Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Breaking Point By James Dale Davidson

Economy Close to 'Breaking Point' 
with Major Crash Coming

The handwriting is on the wall. America has reached its breaking point. A global economic catastrophe is now virtually locked in ... and America will soon fall. Everyone - regardless of your age, your job, where you live, how much money you make, or how much you pay in taxes - is at risk. In fact, those with any measure of wealth, savings, or assets may be hit the hardest. The challenge now for hard-working Americans is: How do we save ourselves? To help you answer that question, you need to read outspoken economist James Dale Davidson's brand new book, The Breaking Point: Profit from the Coming Money Cataclysm.

James Dale Davidson's ability to predict market and global trends is uncanny... and no one can ignore his latest: while the mainstream media were forecasting a 90% chance of Hillary Clinton winning the White House as late as 6:00 pm on Election Day, he steadfastly forecast that Donald Trump would win the White House. And he says President-Elect Trump will face a global economic tsunami that will make the Great Depression and tech bust of the '90s look like mere child's play. In The Breaking Point, he has a new and most urgent warning to investors: the U.S. and global economies are "careening toward a financial 'breaking point' - which will unravel the global financial system and wreak chaos. Most investors will be very big losers and see their life's investment go up in dust," he argues.

Here's What You Must Know to Survive the Breaking Point

Davidson began forecasting the collapse of the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s. 
In January, 1989, he told a group (including Bill and Hillary Clinton) that the big event of that year would be the fall of the Berlin Wall. He issued a timely warning of the financial meltdown long before the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008. In 2016, he correctly assessed the shocking Brexit vote as the leading indicator of the coming world order breakdown. And TODAY in The Breaking Point, he offers undeniable historical proof of the looming economic crisis facing America... and breaks it all down for you in simple, everyday English!

Here are some of the extraordinary truths you'll discover in his blockbuster new book:
  • Why our nation is going broke faster than economists admit. The shockingly high growth rate needed just to cover the interest on the debt. What this means for your savings;
  • Shocking truths about our corrupt government revealed at last;
  • How to thrive after America falls; and
  • How to find economic freedom like we've never known.
Davidson provides in-depth analysis of just how the U.S. government has carelessly and recklessly trapped itself and the entire world economy into a corner - a corner so tight that average investors could see their life's work and savings disappear.  And he explains how the recovery that the establishment elites and their media lapdogs are so keen to have you embrace is actually one giant fraud. Davidson shines a spotlight on the stunning events unfolding on a daily basis that signal the end of economic growth - but these events are completely ignored by today's media.

The business model of Western civilization based on central banks emitting trillions in fiduciary credit - what Marx called "fictitious capital" - is collapsing. And therefore, so is the social contract that supported that business model. That is the reason for Brexit. It is why Donald Trump was voted the next President of the United States. It is why Prime Minister Renzi's referendum in Italy went down to crushing defeat. These are all leading indicators of The Breaking Point, which offers undeniable historical proof of the looming economic crisis facing America, and breaks it all down for you in simple, everyday English. You will learn the best way to prepare and protect your family and your financial security against this rapidly unfolding crisis and will discover your best chance to survive and thrive in a collapsed economy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Dale Davidson is an economist and the author of the bestselling financial book The Great Reckoning. His other books include The Sovereign Individual and Blood in the Streets. A member of the Newsmax Financial Brain Trust, he is a frequent contributor to Financial Intelligence Report. He has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, CNN, Bloomberg and major media around the globe.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Money, Morality & The Machine By Craig R. Smith & Lowell Ponte

Money, Morality & The Machine
Smith's Law in an Unethical, Over-Governed Age
By Craig R. Smith & Lowell Ponte

For thousands of years, governments have tried to get something for nothing by debasing their nations' money - by minting coins with less precious metal than before, or by printing paper money unbacked by gold, silver or productivity. This is one big reason why the United States is in decline, write Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte in their new book, Money, Morality & The Machine. As the value of money deteriorates, morals deteriorate, and as morals deteriorate, so does the value of money - bad money drives out good values. Debasing the dollar devalues us; and cheapening our dollar has been very expensive.  To save America, we must restore honest money.

