There is no shortage of books espousing a particular political viewpoint these days. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or somewhere in between, someone has written about what you believe. Such a book has been written by syndicated columnist Cal Thomas. His book, “What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America” is a strong summary statement of conservative Republican beliefs and viewpoints. Going one step further, Thomas also writes from the conservative Evangelical Christian worldview. He believes it is Groundhog Day in Washington, DC. What Thomas sees coming out of Washington are the same ideas, the same talking points, the same “fixes” that have never worked with simply a new name. He believes Congress is stuck in a loop that mirrors Bill Murray’s character in the movie Groundhog Day.
Thomas is a newspaper columnist. This book is certainly written in that vein. He is direct and to the point. He pulls no punches. His research is solid and allows our founding documents to demonstrate how far we have drifted from our traditional Judeo-Christian beginning. He smartly uses these documents, the verbal positions of lawmakers today, and the Bible to show where we truly are as a nation today. His book has four main parts with multiple sub-points. Part One deals with looking to the past at what did not work and employing common sense for future work. Part Two magnifies the importance of people and minimizes the importance of politics. Part Three gives practical steps on solving our problems today. Part Four gives attention to those things what make a difference going forward. If you are looking for a book that lays out the conservative Republican agenda, this is it. Smart. Timely. Educational. I highly recommend it.
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