Hostile Takeover

Hostile Takeover : Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America

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In the life cycle of a company an entrepreneur creates a business and workers make it strong - as the Founding Fathers and generations of Americans to follow did in our nation's history. But often, future managers lose sight of what made the business strong in the first place, instead relying on past glory for continued success. This life cycle also applies in politics. In America, our political management has failed us. It's time to clean house. In "Hostile Takeover", best-selling author and Tea Party organizer Matt Kibbe lays out a plan for breaking down the centralized bureaucracy that is hamstringing the American economy and eroding Americans' freedom. "Hostile Takeover" maps out how citizen activists can and will check the federal behemoth and restore the decentralized system of government the Founders intended. While the trend for generations is for the government to grow, this decentralized political movement will add the political pressure to actually begin to roll the size and scope for government back to its constitutional limits.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 157.48 x 226.06 x 40.64mm | 589.67g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062196014
  • 9780062196019

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A rebellious challenge to the "upper management" of government, who are choking American prosperity and liberty

The American enterprise grew exceptional based on the founding principles of individual freedom, decentralized knowledge, and accountable, constitutionally limited government. But our "leaders" from Washington, D.C., have systematically replaced the dispersed genius of America with top-down dictates and expensive schemes designed to expand the power of insiders and protect the privileged positions of politicians, bureaucrats, and their cronies.

Freedom, not centralization

"Decentralized freedom" has become the strategy that will return America to its founding values, breaking up centralized government's monopoly on power and returning it to where it belongs: with We the People.

Senior management has failed us. It's time to clean house.

In Hostile Takeover, bestselling author Matt Kibbe exposes the privileged collusion of Washington insiders--and maps out a proven plan for how to return power from the self-appointed "experts" back to the people. Dubbed "one of the Tea Party's masterminds" by Newsweek, Kibbe reveals how grassroots citizens can and will check the federal behemoth and restore the American enterprise to its founding principles.
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"Hostile Takeover is essential reading for anyone looking to understand how individual freedom can prevail in a world of decentralized information. Matt Kibbe and this book provide us all with a roadmap on how to take back our lives, liberties, and responsibilities. " -- GLENN BECK "Matt Kibbe is a warrior for the cause of limited government. He is a citizen activist who makes sense, and his well-researched and passionately argued book is a strong addition to the discussion that will eventually define the constitutional balance between government and people- power." -- GERALDO RIVERA "Matt Kibbe brings an intellectual foundation to the national outcry for limited government. Hostile Takeover proves we come armed and prepared for battle, and that we are prepared to fight in the arena of ideas." -- SENATOR RAND PAUL (R-Kentucky) "Few understand the decentralized nature of politics today like Matt Kibbe. In Hostile Takeover, is a must read for anyone trying to understand where the freedom movement is going next." -- SENATOR MIKE LEE (R-Utah) "If you want to know how the free market can bring about prosperity when it is free of the heavy hand of government central planners, Matt Kibbe has a gift for you. It is the refreshingly readable Hostile Takeover." -- JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel
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About Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe is the president and CEO of FreedomWorks, a national grassroots organization that serves citizens in their fight for more individual freedom and less government control. An economist by training, Kibbe is a well-respected policy expert, bestselling author, and a regular guest on CNN, Fox News, The Blaze TV, and MSNBC. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria. Kibbe is author of the national bestseller Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America (2012) and coauthor of Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto (2010). Terry, his awesome wife of twenty-seven years, takes no responsibility for his many mistakes or frequent embarrassments.
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