Casino magnate Steve Wynn expressed his disappointment at the lack of discussion of the economy during the course of the presidential election.  He said the printing of money by the U.S. Treasury under the guidance from the U.S. Federal Reserve has not been properly addressed - touched on only in a short segment at the final debate. "We take in $3.1 trillion and we spend $3.7 trillion... and that $600 billion deficit is at the rate of $50 billion a month. Our government is printing money and it's degrading the living standard of every person in America. It's the cause of frustration, anger and confusion."

Apple CEO Tim Cook has an idea for the future - eliminating cash. Apple's next goal is killing paper money once and for all.Who needs cash, anyway?" Cook says in Fortune magazine. Smith & Ponte discuss the perils of a cashless world.

In Smith & Ponte's Money, Morality & The Machine, you will learn:
  • About The Machine and how it came to be so all-consuming;
  • Why Great Britain, once the world's greatest empire, voted to "Brexit;"
  • How the U.S. turned from being a republic into an empire;
  • How The Machine has taken control and imperils our republic, our currency, our values and future;
  • About Smith's Law and how "de-facing" and debasing our money has debased our morality and strength;
  • How the escape hatches are being closed all around us, who is doing this, and how to break free;
  • How our democratic republic, our freedom of speech, and our other rights are being foreclosed;
  • About the dawning of the age of zero - zero cash, jobs, economic growth, privacy and freedom; and
  • About ways you can still create a more secure and prosperous future for your family.
Prior to 1913, America's constitutional gold standard had prevented politicians from spending as many dollars as they wished because each dollar had to be backed by a fixed amount of gold. This kept the size of government in check, as our framers intended. In 1912, a fight for power between Republican President Teddy Roosevelt and incumbent Republican President William Howard Taft divided voters and let Progressive Democrat Woodrow Wilson win the White House, and now this could be happening again in 2016.

In 1913 Wilson authorized the Progressive income tax and the Federal Reserve, a European-style central bank chartered to "furnish an elastic currency" that let government spend more and grow into both a warfare state and a welfare state. These seeds of Big Government have been nurtured by Wilson's Progressive successors - from Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal to Lyndon Johnson's Great Society to Bill and Hillary Clinton's New Covenant to Barack Obama's "fundamental transformation of America."

Cheapening our dollar has been very expensive. This great debasement of our currency has replaced the American Dream of our founders with a society based on political cronyism, European-like socialist welfare dependency on government, class and race warfare and violence, a decline in religious faith and moral values, a fading work ethic, soaring taxes, a $19.5 trillion national debt, and a dollar worth only about two pennies of the purchasing power of a 1912 dollar. Cheapened 'easy' money is debased and therefore unreliable, as the U.S. dollar has become after nearly $9 trillion in paper money was printed out of thin air since the 2008 near-collapse of our economy and almost eight years of President Obama's administration.

Despite this stratospheric amount of economic "stimulus" spending, the U.S. economy is stagnant and flatlining at 0.8 to 1.1 percent growth.  This is what happens when a president is openly hostile to free market capitalism. Frightened business people want to flee rather than invest in new products or hire more workers.  Now nearly 95 million Americans are unable, or unwilling, to find needed full-time jobs. We have the lowest level of employment since President Jimmy Carter's economic malaise of the late 1970s. Most of the jobs being created are either part-time hamburger-flipper-type work or are government jobs. As of late 2016, more people are employed by government - a burden on taxpayers - than have full-time jobs in all of American manufacturing.

We have replaced the government and values of the American framers' Constitution with something shockingly different that Smith & Ponte call "The Machine," which includes our mostly-unelected ruling elite widely called the "Deep State." It includes the Federal Reserve, the unelected regulatory bureaucracy and opinion-shapers, our entangling globalist commercial and military alliances, and the Military-Industrial Complex that President Dwight Eisenhower warned us about in his chillingly-prophetic 1961 Farewell Address.

This is one of many fundamental transformations of America explored and explained in Money, Morality & The Machine. After a century of statists "fundamentally transforming" America's politics, economics and values, we are becoming the kind of high-tax, low-liberty Big Government land our ancestors escaped to come here in search of something better.  Welfare policies intended to produce security are now making us fearfully insecure. 

