Getting Serious about our Sacred Duty as Citizens
How can each of us apply the timeless principles of America's founding to the issues of self-government in 2016? What does it mean to be a Colorado conservative in today's new political landscape? What would a right turn for Colorado look like?
I wrote my latest book, Backbone Colorado USA: Dispatches from the Divide, a hundred brief essays as timely as this morning's news, to suggest some answers. Read it straight through, or nibble it like political popcorn. Either way, I promise you'll enjoy and value this book.
What are the ideas and ideals that make the United States of America an exceptional nation in world history and a beacon of hope in our times? What's the antidote for fears of a declining America that's tried to have freedom on the cheap, unbought with the hard coin of personal responsibility? How can we come back?
My earlier book, Responsibility Reborn: A Citizen's Guide to the Next American Century, looks at all this through the lens of lessons I've learned the hard way during 40 years in politics. Its call for a citizens renewal movement transcending both parties, Element R, has a prescient ring these days with the rise of Trump. It belongs in your library!