Andy Andrews believes that good answers come only from asking the right questions. Through the powerful, provocative question, “How do you kill eleven million people?”―the number of people killed by the Nazi German regime between 1933 and 1945―he explores a number of other questions relevant to our lives today:
- Does it matter that millions of ordinary citizens have checked out of participating in the decisions that shape the future of our country?
- Which is more dangerous: politicians with ill intent, or the too-trusting population that allows such people to lead them?
- How are we supposed to tell the difference between the “good guys” and the “bad guys”?
- How does the answer to this question affect not only our country but our families, our faith, and our values?
- What happens to a society in which truth is absent?
Andrews issues a wake-up call: become informed, passionate citizens who demand honesty and integrity from our leaders, or suffer the consequences of our own ignorance and apathy. Furthermore, we can no longer measure a leader’s worth by the yardsticks provided by the left or the right. Instead, we must use an unchanging standard: the pure, unvarnished truth.
In this profound and incisive work, Angelo M. Codevilla introduces readers to the Ruling Class, the group of bipartisan political elites who run America. This Ruling Class, educated at prestigious universities and convinced of its own superiority, has everything to gain by raising taxes and expanding the reach of government. This class maintains that it knows what is best and continually increases its power over every facet of American life, from family and marriage to the environment, guns, and God. It is becoming increasingly apparent that this Ruling Class does not represent the interests of the majority of Americans, who value self-rule and the freedom on whose promise America was founded. Millions of Americans are now reasserting our right to obey the Constitution, not the Ruling Class. This desire transcends all organizations and joins independents, Republicans, and Democrats into The Country Party, whose members embody the ideas and habits that made America great. The majority of Americans feel that the Ruling Class is demeaning us, impoverishing us, demoralizing us, and want to be rid of it.
To confront and defeat the effort of the political left to change the American system of government into one resembling the socialist welfare states of the rest of the world, Richardson spells out for political conservatives the strategies and tactics to practice politics of confrontation — as practiced by their opponents. Filled with many practical examples from Richardson’s own successful efforts in California, the book is instructive, often entertaining and of immense value to the many 21st century conservatives now girding for battle with the often radical initiatives of some in the new Obama Administration as well as of the union bosses and liberal-left forces now with large majorities in each house of Congress.Richardson’s key point about his opponents is they usually practice the politics of deception to advance programs the vast majority of Americans would never support if they knew what the outcomes would be. He outlines many different approaches to confront these programs through political organizing of like-minded people and organizations into activist coalitions.
Foreword by Morton Blackwell, Leadership Institute