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The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold and Tax Cuts

ISBN: 978-0-470-45265-3
400 pages
July 2009
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Libertarian-conservative solutions to the political, social, economic and tax issues facing the United States from a 2012 Third Party Presidential contender, as well as one of America's leading Tea Party political leaders

In today's uncertain economy, people are growing more and more concerned about their financial future, and looking for common sense, limited government solutions. In The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts, 2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee Wayne Allyn Root presents a passionate case for smaller government; dramatically reduced spending and taxes; States' Rights; free markets; adherence to the Constitution; an end to the Fed; a ban of bailouts, stimulus, earmarks, pork and corporate welfare; economic and personal freedom; and a return of power to the people, just as the Founding Fathers intended. The book

  • Explains why Obama's big government solutions are leading to a Great Depression II and a coming Citizen Revolution
  • Proposes a one year "Income Tax Vacation," a permanent end to capital gains taxes, and detailed spending freezes and cuts across all levels of government
  • Proposes dramatic education reform centered on school choice, home-schooling, charter schools, teacher accountability, and parental freedom
  • Proposes unique reforms in the areas of health care, energy and the public sector (government employee unions)

The Conscience of a Libertarian reveals how Americans can take back their country from big government, big unions, big corporations, corrupt politicians, bureaucrats, lawyers and lobbyists.

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Table of Contents


Publisher's Note. 

Introduction: Citizen Politician—Citizen Revolution.

Part One: A Revolution Is Brewing.

Chapter 1 It's All Familiar: The Journey Begins with Barry Goldwater.

Chapter 2 The Libertarian Model: Meet the Original Rebels with Pitchforks.

Chapter 3 My Libertarian Awakening.

Chapter 4 Republicans & Democrats - Big and Bigger, Dumb and Dumber.

Chapter 5: The Battered Voter Syndrome.

Chapter 6 The Citizen Revolution - The Army of Rebels with Pitchforks.

Chapter 7 God and Government - Be Careful What You Wish For!

Part Two: Let's Talk Money and Politics.

Chapter 8 The Nevada Model - Showing America How It’s Done!

Chapter 9 Obama vs. Root - Why We Need a Small Businessman in the White House.

Chapter 10 The California Nightmare - Why California Leads the Nation in Deficit, Debt and Out-Migration.

Chapter 11 Let the Obama Disaster Begin - A Toxic Brew of Big Government, Big Bureaucracy, Big Unions and Lots of Lawyers!

Chapter 12 The Big Auto Bailout Adventure.

Chapter 13 Government Employee Unions Gone Wild.

Chapter 14 The Taxpayers Union - Stoking the Citizen Revolution.

Part Three: Solutions for the Mess We Are In.

Chapter 15 The Ultimate Spending Solution: Constitutional Impoundment.

Chapter 16 Eliminating Federal Taxes and the IRS.

Chapter 17 Eradicating Capital Gains: Why Liberal Politicians Want to Keep Older Americans Working Forever!

Chapter 18 Destroying the Fed Before the Fed Destroys Us.

Chapter 19 Term Limits: Stopping the Insanity.

Chapter 20 The Magnificent Seven (Times Two): Putting the Citizen Back in the "Citizen Legislature".

Chapter 21 Government in Rehab: Outting Our Little Addiction Problem.

Chapter 22 The Greatest Economic Stimulus Plan Ever!

Part Four: Protecting and Preserving our Inalienable Civil Liberties.

Chapter 23 Welcome to the Nanny States of America!

Chapter 24 Education: The Civil Rights (and Economic) Issue of the Twenty-First Century.

Chapter 25 The Answer to the Health Care Crisis: Less Government, More Freedom!

Chapter 26 The Audacity of Affirmative Action

Chapter 27 Stop the Global Warming Insanity: Facing the Real Global Threat.

Chapter 28 The Common Sense Answer to the Energy Crisis: Less Government, More Entrepreneurship!

Chapter 29 The End of Prohibition: Why Gamblers Will Empower the Citizen Revolution.

Chapter 30 The Inalienable Right to Pursue Happiness: “If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me”.

Parting Words: Relentless!

The Root Revolution!

About the Author. 


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Author Information

Wayne Allyn Root is one of the most charismatic, fiery, outspoken, and controversial political personalities in America today. He was the 2008 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee. A college classmate of Barack Obama at Columbia University, he is now the leading contender for the Libertarian presidential nomination in 2012. Root is the son of a butcher, small businessman, and homeschool dad—the quintessential "Citizen Politician" envisioned by America's Founding Fathers. A former anchorman and host on Financial News Network (now known as CNBC), his business and political careers have been profiled by CNBC, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine, among others. He is a frequent guest on Fox News, Fox Business, and many national radio shows including Savage Nation, The Jerry Doyle Show, and The Mancow Show. Root's web sites include www.ROOTforAmerica.com and www.ROOTofSuccess.com.
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"In your heart, you know he's right. Channeling Barry Goldwater for a modern audience, Root does a great job of adapting his mentor's classic for 21st century America. My guess is that the principles of Goldwater, shepherded by Root, will be a benchmark for reform in this age of political and economic crisis."
-Peter Schiff, President, Euro Pacific Capital, Author of Best-Seller "Crash Proof"

"Root takes no prisoners, leaves no doubt how the disaster came to be; Root names-names but blames both Democrat and Republican administrations for over-spending, inflating the size and reach of government and creating a welfare state that is a form of slavery even as it continues to bleed taxpayers.

