By Andrew P. Napolitano


We shrug off this truth as an unlucky fact. the USA is the land of the loose, finally. Does it really count even if our legislators bend the reality the following and there?

When the fact is traded for lies, our freedoms are reduced and don’t return.

In Lies the govt informed You, pass judgement on Andrew P. Napolitano unearths how America’s freedom, as assured through the U.S. structure, has been forfeited by way of a central authority extra protecting of its personal energy than its tasks to maintain our person liberties.

“Judge Napolitano’s large wisdom of yank legislation, heritage, and politics, in addition to his ardour for freedom, shines via in Lies the govt. informed You, as he info how all through American historical past, politicians and govt officers have betrayed the beliefs of non-public liberty and constrained government."

―Congressman Ron Paul, M.D. (R-TX), from the Foreword


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