New York Times bestselling author Judge Andrew P. Napolitano exposes the alarming history of presidential power grabs performed in the name of national security.

Judge, scholar, bestselling author, and Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew P. Napolitano is back with a shocking chronicle of America’s descent from a free society to a frightening surveillance state. In Suicide Pact, Napolitano details a long, sordid history of governmental—and especially presidential—encroachments on liberty, enacted in the name of protecting America but which serve insead to undermine national security and erode the nation’s founding freedoms.

Appealing to all politically aware Americans but especially to highly engaged conservatives and libertarians (including his 576,000 Facebook fans and 240,000 Twitter followers), Napolitano’s sobering-yet-patriotic perspective unmasks rampant political doubletalk and Washington power plays by taking a clear, legally grounded look at how we got here.

Blending fascinating history with fresh reporting and analysis on contemporary issues such as drone warfare and executions, NSA surveillance, and secret federal courts, Suicide Pact casts a vision beyond hollow rhetoric to common-sense solutions for returning sanity to our shores.

Suicide Pact


Andrew P. Napolitano serves as the Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News Channel (FNC). He provides on-air legal analysis on FNC throughout the day on weekdays. Judge Napolitano is the author of five books on the U.S. Constitution: Constitutional Chaos; The Constitution in Exile; A Nation of Sheep; Dred Scott’s Revenge; Lies the Government Told You, It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong, and Theodore and Woodrow. Napolitano’s writings have also been published in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. As a nationally recognized expert on the U.S. Constitution, he lectures frequently on the Constitution and human freedom.


“There is no one more qualified than Judge Andrew Napolitano to serve as our guide through American legal and political history to show how power-hungry politicians have used the magic words ‘national security’ to break free from the chains of the Constitution and put us in the chains of authoritarianism.’”

Former Congressman Ron Paul (R–Texas)

"Former Judge, law professor and author, Andrew Napolitano documents how unlimited perpetual wars concentrate unaccountable power in the Presidency and proceed to shred constitutional boundaries and due processes, crush public budgets and expand an American Empire that, like all Empires, will eventually devour itself. Read the gripping details about how our constitutional balance of powers and individual rights are being repealed de-facto by the merger of political and economic power that led to President Eisenhower’s farewell warning regarding the “military-industrial complex” and its destructive impact on our liberties. Whether you’re Left or Right, Napolitano’s documented thesis will resonate."

Ralph Nader, Author of Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State

“With the judiciousness of a judge (which he once was), the perspective of a historian (which he here proves himself to be), and the passion of an alarmed patriot (which his many viewers on Fox News know him to be), Judge Napolitano calls attention to the foremost constitutional challenge of our day, that of circumscribing executive power.“

George Will, Syndicated Columnist

"Today, our constitutional liberties are under assault, and Judge Napolitano's sharp legal analysis documenting the steady erosion of American freedom should be a wake-up call for Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and Libertarians alike."

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

“Our Founders agreed that when there are not enough citizens informed on why they are Americans in this self-governing republic, the Constitution would flounder. And this is why Judge Andrew P. Napolitano’s “Suicide Pact” is so greatly needed and so continually absorbing a public service. Never before in our history have so many Americans -- students and adults -- been so unaware of the disappearance of the separation of powers ignored by imperial administrations from Bush-Cheney and now the even more un-American regime of President Obama. In “Suicide Pact,” Judge Napolitano, as always, brings the Constitution and our individual personal liberties alive -– thereby strengthening the active American identities of this and future generations. No matter who is elected President in 2016, this is the book to revive us as Americans.”

Nat Hentoff, Author of, The War on the Bill of Rights and then Gathering Resistance; Living The Bill of Rights: How To Be An Authentic American; and The First Freedom: The Tumultuous History of Free Speech in America

Nobody in America today is a stronger and more energetic champion of individual rights, natural freedom, and strictly limited government than Fox News' Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. Suicide Pact is his best work yet. It's a can't-put-it-down history lesson, a page-turning legal argument, and his single-strongest statement ever on just how far America has strayed from its promise of being a government of laws and not of power-hungry men.

Suicide Pact doesn't just dazzle with its historical reach and depress with its unvarnished depiction of executive-branch power grabs; it provides a map for how we can all fight back and move into a future that delivers fully on individual freedom.

Even when I don't agree with him (a rare occurrence!), I learn more from Judge Napolitano than any other legal analyst and writer. If you care about your freedom, your country, and your future, read Suicide Pact and pass it along to everyone you know.

Nick Gillespie, Reason.tv; Reason.com



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