The Perot Legacy: A New Political Path

The Perot Legacy: A New Political Path

by Pat Benjamin

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ISBN-13: 9781614484721
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Founder of the New Jersey Reform Party and past vice-chair of the National Reform Party, Pat Benjamin is an independent political activist, author, and speaker.  A political activist in the 1960s and 1970s, she became active again in politics when Independent candidate Ross Perot ran for United States president in 1992.  Following 9/11, Benjamin started a national citizen-based crisis network and produced an emergency preparedness handbook, and she hosted the radio show The Independent Voice from 2008 to 2011.

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The Perot Legacy

A New Political Path
By Pat Benjamin

Morgan James Publishing

Copyright © 2013 Pat Benjamin
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781614484721

“These are the best of times. These are the worst of times.”

Those words by Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities perfectly describe the state of American politics over the last two decades. It was the best of times because Americans began to wake up and eventually rise up in 1992. They slowly began to realize it was time to move from the political status of “outsider” to their legitimate position of “insider.” It was the worst of times because political party members had been ideologically moving further away from one another, within each party as well as between political parties. In fact, extremists in both parties were beginning to move into positions of power.

The pull-and-tug of extremes seemed to be greater in the Republican Party. In a 1992 article for Scripps-Howard News Service, Jane Lowey reported, “Several leading GOP moderates ... recently announced the formation of the Republican Majority Coalition, a national organization ‘to take our party back’ from the Religious Right. The organization made the stand clear in its following Statement of Purpose: ‘We believe issues such as abortion, mandatory school prayer, homosexuality, the teachings of creationism and other similar questions recently inserted into the political context should instead be left to the conscience of individuals.’”

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Author’s Notes
Prologue

Chapter 1 The Movement
Chapter 2 The Campaign
Chapter 3 United We Stand America—The Beginning
Chapter 4 The Building of United We Stand America
Chapter 5 The Mission and Issues of United We Stand America
Chapter 6 The UWSA Dallas Conference: Preparing Our Country for the 21st Century
Chapter 7 The Birth of the Reform Party
Chapter 8 The 1996 Reform Party Primary
Chapter 9 The 1996 Presidential Campaign and Election
Chapter 10 Building the Reform Party
Chapter 11 1998: The Win?
Chapter 12 1999: Divisions Increase
Chapter 13 2000: Changing of the Guard
Chapter 14 2000: Changing of the Guard, Continued
Chapter 15 The People’s Court?
Chapter 16 The People’s Movement Continues
Chapter 17 “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”

Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

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