Politics from the point of view of a military veteran and average everyday American. Since the inception of our nation our leaders, for the most part, preach Democracy while doing their best to exclude us from the process as they kw better. (wink wink) This election season has proven every word in this book. It is time to get past the frustration and sense of impotence and come to the realization that you do, in fact, have a voice and the issues that our leaders struggle with can actually be solved easily with a bit of selflessness and fortitude. This book offers real world solutions to the issues of illegal immigration, accountability, budget, education, religion, diversity, foreign affairs, taxation, crime, health care, the military, the Constitution, and much more. You will laugh, get angry, and, in the end, come away with a real sense of empowerment. Book preview: I want you to wake up to the fact that it is okay to be a proud American. It is t okay to be an igrant American. we do NOT owe the world an apology for forging the greatest country in the history of mankind. Accountability: Why do we keep electing the same tired ass fossils over and over? if they don't walk it like they talk it, fire them and elect someone who will man up and get it done. If you screw up at work you get fired, right? The Budget: If you ran your household budget the way the government runs the country's budget, you would be living in a box near some overpass. Immigration: The fact is, one of the most critical responsibilities of any sovereign nation is to secure its borders. It makes difference what laws you enact if you do t secure the border first. Diversity: I certainly do t go into a job interview declaring my sexual preference. If I am the one doing the interviewing I would view this type of declaration to be unprofessional and thing more. Foreign Aid: When it comes to prioritizing our tax dollars, the number one single over riding priority should ALWAYS be the needs of the people of the United States of America. Until we address THAT priority, thing else should be under consideration. Taxation: 20 steps to reducing spending, increasing revenue, so that we can resolve the issues of our people. Healthcare: The health of a human being should t be a profit making scheme. The Military: Build the biggest war machine on the planet and people will leave you the hell alone. The Bill of Rights: It is up to you to educate both yourself and your children so that they understand the law and are familiar with the means with which to stand up to those who would flaunt the constitution. Abortion: I cant believe that someone will go out and hug a tree, save a stray pet, and protest for convicts but cant find it in their hearts to be an advocate for a growing human life. The United Nations: Our governments first responsibility is for the safety and well being of it citizens and, as such, we may need to look at our relationship with the U.N. and maybe it is time to send them packing. There are also hundreds of quotes both historical and contemporary from some very wise people. Facts are a stubborn thing. Ronald Reagan make yourself sheep and the world will eat you. Benjamin Franklin Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or igrance. W Clement Stone There are 2 ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword and the other is by debt. John Adams Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them. Thomas Sowell We cant solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein Effective leadership is t about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results t attributes. Peter Drucker It is past time to put down the newspaper, turn off the evening news, and use your own common sense to sift though the cloud of BS that have
Troy J. Klein is the product of a lower middle class upbringing in Saginaw Michigan growing up in a neighborhood where they all played baseball in the streets and football in a, usually muddy field. Upon graduation from high school Troy joined the U.S. Army the day after his 18th birthday. Not taking authority well, the first 3 years were beset with demotion and a whole bunch of extra duty. After a year out of the military, Troy gained a huge appreciation for the teamwork and selflessness and rejoined. He quickly moved up the ranks to become a Sergeant, and by extension, a leader of men and women. His career was cut short during a NATO field exercise where his was pinned in between two very heavy vehicles breaking his hip. Not able to do the running anymore Troy made the decision to leave rather than suffer a desk job and not being able to lead anymore. Returning to the states, Troy bounced around from one dead end job to the next and wasting what little money he had on a multitude of get rich quick schemes in an effort to provide a better life for his family. After arriving in Phoenix and selling cars for a while, Troy gravitated towards retail management. Although retail can be very thankless, Troy welcomed the challenge and was successful for many different companies. Troy measured his success not in dollars and cents but rather how many he was able to mentor and to see them flourish under his training and become managers themselves. Troy always harbored a passion for writing. As a teenager he had a part time job a freelance writer for a local newspaper but it would take three more decades to realize his dream. Imagined obstacles such as family obligations and career led him to believe that he had no time for dreams. One day, however he found a reason to make the time. Troy was heartbroken and angry over the way our leaders lacked any real leadership and seemed to have no concern for our country or its citizens. After four long years of stopping and starting the dream was finally realized. Troy currently resides in the small community of Holbrook Arizona in the White Mountains of Northern Arizona. He has been both the Vice President and President of the towns Chamber of Commerce. Troy is currently the General Manager of a large Truck Stop/Travel Center and, though his business, has raised over $20,000 in toys for the poor children of the community during the holidays.