Readings on Corruption, Conspiracy, and Constitutional Principles

Compiled by Jon Roland

Also see Reading List 2 and Prime Reading.

Inclusion in this list does not constitute endorsement of everything they have 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 exposes massive federal corruption, corporate raiding, looting of savings and loans, drug smuggling, bankruptcy fraud, coverups of safety violations, and JFK assassination, particularly involving CIA and Justice Department. A

[] Terry Reed & John Cummings, Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA, 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 American Democracy, 1992, Simon & Schuster. Describes faltering of the political process. A

[] Donald L. Bartlett & James B. Steele, America: What Went Wrong?, 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 House Publishers, POB 53788, Lafayette, LA 70505. Superficial, but examines the global 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 neglects corporate 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, but superficial treatment of the causes. A

[] Ron Cole, Sinister Twilight: A Tragedy Near Waco, and a Sinister Twilight 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, 8048 Midcrown #11, San Antonio, TX 78218, $20.00 Ppd. Abuses by the federal judicial system.

[] Bud & Ruth Schultz, It Did Happen Here: Recollections of Political Repression 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 Church Committee Report and similar abuses. A

[] Frank J. Donner, The Age of Surveillance: The Aims and Methods of America'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, Canoga Park, CA 91304. $6.00. Survey of mind-control experimentation by U.S. Government. A

[] Julianne McKinney, Microwave Harassment & Mind- Control Experimentation, Electronic Surveillance Project, Association of National Security Alumni, PO Box 13625, Silver Spring, MD 20911-3625, 301/608- 0143. $5.00. ExposÚ of mind-control experimentation by insider.

[] James M. Collier & Kenneth F. Collier, Votescam: the Stealing of America, 1992, Victoria House Press, 67 Wall St #2411, New York, NY 10005. $10.00. Report of investigations of how computerized elections are rigged. A manual 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 to the Order of Skull & Bones, 1986, Liberty House Press, 2027 Iris, Billings, MT 59102. Traces historical roots of major members of U.S. branch of Shadow Government, but doesn't cover decision- making structure. A

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

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

[] Loch K. Johnson, America's Secret Power: the CIA in a democratic society, 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 Assassinate John F. Kennedy, 1992, Birch Lane, New York A; Secret Team : The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World, Institute for Historical Review. A JFK assassination as government plot.

[] Gaeton Fonzi, The Last Investigation, 1993, Thunder's Mouth, New York. Commentary on House investigation which concluded JFK assassination was a conspiracy. 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. Eloquent indictment, but no new revelations. A

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

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

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

[] Timothy Good, Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-up, 1988, W. Morrow, New York A; Alien Contact: Top-Secret UFO Files Revealed, 1993, W. Morrow, New York. A Raises important question: If these things are real, how are they affecting government: 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 of 1787. 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, Chelsea House, 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 the Constitution 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 Original Contract; Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract. These are the definitive 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, Independent Institute, 134 98th Av, Oakland, CA 94603. Traces legal foundations of right to keep and bear arms and shows how it is fundamental to all other rights. A

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

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

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

[] Walter Berns, Taking the Constitution Seriously, 1987, Madison Books, Lanham, MD. Makes case for returning to strict construction and compliance, but neglects rights to keep and bear arms and to assemble as independent militias. A

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


[] Morgan Norval, The Militia in 20th Century America: A Symposium, 1985 A; Larry Pratt, Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution and Citizens Militias, 1995. A Gun Owners Foundation, 5881 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Discusses the major factor 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 Fighting Government, 1994, Jameson Books, Inc., PO Box 738, Ottawa, IL 61350. Handbook on political action. A

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