The Realistic Republican looks at the concern of digital generation republicans as we struggle with the problems of the current global ecomy. In this book we keep a positive attitude and attempt to avoid demagogy and other smoke screens that are used to distract voters, a practice of which both parties are guilty. The book is written in a conversational style so that it can reach as wide of a base as possible. We also avoid the moral issued that the United States is currently facing because in this time of ecomic crisis we need to focus on the factors that bring us together rather than those factors that tear us apart. Whether Democrat, Republican or Independent, each individual vote counts and the Realistic Republican is written to help keep you informed of the issues.
Christopher Smithmyer is the CEO of Seven Swords Training Institute, LLC, a mediator and volunteers as the CFO of Africa Peace and Conflict Network, a Non-profit that helps bring conflict resolution methodologies to Africa. Previous to these positions Chris was a Professor at Everest University, Teaching his first classes at 25. Chris holds his Jurist Doctorate, his LLM with duel focus in International Business Transactions and Dispute Resolution, his MBA in International Business, his M.A. in Industrial and Labor Relations, and his B.S. from Penn State University in Criminal Justice. He is currently completing his dissertation in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University focusing his research on economic development of human society and efficiency within national and international structures. Chris is a long time republican from a predominantly democratic area of Pennsylvania who move to Florida in 2005. Once there he became an active member of the Broward Executive Committee and the Broward County Young Republicans. He is currently running for State Senate in the 31st district of Florida. Chris prides himself on being an economic moderate and believing that individuals have the ability to chose for themselves how to best spend their money, this belief has propelled him to be a staunch advocate of the free market, but not so staunch that he ignores the needs of people who need a hand up by the government.