Every problem America faces has its roots in the debasing of the U.S. dollar. Easy money allowed power-hungry politicians to build a warfare/welfare state and betray our own hard-won independence and freedom by transforming the United States into a globalist empire. We can only pray that with the election of the next president, America will reawaken to the knowledge that we are still the last, best hope of humankind.
"In this book, my long-trusted friend and advisor Craig R. Smith and former Reader's Digest Editor Lowell Ponte look at what has happened to our values since politicians switched Constitutional dollars for today's paper dollars backed by nothing." --Pat Boone

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The China Learning Curve & Democracy Road By Daniel R. Joseph

The China Learning Curve 
and Democracy Road
How America should address two of its most critical foreign policy challenges - China and the support of democracy around the world
By Daniel R. Joseph

In the midst of an election for which foreign policy has played an unusually large role, Daniel R. Joseph has produced both a book, The China Learning Curve: Critical Differences and a related award-winning documentary, Democracy Road, that provides unique insights into two of America's most critical foreign policy challenges - how to engage China and how to support democracy while avoiding the failure we've seen in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

The China Learning Curve: Understanding the key aspects of China that should drive policy

China has been front and center in the presidential campaign and for good reason - from trade to cyber espionage to the South China Sea there is no shortage of critical issues relative to China.  Daniel tells us that the first step in any good foreign policy is understanding the counter-party.  In The China Learning Curve, Daniel starts by describing how China is different from us - mostly it's economic structure (transitioning from communism) and its culture (becoming more liberal).  Daniel then explores how those differences should impact our dealings with China, from policy to business.  Themes that Daniel's analysis address include the following:
  • Why has China outperformed Russia, India, and all other developing countries and what does that tell us about what we should expect from China in the future?
  • How is China likely to react to a more protectionist America?
  • How much of a security and military threat will China become?
Democracy Road: Exploring culture, the rule of law, and why we struggle to spread democracy

In Democracy Road, which was recently awarded the prize for Best Documentary Short at the New York-Los Angeles (NYLA) International Film Festival, builds on the concept of culture which Daniel addresses in his book.  In the film, Daniel tells us that while Americans across the political spectrum are passionate about supporting democracy, in the wake of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Arab Spring, all of which yielded little in the way of democracy, Americans are also increasingly leery of nation-building and are skeptical of America's efforts to support democracy around the world.  Focusing particularly on culture, the rule of law, and the importance of economic development to democratization, Daniel explains why we have to rethink our approach to dealing with the developing world and supporting democracy along the way.  Themes that Democracy Road relates to include:
  • Why nation-building in Iraq and Afghanistan didn't work;
  • Why the Arab Spring didn't produce much democracy;
  • Why America is having trouble spreading democracy;
  • Why China is actually more democratic than India; and
  • Why our immigration policy needs to take culture into account.
Below is a link to a private screening of the documentary (10 minutes long) and also the website for the documentary which provides additional information about this theme. 

Democracy Road:
Password: demroad1212

About the Author:  Daniel R. Joseph is an author, filmmaker, and consultant who helps companies do business internationally and who is passionate about educating people as to how countries really develop and the crucial role played by culture. Currently founder of consulting firm The China Learning Curve, Dan lived in China for more than 10 years and has a very broad business background.  Dan has written two books on China.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Putin's Master Plan By Doug Schoen

To Destroy Europe, Divide NATO and Restore Russian Power 
and Global Influence
By Douglas E. Schoen

Russian President Vladimir Putin has a master plan to destroy Europe, divide NATO, reclaim Russian influence in the world, and most of all to marginalize the United States and the West in order to achieve regional hegemony and global power... and Putin is winning.  Despite Russia's naked aggression in Georgia, Ukraine, and Syria, the United States and Europe remain astonishingly naive, impotent, and ineffective in confronting this escalating geopolitical threat. In his new book, PUTIN'S MASTER PLAN, acclaimed Democratic campaign consultant Doug Schoen, who has decades of international relations experience, exposes Putin's unified strategy and vision for Europe and reveals how American foreign policy blunders are emboldening Russia. 

As Doug Schoen argues, "President Obama's ill-considered decision to downgrade the shield [NATO missile shield], leaving our NATO allies vulnerable, was made to appease Putin and, at least in the president's mind, to lessen tensions between Russia and the West.  Since Obama's capitulation on the NATO missile shield, Putin has invaded a neighboring country and positioned nuclear weapons closer to NATO capitals than ever before.  How could President Obama, not to mention secretaries of state John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, have been so naive?  Why are we providing our NATO allies with subpar protection from Russia's nuclear arsenal?  It's inexcusable."

