The Right to Kill

The Right to Kill

by James Robert Murphy


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The Right to Kill follows the lives of six young boys living on Syracuse, NY's north side in the 1950s and 60s when the United States was still in its infancy; when families were poor, uneducated, hardworking, lower-class citizens. The boys make a blood-bound pact to "clean up the neighborhood" at all costs. As time goes by, their once simple adventures lead to an escalation in what they deem as morally acceptable and ultimately necessary killings in order to keep the peace.
As adults they find themselves at the forefront of the most significant political shift in United States history. By the ruling party's executive order, "On this fine day," the U.S. borders are immediately and indefinitely closed.
Texas passes the controversial, Right to Kill Act. Anyone in the State of Texas can petition to have someone killed. The catch? The petitioner has to make the kill. This is followed by the Texas Prison and Rehabilitation System putting to death 28,000 prisoners it houses as it opts out of having a prison system all together. Before long the entire country is following the Lone Star State's lead. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the country's first Roman Catholic leader's Dallas assassination is tied to South Vietnam's assassination of their first and only Roman Catholic leader, Ngo Dinh Diem. While the world is caught up in an unprecedented warring spiral, our six north siders are implementing their own strategic maneuvers to dominate the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523235636
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2015
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

James Robert Murphy is an award winning author, musician and community event organizer. He holds an M.A. from the University of Oklahoma in Administrative Leadership and a B.S. from the State University of New York with a concentration in Arts Management. Mr. Murphy has raised millions of dollars in the nonprofit arena. He is the principle founding member of the New York State Blues Festival, serving as festival director from 1992-2003 and 2013-2014. He also co-founded the Guinness Irish Festival, serving as its festival director from 1999-2003. Both of these community events continue in Syracuse, NY. He and his family moved to El Paso, TX in 2004, first serving as managing director for El Paso Opera. Mr Murphy has been with the City of El Paso, TX as their director of development for the El Paso Museum of History since 2006.
· 2015, Released, My Favorite El Pasoans: Past and Present, BLBM Publishing
· 2015, Released, The Right to Kill, BLBM Publishing
· 2015, Released, 2nd Edition, My Life Before I Decided To Commit Suicide - A Love Story, BLBM Publishing
· 2014, Book Publishers of El Paso's Most Promising,
Worthy of being called Excellent Book Award for El Paso: 1850-1950, Arcadia Publishing
· 2013, Book Publishers of El Paso's Worthy of being called Excellent Book Award for My Life Before I Decided To Commit Suicide - A Love Story, BLBM Publishing
· 2013, SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award), Best Blues CD, A History of Blues
· 2012, Released the 4-CD box set entitled, A History of Blues
· 2010, Co-edited for the El Paso Museum of History, El Hilo de la Memoria, Fresco Fine Arts Publications, LLC
· 2009 release date, El Paso: 1850 -1950, Arcadia Publishing - Images of America
· 2004, Selfless Service to Music and the Arts, for service as the NYS Blues Festival founder/director
· 2003, Keeping the Blues Alive - Best Promoter/Festival, Blues Foundation, Memphis, TN (NYS Blues Festival)
· 2001, 1999, 1997, People's Choice Award (Best Festival) Syracuse New Times (NYS Blues Festival)
· 1996, SAMMY for Best Concert Event or Series (NYS
Blues Festival)
· 1995, Service to the Arts, Cultural Resources Council of Syracuse and Onondaga County

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