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Old June 8, 2005, 10:55 AM   #1
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RebelFire: Out of the Grey Zone by Claire Wolfe and Aaron Zelman

I purchased this book last week and received it yesterday. Started browsing; then started reading......didn't put it down until I was finished!
http://www.rebelfirerock.com/

For anyone who is concerned over the rapid growth of the American Police State, RealID, random "Papers Please" Seatbelt Checks, RFID or the growing body of laws which seek to keep us safe from ourselves, this is truly an important book.

Jeremy is us...all of us....in the very near future. He's been coddled, drugged, threatened and brainwashed by The State in a monochromatic world where few things make sense. A world in which virtually everyone is a criminal for lack of ability to keep up with all the new laws and regulations. A world in which "Why?" becomes a pointless question.

And, like us, Jeremy is helpless and unskilled. But as the pages turn we realize that, like us, Jeremy yearns for freedom, self dependence and self expression. We follow the amazing journey of this young man as circumstances demand he come of age, become a man and finally step up to the plate as the Hero he can be.

Written from the viewpoint, nobility and passion that only our teen years can muster, this is hardly a book just for that age group.

The Afterword provides chilling references to Laws and technologies (seemingly far fetched in the book) which are already reality; already embraced in the USA of today.

Claire is known for her column at WorldNet Daily; her "outlaw" books, including "101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution" and much more. http://www.theclairefiles.com/books.html

Aaron is the Exec Director of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. www.jpfo.org

Other projects that they've collaborated on include the Award Winning historical video of citizen disarmament, Innocents Betrayed.

I highly recommend each of these works.
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Old June 8, 2005, 01:28 PM   #2
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Rich, how would you compare it to Hope?
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Old June 8, 2005, 03:12 PM   #3
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Don't know the book. Link please.

It's far less ambitous or self-indulgent as Unintended Consequences; not nearly as philosophical as Atlas Shrugged.

It's just a good solid read.
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Old June 8, 2005, 03:27 PM   #4
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Awesome!

Rich,
Thanks for sharing!

Perused the link, read the excerpts, heard the message in the music.

The waiting for the book is killing me already.

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Old June 8, 2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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Rich:

My minute review is that even though the writing style is not as polished as UC or EFD it's still very much worth reading, as much for the message as to support a great cause (JPFO). I bought a dozen copies and have been giving them to friends. There is some delightful skewering of both the LP and a certain female senator with Presidential aspirations, and some pretty good gunplay. I'd vote for the guy!

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Hope
by Aaron Zelman & L. Neil Smith

How would you feel if you no longer feared your government ... ?



What would you do first if you were elected President of the United States?

Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith, who brought you The Mitzvah (Free-Market.net's "Freedom Book of the Month" for July, 1999), now present their answer to that question in an exciting sequel they call Hope.

Hope is the story of Alexander Hope, a young American who comes back from Vietnam, falls in love with a bright, beautiful girl, and with her starts a pioneering computer business. Thirty years later he's a billionaire, and alone in life. He decides to leave everything he created behind to write books and teach history at a private college.

Almost as a joke, Alex allows a handful of admiring students to enlist him as a candidate for a third party Presidential nomination. His brief campaign rests on a single promise: to enforce the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution -- commonly known as the Bill of Rights -- exactly like the highest law of the land they happen to be. And in a series of astonishing but perfectly plausible political events, he's amazed to discover that he's headed for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

From his office in the White House, President Hope labors to bring a swollen, murderous, runaway government under control by binding it "with the chains of the Constitution" -- an objective that would end at least 90% of all government activities -- while the enemies of liberty at both ends of the political spectrum (and within his own party, as well) attempt to obstruct, discredit, impeach, and even kill him.

Along the way, readers witness the birth-struggles of Presidential policies rooted in the rule of law -- what Alex calls "Bill of Rights enforcement". By turns, he confronts a bloated military, a brutal police establishment, and a corrupt judiciary. (Wait'll you see what he does to the Forest Service!) He dumps the deadly victim disarmament (gun control) efforts of past regimes, declares an end to the War on Drugs, and gives the UN 24 hours to get out of town. Besieged by Democrats, Republicans, and hostile Old Media, Alex fights to get the government out of the way of ordinary people so they can fully realize the American Dream: to strive, prosper, and eventually reach for the stars.

Some readers won't care for Hope: those who can't tolerate individual liberty, those who are racists and anti-Semites. Hope pulls no punches. It separates "the chaff from the wheat"; "the sheep from the goats"; those who truly believe in all the Bill of Rights for all the people from those who don't; those prepared to act from those who'd rather just complain; those who have grown so comfortable with their status as victims that it has become their identity. But say what you will, without someone like Alex -- soon -- America has no hope.

Hope is full of extraordinary characters, both good and evil, some of whom readers met earlier in The Mitzvah. It's a story of one man's love for his country -- and for the principles that brought it into being -- for his family, for his friends, and especially for Dana Li, the lovely and brilliant young internet reporter who believes in him.

See how one man drags a whole country, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century and makes it the century of the Bill of Rights. See how one man brings the grand ideas and ideals of the Founding Fathers back to life.


Hope has been awarded the "Freedom Book of the Month for August 2001" by Free Market Net

And in March 2002 was selected as "Freedom Book of the Year for 2001"
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