PUTIN'S MASTER PLAN is the first comprehensive attempt to systematically explain Putin's global strategy, which could inevitably and inexorably lead to the breakup of the NATO alliance, and potentially to war with the West.  Doug Schoen contends that the West has no strategy, no plan, and no tactics to confront Putin's master plan other than imposing limited economic sanctions, which have done little to deter Putin's hostility - and may well have encouraged and facilitated it.  The viewpoint taken here is not just alarmism, but an accurate and, for the first time, clear and sober portrayal of a frightening situation that, more and more, serious observers of European and Russian politics are openly recognizing and acknowledging.

PUTIN'S MASTER PLAN makes the case that it is essential to wake up to Putin's strategy to destroy Europe, divide NATO, and build a new empire in the former Soviet Union.  America must lead a united Europe to counter this threat.  Russia has demonstrated an extraordinary level of belligerence, most boldly in its outright invasions of Georgia and Ukraine.  American weakness and a divided Europe have left Russia's terrified neighbors without an alternative to Russian domination, and even once-stalwart American allies such as the Republic of Georgia are on the brink of becoming part of Putin's new empire in Europe.  Putin has made it clear that he sees NATO expansion as a fundamental threat to Russian nationhood, and he is systematically challenging the NATO Alliance as well as the United States.  So far, he is succeeding.  

As Doug Schoen argues, only a fundamental shift in American foreign policy and more assertive American leadership can avert disaster, check Russian aggression, and maintain a strong and unified West.  As a starting point, America must immediately end its talk of unilateral nuclear drawdowns and instead develop the next generation of nuclear warheads and missiles to keep our arsenal a step ahead of Russian missile defense and detection capabilities.  And America must complete the NATO missile shield to ensure military superiority, reassure our allies, and send a clear message to Russia that we will never let it gain the upper hand in world affairs. 

About the Author: Democratic Strategist, Fox News analyst and best-selling author, Doug Schoen has been one of the most influential Democratic campaign consultants for over thirty years.  Doug has advised President Bill Clinton, numerous governors and senators as well as NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. [more...]

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Left in Power By David Horowitz

The Black Book of the American Left - Volume VII
The Left in Power: Clinton to Obama

New York Times best-selling author David Horowitz's new book, The Black Book of the American Left - Volume VII: The Left in Power: Clinton to Obama, is the latest in his series of portraits of the left.  This volume traces the trajectory that transformed the Democrat Party from a party of the American center to a party of the hardcore left.  David shows how this process began when the Democrats started to adopt the New Left's anti-individualist, anti-capitalist, and anti-American dogma in the mid-'70s, attained critical mass when Hillary Clinton brought a cohort of leftists to power during her husband's presidency; and came full circle with the election of Barack Obama - a politician born, bred and trained in the "progressive" movement.

As a result of this long march, the Democrats now support "causes" that presidents such as Harry Truman and JFK would have abhorred. At home: illegal immigration, race preferences and redistributionism. Abroad: retreat in the War on Terror, appeasement of the Hamas terrorists, and nuclearization of America's chief enemy, the Islamic Republic of Iran.

In Volume VII of The Black Book series, you will learn all about:
  • Hillary Clinton - First Lady of the Left, her academic shills, her misdemeanors and high crimes;
  • The new politically correct culture;
  • How Leftists play the race card;
  • Obama and his Communist czars and how he betrayed America;
  • ISIS and the culture of hate;
  • Anti-White Racism - the hate that dares not speak its name; and more...
Horowitz knows all too well the devastating trends as the "Progressives'" practical agendas have caused the destruction of the culture of individual liberty and accountability at home as well as America's retreat abroad.  As the Left's worst enemy and a national treasure for conservatives, David Horowitz warns that hatred of America and contempt for the police and military is the social gospel of the left and is what we should be joining forces to defeat. Volume VII is a comprehensive guide to the Left in power and how they've seized control of America on every level.

About the Author: David Horowitz is the bestselling author of numerous books including Unholy Alliance (2004), The Party of Defeat (2008) and Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left (2014). His Art of Political War (2000) was described by White House political strategist Karl Rove as "the perfect guide to winning on the political battlefield."  David is the founder and chairman of the David Horowitz Freedom Center which is dedicated to the defense of free societies whose moral, cultural and economic foundations are under attack by enemies both secular and religious, at home and abroad.

