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Publisher Description

WHY WE NEED THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

The noise from both Washington and the media is deafening, the deeds of our lawmakers alarming. America needs a break from the posturing and the politicking. We need information: how we got here and where we are headed. Catherine Crier, one of the most respected figures in television journalism, presents an incisive, unbiased analysis of America’s political crisis—delivering a message we cannot afford to ignore.

America must move beyond political parties to invest in our nation’s future. Not just with money, but with vision, wisdom, and reason. Looking back at the foundations of our country, from Adam Smith to Alexander Hamilton, from Jefferson to Roosevelt, Crier cuts through the nonsense to show what really works and doesn’t work for our nation today, including:

• The staggering disconnect between the financial health of corporations and the well-being of consumers that defies everything Adam Smith wrote about free enterprise.

• The role that government must play in regulations and job creation—and how the Republican Party’s anti-government rhetoric would appall the founders of American conservatism.

• Why our health care system is not the best in the world, but the most mismanaged and bloated, and how to change it.

• How today’s vitriolic, partisan politics are in direct opposition to the very democracy on which our country is founded.

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Americans love our country deeply, and when told we’re losing it, nothing can stop us from fighting. But there seems to be a lot of confusion these days about the mission. What exactly did the Founders establish? What is now at risk, and what must be done to preserve the Republic? . . . Our Founders created a constitutional government that would protect and promote a free and diverse society. Those who argue otherwise are misleading you intentionally or are ignorant of historical facts. As a patriot, I believe that our founding principles and system of governing are not negotiable. We must recognize the difference between honest debate over policies and philosophy and those measures that skew or upend our extraordinary system for partisan advantage. Such tactics may produce short-term gains, but in the end, everyone loses. —From Patriot Acts

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2011
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Threshold Editions
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
3.3
MB

Customer Reviews

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Patriot Acts

Catherine Crier is an American Hero! She is zealous in her delivery of "the Truth" about the condition of our country today. Politicians, corporations, special interest, bankers, Wall Street cats, and lobbyist be ware, your secrets are out. I wouldn't be surprised if this book winds up on a list with the likes of the "Anarchist Handbook." Strap your seatbelt on, and make the decision before you pick this book up whether you're going to take the red or the blue pill....

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