Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Essential Liberty By Rob Olive

What Could Happen if the U.S. Government Tried to Confiscate all Firearms from its Citizens?
By Rob Olive
"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin

In the midst of all the headlines and breaking news today about the American government taking over our lives in very personal ways - from health care to gun control - comes Essential Liberty by Rob Olive - a thought-provoking novel about governmental overreach and the abuse of power. Through believable characters and scenarios that mirror our current political debate, Essential Liberty illustrates "what can happen when Americans surrender liberty for the false promises of safety and security."

In this dramatic reenactment-in-words, the United States government has banned and begun confiscating firearms from its citizens. Insurance executive Don Williams has never owned a gun and is part of the majority of Americans who initially favored "collection" (the official term for confiscation), yet he's shocked to see his fellow countrymen being rounded up on the evening news. Former Marine Mike Niculescu, owns many firearms and has refused to surrender them; the son of immigrants from Communist Romania reveres them as symbols of liberty. Bill Payne, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, commands an ATF Hazardous Operations Team. These elite new teams are reserved for "collection" operations with a high level of risk and Payne wants his unit to be the first to make headlines. As the story unfolds, Don is forced to make a choice: Will he turn a blind eye to the abuse of power, or will he choose to take a stand on principle that will put everything he cares about at risk?

Essential Libertyisn't just about guns. It's about the loss of civil liberties as the government's power proliferates and infringes on our freedoms one by one, threatening our Constitutional rights. It is a must read for Second Amendment advocates, patriots, and "fence-sitters" alike.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rob Olive is a Marine Corps vet. He holds a Bachelor's degree in history from Oregon State University. The concept of Essential Liberty grew out of his fascination with the one characteristic that differentiates the United States of America from any other country in history - the importance its founders placed on individual liberty.

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