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The Resource By the people : rebuilding liberty without permission, Charles Murray

By the people : rebuilding liberty without permission, Charles Murray

Label
By the people : rebuilding liberty without permission
Title
By the people
Title remainder
rebuilding liberty without permission
Statement of responsibility
Charles Murray
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The American way of life, built on individual liberty and limited government, is on life support. American freedom is being gutted. Whether we are trying to run a business, practice a vocation, raise our families, cooperate with our neighbors, or follow our religious beliefs, we run afoul of the government--not because we are doing anything wrong but because the government has decided it knows better. When we object, that government can and does tell us, "Try to fight this, and we'll ruin you." In this provocative book, acclaimed social scientist and bestselling author Charles Murray shows us why we can no longer hope to roll back the power of the federal government through the normal political process. The Constitution is broken in ways that cannot be fixed even by a sympathetic Supreme Court. Our legal system is increasingly lawless, unmoored from traditional ideas of "the rule of law." The legislative process has become systemically corrupt no matter which party is in control. But there's good news beyond the Beltway. Technology is siphoning power from sclerotic government agencies and putting it in the hands of individuals and communities. The rediversification of American culture is making local freedom attractive to liberals as well as conservatives. People across the political spectrum are increasingly alienated from a regulatory state that nakedly serves its own interests rather than those of ordinary Americans. The even better news is that federal government has a fatal weakness: It can get away with its thousands of laws and regulations only if the overwhelming majority of Americans voluntarily comply with them. Murray describes how civil disobedience backstopped by legal defense funds can make large portions of the 180,000-page Federal Code of Regulations unenforceable, through a targeted program that identifies regulations that arbitrarily and capriciously tell us what to do. Americans have it within their power to make the federal government an insurable hazard like hurricanes and floods, leaving us once again free to live our lives as we see fit. By the People's hopeful message is that rebuilding our traditional freedoms does not require electing a right-thinking Congress or president, nor does it require five right-thinking justices on the Supreme Court. It can be done by we the people, using America's unique civil society to put government back in its proper box
Cataloging source
FO7
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Murray, Charles A
Dewey number
303.6/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JC328.3
LC item number
.M87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil disobedience
  • Liberty
  • Civil rights
  • United States
Label
By the people : rebuilding liberty without permission, Charles Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113408430
  • 31223113408448
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The paradox -- Coming to terms with where we stand. A broken Constitution ; A lawless legal system ; An extralegal state within the state ; A systematically corrupt political system ; Institutional sclerosis and advanced democracy -- Opening a new front. On the choice of civil disobedience ; The ground rules for civil disobedience ; Help for ordinary Americans ; Treating government as an insurable hazard ; From systematic civil disobedience to a "no harm, no foul" regulatory regime ; A necessary crisis -- A propitious moment. The return of diversified America ; The best of times ; Once the curtain has been pulled aside
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 319 pages
Isbn
9780385346511
Lccn
2015300784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 879582417
  • (OCoLC)908660945
Label
By the people : rebuilding liberty without permission, Charles Murray
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113408430
  • 31223113408448
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The paradox -- Coming to terms with where we stand. A broken Constitution ; A lawless legal system ; An extralegal state within the state ; A systematically corrupt political system ; Institutional sclerosis and advanced democracy -- Opening a new front. On the choice of civil disobedience ; The ground rules for civil disobedience ; Help for ordinary Americans ; Treating government as an insurable hazard ; From systematic civil disobedience to a "no harm, no foul" regulatory regime ; A necessary crisis -- A propitious moment. The return of diversified America ; The best of times ; Once the curtain has been pulled aside
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 319 pages
Isbn
9780385346511
Lccn
2015300784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 879582417
  • (OCoLC)908660945

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