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By Andrew P. Napolitano

YOU’VE BEEN LIED TO by means of THE GOVERNMENT

We shrug off this truth as an unlucky fact. the United States is the land of the unfastened, in any case. Does it actually matter even if our flesh pressers bend the reality the following and there?

When in truth traded for lies, our freedoms are decreased and don’t return.

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

“Judge Napolitano’s super wisdom of yank legislation, background, and politics, in addition to his ardour for freedom, shines via in Lies the govt instructed You, as he information how all through American heritage, politicians and executive 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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