01 February 2011

Lies the Government Told You : Myth, Power, and Deception in American History - A Review

Lies the Government Told You
Myth, Power, and Deception in American History
By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Published by Thomas Nelson

In this book, “Lies The Government Told You – Myth, Power, and Deception in American History”, Judge Napolitano explains how politician of both parties have routinely disregarded the constitutional limits on federal power and violated our natural rights. The lies they have told in our daily basis, from our food, money, economy, medication, health to security. Judge Napolitano uses 17 chapters to describe and categories these repeatedly deceptions, such as “all men are created equal” and “America has a free market”. This book will definitely shift your paradigm toward what the government has told to salvage the freedom of the people.

My motivation to read this book is to find out how many lies can be revealed, explained and discussed in a book of 346 pages. Frankly speaking, I am not a USA citizen. However, I realize that almost all I knew before from newspaper, mass media, and internet is a lie from the government after finished this incredible book. In fact, many important events and realities from the history can be found in this book.

Besides, few questions appear in my mind immediately, which are: “What is the relationship between “mainstream” idea and deception?”, “what we should do when we know the truth?” etc. 

Although nobody can correct and change the history, we can prevent the same mistakes occur again, don’t we? This is a book for the people, who care about human freedom, who are taxpayer, or who really care about their next generation future, to make a better decision in the future. Lastly, I would like to give it five out of five stars for Lies the Government Told You.

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Review by:
Xaivier Chia


As a record and remind, I jot down few ideas and sentences from this book as follows: 
profit is privatised, risk is socialized
If the road to hell is paved with good attentions, then the road to tyranny is paved by believing the government
The government remembered its earlier lesson well, and knew that as long as it lied and lied well, the Court could be seduced
Government deception has been fed to us for so long that it has become an accepted fact, without any basis in actual reality
... as long as you did not take responsible for your action, then you could receive more money.

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