Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds

Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds

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by Rand Paul
     
 

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Government regulations are out of control. They dictate how much water goes into your commode, and how much water comes out of your showerhead. They determine how hot the water needs to be in your washing machine, and how many miles to the gallon your car must achieve. Since the Patriot Act, your banking records, your gun registration, and your phone bill are

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Government regulations are out of control. They dictate how much water goes into your commode, and how much water comes out of your showerhead. They determine how hot the water needs to be in your washing machine, and how many miles to the gallon your car must achieve. Since the Patriot Act, your banking records, your gun registration, and your phone bill are easily accessible by government snoops. Mothers are arrested for buying raw milk. Families are fined for selling bunny rabbits without a license. Home and property owners are strapped with obscene fines, entangled in costly legal messes, and sent to federal prison, all for moving dirt from one end of their land to another. Unelected bureaucrats, armed with arbitrary rules and no need to back them up, stonewall and attack American citizens at every turn. The damage can be overwhelmingly taxing—-financially, emotionally and even physically.

And who is being held accountable? Government regulation and red tape run amok in Washington, and honest, tax-paying citizens are the victims of an administration's misuse and abuse of power. Now, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, takes an in-depth look at the legislation that is trampling the rights of ordinary citizens, strangling their ability to conduct private, everyday activities without egregious government interference. He highlights outrageous searches, seizures and arrests, and points to thousands of regulations that have been added to the books since Obama took office. Most importantly, he charts a direction out of this mess, and toward renewed freedom for all Americans.

These stories are of everyday Americans badgered and harassed by their own government—-the very institution that is supposed to serve us all. This gross breach of our constitution is as frightening as it is real, and GOVERNMENT BULLIES is a call to action against it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455522774
Publisher:
Center Street
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
490,202
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Senator Rand Paul has represented Kentucky in the United States Senate since winning the seat in 2010. When he's not in session in Washington, D.C., he lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky with his wife and three children. Senator Paul is the son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul.

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Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not realistic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author points out a lot of problems but doesn't have much in the line of solutions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When the governmemt grow big enough it has nothing better to do than bully you. Rand Paul is a breath of fresh air in the Senate.
AVIDREADERDA More than 1 year ago
Excellent book to read for those who wish to learn more about government regulations and how "unelected" officials are using their interpretations of our laws to go after law-abiding American citizens and take away their monies and properties - all in the name of out-of-control government regulations. Also good insight as to Senator Rand Paul and how he's fighting for every American to change Washington.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He should know. He's one of them.
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The book held my interest and gave me insight to a few goals the Tea Party is trying to do. It just gave me insight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
sen rand paul has writtion a very hard to put down book about how many goverment agencys such as the tia are misusing and abusing there athority and going so far as to put law abiding citizens in jail for no reason at all and this is not the sen words but the facts of what really happened to the many people whoose lifes were put out of place for a very long time. this is a very fasinating book and the senator has doumented many very chilling but true tales and what he is doing in washington to stop this misuse of goverment athority.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The control over the citizenry of this country by unelected government officials is appalling to say the least. Senator Paul points out in his book the overreach of a bloated bureaucracy that needs to be constrained. If we are ever to have our republic back, we need to downsize this machine we call government to allow people their freedoms to live and prosper!
AnObjectivist More than 1 year ago
My respect for Rand Paul jumped several notches with this book. He shows how the EPA, FDA, USDA and other government agencies are above & beyond the law, and how officials at these agencies implement their megalomaniacal lust for power. Hopefully, this book will help to END these agencies. Not reform them; END them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Junk!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absurd book from a man with a small mind and endless complaints.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Graet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to rate this book because I haven't read it, but I don't think the person who gave it one star read it either!!!!