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Making Government Work: A Conservative Agenda for the States is an updated version of the highly acclaimed 1994 original book. It serves as a modern-day guide for how as Americans we can move the states forward with common sense, conservative public policy initiatives to benefit the Nation as a whole. Making Government Work is a reminder that conservative reforms set the stage for unprecedented prosperity. The book contains a star-studded line up of some of today’s most powerful voices, including Nikki Haley, Chuck Norris, Rick Perry, Kathy Ireland, Rick Santorum, Chad Hennings, Jeb Bush, Dr. Art Laffer and Bob Woodson along with many more. 

"Making Government Work is for state government what the Contract with America was for the federal government. It is a sensible, fact based plan to create a better future through the application of sound principles." –Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House

The author’s proceeds from the book will be donated to organizations that serve America’s veterans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684511754
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2020
Format: eBook
Pages: 256
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Tan Parker is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives and former chairman of the Texas House Republican Caucus. He is also a successful businessman and champion for keeping government accessible, accountable, and grounded in service to others.

Table of Contents

Foreword Ronald Reagan 1

Foreword Nikki R. Haley 5

Preface Tan Parker 9

Acknowledgments 13

Federalism and the American Experiment: The Intention of the Constitution Professor Richard J. Dougherty 17

Guidelines for Pro-Growth Tax Reform for the States Dr. Arthur B. Laffer Nicholas C. Drinkwater 31

A Commonsense Guide for the States: The Texas Model Secretary Rick Perry 51

Making American Health Care Great: A Conservative Agenda for States to Create Innovative Health Care Markets Senator Rick Santorum Grace-Marie Turner 65

Religious Liberty and the Human Good Professor Robert P. George 91

Three Cheers for the Electoral College Professor Bradley A. Smith 99

Labor Unions and the Public Sector Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch 115

Our Energy Future Jacki Deason 131

God's Green Earth Becky Norton Dunlop Kathleen Hartnett White 157

Choosing the Best for Our Children Governor Jeb Bush 171

Restoring Public Universities as the Marketplace of Ideas Tyson Langhofer 189

Getting Right on Crime Marc Levin Vikrant Reddy 213

The Texas Model of Tort Reform Dick Trabulsi 237

The U.S. Infrastructure Crisis: Enough Talk Already Bob Hellman 251

The Conservative Path to Immigration and Border Security Reform James Jay Carafano 263

From Serving the Nation to Coming Home: How State and Local Governments Can Assist in Veteran Transition Captain Scott O'Grady 281

Legislative Aftershock House Majority Leader Dick Armey 289

Defending the Second Amendment Chuck Norris 301

America's Greatest Asset: The Family Chad Hennings 309

Every Life Matters Kathy Ireland 335

Addressing the Social Fabric of Our Society Representative Tan Parker 349

The Media: "Goodbye, Iphigene" Merrie Spaeth 361

Revitalizing Low-Income Communities-from the Bottom Up and the Inside Out Robert L. Woodson Sr. 379

Contributor Biographies 397

Notes 423

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