Keeping The Republic
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📒Keeping The Republic ✍ Mitch Daniels
✏Keeping the Republic Book Summary : Upon leaving the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked what sort of government the delegates had created. His reply to the crowd: "A republic, if you can keep it." Now America's most respected governor explains just how close we've come to losing the republic, and how we can restore it to greatness. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has been called "the most presidential man in America." He has brought more change to his state in a few years than most see in decades. During his tenure, Daniels turned a $700 million deficit into a billion dollar surplus, balanced Indiana's budget even during the recession, converted its once unattractive business climate into one of the strongest for private sector job growth. The Hoosier state is now a model of good and efficient governance. Its public sector payroll is now the smallest per capita in the nation. And yet services have improved across the board. Even its Bureau of Motor Vehicles -- the ultimate symbol of dysfunctional bureaucracy - has been rated the best in the country. Daniels has done this by focusing on government's core responsibilities, cutting taxes, empowering citizens, and performing what he calls an "old tribal ritual" - spending less money than his state takes in, while distinguishing between skepticism towards big government and hostility towards all government. Unfortunately few politicians have the discipline or courage to follow his lead. And worse, many assume that Americans are too intimidated, gullible or dim-witted to make wise decisions about their health care, mortgages, the education of their kids, and other important issues. The result has been a steady decline in freedom, as elite government experts -- "our benevolent betters", in Daniels' phrase -- try to regulate every aspect of our lives. Daniels bluntly calls our exploding national debt "a survival-level threat to the America we have known." He shows how our underperforming public schools have produced a workforce unprepared to compete with those of other countries and ignorant of the requirements of citizenship in a free society. He lays out the risk of greatly diminished long term prosperity and the loss of our position of world leadership. He warns that we may lose the uniquely American promise of upward mobility for all. But, the good news is that it's not too late to save America. However, real change can't be imposed from above. It has to be what he calls "change that believes in you" -- a belief that Americans, properly informed of the facts, will pull together to make the necessary changes and that they are best- equipped to make the decisions governing their own lives. As he puts it: "I urge great care not to drift into a loss of faith in the American people. We must never yield to the self-fulfilling despair that these problems are immutable, or insurmountable. Americans are still a people born to liberty. Addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy."
📒Keeping The Republic ✍ Christine Barbour
✏Keeping the Republic Book Summary : This refreshed and dynamic Eighth Edition of Keeping the Republic revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic. Keeping the Republic, The Essentials is identical to the full version of the text, minus the three policy chapters.
✏Keeping the Republic Power and Citizenship in American Politics 6th Edition The Essentials Book Summary : Keeping the Republic′s lively discussion of ′who gets what and how′ develops studentsÆ critical thinking abilities in the intro American government course. Every section and every feature in the book has one goal in mind: to get students to think critically and be skeptical of received wisdom. Serving as a true aid to teachers, each chapter is designed to build students′ analytical abilities. By introducing them to the seminal work in the field and showing them how to employ the themes of power and citizenship, this proven text builds confidence in students who want to take an active part in their communities and governmentùto play their part in keeping the republic, and to consider the consequences of that engagement.
📒Keeping The Republic Study Guide Brief ✍ Barbour
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✏Keeping the Republic Power and Citizenship in American Politics 5th Brief Edition Book Summary : Carefully condensed by authors Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright—no cut-and-paste version here—Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics, 5th Brief Edition gives your students all the continuity and crucial content of the full version, in a more concise, value-oriented package. And now, your students benefit from a full-color interior design. Photos jump off the page and colorful charts, tables, and maps enhance students' data literacy. This up-to-date revision pulls in thoughtful discussion of the second half of the Obama administration and the 2012 election results. Repeatedly praised for engaging students to think critically about "who gets what and how," the authors show them how institutions and rules determine who wins and who loses in the political arena. The authors carefully craft each section and feature to develop students' analytic capabilities, to build confidence in students who want to take an active part in their communities.
