I am indebted to the following whose writings/teachings have contributed mightily to the political issues addressed in this Handbook. This book is designed to give you more than a “Bumper Sticker” response to some major issues of the day, and test the things you know, or think you know, or believe are right, and determine if your learning has been superficial.
The art of political Cross Dressing is using your adversary’s own talking points against him or her. It is vitally important to learn both sides of various issues to avoid being blind-sided by irrational outbursts. We all hold contradictory beliefs – we understand the meaning of words differently – You can use this to your advantage. This Handbook is a brief compilation of some of the most persuasive responses to numerous political issues, taken from over 500 books over a 50-year period, issues which appear year after year in the press and friendly discussions. Best part: You do not have to read all 500 books to get the most coent nuggets.
Romancing The Voters
Table of Contents
Democracy and Majority Vote Not What You Think
Despite a very long Romance with the voters “Democracy” simply means majority rule — for good or bad. No U.S. President or Congress has ever represented the majority of the people, and, almost never more than a third.
Liberals and Conservatives Think Differently
A curious thing about political opinions is how often the same people line up on opposite sides of different issues.
About guns, we only know a fraction of what there is to know, more is unknown than known, and most of it wrong.
My father was shot in the chest during a 1976 holdup in Dallas by a former employee on parole for murder.
Bread and Circuses–Is ‘Tea Party’ rooted in ancient Rome?
The world is moved by men of principle. Sad to say, many people fear men and women of principle.
Why Is America Rich?
Americans are richer today in most ways than were kings and queens, princes and potentates historically.
Media Ignore Individuals in Gap between Rich and Poor
When billionaire Bill Gates walks into McDonald’s, the “average income” of all skyrockets to more than $1 billion.
Increasing Minimum Wage Would Generate Adverse Result
Those calling for raising the “learning wage” to $9.00 declare even this is not enough to live on, why the hypocrisy?
The 47 percent Who Don’t Pay Taxes
The Democratic Party has been the “party of the rich” for decades, led by rich media manipulators.
The Gap Between Ignorance, Misinformation, Disinformation
“A cause of many of our mistakes and problems is ignorance —ignorance of the facts about the rest of the world.”
What Is the Purpose of Taxes in Your City?
Professional sports fans said heck, if you’re gonna subsidize the arts we want our share of the fishes and the loaves.
Kill the Oil Speculators
When speculators acquire oil supplies they perform a public service, even if unintentional
Oil Finite But Inexhaustible
The sun is finite; the sun’s energy is undeniably inexhaustible. Oil, like the sun, is finite and inexhaustible.
Why Martin Luther King was a Republican
“The Democrat Party, from inception ‘til 1964 was the party of slavery, secession and segregation.” Rev. Perryman
Ronald Reagan Carries a Message to Garcia
Ronald Reagan’s wife pleaded with him not to make her go to another insufferable political event. So he…