San Diego Mayor Filner & NY Mayor Candidate Wiener make the national news.

So: What do Politicians and Diapers have in common?…………………..……………….. They both must be changed often……………………. and for the same reason.

Thank you for the overwhelming response to my new book,

Fred Schnaubelt, Former San Diego Councilman & N. Park CRA President

FYI

All political power is derived from what you can do to or for someone!

Why do you think so many political candidates come before Republican Groups?  They believe you have enormous political clout — which you do — far more than you can imagine.  For candidates meeting Republicans is meeting the “grassroots,” the most effective way to overcome media bias.

 

Romancing The Voters, New Talking Points for Republicans (or the TEA Party) is for those who don’t have time to research political issues in depth and want more political power, to be more influential and more effective in countering the nonsense that spews daily from Liberals.

 

I don’t mention Filner or Weiner in the book but point out no U.S. President has received a majority of the votes from the Voter Eligible Population in the last 100 years.  President Obama got 31% of the votes from those registered to vote. By contrast, Mayor Bob Filner only got 24%.

 

The rules of the game, however, determine the outcome of any contest!

For instance, most people agree no woman’s basketball team can beat the L.A. Lakers. But change just one rule and you’ll get a different outcome: make everyone play in high heels. Imagine 7 foot tall ballplayers in high heels. The rules of politics ARE 50% + 1 =  100% of the pie  AND 50% – 1 = nothing. The notion is that whoever gets the majority of those who vote, should have unlimited power. Translation: We Won! Elections have consequences! Get over it!

 

Last Friday I was accosted by a liberal bemoaning the minimum wage.  He was outraged that Wal-Mart does not pay a living wage.  I asked him why 3,000 or more people apply for Wal-Mart jobs whenever they open a new store with 300 positions to fill. In Chicago Wal-Mart received 25,000 applications — strong indications Wal-Mart  is over paying for the jobs it offers.  He said there was a shortage of jobs in the country — as if that was an answer.

 

How many of you are aware of how few people are paid the minimum wage?

 

In Romancing The Voters, I point out that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics only 4.7% of wage earners are paid the minimum wage, which is really a “learning” wage, and that only 1% of new employees are paid the minimum wage after 3 years.

 

How many have heard or read that people demand ever more government programs for which they are unwilling to be taxed? In Romancing the Voter, a study is cited that documents 63% of the requests for more spending, at the federal level anyways, came from government officials.

 

How many know why America is Rich?

 

The way the media reports the growing gap between rich and poor can be explained by an analogy.  When Bill Gates walks into a McDonald’s, statistically speaking, everyone present is instantly a billionaire if you average his 67 billion among the others. The media reports the gap between rich and poor by comparing groups or quintiles not comparing individuals. Over a ten-year period over half the people in the lowest quintile move to a higher income quintile and over half those in the top quintile move to a lower quintile and are replaced by others.  There is a lot movement up and down the income ladder as all people can testify from personal experience, from first job to retirement.

 

President Obama, for the second time is asking for a discussion on race.  Let’s acknowledge he leads the Democrat Party which has been racist since inception and for 200 years it oppressed, suppressed, and murdered so many Blacks that the Ku Klux Klan was indicted by a Grand Jury as the “terrorist” arm of the Democrat Party.  Let’s discuss why Martin Luther King was a Republican! Or, Booker T. Washington, 100 years ago, acknowledging a class of Blacks that make a living from agitating for Blacks because it pays!

 

Sometimes Republicans get so depressed and think things have gotten so bad they want to go home and turn on the gas — what with the universities dominated by liberals, and also the media and Hollywood.  But whatever liberals are doing it is failing.  Liberalism is failing.  For decades now over twice as many people self-report they are conservative as liberals.  In a recent Gallup poll it was 46% to 20%. If you want to correct the media’s misinformation and get more political power, Buy Romancing The Voters – After all, knowledge is power!

