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By the People - Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

Charles Murray

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The American way of life, built on individual liberty and limited government, is on life support. American freedom is being gutted. Whether we are trying to run a business, practice a vocation, raise our families, cooperate with our neighbors, or follow our religious beliefs, we run afoul of the government-not because we are doing anything wrong but because the government has decided it knows better. When we object, that government can and does tell us, "Try to fight this, and we'll ruin you." In this provocative book, acclaimed social scientist and bestselling author Charles Murray shows us why we can no longer hope to roll back the power of the federal government through the normal political process. The Constitution is broken in ways that cannot be fixed even by a sympathetic Supreme Court. Our legal system is increasingly lawless, unmoored from traditional ideas of "the rule of law." The legislative process has become systemically corrupt no matter which party is in control. But there's good news beyond the Beltway. Technology is siphoning power from sclerotic government agencies and putting it in the hands of individuals and communities. The rediversification of American culture is making local freedom attractive to liberals as well as conservatives. People across the political spectrum are increasingly alienated from a regulatory state that nakedly serves its own interests rather than those of ordinary Americans. The even better news is that federal government has a fatal weakness: It can get away with its thousands of laws and regulations only if the overwhelming majority of Americans voluntarily comply with them. Murray describes how civil disobedience backstopped by legal defense funds can make large portions of the 180,000-page Federal Code of Regulations unenforceable, through a targeted program that identifies regulations that arbitrarily and capriciously tell us what to do. Americans have it within their power to make the federal government an insurable hazard like hurricanes and floods, leaving

Language:

English

Narrators:

John H. Mayer

Length:

12h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:50


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:01


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:40


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:54


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:46


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:32


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:18


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:28


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:20


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:21


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:00


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:16


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:17


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

09:49


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:14


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:19


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:43


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:31


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:55


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:24


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:32


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:53


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:11


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:34


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:04


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:03


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:46


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

01:47


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:51


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:28


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:08


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:19


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:32


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:19


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:48


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:16


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:25


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:35


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:12


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:52


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:14


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:38


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:50


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:34


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:11


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:43


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:42


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:42


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

09:01


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

00:41