There is perhaps no more powerful sentence in human history, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, written in Philadelphia in the oppressively hot summer of 1776: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, and the pursuit of Happiness.
Despite the earth-shattering power of Jefferson's simple sentence and the document in which it is found, many Americans today don't understand or appreciate the Declaration's gravity. They spurred our founders to risk their lives in defense of their rights, and their efforts established a vision of political freedom that would change the course of history.
Our Lost Declaration: America's Fight Against Tyranny from King George to the Deep State #ad - Our nation was born in an act of rebellion against an all-powerful government. As a result, we have lost touch with much of what makes our country so special: the distinctly American belief in the dignity of every human soul. That they serve us--not the other way around. In our lost declaration, senator mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories of the offenses committed by the British crown against its own subjects.
Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding DocumentSentinel #ad - Those stories are known by few today. In our lost constitution, senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories behind six of the Constitution’s most indispensible provisions. He shows their fall. He shows their rise. Drawing on his experience working in all three branches of government, Senator Lee makes a bold case for resurrecting the Lost Constitution to restore and defend our fundamental liberties.
Senator lee tells the story of how Andrew Jackson, noted for his courage in duels and politics, stood firm against the unconstitutional expansion of federal powers. For example: • the origination clause says that all bills to raise taxes must originate in the House of Representatives, but contempt for the clause ensured the passage of Obamacare.
The fourth amendment protects us against unreasonable searches and seizures, but the NSA now collects our private data without a warrant. The legislative powers clause means that only congress can pass laws, but unelected agencies now produce ninety-nine out of every one hundred pages of legal rules imposed on the American people.
Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document #ad - Lee’s cast of characters includes a former ku klux klansman, who hijacked the establishment clause to strangle Catholic schools; the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who called the Second Amendment a fraud; and the revered president who began his first of four terms by threating to shatter the balance of power between Congress and the president, and who began his second term by vowing to do the same to the Supreme Court.
Fortunately, the Constitution has always had its defenders. He brings to life ben Franklin’s genius for compromise at a deeply divided constitutional convention.
Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big GovernmentSentinel #ad - If we knew of the heroic fights of these lost founders, we’d never have ended up with a government too big, too powerful, and too unresponsive to its citizens. Yet, their faces haven’t been printed on our currency or carved into any cliffs. In the fight to restore the true meaning of the Constitution, their stories must be told.
In the earliest days of our nation, slaves, a handful of unsung heroes—including women, and an Iroquois chief—made crucial contributions to our republic. Restoring the memory of these lost individuals will strike a crippling blow against big government. New york times bestseller! some of america’s most important founders have been erased from our history books.
Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government #ad - The good news is that it’s not too late to rememberand to return to our first principles. Instead, they were marginalized, silenced, or forgotten—sometimes by an accident of history, sometimes by design. In the thick of the debates over the Constitution, some founders warned about the dangers of giving too much power to the central government.
They pioneered the ideas that led to the Bill of Rights, the separation of powers, and the abolition of slavery. Other forgotten figures were not politicians themselves, but by their thoughts and actions influenced America’s story. Yet successive generations have forgotten their message, leading to the creation of a vast federal bureaucracy that our founders would not recognize and did not want.
Unfreedom of the PressThreshold Editions #ad - With the depth of historical background for which his books are renowned, levin takes the reader on a journey through the early American patriot press, which proudly promoted the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, followed by the early decades of the Republic during which newspapers around the young country were open and transparent about their fierce allegiance to one political party or the other.
. Levin shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: “not government oppression or suppression, propaganda, pseudo-events, ” he writes, group-think, bias by omission, and passing off opinion, but self-censorship, and outright lies as news. From six-time #1 new york times bestselling author, FOX News star, and radio host Mark R.
Unfreedom of the Press #ad - Levin comes a groundbreaking and enlightening book that shows how the great tradition of the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession that has squandered the faith and trust of the American public, not through actions of government officials, but through its own abandonment of reportorial integrity and objective journalism.
Unfreedom of the Press is not just another book about the press. It was only at the start of the progressive era and the twentieth century that the supposed “objectivity of the press” first surfaced, leaving us where we are today: with a partisan party-press overwhelmingly aligned with a political ideology but hypocritically engaged in a massive untruth as to its real nature.
