I'm from the Government and I'm Here to Kill You: The True Human Cost of Official Negligence


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Skyhorse Publishing
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6.3 X 1.2 X 9.1 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author

David T. Hardy practices law in Tucson, Arizona, after spending ten years in Interior Department's Office of the Solicitor, Washington, DC. He has published four books, one a New York Times bestseller, and twenty-five law review articles, which have twice been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court.


"A shocking exposé of the extent and consequences of our government's lack of accountability. Hardy's book is a must-read for every American, regardless of political views and party affiliation." --Robert Corbin, former Attorney General of Arizona

"[Hardy] does an amazingly accurate job telling of how our government has taken innocent citizen life and destroyed personal freedoms. I know firsthand. I watched it happen at Ruby Ridge." --former U.S. Senator Larry E. Craig

"How much immunity should government actors have from civil or criminal liability when their negligent or reckless behavior gets people killed? Reading this book may change some minds on this question. . . . Hardy asks hard questions about the breadth of American immunity law and proposes a broad set of legal reforms that will make the government accountable for the harm it inflicts." --Daniel D. Polsby, JD, former dean, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

"From the gross, but deliberate, negligence that caused the massive explosion levelling the port of Texas City in 1947 to the FBI sniper's kill shot that felled Vicki Weaver at Ruby Ridge nearly a half century later, the cost in human life at the hands of government abuse of power is truly staggering. And while the detailed recounting of such incidents . . . may be disturbing to some readers, anyone who cares about limiting that power and making government at least somewhat accountable needs to read the book. Every day that passes without taking steps to rein in that power puts a man, a woman, or a child somewhere in America at risk of becoming another victim." --Robert L. Barr, former United States Attorney and member of the House of Representatives.

Upon seeing the title "I'm From The Government and I'm Here To Kill You" one might be forgiven for assuming the book is a self-published screed from an anti-government misanthrope. David T. Hardy's background as a Washington, D.C. insider, an attorney working to aid federal law enforcement, and a noted First and Second Amendment scholar whose work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and 11 of the 13 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals dissolves that concern. . . . I'm From The Government and I'm Here To Kill You should shock a nation, and Congress, into action. There may be no one in Washington, however, who wants these reforms, and that is the most frightening takeaway from this riveting, ground-breaking, book. --Washington Times

"t's hard not to like a savvy ex-federal lawyer who blows the whistle on the feds. David Hardy has been doing that for decades - often with explosive results. . . . Skyhorse Publishing recently released a new book from Hardy - I'm from the Government and I'm Here to Kill You: The True Human Cost of Official Negligence. Hardy brings his legal savvy to trace how the doctrine of sovereign immunity is ravaging our rights and liberties. "Americans could better hold their government accountable when they were ruled by George III than they can today!," he warns. He walks readers through a long series of Supreme Court decisions that helped make government officials a nearly untouchable legal class." --James Bovard, columnist, USA Today