Lone Star America: How Texas Can Save Our Country [NOOK Book]


Throughout America and around the world, the United States has been known as a beacon of hope and opportunity, the land of the free and the home of the brave. Sadly, from the crumbling urban ghetto of Detroit to the cash-strapped shores of California to the rust belt of the Midwest, America is not living up to that promise.

Except in Texas.

While unemployment soars ...
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Lone Star America: How Texas Can Save Our Country

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Throughout America and around the world, the United States has been known as a beacon of hope and opportunity, the land of the free and the home of the brave. Sadly, from the crumbling urban ghetto of Detroit to the cash-strapped shores of California to the rust belt of the Midwest, America is not living up to that promise.

Except in Texas.

While unemployment soars elsewhere, Texans are hard at work. While small businesses across the country are going under, Texas' entrepreneurs are thriving. While large companies are being squeezed by taxes, regulations and unions, more and more corporations are moving to Texas to grow and expand. While people of faith are ridiculed and marginalized in most cities on both coasts, in Texas churches and synagogues are bursting at the seams.

How did Texas embrace what the rest of America seems to have forgotten? In Lonestar America, popular talk radio show host Mark Davis presents a powerful case for economic prosperity, individual freedom, strong families, and even stronger pride of place – alive and kicking in Texas, and easily exportable to the rest of America.

Davis shows how Texas has done it, how some “honorary Texans” in other states (governors and even local communities) have adopted some of the same policies and approaches, and how states across the country can reclaim the promise of the American dream.
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Editorial Reviews

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"I've been talking to America about liberty for years. What a joy to see my talk show brother Mark Davis spreading the news about his state, where liberty and the Constitution still actually mean something."
— MARK LEVIN, bestselling author and host of The Mark Levin Show

"Happily, Mark Davis actually writes like he sounds. And to his legion of fans who love the sound of his radio show, Lone Star America makes the convincing case that as Texas goes, so should go the USA. Texans have long considered Mark a treasure; they'll be happy to share him with the rest of the world through this insightful and compelling book."
— MIKE GALLAGHER, host of The Mike Gallagher Show and Fox News contributor

"You don't have to be from Texas to like Lone Star America. But it helps. Just kidding. Actually, it's we Americans who aren't Texans who'll benefit the most from reading Mark Davis's lively and instructive book."
— WILLIAM KRISTOL, editor, Weekly Standard

"I did not have the good fortune of being a native Texan, but as the saying goes, I got there as fast as I could. As a graduate student at the University of Texas, I fell in love with the state. In Lone Star America, Mark Davis explains, as well as anyone ever has, what makes Texas the greatest state in the nation and why even a native Brooklynite like me keeps going back for more. With more than twenty years of broadcast experience in the heartland of Texas, Mark Davis knows this great state and its great citizens inside and out. In Lone Star America, he explains why Texas is the best hope of conservatism today and why we must hold it high and defend it or risk losing this exceptional American experiment."
— WILLIAM J. BENNETT, host of Bill Bennett's Morning in America

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621572312
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/21/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 463,422
  • File size: 628 KB

Meet the Author

Mark Davis
Mark Davis has become one of the most successful talk radio host in America. Thirty years hosting shows have established him as a foremost conservative voice both locally and nationally. Mark writes a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News and makes frequent TV appearances on local stations and various news networks. On Fridays, Mark hosts Bill Bennett’s national Morning in America radio show. Mark lives in Texas with his wife and children.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Sean Hannity


The Texas Mystique

1 The State that Works
2 Why Everyone Should Remember the Alamo

Wide Open for Business

3 The Texas Economy: Miracle or Myth?
4 Bailout-Free Zone: The Value of Failure
5 A Storm Shelter from the Recession
6 Texas Taxes, Part 1: Individuals
7 Texas Taxes, Part 2: Businesses
8 A Partner, Not a Punisher: Regulation and Common Sense
9 Tort Reform

Fueling the Future

10 Cowboys, Cattle, and Cotton: Texas before Oil
11 From Spindletop to the Space Age
12 Cooking with Gas
13 A Looser Lasso: The Path to Productivity

Immigration—For Us It’s Personal

14 Illegal and Legal, Protest and Progress
15 Border Solutions: The Troubled Partnership
16 Our Hispanic Future
17 The Texas Tapestry

God, Guns, and Guts

18 Living Where We Please
19 Education: How to Fund, What to Teach?
20 Union-proof: The Rightness of Right-to-Work
21 Choosing Life in the Home of Roe v. Wade
22 Sticking to Our Guns
23 Crime and Punishment
24 God’s Country
25 Supporting Our Troops and What They Do

Red, Blue, and Purple: Different States, Different Fates

26 California: The Anti-Texas
27 Targeting Texas
28 North Dakota
29 Pennsylvania
30 Indiana
31 North Carolina

Lone Star Luminaries

32 Governor Rick Perry
33 Senator Ted Cruz
34 Ted Nugent


35 Our Last, Best Hope?


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    I loved the book! It was a quick read. The only down-side was th

    I loved the book! It was a quick read. The only down-side was that I found my neck-hurting from nodding in agreement so many times throughout reading the book. My husband has read the book and my daughter's will be reading it too. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for a gift-giving opportunity for yourself and others. Happy reading!

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