Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency (Paperback)

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A ringing call to action by one of the country's longest serving and most respected legislators.

In the months and years following September 11, Senator Robert C. Byrd has viewed with alarm what he considers to be a "slow unraveling of the people's liberties," when all dissenting voices were stilled and awesome power swung suddenly to the president to fight a "war on terror." This path violates historic American principles—it shows no regard for the balance of powers or the role of the Congress; it invades our privacy; and it eliminates public participation in and understanding of government. Swept along, we have entered a war without proper consideration and rushed dangerous legislation through Congress.  Now is the time to regain the Constitution, to return to the values and processes that made America great. Byrd does not shrink from speaking the truth to an ever more aggressive and imperial White House. Byrd has written a new postscript for the paperback edition.

About the Author

Senator Robert C. Byrd (1917-2010) of West Virginia, author of a four-volume history of the U.S. Senate, served in the Congress for fifty-seven years, fifty-one of them as a senator.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393327014
ISBN-10: 0393327019
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 17th, 2005
Pages: 272
Language: English