A Nation Of Sheep

A Nation Of Sheep

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In A NATION OF SHEEP, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano frankly discusses how the federal government has circumvented the Constitution and is systematically dismantling the rights and freedoms that are the foundation of American democracy. He challenges Americans to recognize that they are being led down a very dangerous path and that the cost of following without challenge is the loss of the basic freedoms that facilitate our pursuit of happiness and that define us as a nation. Judge Napolitano reminds readers what America is all about, that the purpose of government is to protect freedom, and freedom is the ability to follow your own free will and not the will of government bureaucrats. He asks the simple question, which are YOU, a sheep or a wolf? Do you blindly follow behind where you are led, or do you challenge the government at every pass, forcing it to make decisions that will protect our freedoms? Judge Napolitano asks the questions that no one else will, challenging readers to rethink why they are blindly following a government that has only its own interests in mind. He asks:Why is the government using the war on terror as an excuse to sidestep the Constitution? Why are Americans not challenging and questioning the government as it continues to limit more and more of our freedoms? What part of "Congress shall make no law... " does the government not understand when it criminalizes speech? Whatever happened to our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that are proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, guaranteed by the Constitution, yet ignored by the governments elected to protect them? Why does every public office holder swear allegiance to the Constitution, yet very few follow it? Don't we have rights that are guaranteed and cannot be taken from us?
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Thomas Nelson ,, 2009
ISBN: 9781418574321
1418574325
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Mar 15, 2017

I’ve been a big fan of Judge Napolitano for several years now. I appreciate his respect for civil liberties and the rule of law as well as the high degree to which he values personal freedom. Although this book was written ten years ago, its content is still valuable today and will be for ages to come. The extent to which governments, leaders, and rulers go to violate rights and privacy in the name of “safety and security” is a never-ending story in the history of mankind’s lust for power and control. The question boils down to how the average everyday person receives and deciphers the scare tactics generated by our government and media to compel compliance and what they choose to do with that information.

Judge Napolitano mentions specific examples and historical references where rights were blatantly violated in the name of security and to protect what is vaguely and conveniently described as “state secrets.” Don’t get me wrong. I know there are bad people out there who want to cause harm and hurt others. But we also have a constitutional system that was created to ensure the process of apprehending and prosecuting those individuals and groups is fair and legal. Judge Napolitano understands that and makes sure to articulated in this great piece of writing.

When one violates legality and loses respect for the rule of law, tyrannical systems and regimes take over and oppress their populations. This is not done to protect them; it is almost always does to control them. This is something that needs to be recognized. We cannot afford to be a Nation of Sheep. If we lose our respect for the constitution and fail to hold our representatives and legislators accountable, we will have a very grim and dark future for our children. I thank judge Napolitano for his continued effort to promote the cause of liberty.

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