Mother, Should I Trust the Government?: The Making and Keeping of Our American Republic
a book by Jake Jacobs Ph.D
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that "As Jake's mother, I say you can TRUST this book but not the government!" – Jesse Jacobs
"My mother says this book is the BEST – You should buy it!" – Anastasia Jacobs
"Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could." – Abigail Adams
"Unlike anarchists, America’s Founders realistically concluded that since men were not angels, government comprised of men must be: LIMITED, checked, balanced, separated; a federal republic and watched like a hawk forever." – Jake Jacobs
Jacobs is at his best when he writes "Unlike anarchists, America’s Founders realistically concluded that since men were not angels, government comprised of men must be: LIMITED, checked, balanced, separated, republican, and watched like a hawk forever!" And when he writes "When President Barack Obama was asked about the IRS’s scandalous scrutinizing of Tea Party organizations, he arrogantly dismissed the charges by saying there’s “not even a smidgen of corruption.” A few days later the head of the Federal government’s Progressive Internal Revenue Service told a Senate investigative committee that they lost the e-mail hard drive that would reveal the details of much more than a smidgen of evidence that would indict the taxmen of America! Something “stinketh” not only in Denmark but in Washington, D.C., and it’s not the Potomac River; it’s the smell of government lies that have plagued mankind from time immemorial."
Obama says 'I am not a crook'—but we know better
U.S. neocons' imperialism and warmongering is out of control yet the Congress tasked with stopping such abuses is mute—something smells rotten in Washington! The game is rigged.
However, unless Jacobs wrote the book in 1945, his statement "While not a perfect nation, the American Republic did not join in democide or death by government in the twentieth century and was in fact a great liberator from government oppression throughout the world." is unbelievably naive, demonstrating that he needed to take the time to research his statements before typing such ignorance. Our government being "a great liberator from government oppression throughout the world" is easy to find in high school history textbooks, but it is not at all the fact he claims it to be. See The Concise Untold History of the United States, which challenges prevailing orthodoxies and coverups and propaganda to reveal the dark truth about the rise and fall of American imperialism.
"Our Founding Fathers did not deal with godless, man-centered, pie-in-the-sky, utopic theories that had no anchoring in the real world of sinful fallen man, who was also fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God." Over and over he says "our Republic under God," he calls men sinful, and he talks about his mother who liked to swear. And he keeps pushing God into anything and everything he writes. If he wants to write a book on religion, he needs to warn the reader. Most readers are NOT looking to get preached at by Jacobs!
How the author sees himself is: "Dr. Jake Jacobs is president and founder of the Politically Incorrect Institute and has degrees in American History and Biblical and Judeo-Christian Studies from Arizona State University, Arizona College of the Bible, Ashland Theological Seminary, and North-West University. Dr. Jacobs has spent more than twenty-seven years at the public and private high school system and at the college level, teaching his passion for our Constitutional Republic under God, all the while stressing historical correctness in the face of politically correct intimidation by the academic establishment." And yet his words are a far cry from historical correctness. They are a God obsessed version of Jacobs's opinion of historical correctness. Before he teaches or writes any more, inserting foot in mouth vigorously and often, he should research the truth about our history.
Given that the author finds the compulsion to preach at us overwhelming and irresistible, we cannot recommend this book to anyone.
Before he teaches or writes any more, inserting foot in mouth vigorously and often, he should research the truth about our history