Mugged by the State: Outrageous Government Assaults on Ordinary People and Their Property

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It's a scandal — the misguided government policies and overzealous enforcement that have victimized ordinary Americans. That's the story Randall Fitzgerald tells in Mugged by the State. Fitzgerald uncovers example after example of government harassment, including: a woman taken to jail for not wearing a seatbelt; a family diner seized under eminent domain laws; a couple who found army helicopters hovering over their land in a dispute over wetlands; and others.

Fitzgerald, a longtime reporter for Reader's Digest, gives a voice to the countless Americans around the country whose freedoms are being violated by the very government that should be protecting them.

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