Monday, September 12, 2016

A New Design for Education in America By Vicki E. Alger, Ph.D.

Education, being one of the top issues debated by the presidential candidates, is very much on the minds of all Americans. In an important new book, education reform expert Vicki E. Alger, Ph.D., author of FAILURE: The Federal Misedukation of America's Children, and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute shows us what the problems are and offers sound strategies toward improving on the failures of America's educational system.

Both presidential candidates are beginning to release comprehensive K-12 policy plans.  Last Thursday, Donald Trump gave a speech in Ohio on education laying out all the opportunities he will be proposing for parents to be given better and higher quality school choice.  Hillary Clinton has taken on education as a top priority of her campaign.

Both campaigns would benefit greatly from Dr. Alger's new book.  She writes, as an example, that Milwaukee's Parental Choice program (launched in 1990) was the country's first modern private school parental choice program. It began the modern era's parental choice movement. Since then Wisconsin has enacted three additional voucher scholarship programs. These programs serve low-income and special needs students. Wisconsin has also enacted a private school tuition income tax credit/deduction.

Dr. Alger says If we want to improve education, we need to reduce segregation, improve student outcomes and stop rationing education based on where children's parents can afford to live.  We need to expand these successful parental choice programs that empower parents, not the so-called experts whose policies have contributed to the status quo. Scientific research has shown that disadvantaged students participating in Milwaukee's flagship scholarship program had higher reading and math scores than similar non-scholarship students - and the program costs a fraction of what it does to send those same students to public schools. What's more, Milwaukee Public Schools responded positively to competition for students and associated funding.

In FAILURE, you will learn:
  • that more than half of the U.S. offers families private school choice options;
  • that school choice improves public schools;
  • that more parental choice means more hope for children, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds;
  • that Education Saving Accounts (ESAs) would allow families school choice for their children;
  • about empirical research literature on the effects of school choice; and
  • about the origins of the Milwaukee parental choice program.
FAILURE shows federal involvement in education has been an epic failure of myriad ineffective educational programs, a failure of massive wasteful spending, and a failure of the Department of Education to be a partner with state and local governments, rather than a boss. Fortunately, Dr. Alger's rigorous assessment enables her to identify and articulate the best strategy for success - namely, decentralizing education policy by ending federal involvement, returning power to state and local governments, and implementing parental choice.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Vicki E. Alger, Ph.D., is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and the author of more than forty education policy studies. She has provided expert affidavits for the successful legal defense of educational choice programs for low-income, foster-care and disabled children. Her work was also used in the successful legal defense of tax-credit scholarship programs in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Angry White Male By Wayne Allyn Root

How the Donald Trump Phenomenon is Changing America
and What We Can All Do to Save the Middle Class
By Wayne Allyn Root
Foreword by Roger Stone

Bestselling author, fiery media personality, TV producer and high-energy, in-your-face Donald Trump supporter, Wayne Allyn Root's new book, ANGRY WHITE MALE is the story of a powerful new revolution going on in American politics. Root has declared 2016 the year of the "Angry White Male" - a demographic he calls "the soccer moms of the 2016 election." This book tells their story - it is their personal testimony - and the man leading their latest charge is Donald J. Trump. In this explosive new book, the Trump phenomenon is seen through the eyes of the ultimate angry white male who is determined to save the middle class.

Early in life, Wayne Allyn Root and millions of Americans like him were taught to believe in the things that made America the greatest nation in world history - God, country, family, American exceptionalism, capitalism, Judeo-Christian values, the U.S. Constitution, the great American middle class, second amendment rights, the police and the military.  Republican nominee, Donald Trump, continues to remind us that these values are all under vicious, nonstop, over-the-top attack.  Everything that a typical all-American middle class kid was taught to believe in is being assaulted, brutalized and bankrupted. This is no coincidence.  On the contrary, it is a purposeful planned attack from those who hate America and particularly the white middle class. It is an all-out attack from people who want "to fundamentally change America."  

