The Freedom Agenda: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment Is Necessary to Restore Constitutional Government

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We hear it every day: government spending is out of control. Yet, despite all the rhetoric coming out of Washington about the need to cut spending, we continue to go deeper and deeper into debt. If we're serious about restoring America to fiscal health, we must do something about government spending, not just talk about it. So argues U.S. Senator Mike Lee in his new book, The Freedom Agenda. Revealing how the federal government went from a limited constitutional government to the colossal spending machine it is ...
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Overview

We hear it every day: government spending is out of control. Yet, despite all the rhetoric coming out of Washington about the need to cut spending, we continue to go deeper and deeper into debt. If we're serious about restoring America to fiscal health, we must do something about government spending, not just talk about it. So argues U.S. Senator Mike Lee in his new book, The Freedom Agenda. Revealing how the federal government went from a limited constitutional government to the colossal spending machine it is today, The Freedom Agenda clearly explains:

—the one Supreme Court case that led to the federal government's massive overreach

—the need for a balanced-budget amendment to repair the government's broken fiscal policies

—the reason returning power to the states should appeal to both conservatives and liberals

—the simple steps we can—and must—take to slash federal spending and the federal government's intrusion into our daily lives

Timely and powerful, The Freedom Agenda shows how to put the federal government back in its proper place and why a balanced budget is the key to reigning in spending and the federal government's abuse of power.

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Praise for The Freedom Agenda:

“The bureaucratic fat cats in Washington are spending us into oblivion, and the mainstream media are too busy pandering to Barack Obama to notice that our country is going dangerously astray. In this book, Senator Mike Lee explains exactly how we got into this mess in the first place, how the courts have allowed it to happen, and how patriots like you and me can put our great nation back on track. If you share Thomas Jefferson’s view that big government leads to tyranny, I urge you to read Mike Lee’s important new book.”
—Mark Levin
Nationally syndicated radio talk show host

“In The Freedom Agenda, Senator Mike Lee clearly explains how presidents and Congresses have exceeded the confines of the Constitution and how the courts have let them get away with it. His proposals to limit the federal government’s ability to take and spend our money will frustrate the big government types in both parties and warm the hearts of freedom lovers everywhere.”
—Hon. Andrew P. Napolitano
Anchor of Freedom Watch on Fox Business Network

“Mike Lee has written a book that would make our Founders proud, especially Alexander Hamilton, our first treasury secretary, who put America on a firm course of sound money and prudent finance.”
—Steve Forbes
President and chief executive officer of Forbes

“Senator Mike Lee reminds us of something that our Founders knew well: big government is a threat to freedom-loving people everywhere. We must stop its growth, and Senator Lee makes a compelling argument that a balanced budget amendment is the best way to do just that. There’s no better advocate for this kind of common-sense solution than Senator Lee, and there’s no better book to explain how to make it a reality.”
—Glenn Beck
#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Original Argument

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596982888
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/18/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Lee is a first-term U.S senator from Utah and sits on the Joint Economic Committee as well as the Foreign Relations Committee. A graduate of Brigham Young University law school in 1997, he served as a law clerk to future Supreme Court Justice Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Lee and his wife Sharon live with their three children in Alpine, UT.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I The Case for Constitutionally Limited Government

1 Liberty and Government Action: A Zero-Sum Game 15

2 The Rise and Fall of America's Constitutional Debate 25

3 Restoring the Constitutional Debate 39

Part II How Efforts to Balance the Budget will Help Restore Constitutionally Limited Government

4 A Time to Amend 49

5 Critical Elements of a Balanced Budget Amendment 65

Part III How Restoring Constitutionally Limited Government will Help Balance the Budget

6 Achieving Fiscal Balance through Federalism 85

7 Restraining the Federal Regulatory Monster 101

8 From Boston to Philadelphia 111

Conclusion 119

Part IV Four Essential Documents

I The Articles of Confederation 123

II The Declaration of Independence 137

III The Constitution of the United States 147

IV Concurring Opinion of Justice Clarence Thomas in United States v. Lopez 185

Acknowledgments 211

Notes 213

Index 217

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2011

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    being necessary to balance a budget

    "the freedom agenda" is very hard to put down it is writtion by republican senator mike lee who shows how the goverment is over spending and how it needs to get back to the constitution to get back to a balanced budget so we can have to have wastful spending which this lawmaker shows in his book that certain nations have led to ruin in the back of this amazing book are some very detailed web sites that show exacally were our goverment is wasting our money. this would make a great gift for a friend or family member

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