FEDERALISM VS FACTIONALISM by Tom Davis

FEDERALISM VS FACTIONALISM

How the Democratic Party Raped the Republic
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Davis (Quiet Time, 2014, etc.) presents his views on everything that he believes is wrong in America today.

Although the book’s subtitle suggests that it’s going to look specifically at the Democratic Party’s actions, it offers little proof about what the Democrats have done to land America in its present quandary. Instead, the book amounts to one man’s opinions about what he finds objectionable about the country—a shout across the backyard fence about how the United States is going to hell in a handbasket. This is a short book, written in a simple style, and can be read quickly. It starts with warnings from Founding Fathers such as George Washington and John Adams about the evils of political parties and then provides brief summaries of various presidential administrations. In these, Davis calls Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan “Jacksonian Democrats,” even though they were as far from Andrew Jackson in executive temperament as fire is from ice. He also lists all the federal departments that he believes should be consolidated or eliminated, pushes for term limits and urges people to speak out against the government. His harshest invective, however, is saved for President Obama, whom he calls a “liar” and a “fool,” and not for the usual conservative reason—health care—but for the administration’s actions after Islamic militants attacked an American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Regarding that incident, Davis writes that he prays that Obama, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others are tried, convicted and hung, and that their bodies are dumped into the ocean. Another of the author’s themes involves returning God to prominence in American education, politics and everyday life. He even includes the Boy Scouts in his plethora of ills (“I pray to God that wiser and more decent adult leaders will reverse the outrageous direction the Boy Scouts are headed”). As proof of his book’s various assertions, he offers a list of links to various websites, such as YouTube and Wikipedia.

A short volume for true conservative believers that offers lots of anger, but little convincing evidence for its arguments.

Pub Date: Dec. 9th, 2014
ISBN: 978-1634181624
Page count: 120pp
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Program: Kirkus Indie
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