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The rules determine the outcome of any contest.  For instance, everyone agree that no women’s basketball team can beat the L.A. Lakers.  Change just one rule, however, and you will get a different outcome…………………..…..

 

Make everyone play in high heels.

 

Romancing The Voters, is a political handbook of conservative talking points.

 

This book is for people who don’t have time to research the issues and for their friends, children and grandchildren.

 

If you’ve given up on your kids who have been politically indoctrinated by their professors, the media and Hollywood (as many have told me), and now are working on your grandkids here is a great handbook to get them on the right track. The majority of Americans, according to the polls, say “the country is on the wrong track.”

 

It is Short, Simple, Easy and Fun to read.  It is more than just bumper sticker responses to important issues that liberals use in trying to obfuscate important issues.

 

The issues covered range from: No president in 100 years  has received more than 36% of the votes from the Voter Eligible Population (VEP) aka, registered voters.  How liberals think differently, Gun Ignorance, Why the Minimum Wage is a Learning Wage, Why America is Rich, What is the purpose of taxes, and Why Martin Luther King was a Republican.

 

This book encourages thinking as a science with well thought out answers to difficult questions. An intelligent, effective way to get the country back on track and with which you can pass on the principles of freedom, a limited government, private property and free enterprise.

We all can learn from the wisdom of the ages, from Adam Smith to Milton Friedman, Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell — from the best, the brightest and most brilliant political and economic answers.

 

Romancing The Voters is a selection of dozens of writers and their most persuasive answers to current issues and you have them in this thin, little handbook!

 

Best part:  You won’t have to separate the wheat from the chaff from over 500 books.  It has been done it for you, providing you just the most cogent answers to “slay the philistines,” as the saying goes.

 

Many, if not most of the answers in this book will be new to you, or you have forgotten.  They are designed to educate not merely poke a sharp stick in the eyes of your political adversaries, which all too often is counter-productive.

 

For fun, in the Addendum are the 15 greatest political jokes such as, “Politicians and diapers must be changed often

……………………………. and for the same reason.” Mark Twain

 

My goal is to raise $20,000 to promote and advertise this book in various venues.  The venues that primarily cater to Conservatives, Republicans, Libertarians and TEA Party members.

You can see a sample of the book on romancingthevoters.com. This is to be followed up by a second book of issues in 2014. I’m  Fred Schnaubelt, Fred I’ve gained great insight into the issues and which prompted me to go on 35 year quest to find the most persuasive answers to counter liberal balderdash,  and “I approve this message.”  You can Google Fred Schnaubelt for more background information.

 

 

 

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I was born in San Diego and since 21 have struggled to find answers to recurring political

issues. I grew up in Casa de Oro and graduated from Pt. Loma High School in 1958.

Been married 3 times.  I met Dr. Irina Nekolaevna

Antonova in Russia and married her in Moscow in 1987, just before the Soviet Union

collapsed.  I have two adult children.  At my age I’m thinking ahead and want to go

peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather and not screaming like the passengers in his

car.  So I’m sharing nuggets gleaned from researching over 500 books on the most

persuasive responses to some ever current political issues. The issues addressed are

intended to be controversial and hard.  Answers and insight required thousands of hours

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“Romancing” is defined as: telling exaggerated lies, telling an untruth, or pretending with

intent to deceive, frequently done, but not always by politicians. This is an introduction to

the Art of Political Cross-dressing — using your adversaries own words against them in

debate. The issues come fast and furious with little time to think about them.  These

chapters have enough material in them to deliver fifteen 7 to 10 minute talks to your

Toastmasters Club or the basis for 250-500 word Letters to the Editor. First, you’ll

understand, for instance, why some people in local elections can win with only a few

thousand votes of the VEP in a city the size of San Diego, you’ll understand how liberals

and conservatives think differently — which you can use to your advantage. There are

issues that never seem to go away such as gun control, the death penalty, and the “The

Rich Get Richer and Poor Get Poorer.” You will know when the media intentionally or

unintentionally misrepresents data about the gap between rich and poor, and who really

benefits from minimum wage laws. You will learn why speculation and price gouging,

stripped of emotion, are beneficial to society. In addition, you’ll know why Martin Luther

King was a Republican. You will become versed in several “Teachable Moments,” for

family, friends and co-workers. For every Toastmaster and member of the TEA Party this

is a must read!

