The men who brought Big Government to America
"The radical change in the relationship of the federal government to individual Americans was ratcheted up greatly in the Progressive Era," argues Judge Andrew Napolitano in his new book, Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom.
The first decades of the 20th century saw an assault on individual liberties that was both unconstitutional and unprecedented in American history. From crackdowns on freedom of speech to the seizures of vast swaths of land, Judge Napolitano shows how the policies of two presidents from opposing parties laid the groundwork for a century of ever-expanding federal power.
How Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson Destroyed Constitutional Freedom.
New Book by Andrew Napolitano
Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom
New Book From Judge Andrew P. Napolitano Reveals How Two U.S. Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedoms and Paved the Way for Today’s Assault on Liberty.
They are two of America’s most celebrated presidents. One, a Republican who had a storied military career, created the American conservation movement and once gave a speech after being shot by a would-be assassin.
The other, a Democrat who overcame dyslexia as a child only to lead America to victory in World War I and formulate the idea of an international body of nations dedicated to the preservation of peace.
These are the tales all American schoolchildren are taught about Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. However, they are also a whitewashed view of two U.S. presidents who, more than any other, set the United States on a path of expansionist government that has given us anti-liberty policies like Obamacare.
In his new book, Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedoms (Thomas Nelson, 2012), New York Times best-selling author Judge Andrew P. Napolitano uncovers the sad truth about these two iconic U.S. presidents. Judge Napolitano takes readers through the history of these men and reveals how the Constitution was set aside, leaving personal freedom as a shadow of its former self, in the grip of an insidious, nanny state, progressive ideology.
“This is not a biography of either Wilson or Roosevelt,” writes Judge Napolitano. “This is, quite simply, a case against them. A case you have not seen if you were educated in America’s public schools; a case you will appreciate if you think the federal government today is too big and too rich and too controlling and if you want to understand how it got that way.”
With an academic’s adherence to research and an activist’s defense of freedom, Judge Napolitano methodically presents his case against Roosevelt and Wilson, presidents who came from both political parties but who shared a fundamental indifference to the Constitution. Under both the Roosevelt and Wilson Administrations, the United States experienced a revolution no less dramatic than the revolution that founded our nation.