The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts


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"Wayne Root is the anti-Obama. His book is a fast-paced read that reminds us of what has made and kept this country strong: free market principles, risk-taking, capitalism, and a deep-seated belief in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—not a government-guaranteed happiness based on bailouts, entitlements, stimulus, waste, welfare, and tax cuts for people who don't pay taxes. You want to save America and capitalism—read this ...

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Praise for The Conscience of a Libertarian

"Wayne Root is the anti-Obama. His book is a fast-paced read that reminds us of what has made and kept this country strong: free market principles, risk-taking, capitalism, and a deep-seated belief in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—not a government-guaranteed happiness based on bailouts, entitlements, stimulus, waste, welfare, and tax cuts for people who don't pay taxes. You want to save America and capitalism—read this book!"
— Jerry Doyle, Nationally syndicated talk show host, The Jerry Doyle Show

"Republican or Democrat? It seems no matter who wins, we lose. Only Wayne Allyn Root can save the USA from the morons, thieves, and frauds in Washington, D.C. He is our last best hope to lead a political revolution. Read this book to stop the insanity, to save our nation, to protect our freedom. None of the sex, violence, and profanity I usually read, but just as exciting, and more important to our future."
—Mancow Muller, Nationally syndicated radio host, The Mancow Show

"Wayne Allyn Root might just be the most powerful new voice for the cause of liberty in America. If every U.S. citizen would read The Conscience of a Libertarian, most of the power holders in Washington would be thrown out of office. In his trademark dynamic style, Root leaves no doubt that government is not the solution, but the problem."
—Robert Ringer, Publisher, A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World and New York Times bestselling author, To Be or Not to Be Intimidated? and Looking Out for #1

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Editorial Reviews

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"In your heart, you know he's right. Channeling Barry Goldwater for a modern audience, Root does a great job of adapting his mentor's classic for 21st century America. My guess is that the principles of Goldwater, shepherded by Root, will be a benchmark for reform in this age of political and economic crisis."
-Peter Schiff, President, Euro Pacific Capital, Author of Best-Seller "Crash Proof"

"Root takes no prisoners, leaves no doubt how the disaster came to be; Root names-names but blames both Democrat and Republican administrations for over-spending, inflating the size and reach of government and creating a welfare state that is a form of slavery even as it continues to bleed taxpayers.

Root has solutions. To me, he's the only candidate who's articulate, powerful in presentation, and RIGHT. He presents his views with vigor and clarity on every occasion. He comes across great because he speaks truth from the heart, of America, to America, for America."
Dr. John Hospers, First Libertarian United States Presidential Candidate; Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Southern California

"Wayne Allyn Root (WAR) means business. In "The Conscience of a Libertarian," he is declaring WAR on big government, big spending, big taxes, big unions, big business, arrogant career politicians, lawyers, lobbyists, and the media elite. What a refreshing change to read the words and ideas of a small businessman, homeschool dad, son of a butcher, and citizen statesman. This book is a must read for libertarians, conservatives, disillusioned Republicans, independents, and anyone who wants to cut the size and scope of government dramatically, and return power to individuals. Instead of just criticisms, Wayne provides common-sense solutions for limited government, economic and personal freedom, and protecting our Constitution. I can feel our Founding Fathers looking down and smiling."
-Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Fox News Channel, Senior Judicial Analyst; Host of "Brian and the Judge" on FOX News Radio and "FreedomWatch" on

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470452653
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/20/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne Allyn Root is one of the most charismatic, fiery, outspoken, and controversial political personalities in America today. He was the 2008 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee. A college classmate of Barack Obama at Columbia University, he is now the leading contender for the Libertarian presidential nomination in 2012. Root is the son of a butcher, small businessman, and homeschool dad—the quintessential "Citizen Politician" envisioned by America's Founding Fathers. A former anchorman and host on Financial News Network (now known as CNBC), his business and political careers have been profiled by CNBC, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine, among others. He is a frequent guest on Fox News, Fox Business, and many national radio shows including Savage Nation, The Jerry Doyle Show, and The Mancow Show. Root's web sites include and

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Table of Contents


Publisher's Note. 

Introduction: Citizen Politician—Citizen Revolution.

Part One: A Revolution Is Brewing.

Chapter 1 It's All Familiar: The Journey Begins with Barry Goldwater.

Chapter 2 The Libertarian Model: Meet the Original Rebels with Pitchforks.

Chapter 3 My Libertarian Awakening.

Chapter 4 Republicans & Democrats - Big and Bigger, Dumb and Dumber.

Chapter 5: The Battered Voter Syndrome.

Chapter 6 The Citizen Revolution - The Army of Rebels with Pitchforks.

Chapter 7 God and Government - Be Careful What You Wish For!

Part Two: Let's Talk Money and Politics.

Chapter 8 The Nevada Model - Showing America How It’s Done!

Chapter 9 Obama vs. Root - Why We Need a Small Businessman in the White House.

Chapter 10 The California Nightmare - Why California Leads the Nation in Deficit, Debt and Out-Migration.

Chapter 11 Let the Obama Disaster Begin - A Toxic Brew of Big Government, Big Bureaucracy, Big Unions and Lots of Lawyers!

Chapter 12 The Big Auto Bailout Adventure.

Chapter 13 Government Employee Unions Gone Wild.

Chapter 14 The Taxpayers Union - Stoking the Citizen Revolution.

Part Three: Solutions for the Mess We Are In.

Chapter 15 The Ultimate Spending Solution: Constitutional Impoundment.

Chapter 16 Eliminating Federal Taxes and the IRS.

Chapter 17 Eradicating Capital Gains: Why Liberal Politicians Want to Keep Older Americans Working Forever!

Chapter 18 Destroying the Fed Before the Fed Destroys Us.

Chapter 19 Term Limits: Stopping the Insanity.

Chapter 20 The Magnificent Seven (Times Two): Putting the Citizen Back in the "Citizen Legislature".

Chapter 21 Government in Rehab: Outting Our Little Addiction Problem.

Chapter 22 The Greatest Economic Stimulus Plan Ever!

Part Four: Protecting and Preserving our Inalienable Civil Liberties.

Chapter 23 Welcome to the Nanny States of America!

Chapter 24 Education: The Civil Rights (and Economic) Issue of the Twenty-First Century.

Chapter 25 The Answer to the Health Care Crisis: Less Government, More Freedom!

Chapter 26 The Audacity of Affirmative Action

Chapter 27 Stop the Global Warming Insanity: Facing the Real Global Threat.

Chapter 28 The Common Sense Answer to the Energy Crisis: Less Government, More Entrepreneurship!

Chapter 29 The End of Prohibition: Why Gamblers Will Empower the Citizen Revolution.

Chapter 30 The Inalienable Right to Pursue Happiness: “If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me”.

Parting Words: Relentless!

The Root Revolution!

About the Author. 


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    "the conscience of a libertarian" is a remarkable bestseller that shows the american people what they can do to get involved with their goverment and it gives them the vital information they need to make a difference and challenge the issues . the arthur wayne allyn root has outlined in plain and simple english how the american goverment has gotten out of control with spending higher taxes and many other intrusions into the american voters lifes that have destroyed our country and our communities. this book shows the voter how to make a difference and I think I will find this publication very handy for reference material and upcoming elections and the research material will be very usful for winning arguments . great gift idea for family frends or reletives.

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