Do You Know?

No President since 1904 has received a majority of the vote from the Voter Eligible

Population?

Why liberals and conservatives think differently?

Newspapers don’t print the truth, they print what people say.

A 2003 study by Scotland Yard noted eight times as many killings by knives as by guns

in England?

In 2007, there were 613 fatal “firearm accidents” in the U.S. This was 0.5% of 123,706

fatal accidents that year?

The Death Penalty is an absolute deterrent to murder?

Why TEA PARTY members are so hated?

Zimbabwe’s government taxes, spends, promises, and prints money in billion-dollar

notes and everyone is a billionaire?

Why America is Rich?

In Reason Magazine Veronique de Rugy shows that of 675,000 millionaires in 1999, only

38,000 remained in 2007?

Why when Bill Gates walks into McDonalds, according to the media everyone present is

statistically billionaire?

A result of raising the “learning wage” – is millions of idle, restless teenagers have lots of

time for mischief.

The price of gasoline “adjusted for inflation” in 1919 was $3.84 per gallon; In 2012, 15

cent less than in 1918?

Why the Democrat Party has been the “party of the rich” for decades?

Why the government’s Bread and Circuses ended in ancient Rome?

How oil speculation benefits you and society as a whole?

Martin Luther King was a Republican and Why.

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Chapter 1

Democracy and Majority Vote Not What You Think

“Under our Constitution it is We The People who are sovereign. The people have the final say. The legislators are their spokesmen. The people determine through their votes the destiny of the nation.”
Justice William O. Douglas

Contrary to what Justice Douglas said, the people do not determine through their votes, the destiny of the nation, at least not through a democracy by so-called majority vote. “Democracy,” simply means majority rule — for good or bad. The heart of politics is the art of romancing the voters (pretending with intent to deceive).

No U.S. President or Congress has ever represented the majority of the people, and in fact, almost never more than a third of the Voter Eligible Population (VEP). Once elected, however, most politicians believe that a first kiss inexorably leads to a total surrender of virtue and thereafter think they can honeyfuggle the voters whenever — and on whatever issue — they choose.

Facts are stubborn things. Americans, in reality, are ruled by factions. If the media reported the facts about how few votes win elections, Presidents and for that matter, all elected officials would never have the chutzpah to do what they do. Politicians would have to return to being administrative watchdogs over the public purse, as originally intended.

Since Teddy Roosevelt (1904), no President has received more than 36% support from the voter-eligible-population (VEP). A country divided is not something new, or something old.

President Obama won just 31% of the VEP. The media characterizes this plurality of votes as a mandate to justify the President (any President for that matter) imposing his will, or vision upon us. Not one President in over 100 years, in fact, has received a legitimate mandate to impose his vision on America.

This also applies to nearly all elected officials who rarely receive more than 27%, some less than 10% of the VEP. As Casey Stengel used to say, “You can look it up!”   Check with your Registrar of Voters.

“Newspapers don’t print the truth they print what people say.”
                                                                   Rick Paddock, L.A. Times

It’s important to understand this reality. It explains a lot. Think about it. Reporters covering politics seek out a catchy quote — or they make up a controversial one — and ask for a response. Then they print what is said. Reporters vie for as many readers’ “attention” as possible. That is what headlines are about (and teaser TV spots). You have to get someone’s attention before they can become interested in what you write.

