Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom

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Thomas Nelson Inc, 2012 - History - 298 pages

"Either the Constitution means what it says, or it doesn't."

America's founding fathers saw freedom as a part of our nature to be protected--not to be usurped by the federal government--and so enshrined separation of powers and guarantees of freedom in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But a little over a hundred years after America's founding, those God-given rights were laid siege by two presidents caring more about the advancement of progressive, redistributionist ideology than the principles on which America was founded.

Theodore and Woodrow is Judge Andrew P. Napolitano's shocking historical account of how a Republican and a Democratic president oversaw the greatest shift in power in American history, from a land built on the belief that authority should be left to the individuals and the states to a bloated, far-reaching federal bureaucracy, continuing to grow and consume power each day.

With lessons rooted in history, Judge Napolitano shows the intellectually arrogant, anti-personal freedom, even racist progressive philosophy driving these men to poison the American system of government.

And Americans still pay for their legacy--in the federal income, in state-prescribed compulsory education, in the Federal Reserve, in perpetual wars, and in the constant encroachment of a government that coddles special interests and discourages true competition in the marketplace.

With his attention to detail, deep constitutional knowledge, and unwavering adherence to truth telling, Judge Napolitano moves through the history of these men and their times in office to show how American values and the Constitution were sadly set aside, leaving personal freedom as a shadow of its former self, in the grip of an insidious, Nanny state, progressive ideology.

 

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Contents

The Bull Moose Roosevelts New Party in His Own Image and Likeness
1
Reeducation Camps Compulsory Education
20
Quiet Men with White Collars The Rise of the Regulatory State
36
The Governments Printing Press The Federal Reserve
54
Destruction of Federalism The Seventeenth Amendment
75
The Lesser Races Racism and Eugenics
93
Service or Slavery? Conscription
112
The Government Tries to Pick Winners Labor Law and the Regulation of the Workplace
125
The Supreme Triumphs of War Roosevelt and International Relations
184
A Reverberation of Horrors Wilson and International Relations
200
Propaganda and Espionage The Domestic Front during the Great War
219
The Governments Grand Larceny The Birth of the Federal Income Tax
235
What Have We Learned from All This?
248
Postscript
251
Notes
255
Acknowledgments
277

The Governments New Straw Man AntiTrust
140
Mismanagement Waste and Hypocrisy Conservation
157
A Fierce Attack on Personal Freedom Prohibition
172
About the Author
279
Index
281
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Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is Fox News Channel's senior judicial analyst, currently seen by millions of viewers weeknights on The Big Story and The O'Reilly Factor. Napolitano is the youngest person in New Jersey history to receive a lifetime judgeship. He is bright (graduate of Princeton and Notre Dame Law School), articulate (four times voted most outstanding professor at the two law schools at which he taught), and broadcast-experienced (as a daily fixture on Fox News Channel since 1998). He is the author of Constitutional Chaos and The Constitution In Exile.

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