and business have become in regards to organized manipulation of the masses.
[The author's] range of investigation sweeps from New Left politics to the bureaucratization of Soviet communism. Mostly, he examines the ambivalence inherent in America’s dual role as disseminator of the technetronic revolution and principal preserver of the international status quo. Brzezinski’s optimistic conclusions may comfort a few, but his cavalier treatment of contrary analyses, combined with his past record of undistinguished prognostication, can hardly leave them smug. The opinions are strong and, in general, challenge everyone, from the concerned layman to the practicing scholar.
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Paul Warburg was one of the principle architects of the New Deal. However, he quickly became disgusted with it for the reasons contained in this 1935 book. This book is a truly great analysis of the New Deal using the 1932 Socialist platform as an analysis tool. His second book printed in the fall of 1936 was titled “Still Hell Bent” and concerned itself with three propositions advanced by the media in favor of Roosevelt’s re-election:
- The public disliked the New Deal but liked less the prospect of returning to the status quo ante.
- The public was better off in 1935 than 1933 and Roosevelt was responsible.
- Roosevelt himself made a lot of mistakes, was superficial and impetuous, but at least he tried and if re-elected would go on trying.
Warburg demonstrated that propositions 1 and 2 were false and that three was a confusion – FDR confused mere activity or change with progress. Whenever he clearly identified a purpose, his actions would accomplish almost exactly the opposite, and the proposals FDR would keep on “trying” were clearly inconsistent with helping the less fortunate.
22 page text in pdf of his very important speech. Not a book, per se, but none the less important.
I will try to provide additional books going forward once a month or so and will place them all in the book club category.
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The creeps are coming out from their dark holes.
Joy Behar says we can’t read. David Brooks says we are only about “against”. Janeane Garafalo, well, it’s too crude for words. The list of elitists attacking the Tea Party Movement is growing daily. Apparently they feel unequipped to battle our position of standing up for freedom, the constitution or our country, so they have to resort to third grade playground behavior.
I was never one to take sides. I’m a libertarian. I believe in strict constitutionalism. I truly believe all men (and women) are created equal – equal not meaning the exact same, but equal meaning entitled to equal privilege and opportunity. I believe people have a right to their own religion, opinion, etc… As Americans, however, wouldn’t you think our common bond would be our country?
Apparently not. Dissent is one thing, but self-destruction is another.
I remember at election time, many felt as if there were no real choice for president. Left-wanna-be versus hard-left. No conservative candidate was allowed in that race. That also, in hindsight, explains McCain vouching for Obama’s character in that now famous audience interaction. Even President Bush was not a true conservative. We have not had a true conservative leader for many decades. While I feel President Reagan clearly understood the looming fascist threat, he was not even a true conservative as he refused to defend our borders.
Sarah Palin was and is a true conservative, and you clearly saw how the McCain campaign allowed the media to make mincemeat of her without allowing her to adequately defend herself or speak her mind. Please recall, it was Carl Cameron of Fox News who gleefully broke the “wardrobe” scandal right after the campaign. She couldn’t even get a fair shake at Fox. Of course, they are members of the Council on Foreign Relations, just as the other large networks are. It’s important to note, as one must not even rely on Fox for unbiased news, no matter what their slogan is. Citizens are responsible for finding out the truth for themselves.
Progressives on both sides of the political isle are hell bent on taking down our country. Right now, it’s the democrats taking more of our freedoms daily, along with our financial stability, both national and personal. Republicans did a pretty darn good job when last they ran the show, too.
Although there are no weapons yet being fired, this is a civil war. It’s important to realize that and to make sure your friends, family, neighbors know that as well. We are truly locking into an “us versus them” battle. The weapon of choice by “We The People” has been complacency. Those who are constitutionalists, who wish America to remain a free, capitalist and sovereign nation have been weak. So weak as a matter of fact, progressives no longer fear us or any retribution we can manage to hurl at them. We have no one to blame but our self. We voted the crooks in, we turned our back for decades and allowed the fascist agenda to become firmly implanted in our government.
Now as we begin to stand up, is it any wonder they laugh at us, as a parent would to a small child declaring their independence?
I came across a book I would like to suggest and add to the book club. Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries by Naomi Wolf. I am asking all to read this “manifesto” of sorts. The price at Amazon is $8.35. I have linked it here to enable you to view contents, etc.. You may be able to find it equally as cheap somewhere near you to avoid shipping. The product description reads as follows:
As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are increasingly desperate for a restored nation. Many have a general sense that the “system” is in disorder — if not on the road to functional collapse. But though it is easy to identify our political problems, the solutions are not always as clear. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, bestselling author Naomi Wolf illustrates the breathtaking changes that can take place when ordinary citizens engage in the democratic system the way the founders intended and tells how to use that system, right now, to change your life, your community, and ultimately, the nation.
Another book I am adding to the list is Ron Paul’s Revolution: The Manifesto which is priced at $10.19 at Amazon. The product description of this book is as follows:
This Much Is True: You Have Been Lied To.
- The government is expanding.
- Taxes are increasing.
- More senseless wars are being planned.
- Inflation is ballooning.
- Our basic freedoms are disappearing.
The Founding Fathers didn’t want any of this. In fact, they said so quite clearly in the Constitution of the United States of America. Unfortunately, that beautiful, ingenious, and revolutionary document is being ignored more and more in Washington. If we are to enjoy peace, freedom, and prosperity once again, we absolutely must return to the principles upon which America was founded. But finally, there is hope . . .
In THE REVOLUTION,Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has exposed the core truths behind everything threatening America, from the real reasons behind the collapse of the dollar and the looming financial crisis, to terrorism and the loss of our precious civil liberties. In this book, Ron Paul provides answers to questions that few even dare to ask.
