The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity has done a service to everyone looking for intellectual ammunition against statist lies and propaganda. They've published A Tipping Point for Liberty: Exposing and Defeating Leviathan Government. This book is a collection of essays by Ron Paul Institute Senior Fellow (and my former colleague in Ron Paul's congressional office) Adam Dick.
The book collects Adam's best writing on civil liberties. Among the topics covered are gun control, the growth of the surveillance state, the police state, the drug war, "government chicanery," and militarism.
My favorite section of the book is the one on Ron Paul and Libertarianism, where Adam takes on Dr. Paul's liberal and conservative critics, as well as so-called "libertarians" who seek to gain approval of the political class by watering down the message of liberty by attacking Dr. Paul and his allies.
You can purchase the book here.
The book has been praised by leading libertarians, including Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul and myself:
"A Tipping Point for Liberty expertly applies the freedom philosophy to current events. The book is an important tool for spreading the education needed to ensure we can move onward to a world of liberty, peace, and prosperity." - Ron Paul
"The Ron Paul Institute has become, in a very short time, pure gold for the freedom movement. Adam Dick's book is another reason why." - Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. Editor & Publisher of LewRockwell.com
"This excellent book by Adam Dick shows how the drug war, the war on terrorism, the national-security establishment, foreign interventionism, and the militarization of the police have coalesced to form a brutal assault on the liberty, privacy, and financial and economic well-being of the American people. Hopefully it will open more people's eyes as to what is happening to our country and to what we need to do get our nation back on the right track. - Jacob G. Hornberger, President & Founder of The Future of Freedom Foundation
"I am thrilled that the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity has published A Tipping Point for Liberty, a collection of some of Adam Dick's best writings. One of the joys of working in Dr. Ron Paul's congressional office was hearing Adam's insightful and witty analysis of the government's latest attacks on liberty, peace, and prosperity, and it is wonderful to see him get a wider audience. Everyone who enjoys reading a no-holds-barred defense of liberty will enjoy this book, and anyone who still thinks America is the 'land of the free' needs to read this book." - Norman Kirk Singleton, President of Campaign for Liberty and former Legislative Director for Congressman Ron Paul
Here is a video of Adam discussing the book with RPI's Executive Director Daniel McAdams.
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