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By Mike Huckabee

"We want a basic executive. do not get me fallacious; i do know that some of the nation's difficulties are hugely advanced. yet I additionally be aware of that the governing ideas which could resolve them, if we interact, are simple."

Armed with little cash yet loads of good judgment, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee stunned the country via coming in moment throughout the 2008 Republican presidential primaries. He attached with thousands of electorate by means of calling for a smaller, easier executive that might get out of ways while acceptable. (Unfortunately, there were not rather sufficient of these electorate to avoid the election of Barack Obama.)

in view that then, President Obama's message has morphed from "hope and alter" to "tax and spend" and "borrow and spend" and "over-regulate and spend." The stimulus didn't cease the recession, the deficit exploded to incredible heights, and the Democrats jammed via Congress a monetary "reform" invoice that did not quite reform whatever and a healthcare monstrosity that gave the govt. extra energy over our own lives than ever.

in the meantime, Huckabee has persevered to be the voice of logic conservatism, via his tv speak express, his radio commentaries, and his lectures round the state. Now he is written a booklet that sums up the twelve issues we really desire from Washington to get the rustic again on track.

those twelve crucial truths may have you nodding in contract, no matter if you are a Republican, an autonomous, or maybe an open-minded Democrat. they could support us set aside our modifications, tone down the partisan rancor, and go back to the easy ideas of the Founding Fathers: liberty, justice, own freedom, and civic advantage. they usually will help us take on even the main possible complex of latest difficulties. for example:

* you cannot spend what you do not have; you cannot borrow what you cannot pay again. households, companies, cities, towns, and states all need to stability their budgets or face dire effects. Why won't the government be held to an identical regular? And if that implies making a few challenging offerings now, it is a much better replacement than saddling our children and grandkids. * The extra you flow from shore, the much more likely you're to be misplaced at sea. The Founders anticipated the government to be subordinate to kingdom and native governments. How can politicians in DC comprehend tips on how to support farmers in Iowa, autoworkers in Michigan, or lecturers in California? they cannot. So each challenge can be solved on the such a lot neighborhood point able to fixing it.

* Bullies within the playground simply comprehend one thing. there is a time and position for international relations, yet we will not shield the rustic simply by negotiating with our enemies. we want a robust nationwide security and a counterterrorism coverage that makes a speciality of effectiveness, now not political correctness.

* an important type of govt is the family. in the end, the one approach to make sure prosperity, protection, and equivalent chance is to ensure we increase our kids to be moral and efficient electorate. No paperwork can change mom and dad in that crucial position, so we need to do every little thing attainable to assist mom and dad do their activity.

an easy govt will encourage any American anticipating a greater destiny.

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Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page Introduction CHAPTER ONE - The Most Important Form of Government Is a Father, a Mother, and Children CHAPTER TWO - The Further You Drift from Shore, the More Likely You Are to Be ... CHAPTER THREE - You Can’t Spend What You Don’t Have; You Can’t Borrow What You ... CHAPTER FOUR - If You Drain the Lake, All the Fish Will Die CHAPTER FIVE - Once Humpty Dumpty Falls, It’s Hard to Put Him Back Together CHAPTER SIX - If You Don’t Hear the School Bell Ring, Class Never Starts CHAPTER SEVEN - Leave Your Campsite in Better Shape Than You Found It CHAPTER EIGHT - Good Fences Make Good Neighbors CHAPTER NINE - Bullies on the Playground Understand Only One Thing CHAPTER TEN - When the Bullets Are Real, There Aren’t Any Toy Soldiers CHAPTER ELEVEN - With Enemies Like This, Who Needs Friends?

It takes strong, united fathers and mothers to teach children how to behave. The children deserve no less. Parents could start the lessons with their own example each morning, by the way, as they set out the cereal, juice, and milk on the breakfast table. Social Conservatives vs. Fiscal Conservatives You know, when fiscal conservatives try to distance themselves from conservatives, I just don’t get it. ”) After all, it’s obvious, at least to me, that everything is tied together. By fighting for marriage and the traditional family, we’re also fighting against poverty and crime.

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