Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty
Author: Randy E. Barnett
Publisher: Princeton University Press
July 2005


The U.S. Constitution found in school textbooks and under glass in Washington is not the one enforced today by the Supreme Court. In Restoring the Lost Constitution, Randy Barnett argues that since the nation's founding, but especially since the 1930s, the courts have been cutting holes in the original Constitution and its amendments to eliminate the parts that protect liberty from the power of government. From the Commerce Clause, to the Necessary and Proper Clause, to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, to the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Supreme Court has rendered each of these provisions toothless. In the process, the written Constitution has been lost.

Barnett establishes the original meaning of these lost clauses and offers a practical way to restore them to their central role in constraining government: adopting a "presumption of liberty" to give the benefit of the doubt to citizens when laws restrict their rightful exercises of liberty. He also provides a new, realistic and philosophically rigorous theory of constitutional legitimacy that justifies both interpreting the Constitution according to its original meaning and, where that meaning is vague or open-ended, construing it so as to better protect the rights retained by the people.

As clearly argued as it is insightful and provocative, Restoring the Lost Constitution forcefully disputes the conventional wisdom, posing a powerful challenge to which others must now respond.

Biography Randy E. Barnett is Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law and Senior Fellow of the Cato Institute. He is the author of "The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law".

Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto
Author: Mark R. Levin
Publisher: Threshold Editions
March 24, 2009


Conservative talk radio's fastest-growing superstar is also a New York Times bestselling phenomenon: the author of the groundbreaking critique of the Supreme Court, Men in Black, and the deeply personal dog lover's memoir Rescuing Sprite, Mark R. Levin now delivers the book that characterizes both his devotion to his more than 5 million listeners and his love of our country and the legacy of our Founding Fathers: Liberty and Tyranny is Mark R. Levin's clarion call to conservative America, a new manifesto for the conservative movement for the 21st century.

In the face of the modern liberal assault on Constitution-based values, an attack that has steadily snowballed since President Roosevelt's New Deal of the 1930s and resulted in a federal government that is a massive, unaccountable conglomerate, the time for re-enforcing the intellectual and practical case for conservatism is now. Conservative beliefs in individual freedoms do in the end stand for liberty for all Americans, while liberal dictates lead to the breakdown of civilized society -- in short, tyranny. Looking back to look to the future, Levin writes "conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are our founding principles." And in a series of powerful essays, Levin lays out how conservatives can counter the liberal corrosion that has filtered into every timely issue affecting our daily lives, from the economy to health care, global warming, immigration, and more -- and illustrates how change, as seen through the conservative lens, is always prudent, and always an enhancement to individual freedom.

As provocative, well-reasoned, robust, and informed as his on-air commentary, Levin's narrative will galvanize readers to begin a new era in conservative thinking and action. Liberty and Tyranny provides a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for revitalizing the conservative vision and ensuring the preservation of American society.


Mark R. Levin is a nationally syndicated talk radio host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation. He has also worked as an attorney in the private sector and as a top adviser and administrator to several members of President Reagan's cabinet. The author of the New York Times bestselling books Rescuing Sprite and Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America, Mark holds a B.A. from Temple University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.

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The Invisible Patriots: The Second American Revolution
Author: Norman Chenoweth
Publisher: Publish America
February 2005


This is a fiction story in which the principal characters are a retired CIA covert operative, his girlfriend, his surrogate billionaire father, the billionaire's son, three other ex-CIA friends, a couple of world-class computer hackers and an inventor and his brother. There is also a very high-tech new weapon that certainly helps in allowing them to remain invisible. It all leads to a revolution that declares war on corrupt politicians, bureaucrats, judges, lobbyists and others. The patriots make every possible effort to give their enemies an opportunity to resign before they must pay the ultimate price.

The first objective is to endeavor to not harm a single innocent person. Their main goal is to reclaim the nation and return it to the people. They gain many unknown allies along the way. Their aim is real government and election reform.

THE FAILURE FACTORY: How Unelected Bureaucrats, Liberal Democrats, and Big Government Republicans Are Undermining America's Security and Leading Us to War
Author: Bill Gertz
Publisher: Random House


The U.S. government is in crisis.