The rules of the game determine the outcome of any contest. For instance, most people agree no woman’s basketball team can beat the L.A. Lakers. But change just one rule and you’ll get a different outcome: make everyone play in high heels. The rules of politics (for those actually turning out to vote) are the ancient doctrine of “might makes right” whereby 50% plus one = 100% and 50% minus one = 0. This boils down to “We won — Elections have consequences — Get over it.”

Fortunately, we do not live in a Democracy. When Benjamin Franklin departed from the Constitutional Convention of 1787, he was asked, what kind of government did you give us? Franklin replied, “A ‘Republic’ if you can keep it.”

In fact, the founders loathed democracy. They knew democracies often descended into Mobocracies (today, think Libya and Egypt), and did everything they could to guard against “Majoritarianism.” They tried to developed a vaccine (a republic) against the contagion of “popular delusions and the madness of crowds” so politics would not be infected.  They knew that Plato and Aristotle thought democracy ultimately led to tyranny.

They created a system whereby Senators are elected for six years, Presidents four years and Congressmen two years so the entire

elected body could never be swept up in the passions of a movement. One Senator represents about 19 million people in California but only 288,000 in Wyoming, which makes it hard to contend that voting is equal representation or majority vote.

The founders gave the several small states, regardless of population, equal representation in the Senate as an incentive to join the Union. To make doubly sure the populace could not be swept up by unforeseen events they created the Electoral College to trump the popular will. They believed it would not be possible to bribe all the electors of all the states at the same time.

For good measure, the founders established an unelected Supreme Court, whose members do not have to worry about running for office, which can overrule any majority vote.

The entire system they designed acts as a buffer against a popular, charming, captivating, charismatic orator (aka, A Cult of Personality).

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Hard as they tried they never imagined a time where all of the problems attributed to an unaccountable federal government would be the result of compromises between factions (later called Democrats and Republicans) and a compliant press.

Compromises, however, are how we got a $16 trillion national debt. We should pray for gridlock. What we call “gridlock” the founders called “checks and balances.” They fully intended to pit ambition against ambition. Whenever there is gridlock it is a win, win for the taxpayers.

The media, bless their hearts, keeps reporting that the American public demands things for which it is unwilling to be taxed.  It’s not the silent majority surprisingly, that is asking for endless handouts.

Most Congressional spending as reported in a 1991 study by James Payne confirmed that of 1,400 witnesses before Congress only seven could clearly be classified as opposed to spending.

More significant however, “Of 1060 Congressional witnesses in favor of spending, 47 percent were federal administrators, and another 10 percent were state and local officials.  An additional 6 percent were congressmen themselves.” In other words, 63 percent of the pro-spending witnesses were from government.

There is little doubt a similar ratio of supplicants demanding other people’s money occurs before local city councils, supervisors, and state legislatures.

Very few responsible people “expect” something for nothing from government, although politicians are diligently trying to change this in exchange for votes.

Proposition 13 in California was one of those rare events which proved politicians can say “no, no, no” to the “gimme, gimme, gimme” crowd and still get elected. I know, I supported 13 and got elected.

“ALL POLITICAL POWER DERIVES FROM WHAT YOU CAN DO TO — OR — FOR SOMEONE”

Whenever you think the government is doing something stupid follow the money. If you want to understand politics assume 100% of what a politician says and does is for votes and campaign contributions.

A cardinal rule of politics is “watch what they do, not what they say.” The actions of the few straight arrows are too rare to matter.

There is an old joke that 96% of the members of Congress give the other 4% a bad name.

People attracted to political office seem to have been born with two extra genes – the tax gene and the regulatory gene. They want to tax everything that moves or stands still and even tax the very air we breathe through a carbon footprint tax.

Can you think of any significant business they don’t want to tax or regulate?

The story goes that Senator Edward Kennedy was listening to a speaker who began, “Let me tax your memories for a moment” whereupon Kennedy immediately exclaimed, “Why didn’t I think of that.”

