Richard J. Maybury who is also Uncle Eric
"The Founders were convinced that governments are, fundamentally, predators. These predators must be kept small and weak or they will destroy law and devour the country."

   I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industries.
—Thomas Jefferson, 1824

   "Jefferson wrote these words when the Federal government had only about 8,500 civilian employees; today it has three million." —p.22


Book Cover Uncle Eric Talks About Evaluating Books What Would Thomas Jefferson Think About This Evaluating Books
What Would Thomas Jefferson Think About This?
Guidelines for selecting books consistent with the principles of America's Founders.

by Richard J. Maybury

This book offers many insights, it teaches principles of economics and government in bite-sized nuggets, and gives you indicators for spotting the hidden biases of news reporters, writers, movies and television.

For educators, parents, librarians and anyone else responsible for making reading selections for children—including students themselves — Mr Maybury uses "indicators" and "misleading terms" to help individuals identify the philosophical slant of most writers of law, history, economics and literature.

Ages 14 to 94. 127 pages, quality paperback. $10.95
ISBN 0-942617-53-3 , Copyright 1994, 2004


The Business, Economics and Finance set

Personal, Career, and Financial Security

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

The Money Mystery

The Clipper Ship Strategy


The Law and Politics set

Whatever Happened to Justice?

Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused?

Ancient Rome: How It Affects You Today

Evaluating Books: What Would Thomas Jefferson Think About This?


The War set

The Thousand Year War in the Mideast

World War I, the Rest of the Story

World War II, the Rest of the Story