Friday, December 14, 2012

Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom By: Andrew Napolitano

I will not lie, I love Judge Andrew Napolitano.  This is his seventh book and I have read them all.  This book is hard hitting and pulls no punches.  The Judge goes after the progressive presidents of yesteryear but does not give the ones who followed a free ride.

As is expected, the judge has produced another gem in his Constitutional treasure chest of books.  This book covers the destructive era of "progressivism" and how it has left a stain on our history and quite honestly on our present and future.

I found the chapter on the 17th Amendment extremely interesting and enlightening.  I have always wondered why the 17th amendment was ratified.

In this book, he discusses many of the mistakes the US made in regards to foreign affairs. Empire building has been one of the costliest, most destructive  behavior in both blood and treasure, not to mention the hatred against us by the receiving countries.  Napolitano also talks about race and how racist the progressive forefathers were.  Ironically, today these men are lauded by the African-Americans in this country.  It is akin to Stockholm Syndrome in many ways.

Napolitano discusses the dichotomy of the Lincoln era's conscription which is slavery by another name, in order to supposedly abolish slavery.  Later this seed by the "Grate[sic] Emancipator" has allowed for the leviathan to grow out of control and interpret the Constitutions in ways never though of.

Equally interesting is the chapter on the Antiquities Act of 1906 and how the Federal Leviathan has used it to steal thousands upon thousands of acres from the states.

This book does what all Napolitano's books do; they open your eyes regardless of party.  You see things for what they were from a Constitutional perspective.  You may not agree with  his conclusions, but the information presented are factual.  You can choose to ignore them if you so choose.

The postscript of this book regarding the Supreme Court Ruling on "Obama-Care" is exceptional.  

If Napolitano ran for office, I would do everything in my power to get him elected.  He calls them as he sees them.  Good, bad or indifferent.  I have much respect for him.  Hope you enjoy the book. 

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 13, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1595553517
ISBN-13: 978-1595553515

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