America is in danger of losing the constitutional republic created by the Founding Fathers. Since the beginning of the progressive era, the federal government has steadily encroached on the rights of the states and the people. Yet today, we are inundated with politicians of both parties who seek new ideas and innovative ways to make government work, rather than solutions for preserving our political heritage. To restore our republic, we need to look to the past, to the political fathers of old who made the nation the best and brightest on earth. Grover Cleveland was the last of those fathers. As a mayor, governor, and president, Cleveland dealt with many of the same troubles we face today—the public character and behavior of our candidates, the role of government in the everyday lives of the people, the burden of taxation, the distribution of wealth, government involvement in an economic depression, monetary policy, and complex foreign affairs. By studying Cleveland’s policies and ideals, we can relearn those forgotten lessons of ancient times and restore the American republic.
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I did not think that I would find a book on Grover Cleveland either enlightening or interesting. I was wrong. Though an ordinary man of little exceptional skill he excelled in doing his duty in all things. In this he succeeded greatly. Cleveland was faithful to the ideals of Thomas Jefferson in so much that he believed that government answered to the American people and adhered to the Constitution and fiscal responsibility. The author writes in a compelling style and cites all his sources leaving no doubt that this is a credible presentation and study of the man, Grover Cleveland, and his times. The author points out how the issues of that day very much relate to the very issues we face today. The old parable is true - "There is nothing is new under the sun." Very informative on many levels. Very well presented from a historical perspective and very well written.
Grover Cleveland is one of the least known presidents yet in the end was most likely the last one to truly stick to the Constitution. (He is not regarded as great in any survey since he did not find any interesting way to regulate or screw up your life) If you are a fan of limited government and would like to learn about president who truly put the people of the United States first I would highly recommend this book.