Dependent on D.C. by Charlotte A. Twight
The Rise of Federal Control over the Lives of Ordinary Americans

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Dependent on D.C. is a compelling new book that raises serious questions about the future of liberty in America. Charlotte A. Twight proves beyond doubt that the growth of dependence on government in the past seventy years has not been accidental, that its creation has been bipartisan, and that it is accelerating. She reveals a universal tactic used by federal officials to expand government authority over the lives of all Americans and exposes the many forms this tactic has taken. Twight shows how growing federal power--driven by legislation, validated by Supreme Court decisions, and accelerated by presidential ambition--has eroded the rule of law in our nation, leaving almost no activity that the central government cannot at its discretion regulate, manipulate, or prohibit. A constitutional counterrevolution has occurred in America--one so profound that few today can imagine Americans free of dependence on government. Dependent on D.C. shows why Americans have not resisted this expansion of federal power and reveals the daunting magnitude of the changes needed to reverse our nation's spiral into dependency. In these uncertain times, Dependent on D.C. is the book Americans need to read when thinking about the future of their individual liberty in a country long committed to the ideal of personal freedom.

About Charlotte A. Twight

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Charlotte A. Twight holds a J.D. and Ph.D. in economics. She is a professor of economics at Boise State University and a member of the Washington State Bar Association. She previously served as an Executive Editor of the "Washington Law Review" and programmed computers for the U.S. Navy.
Published January 12, 2002 by Palgrave Macmillan. 384 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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