Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington [NOOK Book]

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Now, do not misunderstand me, America is great.

But we are fed up with being over-taxed and over-regulated. We are tired of being told how much salt to put on our food, what kind of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kind of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what we are allowed to do to elect political candidates, what kind of ...
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Overview

Now, do not misunderstand me, America is great.

But we are fed up with being over-taxed and over-regulated. We are tired of being told how much salt to put on our food, what kind of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kind of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what we are allowed to do to elect political candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what doctor we can see. What kind of nation are we becoming? I fear it's the very kind the Colonists fought against.

But perhaps most of all, we are fed up because deep down we know how great America has always been, how many great things the people do in spite of their government, and how great the nation can be in the future if government will just get out of the way.

Our fight is clear. We must step up and retake the reins of our government from a Washington establishment that has abused our trust. We must empower states to fight for our beliefs, elect only leaders who are on our team, set out to remind our fellow Americans why liberty is guaranteed in the Constitution, and take concrete steps to take back our country. The American people have never sat idle when liberty's trumpet sounds the call to battle-and today that battle is for the soul of America.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In his latest book, Governor Perry (On My Honor) offers a compelling defense of federalism and the dangers of a vast bureaucratic central government, though he's selective with supporting facts. Perry argues that the enumerated powers of the Constitution given to us by Madison and Jefferson, guaranteed under the Tenth Amendment, must be restored. States should govern closer to the people, with each state functioning as a "laboratory." Perry defends Massachusetts's state-run health care and supports the ability of states to attract "like minded" people and compete with each other. Liberty is under threat by progressives from each party, an overzealous Supreme Court, and fiscally unsustainable government programs. Perry charges Washington with failing to meet its "statutory obligations" when it comes to illegal immigration. With candor, Perry compares Social Security to a Ponzi scheme that "hoodwinked the American public" into thinking that it is "financially sound, when clearly it is not." True to his orthodoxies, he ditches federal programs and regulations. But beyond revealing his own beliefs, Perry highlights an overlooked history of growing federal power and the purpose of the states as a matter of Constitutional law and prudent governance. (Nov.)
Bobby Jindal
“My friend, Rick Perry knows that it is the American people who make this country great and not Washington. With appropriate respect for both our rich history and the practical needs of today, Rick sees a bright future for America, based on freedom and limited government.”--(Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana)
Rush Limbaugh
“Rick Perry lays out the falsehoods and fantasy world our federal leaders live in, which left us holding the bag. And he writes on the simple steps Americans can take to begin to right the ship. No citizen should skip this book: your future does depend on it.”--(Rush Limbaugh)
Mark Levin
“In FED UP!, Governor Perry explains that we can and will save America by taking necessary steps to restore the proper balance of power between federal and state government. He understands what seemingly few other prominent politicians do—that America’s greatness stems from the people and our collective respect for the Constitution, not from the 'geniuses' in Washington.”--(Mark Levin)
Michael Reagan
“FED UP! lays out the truth of how far on Washington politicians have driven this nation off track. It’s refreshing to read that at least one of our leaders understood what my dad always knew. The Government works for the people and not the other way around.”--(Michael Reagan)
Ezra Klein
Campaign books are terrible....Any campaign book, that is, except Rick Perry's Fed Up.... This is not a boring book. More to the point, it's not even a book about Rick Perry. It's a book about Rick Perry's ideas. And his big idea is that most everything the federal government does is unconstitutional..... Perry's book is... a serious argument about what kind of country we should be. I recommend it highly.
Washington Post
Husna Haq
A new cowboy ... has entered the ring, toting his own political book....it's big, bold, and, to borrow a word that was once associated with our current commander-in-chief, audacious.
Christian Science Monitor
Newsweek
"If he's good for Texas, why not America? Could Perry be the second coming of Ronald Reagan, the plain-spoken man from the West who presided over a new 'Morning in America' by cutting taxes, reducing government (well, promising to), and standing tall against the nation's enemies? As the tea-party movement gains momentum, as more Americans are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore, Perry is their kind of hero, an avatar of a lost age that could come again, if only Washington politicians and other undesirables were put in their place."
Michael Reagan
"FED UP! lays out the truth of how far our Washington politicians have driven this nation off track. It's refreshing to read that at least one of our leaders understood what my dad always knew. The Government works for the people and not the other way around."
Mark Levin
"In FED UP!, Governor Perry explains that we can and will save America by taking necessary steps to restore the proper balance of power between federal and state government. He understands what seemingly few other prominent politicians do-that America's greatness stems from the people and our collective respect for the Constitution, not from the 'geniuses' in Washington."
Rush Limbaugh
"Rick Perry has hit the proverbial nail on the head in FED UP!, making a powerful case for a return to limited government and the restoration of the proper balance of power between Washington and the states. As Governor of Texas, he has seen firsthand the greatness of America and the prosperity we can enjoy when we empower people and get government out of the way. He explains in detail the historical, constitutional, and practical reasons why a government closest to the people protects liberty, and lays out the path to right the ship - citizen involvement and engagement to hold politicians accountable. No citizen should skip this book - your future depends on getting this right."
Bobby Jindal
"My friend Rick Perry knows that it is the American people who make this country great and not Washington. With appropriate respect for both our rich history and the practical needs of today, Rick sees a bright future for America, based on freedom and limited government."
Husna Haq - Christian Science Monitor
"A new cowboy ... has entered the ring, toting his own political book....it's big, bold, and, to borrow a word that was once associated with our current commander-in-chief, audacious."
Ezra Klein - Washington Post
"Campaign books are terrible....Any campaign book, that is, except Rick Perry's Fed Up.... This is not a boring book. More to the point, it's not even a book about Rick Perry. It's a book about Rick Perry's ideas. And his big idea is that most everything the federal government does is unconstitutional..... Perry's book is... a serious argument about what kind of country we should be. I recommend it highly."
From the Publisher
"My friend Rick Perry knows that it is the American people who make this country great and not Washington. With appropriate respect for both our rich history and the practical needs of today, Rick sees a bright future for America, based on freedom and limited government."—Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana

