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My Declaration Of Independence

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Senator James Jeffords of Vermont left the Republican Party on May 24, 2001, when he could no longer reconcile his beliefs with the policies of the party he had supported his whole adult life. "Looking ahead," Jeffords said, "I can see more and more instances where I will disagree with the President on very fundamental issues." In "My Declaration of Independence," Jeffords ...more
Published November 19th 2001 by Simon & Schuster
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Timothy Finucane
Dec 04, 2012 Timothy Finucane rated it really liked it

While this book and the events it describes are from 2001, the message couldn't be more relevant today. In 2001, Vermont Senator James M. Jeffords made the very hard decision to leave the Republican Party and become an Independent. This was a very difficult choice for him, but one that shows a man clearly standing by his convictions and principals.

The book clearly exposes the difficulties and the affect that changing party affiliation can have, not just on an individual, but his/her staff, as we

Sep 06, 2007 Ryan rated it really liked it
This book was quite inspirational for me. It tells the story of Senator Jim Jeffords' party switch in 2001 and the reasons why he did it. He feels the way many other Northeastern Republicans do, that the South has co-opted the party and turned it into the party of gay marriage and abortion.

A highly recommended read.
Jan 20, 2008 Gordon rated it it was amazing
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A great read! For every Republican who knows deep in their heart that their party is evil, this is the story of a lawmaker who comes to the same realization...and takes a courageous step to do something about it! Though he marginalized himself in the political process, he made the GOP leadership understand that not all pols were as corrupt as they were.
Jul 11, 2016 Maria rated it it was ok
A slight insight into politics. Our elected leaders collectively really don't have the best interest of the American people. The divisions of Democrats and Republicans is just a feud of pride. Terrible!
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I was glad he switched but he cost a lot of Hill staffers and interns their jobs with that move.
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