In ANGRY WHITE MALE, you'll learn:
  • Just how much the Obama Administration's policies have damaged America;
  • How the media has colluded to destroy Trump in order to get Hillary Clinton elected President - to finish the job Obama began;
  • Why the media, liberals and the establishment, including many top elected GOP lawmakers, are so desperate to stop Trump and why they're just fine with the status quo; and
  • Why liberals in America hate Trump, God, faith and the Constitution.
In ANGRY WHITE MALE, Root calls it as he sees it - raw, honest, politically incorrect and from the unique vantage point of a blue-collar, middle class kid who graduated from elite Ivy League Columbia University where he met the very leaders at the center of this conspiracy to destroy America and capitalism.  Root will reveal the exact game plan they designed back at Columbia. His college classmate at the time? Barack Obama. Root reveals how each specific policy of the past eight years has oppressed, depressed, targeted, persecuted, intimidated and bankrupted the shrinking middle class. Herein, he provides the playbook to win America back from the liberal Democrats, establishment Republicans, Wall Street titans, Hollywood film moguls, high-tech gurus and corporate elite billionaires who are so desperate to stop Trump.

At the heart of this book are 100 pages of concrete creative solutions in a section called, "God, Guns, Gold, Tax Cuts and Term Limits" in which Root lays out the counter-attack including: Middle Class Income Tax Vacation, Middle Class Contract with America, and the ultimate Middle Class Weapon of Self-Defense.  Trump's historic speeches of late encourage and embolden Americans to embrace a patriot commonsense action plan - not only just to survive, but to thrive and prosper - to make America great again.

Root tells us why he and his fellow Americans have every right to be angry.  He urges the middle class to take charge before they are legislated, targeted, intimidated and censored out of existence - and thus left penniless, powerless, jobless, feckless and afraid to speak out for fear of being shouted down and labeled a racist... and worse.

About the Author: Wayne Allyn Root is a middle class warrior and capitalist evangelist.  He is an entrepreneur, media personality, TV producer, syndicated columnist, international business speaker, and radio talk show host. Root is the author of several bestselling books including The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, The Murder of the Middle Class, and The Power of RELENTLESS. He was the 2008 Libertarian VP nominee and has been the opening speaker at many Donald Trump events. He currently hosts his own radio show in Las Vegas and is a regular contributor to Fox News, Breitbart, TheBlaze, Newsmax, Townhall, the Washington Times, and USA Today.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

FAILURE By Vicki E. Alger

 New Book Gives U.S. Department of Education a Failing Grade

Education, being one of the top issues debated by the presidential candidates, is very much on the minds of all Americans.  Trump advocates for school choice, refers to common core as a "disaster," and is calling for an end to the Department of Education. Clinton wants to socialize students and believes that it takes a village to raise a kid. In an important new book, education reform expert Vicki E. Alger, Ph.D., author of FAILURE: The Federal Misedukation of America's Children, shows us what the problems are and offers sound strategies toward improving on the failures of America's educational system.

In FAILURE, you'll learn that for nearly 100 years the federal government left education almost entirely in the hands of state and local governments. Gradually, however, federal restraint gave way, culminating in 1979 with the creation of the U.S. Department of Education - a sprawling bureaucracy with more than 4,000 employees, 100 programs, and an annual budget of approximately $70 billion. What caused this dramatic transformation? Has it improved student performance? And how can we best ensure that America's schoolchildren will get the education they need for thriving in an increasingly technological, competitive global economy?

When President Jimmy Carter established the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in 1979 as the thirteenth cabinet-level agency, the advocates of a larger role for the federal government in education hailed it as a hard-won victory for America's taxpayers, educators and school children. But thirty-six years later, ED has yet to live up to the promises, which tells us:

  • It has failed to act as a genuine partner to state and local governments, but instead lords over them. Strings attached to federal funding have created an ongoing tug-of-war between the feds and the states.
  • It has failed to ensure that federal dollars are spent efficiently. Programs remain spread across multiple departments, perpetuating redundancy and waste of taxpayer dollars.
  • It has failed to appreciably improve student academic performance. International assessments reveal that 17-year-olds as a group are only slightly better in math than they were in 1978, and their reading ability has remained flat since 1971.
  • ED has failed to reach every meaningful goal its advocates had promised.

