TFO Back of Jacket

From the back of the jacket -

The Federal Octopus is a compelling narrative, painting a portrait of an ever expanding federal bureaucracy, worming its way into every aspect of public and private life.

… that the free constitution, which is the work of your hands, may be sacredly maintained …  George Washington

With panoramic sweep, a chronicle unfolds of the United States of America’s slide from Constitutional self-reliance towards an indebted welfare state, massive public spending and consolidation of centralized federal powers.

Our Constitution has accordingly fixed the limits to which, and no further, our confidence may go. In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.  Thomas Jefferson

Through examples of graft, corruption, abuse of power and usurpation of Constitutional rights, a historical snap-shot is presented, one that parallels the opening years of the 21st Century.

Brilliantly illuminating the clash of emergency and stability, this book demonstrates how the forces unleashed changed the face of American life and politics forever.

… understanding the innate and insatiable greed of governmental power … and understanding that as governmental power increases the liberty of the citizen must correspondingly diminish … our forefathers founded this government as a constitutional one, of limited and enumerated powers, to insure the blessings of liberty to themselves, and to us, their posterity, and to those who shall come after us.  Sterling E. Edmunds

Our call to action is to heed the words of Washington and Jefferson, to be ever vigilant, and as citizens, to resist the erosion of our unique Constitutional system and American way of life.

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