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Gambling With the Money of Hardworking Americans

Posted in Press Release on November 10th, 2008 by admin – 263 Comments

New Book Exposes History of Political Ties to Casinos, Alerts Americans to Future Dealings
November 10, 2008

BATON ROUGE, La. – What if an American voter’s choice of president proved to be a literal gamble with the financial future of the country? In his new book, Believe Me or Your Lying Eyes: An entertaining History of Casinos, Corruption and Charities in America (published by AuthorHouse), Lou Illar presents startling evidence of a long history of political ties to casinos and suggests that our nation’s future leaders have no choice but to rely on these same establishments.
Believe Me or Your Lying Eyes presents evidence of presidential relationships with casinos, from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush to presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. With the suspense of a crime novel, it lays before the reader an impressive body of research on the ethics of the casino culture as inspired by Illar’s personal experience. Illar leaves no boundary uncrossed as he relates his years of investigating the furtive, not-so-subtle games national leaders have played with America’s financial resources and moral values. Illar’s personal story reveals a courageous testing of our scales of justice against wealth, gambling and presidential power.

The book begins in 1990, when Illar is developing a script for what has become a well-known movie. The intended script is disrupted by the deceit of a single casino developer, and Illar proposes that this same deceit flows furtively through America’s justice system into the very politics of the nation. With a swelling of empirical evidence, he makes a convincing case against gambling and corruption. As a counterbalance, the gripping narrative explores charity, humor and the kind of heroism that is rooted in so many everyday Americans.
“It is a lost history covered by charitable deception and inconveniently relevant to the current crisis of government’s failure to govern,” writes Illar. “Although this book suggests that our next generation may witness an ‘unbridled’ gambling rampage on our dollar and our human value that may weaken our very culture and way of life, this writing, without strain or falsity of tone, more importantly offers a useful function for humor and irony which, in this exciting advocacy, serves to hallow and encourage human self sacrifice.”
A rare work of investigative writing, Believe Me or Your Lying Eyes entertains and enlightens curious readers concerned with lies and corruption among America’s leaders, as well as the local, national and international handling of America’s expendable income.
About the Author: A prolific comedy writer, ethicist, and martial artist, Lou Illar. He has written numerous television commercials and developed the original script for the movie “Sidekicks.” He has worked as a copyright expert and a strategic marketing consultant. As a writer and martial artist, Illar was twice inducted into Inside Kung-Fu magazine’s Hall of Fame. Illar worked on his doctorate at Ohio University and earned Master of Arts degrees at West Virginia University and Southeastern Louisiana University. He has taught at Southern University, Ohio University, and Louisiana State University. His first book, An Intellectual History of The Americanization of Chinese New Year in Louisiana, developed a clear understanding of the struggles and triumphs of the Chinese in their nonviolent methods of confronting Americanization.

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