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Somebody's Gotta Say It

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  • Posted May 16, 2009

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    Entertaining Libertarian Writer!

    I had never heard of Neal Boortz before reading this book so I had no preconceived ideas.

    The book is very entertaining and humorous and has some very provacative ideas, some I agree with others I question. The author makes the point that he will lie on his radio program to keep the program entertaining so what does this say about the "facts" in his book?

    He is a libertarian in his views like legalization of all drugs and sites statistics that make a compelling financial case (if they are true). Like taking a rehabilitation approach to reduce cocaine abuse would cost $34 Million while intradiction costs $250 M and irradicating at the source almost a $billion. First I can' get my head around the idea of legalizing hard drugs. I simply can't envision a society where we would go into our local Coke Store to buy cocaine, so how does it work???

    His ideas about a "Fair Tax" are interesting and compelling. He and a congressman wrote a book with this title that is intriquing and compelling. He seems to have considerable expertise in this area.

    The research doesn't have the credibility that Tomas Sowell's work does but then Boortz doesn't have Sowell's intellectual chops; conversely Sowell is no where near as entertaining and dare I say funny as Boortz.

    The book is a quick read and a fun couple of hours. It does make you think. I am a social issues conservative and disagree with him on those issues but he did make me think about abortion in one respect. He makes the point that he couldn't sentence a woman who had been impregnated by a rapist (or for incest) to carry the baby to term. I am torn by that scenario and would have a hard time not making an exception for that case. Realizing that it is less than 1% of all abortions performed and the vast majority are simply negligent birth control aka murder, this would seem to be a reasonable concession for right to lifers.

    Like I say you won't agree with him on every issue but you will think and be entertained along the way!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2007

    Right to choose....schools!

    Boortz has it all right in this book. Americans can choose where to live, what to eat, what acr they drive, what clothes they wear, almost everything...except where to educate their children. We have 3 choices goverment education, home schooling, or privite education. Answer this question. If you had a choice what would it be?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2007

    Read the book, then decide

    Unlike those above me who only read the back cover and then spouted off their own political viewpoint, I read the book. It was very funny, thought provoking and written on a level that even someone as 'intellectually challenged' as John Brayns Fontaine can understand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2007

    He is a bit close minded

    I believe he is a good writer and a very entertaining radio host, but he is so close minded....he is afraid of a multicultural US, he is afraid of people that do not think the same way he does.

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    Posted November 20, 2008

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