Readings on Corruption, Conspiracy, and Constitutional Principles

Compiled by Jon Roland

Also see Reading List 2and PrimeReading.

Inclusion in this list does not constitute endorsement of everything theyhave to say, only that they contain some useful points.

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Corruption and Political Dysfunction

[] Rodney Stich, Defrauding America, 1994, Diablo Western Press,Inc., PO Box 5, Alamo, CA 94507, 800- 247-7389, $27.25 Ppd. Insider exposesmassive federal corruption, corporate raiding, looting of savings and loans,drug smuggling, bankruptcy fraud, coverups of safety violations, and JFKassassination, particularly involving CIA and Justice Department.A

[] Terry Reed & John Cummings, Compromised: Clinton, Bush and theCIA, 1994, Shapolsky Publishers Inc, 136 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011,212/633-2022. Details of corruption involving the CIA, Bush and Clinton.A

[] William Greider, Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of AmericanDemocracy, 1992, Simon & Schuster. Describes faltering of the politicalprocess.A

[] Donald L. Bartlett & James B. Steele, America: What WentWrong?, 1992, Andrews & McMeel, 4900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112.Superficial, but some useful points.A

[] Gary H. Kah, En Route to Global Occupation, 1992, Huntington HousePublishers, POB 53788, Lafayette, LA 70505. Superficial, but examines theglobal level.A

Abuses of Constitution, Civil Rights

[] James Bovard, Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty,1994, St. Martin's Press, New York. Survey of official abuses, but neglectscorporate abuses and the ultimate causes and solutions to both.A

[] Eugene Schroder, Constitution: Fact or Fiction, 1995, PO Box 89,Campo, CO 81029, 719/787-9958, $14.95. Exposition of Emergency Rule,established March 9, 1933, which continues to this day.A

[] Walter Karp, Liberty Under Siege, 1993, Franklin Square, New York.Survey of some of the more obvious erosions of constitutional rights, butsuperficial treatment of the causes.A

[] Ron Cole, Sinister Twilight: A Tragedy Near Waco, and a SinisterTwilight in America, 1993, Unlimited Thought Bookstore, 5525 Blanco Rd.#112, San Antonio, TX 78216, $15.00 Ppd.

[] Jack DeVault, The Waco Whitewash, 1994. Rescue Press, 8048Midcrown #11, San Antonio, TX 78218, $20.00 Ppd. Abuses by the federal judicialsystem.

[] Bud & Ruth Schultz, It Did Happen Here: Recollections of PoliticalRepression in America, 1989, U. Of California Press, Berkeley.A

[] Morton Halperin et al., The Lawless State: The Crimes of U.S.Intelligence Agencies, 1976, Penguin, New York. Survey of results of ChurchCommittee Report and similar abuses.A

[] Frank J. Donner, The Age of Surveillance: The Aims and Methods ofAmerica's Political Intelligence System, 1980, Knopf, New York.A

[] Martin Cannon, The Controllers: Mind Control and Its Role in the'Alien' Abduction Phenomenon, 1990, 1996, 8211 Owensmouth Av #206, CanogaPark, CA 91304. $6.00. Survey of mind-control experimentation by U.S.Government.A

[] Julianne McKinney, Microwave Harassment & Mind- ControlExperimentation, Electronic Surveillance Project, Association of NationalSecurity Alumni, PO Box 13625, Silver Spring, MD 20911-3625, 301/608- 0143.$5.00. Expos´┐Ż of mind-control experimentation by insider.

[] James M. Collier & Kenneth F. Collier, Votescam: the Stealing ofAmerica, 1992, Victoria House Press, 67 Wall St #2411, New York, NY 10005.$10.00. Report of investigations of how computerized elections are rigged. Amanual for investigating vote fraud.A

[] Gerry Spence, With Justice for None, 1989, Penguin, New York.Abuses of the legal system.A

Coverups and Secret Government

[] Anthony C. Sutton, America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction tothe Order of Skull & Bones, 1986, Liberty House Press, 2027 Iris,Billings, MT 59102. Traces historical roots of major members of U.S. branch ofShadow Government, but doesn't cover decision- making structure.A

[] John Coleman, Conspirators' Hierarchy: The Committee of ThreeHundred, 1992, America West Publishers, PO Box 2208, Carson City, NV 89702.Introduces major players in global Shadow Government, but lacks substantiationand may have misread the roles of some of them. Makes case that rule is by 300major families, a third of them British. Traces their control of almost everysector of society, and shows that much of their money comes from control ofdrug market, going back to China opium trade. But doesn't cover presentexecutive structure.A

[] Burton Hersh, Old Boys : The American Elite and the Origins of theCIA, 1992, Scribners, New York. Traces the emergence of the CIA as executorof objectives of the ruling elite and examines their deficiencies.A

[] Loch K. Johnson, America's Secret Power: the CIA in a democraticsociety, 1989, Oxford, New York A sanitized depictionof this agency.A

[] Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, The CIA and American Democracy, 1989, Yale,New Haven. A sanitized depiction of this agency.A

[] L. Fletcher Prouty, JFK, the CIA, Vietnam and the Plot to AssassinateJohn F. Kennedy, 1992, Birch Lane, New YorkA; Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World,Institute for Historical Review.A JFKassassination as government plot.

