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August 28, 2009

Summer Reading: Saving Freedom

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 4:08 pm
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Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America’s Slide into Socialism by Jim DeMint (Nashville:  Fidelis Books, 2009) is the only book I know of with its own Twitter account.

I was excited when I learned about the book because I’ve been impressed with the work Senator DeMint has been doing to hold back the flood of socialism in Washington.  I enjoyed the first few chapters, though I did get a little tired of the stories he started them with and his experiences.

However, I was disappointed when I read Chapter Thirteen, “The Plan to Save Freedom: Change Begins with Us.”  Senator DeMint’s A-PLUS Act and most parts of Representative Ryan’s “Road Map for American’s Future” are unacceptable if not socialist because they involve the federal government in areas like education, retirement plans (Social Security), and health care, which are not among the areas over which the Constitution gives it power.  The only conservative plan in these areas should be to get the federal government out of them completely and as quickly as possible.

Is Jim DeMint just another big-government Republican like George W. Bush?  I hope not, but I’m not sure any more.

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