“DEMOCRACY IS THE THEORY THAT THE COMMON PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY WANT, AND DESERVE TO GET IT GOOD AND HARD.”                                       – H.L. Mencken

 

Consider the brilliant, beguiling, billionaire Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg who wants to regulate not only 16-ounce sodas, but also salt, butter, trans fats, popcorn, milkshakes, guns, and prohibit tobacco products from being displayed in public.

Other politicians want to tell us how to flush our toilets, what light bulbs to use, regulate guns, and health care, prohibit us from spanking our children, decree no smoking in our own homes, regulate potato chips,  car colors (California 2009), etc., etc., etc., all for our own good. Both political parties have succeeded in turning free market Capitalism into overbearing “Regulated Capitalism.”

Do not misunderstand; government is not a necessary evil, as often   heard. It is absolutely necessary for a free society to work, but it should act as an umpire in enforcing the rules and should not be playing the game using its monopoly on force and violence. We cannot afford to have politicians continuously discrediting the government by their actions. Only when government is limited to its proper role can it earn and retain our respect.

The latest clever device used by government is to hide behind the cloak of complexity by passing laws with thousands of pages. “We have to pass it to know what’s in it,” was House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi’s response to the 2,700-page Obamacare Bill (with 20,000 pages of implementing rules).

James Madison in Federalist Paper 37 warned us against “the obscurity arising from complexity.”

Since many laws today, particularly in the tax code and health care are incomprehensible — who gets absolute power under their obscurity?

The answer is whoever has the power to interpret them. Without transparency, it is the politicians, planners and poseurs who interpret them on a daily basis.

We are told, “Ignorance of the law is no defense,” implying we are supposed to know all 200,000 pages of laws on the books that were identified in a 2006 review.

The founders were aware of politics in practice for 180 years from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to 1787. They were not neophytes and had learned from the experience of others about governing.

They understood that majority vote might be appropriate for selecting politicians to administer laws, but wholly inappropriate for voting on which laws to implement. This is why they gave us a republic with representatives chosen to make informed decisions.

Even so, on various issues, both Republicans and Democrats have changed sides over the years as easily as changing a suit of clothes.

Before becoming President, then Senator Obama railed against President Bush’s budget deficits. Seems pretty funny now. Recently Democrat Congressman John Conyers said, “Deficits don’t matter.” Under President George W. Bush, it was Republican Dick Cheney saying, “Deficits don’t matter.”

Republican President, Dwight, Eisenhower, however, said, “…there must be balanced budgets.” Sometimes the party in power favors “Free Trade,” sometimes not, favors the Patriot Act, sometimes not, or favors closing Gitmo, sometimes not.

When you get to taxes, Liberals argue that raising taxes will increase needed revenues to the government while Conservatives argue that lowering taxes will increase needed revenues to the government. Beyond the core functions of government — we should ask: revenues needed for what?

Who knows best how to get the greatest benefits for the greatest number of people from “investing” money — the government — or those who know how to earn it — a Bill Gates or a Joe Biden?

After the Presidency, real power in Washington resides in the Congressional committee chairmen as evidenced by the amount of campaign money they raise. Why do you think there are over 12,000 lobbyists in Washington D.C. spending a “reported” $3.3 billion annually?

If all political power comes from what you can do to — or for someone — it becomes apparent this is a two-way street between politicians wanting something and others wanting something from politicians.

WASTE AND FRAUD

We have heard about “Waste and Fraud,” at least since Senator Proxmire’s Golden Fleece Awards in 1975. Government Waste and Fraud will always be with us because they constitute someone’s income.

Many politicians subscribe to the Keynesian notion that every dollar the government spends, wasted or not, results in $2.00 of economic activity. Nancy Pelosi said on the House floor, “Unemployment insurance, the economists tell us, return $2 for every $1 that is put out there for unemployment insurance, it injects demand into the economy, it creates jobs to help reduce the deficit,” Just imagine if everyone became unemployed, we’d all be twice as rich.

