Democracy Denied: How Obama is Ignoring You and Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America - and How to Stop Him [NOOK Book]


Democracy Denied by Americans for Prosperity vice president Phil Kerpen is a guide to understanding and defeating the radical agenda that President Barack Obama is implementing by unilateral regulatory action through his agencies and czars.

Democracy Denied exposes the Obama administration's agenda that disregards the American people, ...
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Democracy Denied: How Obama is Ignoring You and Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America - and How to Stop Him

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Democracy Denied by Americans for Prosperity vice president Phil Kerpen is a guide to understanding and defeating the radical agenda that President Barack Obama is implementing by unilateral regulatory action through his agencies and czars.

Democracy Denied exposes the Obama administration's agenda that disregards the American people, Congress, and the U.S. Constitution—and offers a plan of action to stop it.

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“This is a must-read for everyone who values our nation’s bedrock principles. What Obama is trying to unilaterally impose on the American people is nothing short of regulatory tyranny. Phil Kerpen breaks down the Obama administration’s regulatory onslaught and shows those of us who love the Constitution what we can do about it.”
Mark Levin, bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host

“Phil Kerpen offers both a warning and a lesson about a radical minority and its concerted efforts to control the lives and voices of all Americans. Democracy Denied is a literal guidebook on the progressive game plan—now it’s up to us to heed the warning.”
Glenn Beck, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Democracy Denied demonstrates how President Obama is packing federal agencies with handpicked liberal activists who are rewarding campaign allies, punishing opponents, and pushing the failed Keynesian fiscal policies Americans rejected at the ballot box in 2010. Phil Kerpen’s must-read book provides much-needed solutions to the unaccountable bureaucrats who seek to control what cars we drive, the foods we eat, and even the lights we use.”
—U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina)

“Obama is on a mission—to conceal his socialist record behind a veil of moderation. Phil Kerpen pierces that veil and shows the Obama beneath. He has broken the Obama code.”
Dick Morris, Fox News contributor

“President Obama has sought from day one to bypass elected representatives in Congress and impose his liberal agenda by regulatory fiat. This unchecked regulatory assault is draining the lifeblood from our economy and eroding our liberties. Phil Kerpen’s book is an excellent tool for anyone seeking to understand the consequences of regulatory tyranny and the story of the REINS Act—the most important reform that, if passed, will restore accountability and balance to the regulatory process.”
—U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky)

“You know Team Obama is up to no good, but you don’t even know the half of it. Phil Kerpen takes you inside all the back rooms and back doors that these left-wing power-grabbers have used to subvert the will of the people—and trample the rule of law. Democracy Denied exposes you to the true size and scope of the Obama regulatory Leviathan. Kerpen’s comprehensive research will make your blood boil and stir you to action.”
Michelle Malkin, Fox News contributor and bestselling author of Culture of Corruption

“The American people are the most innovative in the world, but they are being held back by the Obama administration’s extreme regulatory agenda. Phil Kerpen cuts to the heart of this problem and shows us the path forward.”
—U.S. Representative Mike Pence (R-Indiana)

“Federal regulations have the slippery tentacles of an octopus strangling businesses, families, and workers. Democracy Denied exposes the threats to economic freedom from Barack Obama’s gang of unelected regulatory zealots.”
Stephen Moore, senior economics writer and editorial board member at The Wall Street Journal

“The Obama socialist juggernaut is attempting to ride roughshod over the will of the people, skirt existing laws, and sideswipe the Constitution. In Democracy Denied, Phil Kerpen masterfully articulates the challenges we face, and, most importantly, provides common sense solutions and strategies you need to know.”
Jerry Doyle, nationally syndicated radio host

“As an elected city official, I have seen firsthand how the federal regulatory racket hurts local governments, citizens, and businesses. Phil Kerpen does an excellent job exposing abuses and offering constructive solutions to rein in the autocracy of unelected regulators.”
Erick Erickson, Editor of

“Phil Kerpen has accomplished the impossible: he’s given us a rousing polemic against President Barack Obama without being polemical. He exposes Obama’s hidden agendas with take-no-prisoners investigative spadework instead of conspiracy-theory guesswork. And he shows us from the forefront of the battle how to stop Obama with no-nonsense legislative and political strategies that any citizen can help with.”
Ron Arnold, Executive Vice President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, and bestselling author of EcoTerror

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936661398
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 740,819
  • File size: 437 KB

Meet the Author

Phil Kerpen is vice president for policy at Americans for Prosperity, a free-market grassroots organization. For the past five years, Phil has been AFP's principal policy and legislative strategist.

Phil is also an opinion columnist on, chairman of the Internet Freedom Coalition, and a frequent radio and television commentator on economic growth issues. He previously worked at the Cato Institute, the Club for Growth, and the Free Enterprise Fund.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Phil currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Joanna, and their daughter, Lilly.
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Table of Contents

Preface: The Obama Chart

Introduction: Crisis and Transformation

1. The REINS Act: How Three Kentuckians Could Save America

2. The Heat Is On: Global Warming and the EPA (Extreme Power Abuse)

3. Hacking Our Online Rights: The FCC’s Internet Takeover

4. On the Waterfront: The Secret Plan to Force You into a Union

5. Ill-Advised: ObamaCare Keeps Getting Worse

6. The New Golden Rules: Regulations for Every Aspect of Your Financial Life

7. Drilling Down: Assault on Offshore Energy

8. Property in Peril: Obama’s Shocking Land Grabs

9. A Back Door to the Back Door: Phony Regulatory Reform

Conclusion: Restoring the Republic

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  • Posted October 10, 2011


    Phil Kerpen is one of the great regulatory geniuses of our time. He seamlessly breaks down complicated issues like "cap and trade" and "net neutrality" in a way that even those new to the political scene can understand. His new book 'Democracy Denied' will equip you with the facts you need to dramatically influence your elected representatives from the local to the federal level.

    You will be shocked by the bureaucratic abuses of power that have been going on in our federal government for decades under the radar. This is a must read for anyone who cares about the economic recovery of our nation and reclaiming the freedoms that have been stolen from under our feet.

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  • Posted March 1, 2012

    misses the basic reasons

    American Democracy is denied by the liberals for the reason that WE THE PEOPLE have been conditioned from K-12+ to be brain dead, passive, lacking the critical skills and self-understanding required of any Democratic populace. It is too late for this generation to wake up, unless a small miniority succeed in kicking the Democrats out, and initiate "the unexamined life is not worth living" type of an education, rendering the people competent enough to retain our Democracy.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Must Read for All Americans

    This book is a must read for anyone who wants to know exactly what this president is doing to our country. We must all wake up and stop his agenda before it is too late. Mr. Kerpen has done his research and has given us a book that should be found in every home in this country.

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