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Like him or not the book points out many awesome points about spending, government, and political issues we are facing as a country today. Standing on the shoulders of Thomas Paine, Beck provides his insight and opinion on government control and intervention into citizenship in today's society and how we should limit government interaction and involvement at all costs. I don't read many political books but this one was a quick and fun read given Beck's sense of humor and candor.  

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Great piece of writing and useful to revisit the work of Thomas Paine. Our history was full of brave men and women who stood for peace and freedom in the face of tyranny. This book brings this back to light and reminds us that our nation is a nation "for the people and by the people!"

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very easy to read and understand...great job glenn, and thank you for having it here

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Mr. Beck, who relies heavily on the Founding Fathers for the foundation of his pamphlet, misses the trembling fault that is quaking the Republic.
The Founders understood that nothing checks ambition
better than ambition hence the tri-cameral government with each branch checking each other. More importantly the Founders provided mechanisms for the most important component, the States checking the growth and ambition of the Federal government. This, more than anything else, was the utmost concern of the Founders.
Jay, Hamilton, Madison, Washington, Franklin et al knew that only a House Divided could stand for generations amidst the ambition and greed of humanity no matter how Nobel the generation.
Unfortunately, the most important checks the States held to limit the Federal Government have been nearly obliterated with measures like the 16th and the 17th amendments. The 17th neutered the States' as they no longer have the power to check the Federal government through the US Senate as envisioned by the Founders. Senators are not elected by State legislatures but by capital rich media campaigns and/or the entrenchment of incumbent brand awareness that sways popular vote to an agenda not in the best interest of the 50 States. The 16th Amendment bequeathed the power of the US purse to Washington which now has the States begging for dollars and favorable legislation.
There is much more that Beck misses in his Common Sense which is a historic blunder due to the affiliation to Paine. Consequently, the ideas to "take back" the Republic are merely band aides BUT he is shining a national spotlight US Founding rhetorical reasoning. This is a good thing. -- Stan Klos
 

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This is an amazing and enlightening book, especially given the times. I couldn't recommend it more. Whether you think you are Democrat or Republican, you should read this book. It's not about Left or Right anymore, it's about RIGHT and WRONG.

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Amazing book! Wake up America. Now is the time to take back our country from Progressives who seek to destroy our freedoms and imprison us into eternal servitude to the Federal Government. Sic Semper Tyrannis!

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This book is excellent! What I love about it is there is no politcal bias. It dosn't bash any one group or person. It simply says wake up. Your country is being stolen and it gives the arguments and common sense spin on a solution. Read this book its only 100 pages the rest of it is the original 1776 Common Sense by Thomas Paine. Give it a chance it will blow your mind!  

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