What Would the Founders Say?: A Patriot's Answers to America's Most Pressing Problems
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What Would the Founders Say?: A Patriot's Answers to America's Most Pressing Problems

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The #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of A Patriot's History of the United States examines ten current challenges.

America is at a crossroads. We face two options: continue our descent toward big government, higher taxes, less individual liberty, and more debt or pull our country back on the path our Founding Fathers planned for us. But that path isn't always so easy...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Sentinel HC (first published January 1st 2011)
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Steven
A fantastic read, an admirable attempt to address modern problems through the context of the writings of the founders. The author builds a strong case for the opinions they might have had about such things as government healthcare, gun control, and the separation of church and state. Even if you disagree with his conclusions, you can't argue Schweikart has not done his homework.

I found the description of the food served at each of the founders' homes to be especially interesting, such as the $20...more
goddess
Schweikart makes history interesting and understandable. Infused with facts and direct quotes, he points out that the Founders would be rolling in their graves, scratching their heads, and be in an uproar with how big and bloated the government has become. They wouldn't have thought twice about bailouts and debt and regulation after regulation. Too bad our current leaders either have no knowledge of our foundation or just completely disregard The Constitution and its original intent. I dare say...more
Shawn
This was a good book. I thought that the concept of this book could have been expanded a bit. It would have been nice for Schweikhart to show what the founder's would have said about the many social and moral issues facing our day. Without a doubt, they would have been in utter disgust with the moral bankruptcy of our country, as much as they would be in regards to the out of control, ultra big government that we face today.
Chad Zimmermann
A bit too far to the right for my liking. But some interesting historical perspectives here and there.
Jim
This was a good reminder of what our founding fathers were thinking when they they risked their lives and sacred honor to allow freedom to flourish in a new country. They would be shocked and disappointed with many of the decisions made by subsequent politicians.
Steelman
Excellent and thought provoking book. This should be required reading.
Tom
The government can't make recommendations for food? Fuck this guy
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