Reading List

Currently Reading…

The Federalist Papers

Those of you who follow my blog, know I’ve been reading The Federalist Papers. I am not reading it straight through, but I read several of them per week. With each one, I am reminded of how lucky we were to have the founders of this country and the understanding they had of humanity. Unfortunately, our leaders have lost this in pursuit of their own ambitions.

Here are a few blogs I’ve wrote as I ‘ve been reading.

Federalist Papers – Using “the people” to hide your dangerous ambitions
Federalist Papers – Hamilton asks why we think we can ignore history?
Federalist Papers – Hamilton argues for a free market

Meltdown
For those of
you who really want to understand what caused the housing bubble and the bust that followed, Thomas E. Woods Jr. explains it like no other. He gets beyond the boogie men that both parties put out to blame the other side (regulation and Consumer Reinvestment Act), and he explains where the true fault lies.

While the information is deep in economic thought, Mr. Woods language and sarcasm makes it easy to understand and even enjoy.

You can watch Wood’s lecture based on his book on my post here.

Finished Reading…

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism by Robert P. Murphy, Phd

The PIG to Capitalism was a great book. It breaks down how capitalism works and why it works best for average Joes. Check out Robert’s 12 steps to understanding the free market. Mr. Murphy explains why most

The Revolution a Manifesto

This book is from when Ron Paul was running for President in 2008. In the book Ron Paul lays out why returning to the constitution is what is needed to bring our country back to the people. Ron Paul is without a doubt one of the most thoughtful, intelligent and well read politicians we have. He hold nothing back, and does not cower in order to gain votes. Agree or disagree with him, you will find it unlikely that you have a better handle on the facts than Ron Paul. Whether the issue is war, abortion, taxes, etc, Ron Paul has his beliefs rooted in the constitution and individual liberty. This book is a must read for all liberty loving Americans.

Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

While this book has a lot of real world information, the story line hooks you in within a few pages. The story is about a group of college friends who decided, after watching the movie Mad Max, that they would be prepared if TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) happened. The group developed standards of what types of guns and survival gear they’d have. They each brought special skills to the group, and they had regular practices to make sure their plans worked.

Flash forward to present day. The economy collapse as inflation in the US reaches triple digits. With eerie similarities to present day events, you quickly see how bad things can get when people depend on government to take care of them and forget that government cannot.

The book is jammed packed with adventure from members trying to make it to the “retreat”, hostiles attempting to break into their retreat, and to top it off a corrupt international government trying to bring a New World Order to the chaos.

James Wesley, Rawles is well versed in survival methods, but his story telling is what makes this book a must red. If you love movies like Red Dawn, you’ll love this book.