So We May Breathe Free: Avoiding Ineptocracy

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He's not a talking head you see on the Sunday shows...well, at least not yet.

But Michael Swartz comes to the written world of political punditry and problem-solving armed with two great weapons: the common sense to know how much government is too much and easy access to perhaps the most important non-religious text known to mankind, the United States Constitution. Michael knows that what it does not say is just as important as what the ...

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Overview

He's not a talking head you see on the Sunday shows...well, at least not yet.

But Michael Swartz comes to the written world of political punditry and problem-solving armed with two great weapons: the common sense to know how much government is too much and easy access to perhaps the most important non-religious text known to mankind, the United States Constitution. Michael knows that what it does not say is just as important as what the Founding Fathers wrote there.

In So We May Breathe Free: Avoiding Ineptocracy, Michael breaks down many of the nation's problems into easy-to-digest chapters and suggests how these burning questions can eventually be solved once and for all. It's not a quick fix to be sure, but if you believe as he does that our best days can lie ahead, you'll agree it's work worth doing.

Despite what was rosily predicted to us in 2008, change does not come easy. Furthermore, it has to be change in the right direction and that's been sorely lacking in America over the last several decades.

If you truly yearn to breathe free, this book is a must-read.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781478306146
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/29/2012
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

I don't come to the writing world in the usual manner; largely I'm self-taught. I'll grant that could put me at a disadvantage against other writers with the standard J-school or English major pedigree; then again, perhaps I haven't learned a number of bad habits many of these authors slip into because they were taught to write in a certain way and lack the vision to change.

As a blogger for over six years and 3,000 posts covering a vast range of subjects, I have built my Maryland-based website, monoblogue, into a well-respected regional go-to source for political news and commentary. While I'm not a trained journalist I've learned to create an audience through insightful opinion and thorough reporting which gives readers the sense they were sitting next to me as the event unfolded.

This has led me to many other writing opportunities and the opportunity to write my first full-length book. All of my success has been earned based on what I'd done beforehand and not handed to me because of a piece of paper which hangs on the wall. (I do have one of those, but my degree is in environmental design - I worked in the architectural field for almost twenty years before following through on a passion of mine and beginning my website. For three years I wrote while holding a full-time job, so multi-tasking isn't an issue for me.)

Obviously the people who have assisted me on this path and taken a chance on someone who's not classically trained did so because they saw something valuable in my work. Here's hoping you do the same.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Being somewhat familiar with the author (we're both involved wit

    Being somewhat familiar with the author (we're both involved with the Republican party in our state, and I'm a regular reader of his blog) I opened this book knowing that there would be certain issues where we disagreed philosophically. Not on a majority of issues by any means, but we do have our ideological differences. However what I discovered was that we agreed on a lot more than I expected. That being said, the sections where we differ in opinion were for me the most intriguing parts of this book.

    If you're a Republican looking for a way to discuss your viewpoints with friends and family on the other side of the political spectrum (without stirring up hard feelings), or if you're a Democrat honestly interested in understanding the reasoning behind conservative ideology, this book is for you. What you'll find is a very frank discussion of conservatism. What you won't find is the red-blooded liberal-bashing rhetoric all too common in today's political writing. The author has no intent of demeaning anyone. He doesn't insist that readers agree with him. His intent is only to get the reader to understand *why* he believes what he does. In doing so, he's able to humanize conservative thought in a way I, even as a lifelong Republican, have not seen before.

    Republicans are often criticized as callous, selfish, and uncaring about others. It's clear in this book that the author (and many conservatives like him) cares deeply about our society and the people in it, and that his political beliefs are driven largely by that concern and compassion. That's important because the problem with today's political divisiveness isn't that the two sides don't agree on issues (they've always had differences and they always will). It's that they've lost any real understanding of the opposing viewpoint. Having that understanding and respect for different viewpoints is essential for finding common ground on any issue. If you're not a conservative, reading this book may not "convert" you, but you'll definitely come away from it with an appreciation for the reasoning behind the author's views.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Political outlook written by Michael Swartz

    Awesome!!!!

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