Longtime followers of Personal Liberty Digest™ know that I am a fan of Thomas E. Woods, Jr. His arguments in defense of the Constitution are always sound and he presents them in a manner that is reasoned, inoffensive and nonpartisan. And the arguments he makes in Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before The Coming Fiscal Collapse are no exception.
Agreeing with former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who said that a crisis should never be allowed to go to waste, Woods believes that the coming fiscal crisis is an opportunity to take a careful second look at government, its claims and promises and see how they hold up under scrutiny. Once you finish Rollback, you’ll realize they don’t hold up at all.
Listen up medical researchers! If you want the medical establishment to accept, or at least consider, your new health ideas that seem promising, you better have the right credentials, politics and media skills to put it across.
While most Americans know that their country is experiencing deep political divisions, few understand how or when this came about. Some feel this division first appeared during the 2000 Presidential election in which the U.S. Supreme Court intervened in Florida’s ballot counting controversy…
This new book is timely and an excellent primer for millions of frustrated Americans who believe that there is widespread wrong and crisis in America. They feel great danger but have not connected the dots that would bring into focus the big picture. This book puts the blame where it should be, on the vested political and bureaucratic system.
Have you read a really bad book lately? I’m talking here about some really dreadful books. The ones that helped produce the world’s most ruthless dictators… slaughtered millions of innocent civilians… and created the most misery. Read on for a list of the 10 most harmful books of the 19th and 20th centuries…
The official story of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, when airliners crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a hole was blown into the western side of the Pentagon and an airliner fell into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, near the town of Shanksville, are seared into memory.
By the time the day was over, 2,996 people — the hijackers, passengers and crew on the airliners, New York firefighters, police and rescue workers — were dead. The attacks were attributed to al-Qaida, under the direction of Osama bin Laden and planning of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM).
But Webster Griffin Tarpley points out in 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, the story foisted by the government and trumpeted by the corporate media is full of holes. And the 9/11 Commission report — which Tarpley called the Kean-Hamilton Report after commission chairman and former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean and vice chairman and former Indiana Representative Lee Hamilton — did little to close the holes.
I read a lot of books. Not the mind-numbing drivel that most people read — the fiction love story/murder mystery/horror stuff — that, while maybe good for a diversion and enjoyment, does nothing to expand the mind, but real books, with substance, that challenge me to think or inform me about the real history of our nation, where we came from and how we got to where we are. Read this article for some Christmas list suggestions…
Obama’s Wars is the newest installment on Presidents and politics by Bob Woodward.
True to his reputation, Woodward gives a fly-on-the-wall perspective to the wars that President Barack Obama is waging. Woodward gives an inside view into combat operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as the ongoing war within the Obama administration itself.
Woodward earned fame and wealth for his investigative reporting which helped bring down President Richard Nixon and lead to a best-seller he co-wrote with Carl Bernstein, All the President’s Men. That book shocked America.
Obama’s Wars is not as surprising as it is dismaying. It is a 428-page partial indictment of the Obama administration that is losing — yes losing — the war in Afghanistan and more importantly, it shows a President that may not be able to protect us.
According to the book, the Obama administration believes that Osama bin Laden is not only alive and well but he remains the principal architect engineering a Jihad that is of a greater threat to America now than it has been at any time since 9/11.
This comes to light after the newly formed Obama administration commissions top secret reports, one by CIA analyst Bruce Riedel. According to Woodward, the Riedel review states that key elements of the enemy reside in Pakistan; a superpower with 100 nuclear weapons that is fearful of India, paranoid about America and has an inept leader in President Asif Ali Zardari.
A shadow government made up of a select group of powerful political and wealthy elites meets annually to chart the course of world affairs. This group — which today includes many familiar names like Rockefeller, Kissinger, Clinton, Bush, Ford and Greenspan — advocates for a single world government in which they hold all the power.
Named for the opulent hotel in which the first group of the world’s elites and power brokers met in Oosterbeek, Netherlands in 1954 — the Hotel De Bilderberg — the Bilderberg group operated clandestinely for many years. But a few intrepid reporters, alarmed by the group’s growing influence in world affairs and driven by a love for the truth and a passion for freedom, have managed to pierce the veil and peer inside their secret enclave.
Daniel Estulin is one of them. At great hazard to himself, Estulin has become a thorn in the sides of the world’s most powerful people. And he has documented what has uncovered in his international bestseller, The True Story of The Bilderberg Group.
The book begins like a spy novel with Estulin describing an encounter he had while covering a Bilderberg meeting in Toronto in 1996. It was at this meeting that the Bilderberg group received its first significant media coverage.
Continue reading to pull back the curtain on this surreptitious society and their influence over our future…
Mention nullification as a way to resist Federal tyranny and prepare to be branded a racist who wants to bring back slavery. But nullification — the idea that if Congress passes an unconstitutional law the states don’t have to acknowledge or obey it — enjoys a rich history in the United States. It began long before slavery was a major political issue and is being used even today.
In Nullification: How To Resist Tyranny In The 21st Century, Thomas E. Woods Jr., explores the history of nullification in America. It’s a history that few students are taught in government schools, and one that even fewer mainstream historians are willing — or able — to discuss. In fact, Woods writes that at a scholarly debate he attended in 2003, only he and one other academic defended the Thomas Jefferson view of nullification (as espoused in the Virginia and Kentucky resolutions in opposition to the Alien and Sedition Acts and known as the Principles of ’98).
Woods holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and received a master’s, a Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He’s a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, he edited Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877 (an 11-volume encyclopedia) and is the author of 10 books.
He says that the Founders meant for the states to be checks against Federal tyranny and the 10th Amendment was put into the Constitution to reinforce the rights of states to nullify unConstitutional laws.