Our government today is larger than it ever has been in history. Spending has grown more in the past five years than any time since Franklin Roosevelt was in the White House. And our leaders in Washington have created new entitlements for the first time in decades. Lyndon Johnson would be proud.
But many of the self-described conservatives who hold the top posts in Congress and the Administration don’t even see this as a problem. It may be big government, they say, but at least it’s our big government. I’m sure you’ve heard it too, repeated on television and in the newspapers. The spending spree is abominable, and making up lame excuses to justify it is just sickening.
Fortunately, true conservatives like you and I need not give up hope. Ed Feulner, the president of The Heritage Foundation and a good friend of mine, lays out the solution we’ve been looking for in his book Getting America Right co-written with Townhall.com chairman Doug Wilson.
We’re not getting what we want from our elected leaders, and Ed’s new book tells us how we can go about getting it. When you finish this book, you will have a firm grasp of the problem and a clear guide to the solution.
Getting America Right is important because it proposes that our nation get back on track by focusing on those principles which have carried us since the Founding: free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, a strong national defense, and the rule of law.
So I urge you to read Getting America Right today ( ISBN: 0307336913). With Ed’s book as our guide, we can make conservatives act like conservatives again. We can retake our government and make it behave as our Founders intended, with no more sorry excuses from people who claim to act in our name.
By Steve Forbes