Tom Woods’ book Real Dissent draws a sharp distinction between authentic and insignificant political discourse. His central thesis in the book is that the opinion-molders in the media have narrowly defined the “legitimate” debate in this country to being between the positions held by the popular Republican and Democratic candidates. Those who suggest radical change or question fundamentals in the functioning of the system are mocked and ridiculed for being outside the acceptable range of opinion. These are those that dare say something that’s not on the 3×5 card of allowable opinion, the metaphor Woods uses to describe the perceived … Continue reading
In Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse, author Thomas E. Woods, Jr. presents a clear picture of the serious situation in the U.S. due to the overreaching federal government and its laws and policies. In a relatively short book (188 pages), Woods covers a wide variety of topics including Obama care, government spending, regulations, and bailouts, the Federal Reserve, and the War on Drugs. The author illustrates how government interference and regulation serve to thwart real progress and improvement in the economy and in society as a whole. He also warns that it may be too late … Continue reading
The book Meltdown by Thomas E. Woods Jr. contains an explanation of the problems in the American economy in the recent past and the government’s attempts to fix them. It shows how bailouts, stimulus packages, and control of the interest rate and money supply through the Federal Reserve only increases the severity and length of the economy’s problems. For example, it gives a clear explanation of how the government, through the Community Reinvestment Act, forced banks to make mortgage loans to potential home buyers who were bad risks and did not have the income or qualifications to repay the mortgage. … Continue reading
Many people who are concerned about protecting individual liberties are not aware that the Constitution itself provides for a remedy when the federal government oversteps its boundaries. In the book The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic by Mark R. Levin, the author explains that Article V of the Constitution gives state legislatures authority to restore a system of government more in line with the founding principles of our country through calling a state convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution.
Levin then goes on to propose his ideas for the amendments that need to be made to the … Continue reading