With America's attention fixated on who will step into the Oval Office in 2009, no one has noticed where the real power has shifted-to a vast network of unelected officials whose authority has grown wildly out of control. In his latest blockbuster book, acclaimed defense and national security reporter Bill Gertz exposes these astonishingly powerful leaders and their enablers in the political class-and their devastating impact on America's national security.

Gertz shows how entrenched liberal activists have become dominant even under an ostensibly conservative administration. And he names names of those who actively subvert official U.S. policy-including not only liberal Democrats but also a number of so-called Republicans who have joined this insidious "Blame America First" crowd.

The Failure Factory reveals:

Based on scores of exclusive interviews and displaying the groundbreaking reporting that has made Bill Gertz's previous books smash bestsellers, The Failure Factory offers a chilling look at the threats to our national security that exist within our own government.


BILL GERTZ, the acclaimed defense and national security reporter for the Washington Times, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Enemies, Treachery, Breakdown, and Betrayal. He is an analyst for Fox News and has appeared on many television and radio programs, including This Week, John McLaughlin's One on One, Hannity & Colmes, The O'Reilly Factor, and The Rush Limbaugh Show. Gertz lives in Maryland.

Surrender Is Not an Option:
Defending America at the United Nations and Abroad
Author: John R. Bolton
Publisher: Threshold Editions
Pub. Date: November 2007


The Straight-Talking Former Ambassador Takes Listeners Behind the Scenes at the State Department and the U.N.

A veteran of three Republican administrations and a nominee for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, John Bolton reveals how the U.S. can lead the way to a more realistic global security arrangement for the twenty-first century and identifies the next generation of threats to America.

With no-holds-barred candor, he recounts his appointment in 2005 as Ambassador to the United Nations, his headline-making Senate confirmation battle, and his sixteen-month tenure at the United Nations. Bolton offers keen insight into such international crises as North Korea's nuclear test, Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons and much more. Recounting both his successes and frustrations he also exposes the operational inadequacies that hinder the U.N.'s effectiveness in international diplomacy and its bias against Israel and the United States. At home, he criticizes the pernicious bureaucratic inertia in the U.S. State Department that can undermine presidential policy.

A fascinating chronicle of the career of a distinguished lawyer and diplomat, Surrender Is Not An Option is sure to become a staple for everyone interested in international affairs.


John Bolton was appointed by President George W. Bush as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2005, and served until his appointment expired in December 2006. He was nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for playing a major role in exposing Iran's secret plans to develop nuclear weapons. An attorney who has spent many years in public service and held high-level positions in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, Bolton is currently a Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a commentator for Fox News Channel. He lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.

The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy and What to Do About It
Author: Amity Shlaes
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
February 1999

Shlaes, a Wall Street Journal tax journalist, makes an impassioned case for the complete revamping of the American tax system. She traces its history, offers a witty commentary on how taxes wrongfully affect everything in your life,

The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom
Publisher: Sentinel
May 2008

A non-lawyer's guide to the worst Supreme Court decisions of the modern era.

The Dirty Dozen takes on twelve Supreme Court cases that changed American history-and yet are not well known to most Americans.

Real Change: From the world that fails, to the world that works
Author: Newt Gingrich

Are you fed up with bickering politicians, self-satisfied bureaucrats, and a government that never seems to address the real problems facing our country?
Can we create a government that is small, efficient, and responsive-from the state house to the White House? Is that kind of real change even possible?

The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace
Author: Ali Allawi
Publisher: Yale University Press
April 2007

>From the Publisher
Involved for over thirty years in the politics of Iraq, Ali A. Allawi was a long-time opposition leader against the Baathist regime

Annihilation from within: The Ultimate Threat to Nations
Author: Fred Charles Ikle
Publisher: Columbia University Press
October 2006

>From the Publisher
In this eloquent and impassioned book, defense expert Fred Iklé predicts a revolution in national security that few strategists have grasped; fewer still are mindful of its historic roots.