After providing a history and assessment of federal involvement of education (including a comparison with top-performing education systems worldwide), FAILURE offers a way forward. Dr. Alger's steps include:

  • Immediately eliminating 19 non-program offices and divisions within the Department of Education, and returning the $14 billion in savings to taxpayers via a tax credit;
  • Letting the American people work with local lawmakers and educators to set priorities that meet the specific needs of students in their communities;
  • Empowering citizens to create parental choice programs in the states - including  tuition tax credits and educational savings accounts; and
  • Abolishing ED and returning the federal government to its constitutional role in education (none).

Federal involvement in education, FAILURE shows, has been an epic failure - a failure of ineffective educational programs, a failure with massive wasteful spending, and a failure of the Department of Education to be a partner with state and local governments. Fortunately, Dr. Alger's rigorous assessment enables her to identify and articulate the best strategy for success - namely, decentralizing education policy by ending federal involvement, returning power to state and local governments, and implementing parental choice. [more...]

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Vicki E. Alger, Ph.D., is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and the author of more than forty education policy studies. She has provided expert affidavits for the successful legal defense of educational choice programs for low-income, foster-care and disabled children. Her work was also used in the successful legal defense of tax-credit scholarship programs in the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Ronald Reagan Teaches from The Past

Learning From Reagan's Past

With the presidential election heating up daily and the media, the GOP and Republican Nominee, Donald Trump constantly making references to President Reagan's much-admired accomplishments, comes a very unique book about our 40th President.  Heralded by Hon. George P. Shultz, Secretary of State under President Reagan and renowned Reagan historians alike, Reagan's 1968 Dress Rehearsal: Ike, RFK, and Reagan's Emergence as a World Statesman is an inspiring never-before-told history of how Ronald Reagan began to restore pride in America when he first ran for president in the late 1960s.

Author and historian, Gene Kopelson's tireless research uncovered findings based upon never-before-analyzed critical archives. He reveals may lessons President Reagan can teach us today that mirror the past.

America is torn by racial strife, as blacks riot in the cities. A Democrat president is mismanaging a war in Asia, as he refuses to let American forces win the war. A Democratic leader sides with the law breakers and says that blacks do not have to obey the law. Is this 2016? No, it's the mid-1960s, and the only candidate running for the presidency who wants the rule of law to be paramount and to apply equally to all American citizens is the Republican candidate running for president for the first time: Ronald Reagan.

As part of a secret Kennedy-organized plan to harass conservative political enemies, RFK arranges for the IRS to audit ten years of Ronald Reagan's taxes. Then RFK pressures CBS to cancel Reagan's TV show. Faced with no income, Ronald Reagan decides to enter politics but needs the advice of a highly-respected senior political elder of the same conservative philosophy. 

Reagan turns to former President Dwight Eisenhower, and this begins a never-before-described multi-year political mentorship and friendship that changed American and world history. Eisenhower guided Reagan to win the governorship of California and then, as Reagan first sought the presidency in 1967-68, Ike mentored Reagan on world affairs. Indeed, future President Ronald Reagan's successes in no small part depended upon his fulfillment of Ike's policies, whose effects are very much with us today.  

A steadfast and principled conservative is running for president for the first time. He is an accomplished speaker who electrifies his audiences but is opposed by the GOP's establishment. Yet the grassroots American public loves him. Is this 2016? No, it's 1968 and Ronald Reagan is generating huge enthusiasm across the country as he tries to win the nomination from establishment-favorite Richard Nixon.

Early in the 20th century, Republican President Theodore Roosevelt first called for Americans never to be divided into subgroups; he wanted all citizens to be called Americans first. Yet Democrats call for division: they call Americans by hyphenated subgroups to promote discord: Black Americans, Mexican Americans, etc. In the mid and late 1960s, Roosevelt's call was continued by Republican Ronald Reagan on his first quest for the presidency and by his hidden political mentor, Republican and former president, Dwight Eisenhower. They saw through the Democrats' plan for divisiveness in order to claim grievances and garner votes.