[] Gaeton Fonzi, The Last Investigation, 1993, Thunder's Mouth, NewYork. Commentary on House investigation which concluded JFK assassination was aconspiracy.A

[] Bill Moyers, The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis,1988, 1990, Seven Locks Press, PO Box 27, Cabin John, MD 20818, 310/320-2130.Discusses what came out of the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals. Eloquentindictment, but no new revelations.A

[] William Greider, Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runsthe Country, 1987, Simon & Schuster, New York. Describes theconsequences of 1980 financial deregulation, which lays the basis for what isdiscussed by Rodney Stich.A

[] Gary Sick, October Surprise, 1991, I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 110Gloucester Av, London NW18JA. Exposes deal to give Iran arms to keep hostageslong enough to defeat Carter in 1980 election.A

[] Donald Axelrod, Shadow Government: the hidden world of publicauthorities and how they control $1 trillion dollars of your money, 1992,Wiley, New York. Identifies how such public authorities function as a part ofthe Shadow Government.A

[] Timothy Good, Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-up, 1988,W. Morrow, New YorkA; AlienContact: Top-Secret UFO Files Revealed, 1993, W. Morrow, New York.A Raisesimportant question: If these things are real, how are they affectinggovernment: both visible and invisible.

Constitutional Principles

[] James Madison, Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention, 1840.The definitive record of the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of1787.A

[] James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, The Federalist.Explanation of the proposed Constitution and arguments for adopting it.A

[] Bernard Schwartz, The Roots of the Bill of Rights, 1980, ChelseaHouse, New York. Includes much of debate needed to interpret Framers' intent.A

[] Merrill D. Peterson, ed., The Portable Thomas Jefferson, 1975,Penguin, New York. Major writings, especially his commentaries on theConstitution and its foundations.A

[] Ernest Barker, ed., Social Contract, 1960, Oxford U. Press,London. Contains essays: John Locke, An Essay Concerning the True Original,Extent, and End of Civil Government; David Hume, Of the OriginalContract; Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract. These are thedefinitive treatises that lay the theoretical basis for republican government,and without which the Constitution cannot be fully understood.A

[] Leonard W. Levy, Original Intent and the Framers' Constitution,1988, Macmillan, New York. Scholar examines "original intent"doctrine and its alternatives.A

[] Stephen P. Halbrook, That Every Man Be Armed, 1984, IndependentInstitute, 134 98th Av, Oakland, CA 94603. Traces legal foundations of right tokeep and bear arms and shows how it is fundamental to all other rights.A

[] Clarence Streit, Atlantic Union Now, 1962, Freedom & UnionPress, Washington, DC. Excellent analysis of how a federal constitution must bedesigned to be viable and effective.

[] Jeffrey Abramson, We, the Jury: The Jury System and the Ideal ofDemocracy, 1994, BasicBooks, New York. Good treatment of some of the keyissues involving the jury system, including jury nullification, and how it hasbeen perverted from its orginal form.A

[] Friedrich A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, 1960, U. ofChicago Press, Chicago. Examines conflicting political philosophies and theirimpacts on ideal constitutional governance.A

[] Walter Berns, Taking the Constitution Seriously, 1987, MadisonBooks, Lanham, MD. Makes case for returning to strict construction andcompliance, but neglects rights to keep and bear arms and to assemble asindependent militias.A

[] William R. Tonso, The Gun Culture and its Enemies, 1990, SecondAmendment Foundation, James Madison Building, 12500 N.E. Tenth Place, Bellevue,WA 98005.A


[] Morgan Norval, The Militia in 20th Century America: A Symposium,1985A; Larry Pratt,Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution and Citizens Militias, 1995.A Gun OwnersFoundation, 5881 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Discusses the majorfactor missing from the political order that might make a difference.

[] Martin Gross, A Call for Revolution, 1993, Ballantine, New York.Superficial, and misses much that is needed, but hits some useful points.A

[] Senator Steve Symms & Larry Grupp, The Citizen's Guide to FightingGovernment, 1994, Jameson Books, Inc., PO Box 738, Ottawa, IL 61350.Handbook on political action.A

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