Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans

Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans

by Mitch Daniels
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Keeping the Republic 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"keeping the republic strong" is very hard to put down. this is a very fasinating book governor mitch danials shares in his memoir how he was able to take hold of his states 700 million dollor deficit and using sound bussiness principles and money matters was able to not only bring this under control but was also able to bring his state a very nice surplus. this lawmaker also shares how he grew up with hard work and how it made a great impact on his life and how he finds our national debt to be out of control and if we use some of the conservative bussiness principles that he used in his state the debt can be controled. great gift idea for a friend or family member.
beryl33 More than 1 year ago
Because Gov. Daniels declined to run for President, I had hoped his book would be the work of a statesman and technocrat. I was disappointed that it seemed so much a campaign book, perhaps half partisan, one-fourth statesman, one-fourth technocrat. The book's major theme is the urgency of dealing responsibly with our growing national debt, and that limited government is key to keeping our republic (a reference to a Benjamin Franklin quotation). Citizens need to be empowered and trusted to take personal responsibility. Those parts of the book are somewhat enlightening and encouraging. But the satirical jabs about a supposedly paternalistic, elitist left grow wearisome. (I read somewhere that Daniels stated since publication that he didn't intend to come across that way.) A more serious weakness is that his selectivity with facts in presenting his case compromises its credibility. For example, there was little or no explanation of how his role in the latter Bush Administration's fiscal policies--including gimmicks like keeping war spending off-budget through annual emergency appropriations requests--contributed to the fiscal crisis we face today. Nevertheless, unlike most politicians these days, Daniels proposes serious and realistic policies to deal with our urgent fiscal crisis, and he's not rigid about the details. His book is worth reading and taking seriously. Let citizens awake, and statesmen unite.
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JakeME More than 1 year ago
What Gov. Daniels accomplished should be a blueprint for virtually everyone running for office. Most importantly, his overriding concern for the citizens of his State and willingness to take on the entrenched bureaucracies and obstacles to do the right thing in spite of the potential political consequences to himself shows how different a politician he actually is. How he adddressed the staff of his States Dept of Environmental Protection is inspirational, and reason enough to buy the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a wonderful book written by a wonderful man. I came away greatly impressed by his honesty and simplicity.
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gdurnil More than 1 year ago
A great outline of the way things could be at the national level with the right leadership.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Persuasive. Concise.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You won't catch me reading this book. I am a Hoosier and this person has done NOTHING for us. What I read in the preview is lies, lies and more lies. Now, I will admit he has done a LOT for Indiana, but not anything that is good. Too many people on the streets here, homeless, jobless... need I say more? I recommend if you MUST read this book get it from the library, because no funds should be going to this crook. I rest my case.