Despite a media blackout, this septuagenarian physician-turned-congressman sparked a movement that has attracted a legion of young, dedicated, enthusiastic supporters . . . a phenomenon that has amazed veteran political observers and made more than one political rival envious. Candidates across America are already running as “Ron Paul Republicans.”
“Dr. Paul cured my apathy,” says a popular campaign sign. THE REVOLUTION may cure yours as well.
One final recommendation I have is Lord Nigel Lawson’s new book, An Appeal To Reason which is available at Amazon for $9.95. The product description reads:
“Clear, analytical and compelling.” -The Economist
In this well-informed and hard-hitting response to the scaremongering of the climate alarmists, Nigel Lawson, former Secretary of State for Energy under Margaret Thatcher, argues that it is time for us to take a cool look at global warming. Lawson carefully and succinctly examines all aspects of the global warming issue: the science, the economics, the politics, and the ethics. He concludes that the conventional wisdom on the subject is suspect on a number of grounds, that global warming is not the devastating threat to the planet it is widely alleged to be, and that the remedy that is currently being proposed, which is in any event politically unattainable, would be worse that the threat it is supposed to avert. Argued with logic, common sense, and even wit, and thoroughly sourced and referenced, Lawson has written a long overdue corrective to the barrage of spin and hype to which the politicians and media have been subjecting the public on this important issue.
The three books I have asked you to consider are moderately priced, which is important to me, as in these tough times, I am not looking to add to anyone’s burden. Education is priceless, however and it is so important to ARM YOURSELF WITH THE KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED TO DEFEND YOURSELF AND YOUR COUNTRY.
I leave you with the patriotic song lyrics, sung by soldiers, ironically, on both sides during the civil war (the North’s version appears below as I felt the reference to freeing the slaves was particularly apropos. While this song is well over a century old, it could very well be the battle cry of the second civil war as well:
THE BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM
Yes we’ll rally round the flag, boys, we’ll rally once again,
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Shouting the battle cry of freedom,
We will rally from the hillside, we’ll gather from the plain,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
The Union forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah!
Down with the traitor, up with the star;
While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
We are springing to the call with a million freemen more,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
And we’ll fill our vacant ranks of our brothers gone before,
< Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
We will welcome to our numbers the loyal, true and brave,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
And although he may be poor, not a man shall be a slave,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
So we’re springing to the call from the East and from the West,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
And we’ll hurl the rebel crew from the land we love best,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
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The more I learn, the more afraid for our country I get.
After watching our government make a mockery of itself yet again Saturday, it frightens me to think what will become of our country if left alone in the hands of inept and corrupt politicians. We all need to get involved, and if nothing else educate ourselves to the truth – the reality of our world today.
To that end I would like to create the Army for Liberty. Won’t you join? America needs you.
What will be required is very simple.
The best thing we can do for our country is identify the what, the why and the who is doing this to us.
What our army will look like at first is a book club. The books I ask you to read are imperative information for all patriots to know. If we are going to defeat this, we must have complete knowledge of the enemy. They are much more funded than we are and seemingly much more powerful. I say seemingly, as it is my belief, as we come to understand we can then defeat.
If you do nothing else, please read the following book. It should be required reading for every American dissatisfied with the state of our country. You will be much more able to identify and fight having this knowledge. The book is, as a benefit, a very good and interesting read.
Please, buy it today, or alternatively, you can probably check it out from the library.
I will keep a category in the right hand column called the Army for Liberty Book Club. Please ask your friends to read these selections as well. Perhaps, once you are done reading them, you can pass them along to those on a fixed or limited income. I can not stress how important it is to disseminate this information as quickly as possible.
Thank you, sincerely, for becoming a member of the Army for Liberty, and joining in the fight to take back our country!
Green Hell : How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do To Stop Them by Steve Milloy:
Everywhere you look, everything is going green. But soon, this trendy green lifestyle wont be voluntary it will be mandatory. Milloy shows how the government will soon have you under its green thumb. –This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
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Big Brother Has Turned GreenThe environmental movement has cultivated a warm and fuzzy public image, but behind the smiley-face rhetoric of “sustainability” and “conservation” lies a dark agenda. The Greens aim to regulate your behavior, downsize your lifestyle, and invade the most intimate aspects of your personal life.
In this stunning exposé, Steve Milloy unveils the authoritarian impulse underlying the Green crusade. Whether they’re demanding that you turn down your thermostat, stop driving your car, or engage in some other senseless act of self-denial, the Greens are envisioning a grim future for you marked by endless privation.Steamrolling nearly all opposition with its apocalyptic predictions of environmental doom, the Green movement has gained influence throughout American society–from schools and local planning boards to the biggest corporations in the country. And their plans are much more ambitious than you think, says Milloy. What the Greens really seek, with increasing success, is to dictate the very parameters of your daily life–where you can live, what transportation you can use, what you can eat, and even how many children you can have.
Citing the tactics and goals of Green groups as explained by their own activists and leaders, Green Hell demonstrates:
* How Green pressure campaigns threaten the safety of your home and your car, and public health overall
* Why the election of President Obama portends a giant leap forward for coercive Green policies
* Why Greens obstruct the use of all forms of energy–even the renewable sources they tout to the public
* How wealthy Green elites stand to profit fabulously from the restrictions and regulations they seek to impose on the rest of us
* How Green pressure campaigns are hamstringing the military and endangering our national security
* Why big business is not only knuckling under to the Greens, but is aggressively promoting the green agenda to the detriment of its own stockholders
* What you can do to help stop the great Green machineA one-of-a-kind, comprehensive takedown of the entire environmental movement, Green Hell will open your eyes to a looming threat to our economy, our civil liberties, and the entire American way of life.
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