"Rick Perry has hit the proverbial nail on the head in FED UP!, making a powerful case for a return to limited government and the restoration of the proper balance of power between Washington and the states. As Governor of Texas, he has seen firsthand the greatness of America and the prosperity we can enjoy when we empower people and get government out of the way. He explains in detail the historical, constitutional, and practical reasons why a government closest to the people protects liberty, and lays out the path to right the ship - citizen involvement and engagement to hold politicians accountable. No citizen should skip this book - your future depends on getting this right."—Rush Limbaugh

"In FED UP!, Governor Perry explains that we can and will save America by taking necessary steps to restore the proper balance of power between federal and state government. He understands what seemingly few other prominent politicians do-that America's greatness stems from the people and our collective respect for the Constitution, not from the 'geniuses' in Washington."—Mark Levin

"FED UP! lays out the truth of how far our Washington politicians have driven this nation off track. It's refreshing to read that at least one of our leaders understood what my dad always knew. The Government works for the people and not the other way around."—Michael Reagan

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316183758
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 11/15/2010
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 224,527
  • File size: 654 KB

Meet the Author

Rick Perry has served as governor for 10 years-longer than any other in Texas history-and before being elected he served in the Texas legislature, as the Texas Agricultural Commissioner, and as lieutenant governor. Perry has been in the leadership of the Republican Governor's Association for five years and is an Eagle Scout. After he graduated from Texas A&M, he became an Air Force pilot and attained the rank of captain.


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  • Posted October 31, 2010

    A unique answer to America's biggest problem (currently)

    Perry approaches the problem of big government in a way others do not: let states prove what works best. There are 50 test cases (each state)...some succeed, and some fail. It's easy to see what works. It seems like every day there is a new article about Texas out-performing other states. Those states can study what's working. Perry also reminds us how the feds are overstepping their Constitutional authority and preventing prosperity (taxes, spending, regulations). Perry's had enough of that, and so has America.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2010

    Recommend for every politico, Texan, Washington-dweller, and even government/federalism classes

    I read this because the Texas economy leads the nation by leaps and bounds. Perry must be doing something right. He lays the blueprint for a thriving economy and highlights the dangers of over-reaching federal government that crowds out the private sector and stifles prosperity.

