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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
“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.
This included:
  * The establishment of
compulsory education whose curriculum was mandated by the government
  * 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
  * 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
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.

November 12, 2012
Andrew P. Napolitano [send him mail], a former
judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox
News Channel. Judge Napolitano has written six books on the U.S. Constitution.
The most recent is It
Is Dangerous To Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal
Freedom. To find out more about Judge Napolitano and to read features by
other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit


I could be wrong but I think there will never be more than a million people who really "get it". It's probably closer to 1% or 300,000. For every person who is finally convinced, someone else dies of old age.

What lies in the balance, is what we do with our time. No one will see in our arguments what they can't see all around them. People are convinced by conditions and circumstances. If they are not, there is nothing we can do about it with our words.

We cannot ever expect them to help us change the conditions and circumstances except after they are already changed. This is the Catch 22.

We must change the conditions and circumstances ourselves. This is not a democratic process. It is a much more powerful and sophisticated voluntary process that arises from conversation and network relationships.