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an “Uncle Eric” book…review

June 23, 2011

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Review of ARE YOU…LIBERAL? CONSERVATIVE? OR CONFUSED?

A book by Richard J. Maybury.

And what a book it is.  If you have ever been *confused* by the use of terms like socialism, communism, fascism, freedom, liberty Tweedle Dum and Tweedle dee, this book is for you.

Many thanks to Cindy Gamrat,  driving force behind the creation of the Huntington County, Indiana TEA Party; who graciously loaned her copy of “Are you… liberal? Conservative? Or confused” to me.  Written in the epistolary style by Richard J. Maybury, this fantastic “Uncle Eric” book of 121 pages really cleared up many of my own misconceptions about The People that desire to Rule Us (TPTDTRU).  I have at times ranted about The Ruling Class, and how it intends to utterly destroy the Country Class of Americans, but *Uncle Eric* puts that argument into a very clear spotlight.  You should rush out immediately and get a copy, and read it and read it and loan it out, and then read it again.  It is THAT good.

Uncle Eric (Richard J Maybury) describes himself as a Juris Naturalist, a term that he coined to describe a person who believes in the supremacy of Higher Law, or Natural Law.  He (and I) are convinced that government should obey Higher Law just as all people should.  He describes two rules that the founding fathers of America held dear:

  1. Do all that you have agreed to do.
  2. Do not encroach on other persons or their property.

Maybury’s use of the epistolary style of writing (using letters to his niece or nephew to tell a story) make for a very fast read.   He addresses how terms like liberal and conservative have changed in meaning, and have been abused to allow for a wide interpretation over the years.  Change and abuse of terms requires careful scrutiny, and also requires the listener to ask the speaker for clarification.  Mainly the letters that comprise this book caution the reader about how liberals (in today’s usage) intend to use the power and force of government to restrict the Economic Liberty of Americans;  and conservatives intend to use the power of government to restrict the Social Liberty  of Americans.  Whether liberals or conservatives are in power, the net result seems to be a curtailing of our liberty.

If you are concerned about the loss of liberty escalating in American society, you need to read this book.  You need to contact your local librarian and insist that a copy (copies?) are on the shelf at your public library.  We should not be ashamed to be confused by the intentional obfuscation of terms by members of the *Ruling Class*, but rather we need to clarify our own use of terms, and insist on compliance with the founder’s two rules  described above.  The very existence of the idea that IS America depends upon it.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2011 12:43 am

    *Uncle Eric* sounds mostly libertarian in his views, or am I wrong? Why doesn’t he just call himself that? Not sure I agree with his definition of conservatives either. It sounds like the libertarian label for conservatives.

  2. June 23, 2011 1:10 am

    Therein lies the danger of cloudy definitions. But who would disagree with doing all that you promise and refraining from infringing on other’s and their property?

  3. Uncle Milton permalink*
    June 27, 2011 12:50 am

    The term *libertarian* has been associated with all types of extremism; that is a good reason to avoid using it. By Uncle Eric adhering to two rules like doing everything that you said you will do, and not infringing on others’ person or property, he claims the common ground with America’s founders and avoids being the stigma of a negative connotation.

    Who could (or would?) disagree with those two rules?

  4. Cindy permalink
    July 3, 2011 11:49 am

    Maybury does a great job of expounding and applying those rules listed above in “Whatever Happened to Justice?”. It is one of my favorite books. It covers the connection between laws, liberty and their economic consequences as well. Each law that is created in congress, our states, counties, cities, etc. have an impact on our liberties and the economy yet most of the people making these laws do not think of it in such terms or are simply unaware of the consequences of the decisions they are making. This whole series is great to have on your shelf and to lend to others:-)

    • Uncle Milton permalink*
      July 3, 2011 12:59 pm

      I’ve been thinking that purchasing the whole dang series is the thing to do. But, (excuse time) my *To-Do Dance Card* is pretty full right now. I wonder how much success we might have *encouraging* our local librarian to stock the shelves of the *public* library with Maybury’s works.???

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