    This book will make you revisit the Constitution (always a good thing) and its clear parameters for a government that has lately gone awry. It's not written by a droning professor--it's the governor of Texas. This is convenient because he's in the business of communicating concisely and effectively. A swift read with a wealth of ideas...

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    Interesting, but...

    The arguments are strong but do not stand up well factually. More a read for those who analyze writings of political propagandists than for those who seek to understand current social and political issues.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Rantings of a mad man

    Very poorly written and completely lacking in facts. Thank God I didn't buy it.

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2010

    Great read--says what the media doesn't (or chooses not to) understand

    Picked this up at a Texas statewide election party and read it the next day. It presents the simple but forgotten blueprint for economic and personal freedom that our country was built upon. As Americans are revisiting limited government through the historic 2010 election, it's important that this message is given to the people without the distorting filter of the media: keep government lean, and prosperity will ensue!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    I'm buying it!!!

    I figured that I could tell who read this book & who didn't by the knowledge vs. Lack thereof of the actual book, typical of liberals. Blind followers of ignorance, and not willing to educate themselves, but listen to one side, period...,and always on their periods! It's only fair for me to give it 5 stars, having not read it, yet, since several uneducated, liberal, idiots gave it 1 star, having not read this book, either!!! I'm downloading it now, and will read it!! I THINK PERRY HAS BEEN A GREAT GOVERNOR OF MY STATE, GET OUT OF THE WAY GOV'T/IF IT'S NOT BROKE, DON'T FIX IT! IF IT IS, FIX IT, NOW!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    Agree with Perry or not, this is a well written book.

    Ignore the 1-line summarizations from the media and read this book if you want to understand Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Having governed one of the largest US states for over a decade, he speaks with authority when it comes to the issue of ever-growing federal power, and the price we pay in both liberty and coin at the the state and local level. Agree with him or not, Perry articulates a strong argument as to why a return to a dual-sovereignty basis of government, with the federal role limited to the enumerated powers, would restore and strengthen the USA. It is not a political screed, but rather a well structured and documented case for returning power back to the state and local level, as the founders intended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    Really???

    What a bunch of garbage!!

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    absolutely right on God Knows!!!!!!!!!

    He has lived it and i totally agree with him all the best to Mr.Perry.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    Simple mind

    Another poorly written and babbling book. Based in very little knowledge and research. Tired ranting going on in another bound.

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    They need to shut up!

    Rick and Newt are just jealous because they know they are too dumb to run this country. I know you all think Obama is dumb but hes not. They are two cranky old men who interupt each other and have no insight. I could go on for hours on end but you get what im saying people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Great Book

    Agree with hlm or not, Perry does have all hs facts and has some great points

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    Recommended to voters who want the truth about Perry

    Forget Rick Perry's debate style. He is a true conservative. This book, written before he considered running for the presidency, shows how he loves this country, created jobs, and knows how to make this country energy efficient.

    He is a true conservative with governing experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    Must Read

    For those considering a Republican fot the US Presidency, this is a must read before the primary. Not necessarily a recommendation or condemnation of Perry but a fair insight into his politics.

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

    Lots of Common Sense

    I read this several months ago and have re-read as Perry entered the presidential race. Lots of good commons sense in this book. Read the book before you make any judgement of debate rhetoric.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2011

    Just what I expected

    I reluctantly spent money on this book for the purpose of trying to get an understanding of this man's political philosphy in particular, and of the Tea Party philosophy in general. I came away sick to my stomach, angry, and frightened.....

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2011

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    perrys fight to america from washington

    rick perry is "fed up" with washington and their disregard for the constitution and pushing higher taxes on the american people and this bestseller is his plan to make a difference and what the citizens of ameica need to do to take a stand agaist goverment that is not listening anymore.the governor shows in his book how goverment has been metaling in education far to much and and making a mess of it showing disregard for the the constitution and our states and the rights of faith based individuels."fed up" by rick perry would make a great gift for a friend or family member and he is one of the candidates for 2012.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2010

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    what happened to our founders vision

    governor rick perry reminds what our founding fathers had in mind for this country and why washington right now has strayed away from the values and principles of the constitution. this is a wonderful little book many voters are fed up and it shows whats wrong with with certain elected officials and what I like about this little blueprint is it shows you how you can make a difference great gift idea for a friend or family member.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 19, 2011

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