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The Revolution: A Manifestoby Ron Paul
Synopses & Reviews
This much is true: you have been lied to, robbed and used by your own government — the people you elected into office and the people you should be able to trust...
In a nation thirsty for change, The Revolution is Ron Paul's call to arms. Moving from topic to topic at a quick pace, whittling everything down to its bare essentials, Paul tackles everything facing us today: the false choices in American politics, foreign policy as it was laid out by the founding fathers, how we can achieve economic freedom, how we should view abortion, civil liberties and personal responsibility, and what role the government is supposed to play in our lives. As Barry Goldwater defined conservatism in the 60s, Ron Paul redefines it for the 21st century with The Revolution.
"Congressman, Republican Presidential candidate and author Paul (A Foreign Policy of Freedom) says 'Let the revolution begin' with this libertarian plea for a return to 'the principles of our Founding Fathers: liberty, self-government, the Constitution, and a noninterventionist foreign policy.' Specific examples demonstrate how far U.S. law has strayed from this path, particularly over the past century, as well as Paul's firm grasp of history and dedication to meaningful debate: 'it is revolutionary to ask whether we need troops in 130 countries... whether the accumulation of more and more power in Washington has been good for us...to ask fundamental questions about privacy, police-state measures, taxation, social policy.' Though he can rant, Paul is informative and impassioned, giving readers of any political bent food for thought. With harsh words for both Democrats and Republicans, and especially George W. Bush, Paul's no-nonsense text questions the 'imperialist' foreign policy that's led to the war in Iraq ('one of the most ill considered, poorly planned, and... unnecessary military conflicts in American history'), the economic situation and rampant federalism treading on states' rights and identities ('The Founding Fathers did not intend for every American neighborhood to be exactly the same'). Though his policy suggestions can seem extreme, Paul's book gives new life to old debates." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
This Much Is True: You Have Been Lied To.
The Founding Fathers didn't want any of this. In fact, they said so quite clearly in the Constitution of the
In THE REVOLUTION,
Despite a media blackout, this septuagenarian physician-turned-congressman sparked a movement that has attracted a legion of young, dedicated, enthusiastic supporters . . . a phenomenon that has amazed veteran political observers and made more than one political rival envious. Candidates across
"Dr. Paul cured my apathy," says a popular campaign sign. THE REVOLUTION may cure yours as well.
About the Author
Ron Paul was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Gettysburg College and the Duke University School of Medicine, before proudly serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the 1960s. He and his wife Carol moved to Texas in 1968, where he began his medical practice in Brazoria County. As a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies. He and Carol, who reside in Lake Jackson, Texas, are the proud parents of five children and have 17 grandchildren.
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