Rebecca Hagelin

In these times of economic troubles the liberals are looking to take more control of your money, your business, your freedom and your future.

 But if you read Michael Medved’s powerful new book, The 10 Big Lies About America , you can help stop them.

I recently had the pleasure of co-hosting (with my colleague, Heritage VP Becky Norton Dunlop) Michael for a book lecture at The Heritage Foundation and he absolutely “brought the house down”, wowing the standing-room only crowd with his energizing speech delivered from memory. When he took questions, he had instant recall about numerous facts, figures and topics. I wasn’t surprised, as I have been in-studio with Michael and watched him answer questions for three hours with no notes. Medved is more than a human encyclopedia – he’s more like a human Google. No wonder he is one of the most successful and effective syndicated radio hosts in the nation. And his knowledge of history and politics is joined by pure raw guts. He’s not afraid to call the liberal mantra and revisionist history what it is: a bed of lies. That’s just what he does in The 10 Big Lies About America.

Take “Big Lie #6,” which is more pertinent than ever these days:

“Government programs offer the only remedy for economic downturns and poverty.”

Liberals love to argue that it is government – not the spirit or will or hard work or free markets and free citizens – that can cure economic ills. The libs love to point to FDR and his “alphabet soup” of government programs, hatched as an effort to pull America out of the Great Depression, as the defining, magical moment for “big government”.  In fact, Michael shows, the “New Deal” did precious little to help get America out of its economic doldrums. It took a world war to do that.

That’s not just the opinion of a smart conservative pundit. It’s also the opinion of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., a liberal scholar who is considered one of the premier experts on the New Deal. Writing in 1963, he said, “Though the policies of the Hundred Days had ended despair, they had not produced recovery … The New Deal had done remarkable things, especially in social reform, but the formula for full recovery evidently still eluded it.”

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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