The Freedom Agenda: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is Necessary to Restore Constitutional GovernmentRegnery Publishing #ad - Yet, despite all the rhetoric coming out of Washington about the need to cut spending, we continue to go deeper and deeper into debt. Revealing how the federal government went from a limited constitutional government to the colossal spending machine it is today, the freedom agenda shows how to put the federal government back in its proper place, The Freedom Agenda clearly explains:the one Supreme Court case that led to the federal government’s massive overreachthe need for a balanced-budget amendment to repair the government’s broken fiscal policiesthe reason returning power to the states should appeal to both conservatives and liberalsthe simple steps we can—and must—take to slash federal spending and the federal government’s intrusion into our daily livesTimely and powerful, and why a balanced budget amendment is the key to reigning in spending and the federal government’s abuse of power.
We hear it everyday: government spending is out of control. So argues U. S. If we’re serious about restoring America to fiscal health, we must do something about government spending, not just talk about it. Senator mike lee in his new book, The Freedom Agenda.
The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual RealityDey Street Books #ad - The dramatic, larger-than-life true story behind the founding of Oculus and its quest for virtual reality, by the bestselling author of Console Wars. But what happens next turns out to be the ultimate entrepreneurial journey: a tale of battles won and lost, lessons learned and neverending twists and turns—including an unlikely multi-billion-dollar acquisition by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, which shakes up the landscape in Silicon Valley and gives Oculus the chance to forever change our reality.
But outside of a few research labs and military training facilities, this tantalizing vision of the future was nothing but science fiction. From iconic books like neuromancer to blockbuster films like The Matrix, virtual reality has long been hailed as the ultimate technology. As with most underdog stories, things don’t quite go according to plan.
The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality #ad - Until 2012, when oculus founder palmer luckey—then just a rebellious teenage dreamer living alone in a camper trailer—invents a device that has the potential to change everything. The result is a super accessible and supremely entertaining look at the birth of a game-changing new industry. Drawing on over a hundred interviews with the key players driving this revolution, The History of the Future weaves together a rich, cinematic narrative that captures the breakthroughs, breakdowns and human drama of trying to change the world.
With the help of a videogame legend, a serial entrepreneur and many other colorful characters, Luckey’s scrappy startup kickstarts a revolution and sets out to bring VR to the masses.
Socialism Is Evil: The Moral Case Against Marx's Radical DreamThe Henry Dearborn Institute for Liberty #ad - Socialism is evil briefly tackles some of the most important moral controversies surrounding Marx’s socialism, providing supporters of individual liberty with the tools they need to stop the rise of socialism in its tracks. But the most significant danger posed by socialism isn’t that its implementation would lead to greater poverty and fewer property rights, it’s that socialism would create numerous moral problems, including the limits it would place on individual liberty and religious freedom.
In socialism is evil: the moral case against marx’s radical dream, conservative columnist and think tank research fellow Justin Haskins examines the moral perils of Marx’s socialism and explains why if socialism were to be imposed in its fullest form, it wouldn’t just damage people’s freedoms, it would obliterate them.
. Haskins argues it would be dangerous to attempt to create Marx’s utopian socialist world, and even more importantly, that such an attempt would be so highly immoral that it could reasonably be called “evil. In socialism is evil, called “democratic socialism” by some, why marx’s socialism will never be completely adopted, Haskins makes the moral case against socialism and also describes in detail what socialists believe, the differences between socialism and communism, and why even the more moderate European-style socialism, is highly immoral and anti-American.
Socialism Is Evil: The Moral Case Against Marx's Radical Dream #ad - Many socialists are kind, generous people with good intentions, but sometimes, good intentions can create devastating results. The greatest threat facing the united states today doesn’t come from China, or even Russia; it’s the growing number of Americans who believe Karl Marx’s socialism provides the best strategy for making our communities safer, Iran, healthier, and more prosperous.
DARK AGENDA: The War to Destroy Christian AmericaHumanix Books #ad - When the communist empire fell, progressives did not want to give up their utopian anti-God illusions, so instead they merely changed the name of their dream. Instead of “communism, ” progressives have re-branded their movement as “social justice. Dark agenda shows how the progressives are prepared to use any means necessary to stifle their opponents who support the concepts of religious liberty that America was founded on, and how the battle to destroy Christianity is really the battle to destroy America.
