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February 26th, 2011

Huckabee: How Do We Get Washington Back On Track?

Tomorrow, I kick-off my book tour for A Simple Government. I wrote this book because I am sick and tired of watching the Obama administration and the career politicians in Washington stumble over decision after decision.

A Simple Government is about the twelve things I believe we really need from Washington to get the country back on the right track.

It’s my hope these twelve essential truths will have you nodding in agreement, whether you’re a Republican, an Independent, or even an open-minded Democrat. I believe they can help us put aside our differences, tone down the partisanship, and return to the simple principles of the Founding Fathers: liberty, justice, personal freedom, and civic virtue. And they can help us tackle even the most seemingly complicated of today’s problems.

These are just some of the things I discuss:

You can’t spend what you don’t have; you can’t borrow what you can’t pay back.
Families, businesses, towns, cities, and states all have to balance their budgets or face dire consequences. Why shouldn’t the federal government be held to the same standard? And if that means making some hard choices now, it’s a far better alternative than saddling our kids and grandkids.

The further you drift from shore, the more likely you are to be lost at sea.
The Founders expected the federal government to be subordinate to state and local governments. How can politicians in DC know the best way to help farmers in Iowa, autoworkers in Michigan, or teachers in California? They can’t. So every problem should be solved at the most local level capable of solving it.

Bullies in the playground only understand one thing. There’s a time and place for diplomacy, but we can’t protect the country just by negotiating with our enemies. We need a strong national defense and a counterterrorism policy that focuses on effectiveness, not political correctness.

The most important form of government is the family. In the long run, the only way to ensure prosperity, safety, and equal opportunity is to make sure we raise our children to be ethical and productive citizens. No bureaucracy can replace parents in that essential role, so we have to do everything possible to help parents do their job.

As I said, I have laid out twelve foundational ideas for the reclaiming of our government by “We the People.” I hope, you will take a moment and learn about my new book because I truly believe you’ll agree with and enjoy much of what I’ve written. You can learn more about A Simple Government by visiting my website here.

You can also learn more about the book tour, RSVP for one of its stops and find useful links to help you purchase the book.

Please keep an eye on your email inbox for another message from me early next week about the book and how the tour is going. Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee

P.S. Learn more about my new book A Simple Government by visiting my website here.

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