It is Dangerous to be Right When the Government is Wrong ,The Case for Personal Freedom is a thought inspiring book by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. He is on FOX News (FNC) and FOX Business (FBN) as a consultant and also has his own show on Fox Business, Freedom Watch. The Judge is a Libertarian.
This is not a book easily read without getting upset. Although, I do not agree with the Judge on many views, he is so right, as far as I am concerned, that our government is over the edge. I think this book should be in college or high school classrooms for discussions. The book is dedicated to Congressman Ron Paul, a Republication from Texas, who is now running for president. I found it somewhat hard to concentrate sometimes on the content because it got technical and I thought lawyer "talk".
For those who watch the Judge, you will see his finger pointing and hear his loud voice but you will not hear his laughter. Judge Napolitano has his opinions and they are in this book.
These are the chapters and they identify his views.
Author's Note: Is Freedom a Myth of a Reality?
Introduction: Where Do Our Rights Come From?
Chapter 1: Jefferson's Masterpiece: The Declaration of Independence
Chapter 2: Get Off My land: The Right to Own Property
Chapter 3: Names Will Never Hurt Me: The Freedom of Speech
Chapter 4: I Left My Rights in San Francisco: The Freedom of Association
Chapter 5: You Can Leave Any Time You Want: The Freedom to Travel
Chapter 6: You Can Leave Me Alone: The Right to Privacy
Chapter 7: Hands Off: You Own Your Body
Chapter 8: Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones: The Right to Self-Defense
Chapter 9: You'll Hear from Me: The Right to Petition the Government for Redress of Grievances
Chapter 10: War...War...What is it Good For?: The Right to Enjoy Peace
Chapter 11: When the Devil Turns Round on You: The Right to Fairness from the Government
Chapter 12: A Dime Isn't Worth a Penny Anymore: The Right to Sound Money
Chapter 13: Theft by Any Other Name: The Right to Spend Your Own Money
Chapter 14: A Ride on Dr. Feinberg's Bus: The Right to be Governed by Laws with Moral Issues
Chapter 15: Ignoring Stupidity: The Right to Reject the State
About the Author
Some notes I have taken are: The role of Government is to protect us (page xii); Liberty at last (xiii); Natural Law (page 197); Due Process (page 178); Wavier of Rights (page 179); Silly Laws (page 182); Tripartite nullification (page 196); Cartel (page 209); FDIC (page 211); Taxation violates natural property rights (page 222); Government is the negative of liberty (page 249) and Our natural rights (page 259).
I received a complimentary copy of It is Dangerous to be Right When the Government is Wrong, The Case for Personal Freedom to read and review from Thomas Nelson Publishers and booksneeze.com. The opinions are my own.
I will give this book 5 star rating.