Both Reagan and Eisenhower called for all citizens to see themselves as Americans first and to identify with the pride and goodness of their country. During Reagan's first campaign for the presidency in 1966-1968, and in the correspondence between Reagan and Ike, this theme of discarding the Democrats' "hyphenated Americans" was a critical theme for the unity of all Americans.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gene Kopelson is president of the New England chapter, and on the Board of Trustees, of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, an active Churchillian, and a holocaust educator. As an historian, he has published works on Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet, Ronald Reagan's 1966 campaign and Mexican American voters, the 1968 Nebraska and Oregon Republican primaries, and Washington State Republican politics in the 1960s. His research on Reagan and Eisenhower was featured in 2015 at the 125th Commemoration of the Birth of Dwight Eisenhower at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.  Kopelson is a popular speaker and frequent guest on talk radio.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Armageddon By Dick Morris

Dick Morris's 'Armageddon' 
Reveals Hillary Secrets, Trump's Strategy

Set for Release June 28, 2016, Book Now!

Armageddon is the ultimate battle between good and evil. Now, in their powerful and timely new book Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary, authors Dick Morris and Eileen McGann reveal a surprising political game plan that could change the outcome of the 2016 elections.

"Make no mistake about it, Trump faces an uphill battle," Dick Morris says. "With a liberal media biased in Hillary's favor, demographic trends favoring younger and ethnic voters - and some Republicans at war with their own nominee - Trump must take a different approach. He can still win and defeat Hillary," Morris argues in Armageddon.

Few know and understand Hillary and Bill Clinton better than Dick Morris. For over 20 years, Dick served as their personal political adviser and trusted confidante. Dick knows their strengths and weakness... and their darkest secrets.

For the first time, he reveals Hillary's secrets in Armageddon - and explains why Trump must ignore the traditional GOP playbook to make her the issue and defeat her once and for all.  Morris believes the 2016 election will be the most decisive in history. America can go down the road of socialism, "Obama's third term," or take a path of economic and spiritual resurgence - one that makes us truly great again.

In Armageddon, Dick Morris outline his attack plan on Hillary:
  • She is a "compulsive, pathological and serial liar" that must be exposed - he reveals the evidence.
  • Hillary lost any claim to "commander-in-chief" after Benghazi - new details show she covered up her role.
  • She will once again put America into another needless war.
  • She is "obsessively secret and paranoid" - Morris reveals never before known details that show her to be the "controller in chief."
  • She is very vulnerable to criminal prosecution right now - and may be the target of impeachment hearings almost from day one of any Hillary presidency.
But Morris says attacks on Hillary alone won't defeat her. Donald Trump needs a masterplan - a grand strategy to avoid the GOP mistakes of 2008 and 2012. Dick Morris gives solid advice to Trump that reveals:
  • How Trump can woo 8 million white voters who failed to show up for Romney in 2012;
  • Why terrorism may prove to be Trump's ace in the hole - and why he must expose Hillary and Obama's efforts to let terrorists into the U.S.;
  • The fact that Obamacare is not a dead issue - and how Trump can use it get low-income voters who have been hurt by this socialist program;
  • Why immigrants and union voters may prove to be Trump's biggest allies;
  • Hillary's vulnerabilities with China, Iran, Israel and Mexico, and much more; and
  • Trump's secret strategy for black voters: he can win a bigger proportion than any Republican using this one issue.
On Tuesday, November 5, 2016, American voters will make a momentous decision. They will decide whether or not this great country will remain a free market, constitutional democracy. The stakes could not be higher. If Hillary Clinton is elected president, it will mean the end of the America we know and love.

In Armageddon, Morris offers a manual on how the forces of good can win this battle. Whether you support or oppose Donald Trump, you need to get this book and share it with friends and family. And Republicans need to stop playing by the old rules of the game. Those rules don't work - they elected Barack Obama twice. Obama has changed America in fundamental ways. Now, in Armageddon, Morris shows Hillary's opponents how they can take advantage of her many vulnerabilities - to elect a president who wants to make America a great nation again.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Dick Morris is admired for his probing, insightful, hard-hitting, and clear commentary on Newsmax, Fox News, and other international media outlets. Time magazine has dubbed him "the most influential private citizen in America." A well-known political strategist, he was the architect of Bill Clinton's comeback landslide in 1996 and has handled the winning campaigns of more than 30 U.S. senators and governors. Internationally, he has piloted the successful campaigns of presidents and prime ministers of five continents. Together with his wife, Eileen McGann, he has written 15 books, including 10 New York Times bestsellers. Eileen is the publisher of thehillarydaily.com. Morris and McGann write for DickMorris.com.