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Friday, March 06, 2015

Common Sense Solutions for a Strong America

The popular syndicated columnist Cal Thomas has written a new book called What Works; Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America. Like the movie, “Groundhog Day,” that depicts a man going through the same day over and over again, Cal Thomas says America is trying failed strategies repeatedly and getting the same results. He sifts through economic and tax theory, health care measures, family structures and federalism to define what has worked and what will never work. Cal Thomas shows examples that prove government is not the answer to the problems America faces. It never is. In fact, government more often creates problems.

Referring to warnings given in The Federalist Papers, Cal Thomas points out that we have moved far from the original intent that laws be understandable; that power be derived from the people; and that leaders serve a short time in office then return to being regular citizens. In one section of What Works, Thomas introduces his “favorite overcomers,” six individuals from varying backgrounds who faced major obstacles that could have stopped them from achieving greatness in their lives. These individuals were successful because they viewed obstacles as challenges. What Works agonizes that our society admires fame rather than achievement. Youngsters are introduced to bad influences on television and end up in high schools and colleges that teach moral relativism. In order to overcome these societal influences, families must be extra diligent. Government doesn’t provide answers for lost individuals. Cal Thomas says, “. . . the modern state acts as if it is God. It has violated its constitutional and biblical boundaries, which is why it is so dysfunctional.”

Cal Thomas says: “Putting government back within its constitutional boundaries not only will make government work better in the future but also will ensure the rest of us have better and higher-paying jobs and enjoy more prosperous and contented lives. The name of this helpful book by Cal Thomas is What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America.

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