Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America

Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America

by Matt Kibbe


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“My friend Matt Kibbe uniquely understands what the Tea Party movement is really all about, where it’s going, and why it’s happening now.”
—Glenn Beck

Matt Kibbe, the high-profile leader of FreedomWorks—which the New York Times calls, “the most influential Tea Party-aligned group in Washington”—now offers an intelligent, aggressively argued attack on the American federal government machine in Washington, D.C. In Hostile Takeover, Kibbe, co-author (with Dick Armey) of Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto, provides a blueprint for “resisting centralized government’s stranglehold on America,” in order to return the nation to the more workable system our Founding Fathers originally intended.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062196019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/19/2012
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Matt Kibbe is president and CEO of FreedomWorks. Prior to joining FreedomWorks, he served as chief of staff and House Budget Committee associate for Rep. Dan Miller (R, FL). From 1990 to 1993 Kibbe was director of the Federal Budget Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that, he served as senior economist for the Republican National Committee.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Hostile Takeover xi

1 The Central Problem 1

2 What Czars Don't Know 26

3 The Truth Cartel 53

4 Don't Hurt Others and Don't Take their Stuff 78

5 When America Beats Washington 104

6 Smaller Government and More Individual Freedom 124

7 Looters and Moochers 148

8 Scrap the Code 175

9 A Standard of Value 200

10 A Teaching Moment 230

11 Losing Patients 253

12 A Time for Choosing 285

13 Disintermediation Politics 312

14 The Revolution Will Be Chosen 334

Acknowledgments 343

Notes 345

Index 377

What People are Saying About This

Mike Lee

“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.”

Geraldo Rivera

“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.”

Rand Paul

“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.”

Glenn Beck

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. ”

Andrew P. Napolitano

“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.

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