Written by Rand Paul
Book review by: Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, February 1, 2020
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I chose to read Rand Paul’s book because I have seen the reports that indicated that as many as 66% of Americans are now leaning towards a Socialistic form of government. There could be only two reasons why this is so, if it is true. First, that is what our students are being taught in our schools, the news media and the entertainment industry. Second and most likely more responsible is that these same people have no concept of what Socialism actually looks like and the damage it has done throughout history.
Some people, like me, will read this book because it does give you a very good understanding of Socialism both past and present. These people are looking to verify their level of understanding of Socialism.
Some people believe they already know everything there is to know about Socialism so why read the book? It would be easy to suggest that choosing not to read the book is their problem and not mine and that would be true. But far more importantly, moving towards Socialism in America is America’s problem and it is a problem provided you understand what Socialism brings and does.
I could never give an adequate explanation of the contents of the book as that would be left to each individual reader’s understanding to achieve. It IS a book that EVERY American should read. If your vision of the future of America is one of Socialism, then you had better be absolutely certain that is what you want and you can’t possibly know that if you don’t know what Socialism has been and continues to be. Paul explains throughout the book that Socialism gives the appearance of being a good government for everyone. However, the ONLY way Socialism can work, requires that the government controls almost every aspect of a person’s life. If people choose NOT to be controlled, government’s only remedy is violence. Paul describes how tens of millions of people have been murdered in the name of Socialism.
As I read the book one thought kept pouring through my consciousness. You can vote your way into Socialism but you will have to shoot your way out of it. Most if not all countries governed by Socialism ban the ownership of guns by its citizens. Therefore, if you later discover that Socialism violates every aspect of the freedom most people seek, they are unable to do anything about changing it.
Who should read the book? As stated, EVERY American but especially freedom loving and freedom seeking American!
Would I read it again? Definitely parts of it
Would I give it as a gift? Absolutely!