Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Collection Of Know Stealing Reviews

Following are reviews or parts thereof which are included in the print edition of Know Stealing:

"If you are wondering where we have gone wrong as a country, then read this book. Shane Coley does a great job of getting to the very core of the problem. The media and talking heads we hear every day are so fixated on the symptoms that we forget to search for the root cause. This book peels the onion back layer by layer and explains in detail where the problem is. This book is a MUST read for anyone interested in restoring individual liberty in America!" 
Clay Ortiz 

"Rarely does a book not only challenge, but revolutionize the manner in which you view the world. Upon finishing such works, it’s as if you’ve been given a lens to better identify the functions of society that are right in front of you, but have been too small to see. Frederic Bastiat's classic, The Law, comes to mind. Know Stealing is one such book. Shane Coley takes on the daunting task of explaining some of the most complex issues facing our world today and succeeds with concise and astute brilliance. His solution, rooted in historical, economical, and Biblical foundations is a single rule: No Stealing. His insights on the significance and protection of life, liberty, and property are desperately needed and a pleasure to read." 
Drew Martin
Columnist, RevoluTimes.com 

"Shane Coley has succeeded in methodically correcting the most dangerous errors modern American society has in understanding economics, politics, government & Christian theology. A 15 year project with more to show for it than most entire lives. Transformational!"
Jimmy Norman
Executive Director
Georgians For Constitutional Government 

"Armed with wisdom, knowledge and an aptitude for teaching, Shane Coley skillfully disperses the fog of economic, political and moral complexities which tend to make our nation's problems seem insurmountable. Shane brings to light long ignored principles which must be understood if we are to have any chance of restoring the liberty, peace and prosperity which our country enjoyed in former times. Information contained in this excellent work is invaluable."
Linda Morrow 

"I'd buy a copy for all my friends if they had Kindles… Lots of ideas in this book that I have had in my head for a while but don't have the skill to convey to others the way Mr. Coley does (and there's plenty here I hadn't thought of or didn't really understand too.) As a previous reviewer stated, this book does an excellent job of getting to the core of our problems, and leaves me hopeful they can be solved."
Luke Albers 

In response to Luke Albers statement "I'd buy a copy for all my friends if they had Kindles", Valerie James wrote: "I was just thinking the same thing after reading Know Stealing this morning. Previously, I was familiar with sound money principles, but have had a difficult time 'translating' these concepts to my friends and family. Thank you for writing in a simple manner, with straight-forward analogies that can be more easily passed on."
‎"Know Stealing" should be passed along to every library, school, neighbor, pastor, family member, and friend - this book may just open their eyes, give them hope, and save our children. 'Bastiat's "The Law" has been my #1 book to gift, but not everybody "gets it" who gets it - Shane Coley's book will now be #1 to gift, and is much simpler to understand.'
Valerie James 

"If Know Stealing were written in the 1840s philosopher, economist, and author Frederic Bastiat would be the perfect person to write the foreword. This book is excellent reading for anyone from the high school student to the would-be-politician. If this book were required reading in high schools, we could restore our Nation in a matter of a generation or less."
Walt Holton 

"Rarely is the written work able to methodically unravel centuries of deceit and to lay the thieving emperor bare for all to see. Know Stealing accomplishes this and more, offering a necessary corrective to the theft at the root of modern society. Such is the power of truth simply stated. Arm yourself with the ideas herein to become a true defender of liberty."
Christopher David
Candidate for Congress [CA-33] 

"I am forced to say that in all my years of formal education, I had never learned of the Austrian School of Economics. All of those good 1970 era dollars spent in vain sitting in micro and macro economic classes, principles and theory of banking, all culminating in a degree in accounting, and I never heard of Ludwig Von Mises until I met Shane. […] Complete with charts and illustrations, readers are led on a journey to rediscover the elementary fact that words have meaning, or, more specifically, accurate meanings! I was pleasantly surprised that even an old goat like me could still discover some words with a nuanced meaning a little different than what I had thought. Who knew? Once the foundational understandings of the key words are in place, topics are explored to weave together the knowledge that will allow you to KnoW Stealing."
Rick McQueen 

