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Keeping the republic : saving America by trusting Americans

Author: Mitchell Elias Daniels
Publisher: New York : Sentinel, 2011.
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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 brought more change to his state in a few years than most see in decades. He turned a $700 million deficit into a billion dollar surplus, and balanced Indiana's budget even during the recession--by focusing on government's core responsibilities and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Elias Daniels
ISBN: 9781595230805 1595230807
OCLC Number: 707249886
Description: xvi, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The skeptics --
The Red Menace --
The great inversion --
The shrunken citizen --
The Obamacare steamroller --
Taking on the statist quo --
The road back --
Our "raison debt" --
Can we talk? --
Change that believes in you.
Responsibility: Mitch Daniels.

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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 brought more change to his state in a few years than most see in decades. He turned a $700 million deficit into a billion dollar surplus, and balanced Indiana's budget even during the recession--by focusing on government's core responsibilities and spending less money than his state takes in, while distinguishing between skepticism towards big government and hostility towards all government. Daniels 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. However, real change can't be imposed from above--it has to come from 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.--From publisher description.

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