The federal government spent about $3.5 Trillion in 2012! Generally speaking, the more money spent the easier to get a handle on it. An analysis of campaign spending indicates that about 1/3 of campaign contributions by large corporations is divided between both parties as big business likes to hedge its bets.

Think solar panel company, Solyndra. It contributed $100,000 or more to President Obama’s campaign and “coincidentally” received $535 million in taxpayer loan guarantees. Other corporations have benefited similarly under other Presidents. Some call it “Crony Capitalism.” It would be more correct to call it “Crony Socialism.”

I once walked into a business meeting without an appointment between a top Democrat and a top Republican in San Diego

They were sharing inside information on likely city council decisions to the advantage of their partnership and could care less about the ideology of those they supported, Democrats or Republicans.

Most Washington law firms purportedly have both Democrat and Republican sections. Why do you suppose that is?

Contrary to popular belief, many businessmen, particularly those running large corporations, are not supporters of free enterprise or defenders of Capitalism. They prefer privatization of their profits, government underwriting their losses and ever-increasing regulation of their competitors.

If you want to get the hell scared out of you sit in an elected body’s “Executive Session” (legally secret).  In one City of San Diego session, a councilman wanted to destroy a paramedic service for taking more than 5 minutes to respond to his mother’s emergency. Another said the Gas & Electric Company had no property rights regarding an eminent domain “takings.” He was elected and obligated to save the taxpayers money by paying no compensation, and a third wanted to double a cable TV company’s Franchise Fee for some unstated slight. All three were Republicans.

POLITICIANS ONLY HALF THE PROBLEM

Winston Churchill thought the best argument against democracy was to have a 5-minute conversation with the average voter. He felt a democracy was the worst form of government except for all others.

I was stunned a few years ago to meet a young African-American mother and her father visiting from Alabama (average voters), who did not know who Bull Connor was, the Birmingham Police Commissioner.

In 1963, Connor unleashed fire hoses and police attack dogs on peaceful children marching for civil rights. You can Google the horrific photos under “Bull Connor.” Is it possible that textbooks in the South have been purged of this unsavory historical fact?1                                                       *

Younger generations who do not know their history, especially those who do not know Presidential candidate George Wallace and Bull Connor were Democrats and why Martin Luther King was a Republican, may very well be doomed to repeat it.

Condoleezza Rice explained that while growing up in the South it was the Democrats who refused to register her father to vote, something the Republicans did.

Democrats today will throw you off guard by telling you that President Richard Nixon got all the racists to leave the Democrat Party and join the Republicans as part of his “Southern Strategy.” (A few did, most did not). They also contend that the Republicans who for years worked for civil rights and against segregation joined the Democrat Party. A very sweet fairy-tale to assuage the consciences of today’s Democrats.

A lack of historical knowledge is not confined to American youths. Sixty percent of Austrians (average voters), in March 2013 said they want a “Strong Man” to lead their country and 40% think things were not all bad under Adolph Hitler.

I was flabbergasted years ago when a high school buddy married a girl from Germany and she told me one day, “Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, in this country (the U.S.) you only tell about the bad things he did — never about the schools and highways he built, or “the people’s car.” Wow!

Joseph Stalin was born in the Russian Empire when Georgia was a part of it, where 45% of the people (average voters) still hold a positive attitude toward the former Soviet Leader. However, 39%, (average voters) do not even know who Stalin was.

 

There is a popular saying variously attributed to Edmund Burke, George Santayana and Winston Churchill, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

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No President since 1904 has received a majority vote from the Voter Eligible Population (aka Registered Voters)?

 

When Bill Gates walks into McDonalds, according to “the rich get richer,”  everyone present is instantly a billionaire?

 

That some local elected officials can  win a Primary Election with fewer than 5% of the VEP?

 

Why liberals and conservatives think differently?

 

Newspapers don’t print the truth, they print what people say? (So says an L.A. Times Reporter)

Do you know why government employees do not pay any income taxes?