📒Keeping The Republic ✍ Robert W. Smith
✏Keeping the Republic Book Summary : How did the ideology that inspired the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution translate into foreign policy? John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton each struggled with this question as they encountered foreign powers. The French Revolution, the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, and the illegal seizures of U.S. ships and sailors on the high seas all brought diplomatic challenges. In the process of developing foreign policy, the founding generation refined the meaning of republicanism. In Keeping the Republic, Robert W. Smith identifies three contending brands of republicanism--classical, whig, and yeoman--that shaped the founders' thinking. Jefferson and Madison pursued a yeoman republicanism with its faith in economic sanctions rather than military might as a means of diplomacy. Nations dependent upon American agricultural exports, they thought, would bow to American interests. Both Adams and Hamilton, originally admirers of classical republicanism and its belief in public virtue, came to adopt a whig republicanism that applied the balance-of-power principle, exemplified by the three branches of the federal government, to the international community. In this view, nations should have equal naval power. Ideology had real consequences: Jefferson's insistence on imposing a trade embargo rather than considering alternative solutions resulted in the War of 1812. This process of translating ideology into foreign policy, so ably described in Keeping the Republic, continues to shape American international relations in the twenty-first century.
📒Keeping The Republic Vantage Printed Access Card ✍ Christine Barbour
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📒Keeping Our Republic ✍ Matthew T. Parks
✏Keeping our Republic Book Summary : There is something wrong with our politics that elections cannot solve. In recent years, we have had a Republican Congress with a Democratic president, a Republican Congress with a Republican president, a Democratic Congress with a Republican president, and a Democratic Congress with a Democratic president. The "New Democrat" of 1992 produced a "Republican Revolution" in 1994. We cleansed ourselves of Clinton Administration corruption in 2000 only to have to punish Republican corruption in 2006. "Hope and Change" triumphed in 2008, while "Change That Matters" flopped in 2010. For nearly twenty years, the American people have tried to mind their own business at home while carrying on a seemingly futile search for the right combination of R's and D's in Washington. That search will not end until we address the roots of our political disorder: the progressive abandonment of our republican principles and heritage. Only a political reformation calling us back to the wisdom of our fathers and the founding documents of our nation can truly free us from the deeply-entrenched, bipartisan ruling class that is bankrupting and degrading us. Only a political reformation can "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity . . ."
📒Keeping The Compound Republic ✍ Martha Derthick
✏Keeping the Compound Republic Book Summary : The framers of the U. S. Constitution focused intently on the difficulties of achieving a workable middle ground between national and local authority. They located that middle ground in a new form of federalism that James Madison called the "compound republic." The term conveys the complicated and ambiguous intent of the framing generation and helps to make comprehensible what otherwise is bewildering to the modern citizenry: a form of government that divides and disperses official power between majorities of two different kinds—one composed of individual voters, and the other, of the distinct political societies we call states. America's federalism is the subject of this collection of essays by Martha Derthick, a leading scholar of American government. She explores the nature of the compound republic, with attention both to its enduring features and to the changes wrought in the twentieth century by Progressivism, the New Deal, and the civil rights revolution. Interest in federalism is likely to increase in the wake of the 2000 presidential election. There are demands for reform of the electoral college, given heightened awareness that it does not strictly reflect the popular vote. The U. S. Supreme Court, under Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, has mounted an explicit and controversial defense of federalism, and new nominees to the Court are likely to be questioned on that subject and appraised in part by their responses. Derthick's essays invite readers to join the Court in weighing the contemporary importance of federalism as an institution of government.
📒George Washington Jones ✍ Ronald Runge
✏George Washington Jones Book Summary : The West is symbolized by America's romance with the cowboy rancher. We admire his independence, and reliance on his own skills and abilities. This historical novel depicts those settlers of the Wild West, whose calming influence on the calamities indigenous to that area, led to our modern day ranchers. The adventures of the Jones family, who, in the late 1940's find themselves the owners of a horse ranch, in Wyoming's hard-bitten, arid and unforgiving ranch country, and how they cope with the problems and the joys of operating a ranch, is the gist of this book. Their success is based on a mother lode of can-do training, and a respect for their Christian heritage morality. They create an economically viable ranch, from the sand and rock of Wyoming's federal range, but their livelihood is endangered, not by the gunslinger, but by the American bureaucracy. The book poses the question, would an American government willfully destroy the free enterprise, ranching segment of American society, like the Jones ranch, because it does not fit in with the plans of an environmentalist controlled Secretary of the Interior? It is a David and Goliath story, depicting America's use of federal storm troopers, and an unlimited quantity of power and money, in removing our Wyoming ranchers from their way of life.