Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History
Andrew P. Napolitano
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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.
“Judge Napolitano’s tremendous knowledge of American law, history, and politics, as well as his passion for freedom, shines through in Lies the Government Told You, as he details how throughout American history, politicians and government officials have betrayed the ideals of personal liberty and limited government."
―Congressman Ron Paul, M.D. (R-TX), from the Foreword
election be fair?,” Politico, http://www.politico .com/news/stories/0609/24105.html ( Jun. 23, 2009). 8 . Fisher Ames, United States Congressman from 1st District of Massachusetts, 1789–1797, in “The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution (Source: DiLorenzo, Thomas J., “Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment,” LewRockwell.com, http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo93.html (May 17, 2005). 9 . Thomas J. DiLorenzo, “Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment.”
moderators whose sole purpose is to keep order while the parties resolve their disagreements. They are legal scholars often faced with serious decisions about uncertain areas of the law. The Supreme Court’s behavior in defining the law does not make its members “judicial activists.” In fact, the Framers wanted the Supreme Court to perform this function. They envisioned the federal judiciary as a branch of government independent of the legislative and executive branches, and one that would
outweigh a pregnant woman’s right to privacy. Regardless of one’s opinion on abortion, the seven-justice majority in Roe blatantly legislated from the bench. The Court created a new right, and was not ashamed to admit it. Justice Harry A. Blackmun, writing for the majority, conceded that “[t]he Constitution does not explicitly mention any right [to an abortion].” Furthermore, it is highly unlikely that the drafters of the Fourteenth Amendment recognized, or even were aware of an abortion right.
among the most economically wasteful and socially destructive institutions created by government. The most experienced and knowledgeable workers are bumped from productive employment to the world of golf courses, bingo parlors, and TV watching. . . . Retirement punted older people out of the active community of enterprise, where they are most needed for both their skills and their positive cultural influence. They have also been marginalized in society at large, so that young people tend not to
the officers claimed were drug paraphernalia. After breaking the remaining surveillance cameras, the police stole money from the cash register and handfuls of Zippo lighters. Similar stories about abuse of police power were reported by seven other small shops in the Philadelphia area. All of these jackbooted raids were apparently led by narcotics officer Jeffrey Cujdik.8 At least three people who formerly acted as informants for Cujdik claimed that the officer would give them cartons of