The Beginning of the End of American Liberty: New Book From Judge Andrew P. Napolitano Reveals How Two U.S. Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedoms and Paved the Way for Today’s Assault on Liberty
Release date: November 16, 2012 – They are two of America’s most celebrated presidents. One, a Republican who had a storied military career, created the American conservation movement and once gave a speech after being shot by a would-be assassin; the other, a Democrat who overcame dyslexia as a child only to lead America to victory in World War I and formulate the idea of an international body of nations dedicated to the preservation of peace. These are the tales all American schoolchildren are taught about Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. However, they are also a whitewashed view of two U.S. presidents who, more than any other, set the United States on a path of expansionist government that has given us anti-liberty policies like Obamacare.
In his new book, Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedoms (Thomas Nelson, 2012), New York Times best-selling author Judge Andrew P. Napolitano uncovers the sad truth about these two iconic U.S. presidents. Judge Napolitano takes readers through the history of these men and reveals how the Constitution was set aside, leaving personal freedom as a shadow of its former self, in the grip of an insidious, nanny state, progressive ideology.
“This is not a biography of either Wilson or Roosevelt,” writes Judge Napolitano. “This is, quite simply, a case against them. A case you have not seen if you were educated in America’s public schools; a case you will appreciate if you think the federal government today is too big and too rich and too controlling and if you want to understand how it got that way.”
With an academic’s adherence to research and an activist’s defense of freedom, Judge Napolitano methodically presents his case against Roosevelt and Wilson, presidents who came from both political parties but who shared a fundamental indifference to the Constitution. Under both the Roosevelt and Wilson Administrations, the United States experienced a revolution no less dramatic than the revolution that founded our nation.
• The establishment of compulsory education whose curriculum was mandated by the government bureaucrats.
• The creation of the Federal Reserve which has given government near total control over the money supply in America.
• The adoption of the Federal Income Tax which has allowed the government to grow unchecked ever since.
• The vast increase in government regulations limiting the ability of American businesses to conduct their own affairs.
“Americans, educated in public schools, have been taught that Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson worked hard to preserve freedom,” says Judge Napolitano. “In reality, they created policies that laid the groundwork for government to expand unchecked and restrict personal liberties.”
Theodore and Woodrow is Judge Napolitano’s shocking historical account of how a Republican and Democratic president oversaw the greatest shift of 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.
About the Author: Judge Andrew P. Napolitano serves as the Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News Channel (FNC). He provides on-air legal analysis on FNC throughout the day on weekdays.
Judge Napolitano is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the state of New Jersey. While on the bench from 1987 to 1995, Judge Napolitano tried more than 150 jury trials and sat in all parts of the Superior Court – Criminal, Civil, Equity, and Family. He has handled thousands of sentencings, motions, hearings and divorces. For eleven years, he served as an adjunct professor of constitutional law at Seton Hall Law School where he provided instruction in constitutional law and jurisprudence. Judge Napolitano returned to private law practice in 1995 and began television broadcasting in the same year.
Judge Napolitano has published six books on the U.S. Constitution, they are: Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When The Government Breaks Its Own Laws; the New York Times bestseller, The Constitution in Exile: How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land; A Nation of Sheep; Dred Scott’s Revenge: A Legal History of Race and Freedom In America; the New York Times bestseller Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception In American History and It Is Dangerous To Be Right When The Government is Wrong.
His writings have also been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, New York Sun, Baltimore Sun, (New London) Day, Seton Hall Law Review, New Jersey Law Journal, and Newark Star-Ledger. He lectures nationally on the Constitution and human freedom.
Judge Napolitano received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1972.