Root has solutions. To me, he's the only candidate who's articulate, powerful in presentation, and RIGHT. He presents his views with vigor and clarity on every occasion. He comes across great because he speaks truth from the heart, of America, to America, for America."
Dr. John Hospers, First Libertarian United States Presidential Candidate; Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Southern California

"Wayne Allyn Root (WAR) means business. In "The Conscience of a Libertarian," he is declaring WAR on big government, big spending, big taxes, big unions, big business, arrogant career politicians, lawyers, lobbyists, and the media elite. What a refreshing change to read the words and ideas of a small businessman, homeschool dad, son of a butcher, and citizen statesman. This book is a must read for libertarians, conservatives, disillusioned Republicans, independents, and anyone who wants to cut the size and scope of government dramatically, and return power to individuals. Instead of just criticisms, Wayne provides common-sense solutions for limited government, economic and personal freedom, and protecting our Constitution. I can feel our Founding Fathers looking down and smiling."
-Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Fox News Channel, Senior Judicial Analyst; Host of "Brian and the Judge" on FOX News Radio and "FreedomWatch" on FOXNews.com

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Press Release

February 09, 2010
The Conscience of a Libertarian


The Conscience of a Libertarian
Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts
By Wayne Allyn Root


Meet the ROSS PEROT OF 2012



"Open your wallets and purses. Look inside. Vote for me. And I promise to stay the hell out of there!"

 --Wayne Allyn Root



Wayne Allyn Root (WAR) is not your typical politician; in fact, many in the media call him the "ANTI-Politician." A Libertarian-conservative combination of Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, and Ron Paul (on STEROIDS), he is the author of THE CONSCIENCE OF A LIBERTARIAN: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts (Wiley; July 29, 2009; $24.95, Hardcover; 978-0-470-45265-3) in which he reminds us that there is another choice for voters in America: an independent, common sense path. In his new book, he not only defines the problems in America but offers plausible practical solutions.

Obama's college classmate at Columbia University (class of '83), Root burst on the scene with guns a-blazing against Obama's Big Brother socialist agenda, Bush and the pathetic hypocritical 'nanny state' GOP, and all the corrupt, arrogant, morally bankrupt politicians of the two-party political system. Root calls himself an equal opportunity offender while referring to Democrats and Republicans as "big and bigger, dumb and dumber."  And he has four words for all politicians who voted for bailouts, handouts, entitlements, stimulus, and tax cuts for people who didn't pay taxes in the first place - "Throw the bums out!"


  • He is declaring WAR on the politicians of both parties.
  • He is declaring WAR on the Beltway insiders.
  • He is declaring WAR on the biased liberal media elite.
  • He is declaring WAR on big government, big spending, big taxes, big unions, and big corporations, including their armies of lawyers and lobbyists.
  • He is declaring WAR on the out-of-control bloated salaries and pensions of government employees.


THE CONSCIENCE OF A LIBERTARIAN is the story of a blue-collar S.O.B. (son of a butcher) who came out of nowhere to become the Libertarian Vice-Presidential nominee of 2008, who some say will become the Ross Perot of 2012. Living proof that his message works, today Root is a dynamic, charismatic, telegenic, limited government, anti-tax, small businessman, home-school dad, citizen politician, and capitalist evangelist who truly believes in freedom from big government in America. In his new book, Root illustrates how...


  • Obama wants to turn America into one big California - the most debt-ridden, bankrupt, insolvent state, with the lowest bond ratings in the country; California is ground zero for economic Armageddon.


  • His common sense vision, to follow the "Nevada model" - with smaller government, less spending, dramatically lower taxes, far fewer government employees - will lead to far more personal and economic freedom. Result: Nevada has been #1 in population growth for past 25 years!


  • To end reverse racism by eliminating affirmative action.


  • Most of today's social programs, government spending, bailouts, handouts and economic stimulus plans are unconstitutional.


  • Government will run health care like Amtrak and the U.S. Postal Service - into bankruptcy.


  • 'Cap and trade' represents nothing more than a fraudulent scheme for government to take control over business, triple electric rates, and redistribute wealth.


  • To save our economy by eliminating or reigning in the Federal Reserve; and how to ban bailouts and corporate welfare.


  • To empower entrepreneurs and small business owners to create their own union: the Private Sector Taxpayers of America (PSTA).


  • To end expensive wars and bring about dramatic reductions of foreign aid and Pentagon waste, reducing bureaucracy and eliminating entire government agencies (like the IRS and the Dept. of Education).


  • To force Congress to read every word of every bill they vote on and install term limits for all politicians.


  • To solve the economic crisis via a one-year "income tax vacation" for all taxpayers - thereby reinvigorating the economy, encouraging savings and consumption, and rescuing small business owners.


  • To end the IRS forever.


  • To dramatically cut spending with "Constitutional Impoundment."


  • To use the Nevada model of legalizing and taxing "sin" to reduce taxpayers' burden by $260 billion.


...and so much more.  Wayne Allyn Root's highly anticipated book will teach Americans how to protect and preserve their inalienable civil liberties once and for all!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential nominee and he is the 2012 Libertarian Presidential frontrunner. WAR is a self-made businessman, capitalist evangelist, national spokesman for several companies in the financial world, as well as an author, business speaker and television and radio personality and producer. His talk radio show airs in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. He began his career as an anchorman for the Financial News Network (now CNBC). For more information, go to: www.ROOTforAmerica.com





Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts

By Wayne Allyn Root

Wiley; July 2009; $24.95; Hardcover

ISBN 13: 978-0-470-45265-3


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