"Shane Coley's Know Stealing is a breakthrough, must-read work which uncovers hidden causes of America's "boom and bust" economic cycles, as well as generational economic and societal decay. Know Stealing provides keys to how "We the People" will be able to save America from the brink, while creating a solid, stable foundation of both individual behavior and just government, resulting in economic and individual prosperity. Shane clearly, factually, and meticulously demonstrates how our costless fiat money system, along with other systems of state control, like energy policy, media, regulation, and taxation, are designed to pillage America's citizens and the broader economy, leading to certain tyranny and destruction. Know Stealing reminds us that stealing violates the 8th Commandment, and that, as a nation founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, we must confront stealing head on and return our financial and governmental systems to an honorable, Constitutional, truth-based foundation before we will ever be able to avoid financial catastrophes, let alone ensure America's liberties, freedoms, and prosperity are maintained into the future. I highly recommend Know Stealing as a foundational work for those involved in economic, industrial, and public policy, as well as for all who desire to restore America to her foundational roots and greatness."
David M Chaney 
Role1 CEO/CxO Solutions 

President and Founder 
CEOs for Liberty 

Know Stealing should be in everyone's library and should be discussed and taught regularly in our homes, churches, schools, and businesses."
Cody Murray

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Few Words About Know Stealing

A few words which have been used to describe Know Stealing: 
Transformational. Rare. Breakthrough. Must-Read. Simple To Understand. Scholarly. Hopeful. #1 to Gift. Wisdom. Knowledge. Understanding. Original Research. Methodically Corrects Dangerous Error. Disperses Complexity. Challenging. Revolutionizes One's Worldview. Concise and Astute Brilliance. Desperately Needed. 
Know Stealing is the culmination of 15 years of research and 5 years of writing, learning more, digging deeper; always searching for the root causes of our problems as a state and nation. Know Stealing will replace preconceived notions with clear and precise knowledge capable of driving restoration in our American Republic. Because we live in a system designed to steal from every U.S. citizen, it is imperative that we KNOW stealing when it happens and learn what steps can be taken to prevent systemic theft from continuing into our future. Know Stealing provides the essential knowledge necessary to identify and understand the theft that is occurring in our nation every minute of every day. It also provides the solutions that we, as ordinary citizens, can utilize to begin enforcing a policy of NO stealing that will enable us to reclaim our Life, Liberty, Property, and Prosperity. We can no longer afford to tolerate the lies and the deception that are eroding our national economy and our freedoms. Armed with knowledge and the tools necessary to restore our nation, we can change the course of history.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Do You Know Stealing? [A Book Review]

I’ve recently had the privilege of reading the fantastic new book by M. Shane Coley, Know Stealing. The title’s clever play on words provides more than an intriguing clue as to the book’s contents, but gives rise to a seemingly obvious yet neglected truth: Without the knowledge and understanding to identify theft when it occurs, we are powerless to stop it. Coley begins the book with the most widely used form of theft in history: deception. Specifically, the early chapters discuss the deceptive origins of what we commonly refer to as money. The average RevoluTimes reader is likely somewhat familiar with the differences between fiat money and “honest” money backed by a commodity. What you may not be familiar with however, is the argument that the very term “money” is not a thing at all, but a system. Coley contends that the bills of credit and coins we use in our daily transactions are not money in reality but money tokens, and part of a larger system designed for legal plunder. Writes Coley:
“Being a money token is like being a car tire. A tire is not a car, but it is part of a car…A token has no meaning outside of a money system.”
Through dozens of well-documented examples, Know Stealing makes the case that what we falsely perceive to be real money is nothing but a sophisticated scheme devised to not only rob us of our productive capabilities and thus the power we hold over ourselves, but to also perpetuate the further transferring of wealth from the producers of society to the non-producers. In short, by permitting the use of costless or fiat money, we are enabling our own enslavement. Coley identifies that natural money is a medium exchange derived from the marketplace that holds intrinsic value beyond any money system imposed by the State. Coley further explains this saying:
“The easiest way to identify natural money is to ask the following question: If this thing that claims to be natural money stopped being used as money immediately without warning, would it still have other useful purposes?”
He goes on to note that natural money in the form of gold, silver, salt, butter, etc. must be produced by human labor. Whereas time and energy must be used to mine gold or silver, costless money or fiat money is simply derived from nothing, and a bill printed with any denomination costs only a few pennies to produce. In other words, there is no greater cost in the production of a one dollar bill versus a one hundred dollar bill, and yet we are told, (and forced) to accept them as vastly different measures of wealth. Founded upon a keen understanding of economics, history and particularly original Biblical translations, Shane Coley illustrates that though such systems of plunder have developed throughout man’s existence, this is only due to our own ignorance. A devout Christian, Coley demonstrates that due to multiple misinterpreted or falsely translated verses in Scripture over the centuries, we have lost sight of the warnings of “differing weights and measures” and the destruction that they cause. The author tirelessly labors to prove his argument that all of the workings of a truly free, peaceful and prosperous society have been laid out for us long ago. 

Read the rest of the article at RevoluTimes.