DO AS I SAY (Not as I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy
Author:Peter Schweizer
Publisher: Doubleday Publishing
October 2005

The New Battle Plan to Break the Left's Stranglehold on the Courts
Author: Mark W. Smith
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
June 2006



Forget everything you think you know about the courts-and arm yourselves with this brand-new, urgently needed battle plan to defeat the Left's legal assault on America.

How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution
Author: Richard A. Epstein
Publisher: Cato Institute
February 2006

Richard A. Epstein traces the Old Court's treatment of federalism and economic liberty and shows how early 20th-century progressives prevailed eventually in undermining those principles, supplanting competitive markets with government-created cartels and monopolies

Size Matters: How Big Government
Puts the Squeeze on America's Families,
Finances, and Freedom
Author: Joel Miller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
January 2006

Seventeen million employees. An annual budget of $2.5 trillion. Thousands upon thousands of pages of new regulations every year. And, worst of all, it just keeps growing ... and growing ... and growing.

How George W. Bush Bankrupted America
and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy
Author: Bruce R. Bartlett
Publisher: Doubleday Publishing
February 2006

George W. Bush came to the presidency in 2000 claiming to be the heir of Ronald Reagan. But while he did cut taxes, in most other respects he has governed in a way utterly unlike his revered predecessor

The Politics of Judicial Confirmation and the Culture War
Author: Charles Willis Pickering
Publisher: Stroud & Hall Publishers
January 2006

Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day:
The Real Deal on How Politicians, Bureaucrats,
and Other Washington Barbarians Are Bankrupting America
Author: Joe Scarborough
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
October 2005

Who are the political barbarians bankrupting America -- Democrats or Republicans? Where are taxpayers' dollars really going?

From Vietnam to 9/11:
On the Front Lines of National Security
Authors: John P. Murtha, with John Plashal
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
August 2004

In November 2005, Democrat and decorated veteran, Rep. John Murtha called for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, which touched off a firestorm between Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives. On NBC's Meet the Press, November 20, 2005, Tim Russert questioned Rep. Murtha about what he wrote in his book:

They Just Don't Get It:
How the Washington Political Machine is Still Compromising Your Safety--and What You Can Do About It
Author: David Hunt
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
April 2005


They Just Don't Get It: How the Washington Political Machine is Still Compromising Your Safety--and What You Can Do About It

End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror
Authors: David Frum & Richard Perle
Publisher: Random House
October 2004

This world is an unsafe place for Americans - and the U.S. government remains unready to defend its people. In An End to Evil, David Frum and Richard Perle sound the alert about the dangers around us:

Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton,
and Fighting the War on Terror
Author: Louis J. Freeh
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
October 2005

Turning Right: The Making of the Rehnquist Supreme Court
Author: David G. Savage
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
April 1993
Edition Description: Expanded & Updated

A seasoned reporter lifts the veil on the politics and personalities of today's Supreme Court with penetrating portraits of the Justices and a close look at the Court in transition.

What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation Building
Author: Noah Feldman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
October 2004

Noah Feldman argues that to prevent nation building from turning into a paternalistic, colonialist charade, we urgently need a new, humbler approach.

The FairTax Book
Authors: Neal Boortz, John Linder
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
August 2005

Countdown to Crisis:
The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran
Author: Kenneth R. Timmerman
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
June 2005

How America Lost Iraq
Author: Aaron Glantz
Publisher: Penguin Group
June 2005

The Inside Story of the Secret Saudi-U.S. Connection
Author: Gerald L. Posner
Publisher: Random House
May 2005

What She Knew, when She Knew It,
and how Far She'll Go to Become President
Author: Edward Klein
Publisher: Penguin Group
June 2005

The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine
Author: Candice E. Jackson
Publisher: World Ahead Publishing
May 2005

The Constitution in Exile: How Congress Got Strong, the States Got Weak, and People Lost Their Freedoms
Author: Andrew P. Napolitano
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
April 2006

New Glory: Expanding America's Global Supremacy
Author: Ralph Peters
Publisher: Sentinel
August 2005