Waste and Fraud will never go away because the money spent is a lot of voters’ or contributors’ income?

 

A 2003 study by Scotland Yard reported six times as many murders by knives as by guns in England?

 

You’re 11-times more likely to be shot accidentally by a policeman than an armed citizen?

Many of the reports of “children” killed by guns are due to juvenile gang members killing other juvenile gang members.

The Death Penalty is an absolute deterrent to murder?

 

Why TEA PARTY members are so hated and vilified?

Most taxpayers do not “ask” for government services for which they are unwilling to be taxed? (And who does?)

Why everyone in Zimbabwe is a billionaire?

 

Why America is Rich?

 

The top 3% of income tax filers pay more than the other 97%?

 

That there are 6 measures of unemployment, U-1 to U-6, and why U-3 is used?

Less than 5% of the workforce is paid the minimum wage and only 1% received it for more than 3 years?

Why when you retire, the government won’t pay your social security benefits in one lump sum?

One result of raising the “learning wage” (minimum wage) – is millions of idle, restless teenagers having time for mischief.

 

The price of gasoline “adjusted for inflation in 1919” was $3.84 per gallon; In 2012, it was 29 cents less than in 1918?

 

Why the Democrat Party has been the “party of the rich” for decades?

 

Why the government’s Bread and Circuses ended in ancient Rome?

 

How oil speculation benefits you and society as a whole?

 

Martin Luther King was a Republican and Why?

 

EXTRA: How the rules determine the outcome of any contest?

Hint: In basketball make everyone play in high heels.

 

Find the answers in Romancing The Voters https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/302807

About the Author

Hi, I’m Fred,
At my age, I’m thinking ahead and want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather and not screaming like the passengers in his car.
I was born in San Diego and for 50 years (since age 21) struggled to find the best answers to recurring political issues.
So, I’m sharing, while still able, these political nuggets gleaned from researching over 500 books on the most persuasive responses to political issues that never seem to go away.
I would have loved to have a short reference guide like this when I was on the San Diego City Council to respond quickly to these issues when they repeatedly pop up every couple of years; some of which I never heard of before being elected.
I grew up in Casa de Oro (East San Diego County). My family moved and I graduated from Pt. Loma High in 1958. I joined a family cleaning business and in 1968 became a commercial real estate broker. I got ticked off at the government, ran and was elected to the San Diego City Council in 1977 where I served only one term as promised.  I have two adult children and have been married 3 times, most recently in 1987 in Moscow, Russia (USSR) to Dr. Irina Antonova.
I need your help in forwarding your comments about the book to your friends or putting them on Facebook in order to reach politicians, Tea Party members and political junkies across the country (and BTW reach my publisher’s goal of 10,000 sales).  Please note these issues are intended to be the more controversial ones and this Handbook is for providing you with more than “Bumper Sticker” responses to important topics of the day. (Look for 15 more issues in 2014).

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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

Chapter 1

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.

Chapter 2

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.

Chapter 3

Gun Ignorance

About guns, we only know a fraction of what there is to know, more is unknown than known, and most of it wrong.

Chapter 4

Death Penalty

My father was shot in the chest during a 1976 holdup in Dallas by a former employee on parole for murder.

Chapter 5

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.

Chapter 6

Why Is America Rich?

Americans are richer today in most ways than were kings and queens, princes and potentates historically.

Chapter 7

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.

Chapter 8

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?

Chapter 9

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.

Chapter 10

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.”

Chapter 11

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.

Chapter 12

Kill the Oil Speculators

When speculators acquire oil supplies they perform a public service, even if unintentional

Chapter 13

Oil Finite But Inexhaustible

The sun is finite; the sun’s energy is undeniably inexhaustible. Oil, like the sun, is finite and inexhaustible.

Chapter 14

Why Martin Luther King was a Republican

“The Democrat Party, from inception ‘til 1964 was the party of slavery, secession and segregation.” Rev. Perryman

Chapter 15

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…