Tuesday, August 6, 2013
The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics can fix what's wrong with America
by Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch
Publisher: Public Affairs (June 2011)
hardcover: ISBN-10: 1586489380
kindle version: ASIN: B0080K3TRI
Available at Amazon
If you are one of those folks who yearns to turn off the TV every time a news bulletin comes on, who cringes whenever there's a political ad, who gets depressed when elected officials can't make decisions because they're mired in bipolar partisan politics, and you've come to believe politics is playing too big a role in our lives, this may be the book for you.
While there are a great many books out there these days dedicated to the advancement of liberal, or conservative, or Democratic or Republican views (which I don't review), few books that talk about policy or government do what "The Declaration of Independence" does -- focus on the great many people in this country who have declared "a pox on both their houses" and either refuse to get involved in civic life at all, join a third party, or become unaffiliated.
The authors do an excellent job of describing the current party hyper-competitiveness and how it leads to governance that can be, to put it kindly, little short of dangerous to the rights and liberties of the American people.
Posted by Eva Kosinski (Gabriella Wheeler)