Friday, May 7, 2010


How is that for a provocative title? Having just finished reading Judge Andrew P. Napolitano’s new book I can give it my highest recommendation. The exact title is: LIES THE GOVERNMENT TOLD YOU – Myth, Power, and Deception in American History.

I am certain that many of you will immediately recognize the Judge based upon his frequent appearances on the Fox News Channel as their Senior Judicial Analyst. He is nationally noted as an expert on the U.S. Constitution, and he is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey.

In addressing the possible reintroduction of “The Fairness Doctrine,” (commonly known as the equal time law), the Judge quotes the late Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, “Fear of ideas makes us impotent and ineffective.”

As a fellow admirer of our Constitution, your Commander really enjoyed the read, although at times I found it to be a bit ponderous with legal mumbo-jumbo beyond my expertise. The Judge has some unsavory comments about past Presidents (Lincoln & Roosevelt) and our current leader, and they are all well documented. Napolitano reveals several shocking examples of our government and presidential abuse and misuse of our Constitution. The research in this book is impeccable, and the message is most timely during the sphere of Obama-mania.


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