Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America

Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America

by Matt Kibbe

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Overview

Hostile Takeover is essential reading for anyone looking to understand how individual freedom can prevail in a world of decentralized information. Matt Kibbe and this book provide us all with a roadmap on how to take back our lives, liberties, and responsibilities. ” —Glenn Beck

A rebellious challenge to the "upper management" of government, who are choking American prosperity and liberty.

Matt Kibbe, the former leader of FreedomWorks and now president and chief community organizer of Free the People—who Geraldo Rivera calls “a warrior for the cause of limited government”—now offers an intelligent, aggressively argued attack on the American federal government machine in Washington, D.C. In Hostile Takeover, Kibbe, co-author of the #1 bestseller Give Us Liberty, provides a blueprint for “resisting centralized government’s stranglehold on America,” in order to return the nation to the more workable system our Founding Fathers originally intended.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062196026
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Matt Kibbe is the president and CEO of FreedomWorks, a national grassroots organization that serves citizens in their fight for more individual freedom and less government control. An economist by training, Kibbe is a well-respected policy expert, bestselling author, and a regular guest on CNN, Fox News, The Blaze TV, and MSNBC. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria. Kibbe is author of the national bestseller Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America (2012) and coauthor of Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto (2010). Terry, his awesome wife of twenty-seven years, takes no responsibility for his many mistakes or frequent embarrassments.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Hostile Takeover xi

1 The Central Problem 1

2 What Czars Don't Know 26

3 The Truth Cartel 53

4 Don't Hurt Others and Don't Take their Stuff 78

5 When America Beats Washington 104

6 Smaller Government and More Individual Freedom 124

7 Looters and Moochers 148

8 Scrap the Code 175

9 A Standard of Value 200

10 A Teaching Moment 230

11 Losing Patients 253

12 A Time for Choosing 285

13 Disintermediation Politics 312

14 The Revolution Will Be Chosen 334

Acknowledgments 343

Notes 345

Index 377

What People are Saying About This

Mike Lee

“Few understand the decentralized nature of politics today like Matt Kibbe. In Hostile Takeover, is a must read for anyone trying to understand where the freedom movement is going next.”

Geraldo Rivera

“Matt Kibbe is a warrior for the cause of limited government. He is a citizen activist who makes sense, and his well-researched and passionately argued book is a strong addition to the discussion that will eventually define the constitutional balance between government and people- power.”

Rand Paul

“Matt Kibbe brings an intellectual foundation to the national outcry for limited government. Hostile Takeover proves we come armed and prepared for battle, and that we are prepared to fight in the arena of ideas.”

Glenn Beck

Hostile Takeover is essential reading for anyone looking to understand how individual freedom can prevail in a world of decentralized information. Matt Kibbe and this book provide us all with a roadmap on how to take back our lives, liberties, and responsibilities. ”

Andrew P. Napolitano

“If you want to know how the free market can bring about prosperity when it is free of the heavy hand of government central planners, Matt Kibbe has a gift for you. It is the refreshingly readable Hostile Takeover.

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