In dark agenda, but also a war against america and its founding principles, New York Times bestselling author David Horwitz exposes not only the progressive war against Christianity, which are Christian in their origin. Dark agenda is about an embattled religion, but most of all, it is about our imperiled nation.
DARK AGENDA: The War to Destroy Christian America #ad - Tackling a broad range of issues from prayer in the schools to the globalist mindset, Horowitz traces the anti-Christian movement to its roots in communism.
Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme CourtRegnery Publishing #ad - 1 national bestseller! justice anthony kennedy slipped out of the supreme court building on june 27, 2018, and traveled incognito to the White House to inform President Donald Trump that he was retiring, Brett Kavanaugh, setting in motion a political process that his successor, would denounce three months later as a “national disgrace” and a “circus.
Justice on trial, the definitive insider’s account of Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, is based on extraordinary access to more than one hundred key figures—including the president, justices, and senators—in that ferocious political drama. The judicial confirmation process, on the point of breakdown for thirty years, now proved utterly dysfunctional.
With the stakes of each vacancy incalculably high, the incentive to destroy a nominee is nearly irresistible. The supreme court has become the arbiter of our nation’s most vexing and divisive disputes. A good person might accept that nomination in the naïve belief that what happened to Kavanaugh won’t happen to him because he is a good person.
Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court #ad - The trump presidency opened with the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to succeed the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. But the following year, the justice being replaced was the swing vote on abortion, when Trump drew from the same list of candidates for his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, and all hell broke loose.
The next time a nomination promises to change the balance of the Court, Hemingway and Severino warn, the confirmation fight will be even uglier than Kavanaugh’s. Unverified accusations of sexual assault became weapons in a ruthless campaign of personal destruction, culminating in the melodramatic hearings in which Kavanaugh’s impassioned defense resuscitated a nomination that seemed beyond saving.
The Case for TrumpBasic Books #ad - In the case for trump, a democrat with a quarter-billion-dollar war chest, award-winning historian and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson explains how a celebrity businessman with no political or military experience triumphed over sixteen well-qualified Republican rivals, and a hostile media and Washington establishment to become president of the United States -- and an extremely successful president.
The Case for Trump #ad - Trump alone saw a political opportunity in defending the working people of America's interior whom the coastal elite of both parties had come to scorn, Hanson argues. But after decades of drift, America needs the outsider Trump to do what normal politicians would not and could not do. And trump alone had the instincts and energy to pursue this opening to victory, dismantle a corrupt old order, and bring long-overdue policy changes at home and abroad.
We could not survive a series of presidencies as volatile as Trump's. This new york times bestselling trump biography from a major American intellectual explains how a renegade businessman became one of the most successful -- and necessary -- presidents of all time.
Clarence Thomas and the Lost ConstitutionEncounter Books #ad - A free, and thomas’s biography, self-governing nation needs independent-minded, vividly recounted here, self-reliant citizens, produced just the kind of character that the founders assumed would always mark Americans. Then, under chief justice earl warren in the 1950s and 1960s, the nine set about realizing Wilson’s dream of a Supreme Court sitting as a permanent constitutional convention, conjuring up laws out of smoke and mirrors and justifying them as expressions of the spirit of the age.
And from his own experience growing up in segregated savannah, flirting with and rejecting black radicalism at college, he doubted that unelected experts and justices really did understand the moral arc of the universe better than the people themselves, and running an agency that supposedly advanced equality, or that the rules and rulings they issued made lives better rather than worse.
America’s future depends on the power of its culture and institutions to form ever more citizens of this stamp. He found that his predecessors on the court were complicit in the first step of this transformation, when in the 1870s they defanged the Civil War amendments intended to give full citizenship to his fellow black Americans.
Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution #ad - When clarence thomas joined the supreme court in 1991, in their families, he found with dismay that it was interpreting a very different Constitution from the one the framers had written—the one that had established a federal government manned by the people’s own elected representatives, communities, charged with protecting citizens’ inborn rights while leaving them free to work out their individual happiness themselves, and states.
In the next generation, set out to replace laws made by the people’s representatives with rules made by highly educated, Woodrow Wilson, supposedly nonpartisan “experts, modern, dismissing the framers and their work as obsolete, ” an idea Franklin Roosevelt supersized in the New Deal agencies that he acknowledged had no constitutional warrant.
The court now seems set to move down the trail he blazed. He shared the framers’ vision of free, self-governing citizens forging their own fate.