By the People

By the People

Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

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The American way of life, built on individual liberty and limited government, is on life support.

American freedom is being gutted. Whether we are trying to run a business, practice a vocation, raise our families, cooperate with our neighbors, or follow our religious beliefs, we run afoul of the government—not because we are doing anything wrong but because the government has decided it knows better. When we object, that government can and does tell us, “Try to fight this, and we’ll ruin you.”

In this provocative book, acclaimed social scientist and bestselling author Charles Murray shows us why we can no longer hope to roll back the power of the federal government through the normal political process. The Constitution is broken in ways that cannot be fixed even by a sympathetic Supreme Court. Our legal system is increasingly lawless, unmoored from traditional ideas of “the rule of law.” The legislative process has become systemically corrupt no matter which party is in control.

But there’s good news beyond the Beltway. Technology is siphoning power from sclerotic government agencies and putting it in the hands of individuals and communities. The rediversification of American culture is making local freedom attractive to liberals as well as conservatives. People across the political spectrum are increasingly alienated from a regulatory state that nakedly serves its own interests rather than those of ordinary Americans.

The even better news is that federal government has a fatal weakness: It can get away with its thousands of laws and regulations only if the overwhelming majority of Americans voluntarily comply with them. Murray describes how civil disobedience backstopped by legal defense funds can make large portions of the 180,000-page Federal Code of Regulations unenforceable, through a targeted program that identifies regulations that arbitrarily and capriciously tell us what to do. Americans have it within their power to make the federal government an insurable hazard like hurricanes and floods, leaving us once again free to live our lives as we see fit.

By the People’s hopeful message is that rebuilding our traditional freedoms does not require electing a right-thinking Congress or president, nor does it require five right-thinking justices on the Supreme Court. It can be done by we the people, using America’s unique civil society to put government back in its proper box.



Baker & Taylor
Exposes the corruption of government regulation and charts a new course for restoring individual freedom and limited government in daily affairs.

Baker
& Taylor

The best-selling author of Coming Apart exposes what he sees as the corruption of government regulation and charts a new course for restoring individual freedom and limited government in our daily affairs.

Publisher: New York : Crown Forum, [2015]
New York : Crown Forum, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385346511
0385346514
Branch Call Number: 303.61 MUR 2015
Characteristics: xv, 319 pages ; 25 cm

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mwilley53
Nov 05, 2016

Excellent analysis of the growth of the American administrative state and what can be done to combat it.

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efirschein
Oct 01, 2016

excellent analysis of the new class structure: a new class of drones, supported by government checks for various reasons, for people who reject work and want to hang out selling and smoking dope the only activity. sleeping and living rough and forming new communities within which there is no trust, constant fear and crime,no productive work and no marriage. offered with much proof and data.

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naturalist
Jun 25, 2015

This would be the author of the pseudoscience, racist “The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life” 1994. . . .
and the meek shall inherit what’s left . . . .
“The GOP’s Scientology strategy: How Charles Murray’s perverse anti-government agenda has won over the American right – The man most famous for the deeply racist "The Bell Curve" has found a solution to Big Government: Sue it to death” . . .
from . . .
http://www.salon.com/2015/05/12/the_gops_scientology_strategy_how_charles_murrays_perverse_anti_government_agenda_has_won_over_the_american_right/ . . .
and . . . . .
“Charles Murray Wants Right Wing To Use Scientology Strategy In Legal War On U.S. Government” . . . from: . . . http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/charles-murray-wants-right-wing-use-scientology-strategy-legal-war-us-government#sthash.I1z2YGTc.dpuf . . .
and . . .
“The Right-Wing Propagandist Charles Murray Exposes the Truth About Conservatives -- They Hate Poor People, White and Black – As usual, Charles Murray twists and invents economic arguments to demonize poor people. But this time, his targets are white.” . . . .
from . . .
http://www.alternet.org/story/154119/the_right-wing_propagandist_charles_murray_exposes_the_truth_about_conservatives_--_they_hate_poor_people,_white_and_black . . .
and . . . . .
“Charles Murray, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, has become one of the most influential social scientists in America, using racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of the black and Latino communities, women and the poor.” . . .
from: . . .
https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/charles-murray

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Slys65ss
Jun 25, 2015

Interesting plan for recapturing American liberty and exceptionalism.

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