Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Review of Lies the Government Told You

Lies the Government Told You by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

I received this book in the mail from Book Sneeze, a site that gives you free books in order for you to review them. I am very interested in politics, so this book sounded like something that I would enjoy reading.

This isn't the most interesting or easy to read book that I have ever read, but it is very informational, and I am happy to say that I have read it cover to cover. At first I found this book really hard to get through, and then I found it fascinating, and then towards the end I found it hard to finish.

About the Book:

This book is made up of seventeen chapters, each based on one of the lies that the government has given us and expected us to believe. Lies such as “All Men are Created Equal”, “Every Vote Counts”, and “We Don't Torture”. Judge Napolitano shares how the government has broken those promises that they have made and how our government's leaders (regardless of their parties) lie to us for their own gain.

Some May Disagree with....

Judge Napolitano's libertarian type views, such as the belief that marijuana should be legal.

What I Learned from this Book:

I did not realize until I read about it in this book just how bad the Patriot act really is, and just how many of our constitutional rights it helped to take away.

I didn't know that it is illegal for anyone to compete with the post office by offering lower prices for shipping items.

There is more that I learned through this book, but you are going to have to read it and learn the rest for yourself.

My Conclusion: While I did not agree with Judge Napolitano on everything he wrote about in this book, I do think that it is educational and informative, and I am happy that I have read it. I give it a 3 out of 5 stars.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Has lost my motivation....

...and is feeling too tired to blog tonight. Sorry. :P

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Anyone getting tired of this subject?

Today my pastor mentioned in church some passages in Romans 14 that basically say that you are not to judge anyone for doing what God has called them to do. He talked about how years ago he took his youth group to a Christian rock concert back when most Christians thought that any kind of rock music was evil and he realized that people got saved through that concert and therefore it must have been God's will. And he shared some other stories like that. I agree so much with what he said and read! I don't think any of us know what God has called others to do, and I don't think we should judge them when they are doing what they feel God has called them to do. I need to work on this, though.

My first niece or nephew is now only about 10 weeks away from birth! Haha, now as I read what I just wrote I feel like 10 weeks sounds like a very long time. :( Tomorrow my sisters and I are going to help my sister "set up" Baby's room - putting away gifts she got from her baby shower, etc.. It should be fun!

Have a great week (cause with the way I have been posting lately, I don't know if I will post again this week.)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Long Time No Post!

Wow, I have not posted for like 2 weeks!

The baby shower for my sister and sister-in-law went fine - they got a lot of gifts! :)

Today my grandma (the older one of my two grandmas) is turning 87! It's hard for me to imagine what it would feel like to be that old and to realize that your better years are behind you. (I'm not trying to be depressing here, really, I am not.)

I am excited about this week, as two of my brothers, my little sister, and I will be going to see my older (by 382 days) brother! We get to spend three days with him and should have lots of fun (even though he is going to have to work and go to college while we are there). :)