HOW TWO AMERICAN PRESIDENTS
DESTROYED CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOM
America's founding fathers considered liberty a basic part of our nature- something to be guarded, not usurped by the federal government. As a result, they enshrined separation of powers and guarantees of freedom in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
America’s founding fathers saw freedom as a part of our nature to be protected—not to be usurped by the federal government—and so enshrined separation of powers and guarantees of freedom in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But a little over a hundred years after America’s founding, those God-given rights were laid siege by two presidents caring more about the advancement of progressive, redistributionist ideology than the principles on which America was founded.
Theodore and Woodrow is Judge Andrew P. Napolitano’s shocking historical account of how a Republican and a Democratic president oversaw the greatest shift in power in American history, from a land built on the belief that authority should be left to the individuals and the states to a bloated, far-reaching federal bureaucracy, continuing to grow and consume power each day. With lessons rooted in history, Judge Napolitano shows the intellectually arrogant, anti-personal freedom, even racist progressive philosophy driving these men to poison the American system of government.
And Americans still pay for their legacy—in the federal income, in state-prescribed compulsory education, in the Federal Reserve, in perpetual wars, and in the constant encroachment of a government that coddles special interests and discourages true competition in the marketplace.
With his attention to detail, deep constitutional knowledge, and unwavering adherence to truth telling, Judge Napolitano moves through the history of these men and their times in office to show how American values and the Constitution were sadly set aside, leaving personal freedom as a shadow of its former self, in the grip of an insidious, Nanny state, progressive ideology.
ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO is the Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News Channel where he provides on-air legal, political, and economic analysis. He is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in New Jersey history and is a nationally recognized expert on the U.S. Constitution and human freedom. Judge Napolitano is the author of seven popular books on the U.S. Constitution, including Constitutional Chaos, Lies the Government Told You, Dred Scott's Revenge, and It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong. He also writes a weekly column that is seen and read by millions.
Judge Napolitano received his A.B. from Princeton University and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.
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