[Ebook] No One Left But All of Us By Stacey Roberts – Thomashillier.co.uk

No One Left But All of Us It Is Not Our Institutions That Are Broken It Is Our Politics We Have A Republic Our Founding Fathers Never Intended, Where Unlimited Campaign Contributions And Congressional Seniority Keep Americans From Having A Real Say In Our Government Disunity And Hyperpartisanship Keep This System In Place It Is Time To Change All That When Our Elected Leaders Fail Us, When Corporations Call The Shots And Make The Laws, Who Is Left To Make It Right No One But All Of Us This Book Takes A Hard Look At Today S Politics The Profits And Power To Be Made Through Keeping Citizens Uninformed And At Each Other S Throats It Talks In Real Terms About The Cost Of Disunity, The Meaning Of Citizenship, And Our Civic Duty To Each Other And The Nation What The Country Needs Now Isn T Change It Needs To Re Discover The Founding Principles Of The Republic Its Citizens Need To Take Hold Of The Government By Way Of Public Opinion And Voting, And Make Our Government Work As It Was Originally Intended


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    I received a review copy of this from BookSirens, and it was published a littlethan a month ago in December 2019 It s a simple book, seemingly aimed at early high school Even then, in a world where Congress is told that foreign policy would be announced on the Twit ter, and millions applaud, that may be too high of a bar Sosimple Simple, and short But Mr Roberts packs a lot into this short book He outlines the problems and he provides solutions Now, some of his solutions are nea I received a review copy of this from BookSirens, and it was published a littlethan a month ago in December 2019 It s a simple book, seemingly aimed at early high school Even then, in a world where Congress is told that foreign policy would be announced on the Twit ter, and millions applaud, that may be too high of a bar Sosimple Simple, and short But Mr Roberts packs a lot into this short book He outlines the problems and he provides solutions Now, some of his solutions are near impossible Constitutional amendments on term limits, changing House terms to four years, eliminating all campaign contributions except the individual one , but some are not.Roberts packages his thoughts into short chapters on partisanship, citizenship, civic duty, economics very high level, folks, don t worry , healthcare, and severaltopics While I said this seems aimed at a younger audience, Roberts opens the Prologue with I know who you are You work for about sixty cents on the dollar, once federal state and local taxes are taken out of your paycheck You pay rent or a mortgage with what you have left, buy groceries, make car payments, and get insurance on your home, car, and health You might put some away in savings, but not enough for retirement If you have children, you might have a college fund, but not enough for a full university education If you have pets, you try not to think about how much their food costs or what s in it You hope you don t get sick.Sonot a young audience Roberts says that p olitics in America is the same day over and over again My note says, trueever since Reagan and Gingrich Many things abortion, gun laws, healthcare, immigration are still unresolved And in the world, America is everywhere and nowhere we arehated than loved andfeared than adored We are the world s policemen and they are our bankers For the people who care, this is known, and for those who might care, it will be sobering I disagreed with his follow to Your leaders don t have any answers for you because you are not part of the constituency they serve The left governs to the bottom twenty percent of income earners and the right govern to the top twenty percent.I think he s way off The not left governs for the top 10% and higher and the corporate citizens The left doesn t really govern in the same way save to try to forestall or undo the damages of the not left.TakeawaysIn his first chapter, titled Unity , Roberts says that American unity is the most formidable force the world has ever seen and illustrates that with quick stories of Washington, Lincoln and FDR He also says, Despite these singular achievements, it is a fairy tale to think that the United States has always been united I don t know anyone who thinks who thinks that I questioned his word choices a few times an American idea to conquer a continent buys into the myth And about extreme positions in politics and by punditsThe pendulum swings to the left, and the bottom twenty percent of the country gets handouts The pendulum swings to the right, and the top twenty percent of the country gets tax breaks.From my armchair, the handouts if any, come with a huge burden of strings and those tax breaks are far, far bigger handouts And I acknowledge good words Unity doesn t mean blind lockstep, or existing in some kind of political hive mind It doesn t mean the unquestioned long term rule of one political party It means that we hold core principles It means that we agree on foundation and are willing to build upward from there It means that the country comes before party and ideology and profit.This should be the epigraph Or an epigraph.In The Most Important Election , Roberts says, Let s stop having the conversations politicians want us to have Oh, such wishful thinking I fear that is no longer a possibility When the media give so much attention to the Twit ted inanities of the administration of 2016 to present When the social media buzzes with viral memes the quotes note that they aren t and you can see what memes really are in a Dawkins or Susan Black book and no amount of reason can convince the foil hats that a modicum of critical thinking would do them a world of good Well, another wishful thought Candidates should no longer be able to count on partisan support no matter what We need to have issue based elections instead of party based elections Yes, and it won t happen in my lifetime.I really liked his Civic Duty chapter, though I questioned again word choice in the intro The time has come to look away from political leaders as role models I can t think of anyone in the last 58.5 years in politics who is a role model even President Obama , and when the interweb obsesses over royals, entertainment and sports figures, I m not sure who does Still, Roberts lists and describes 17 duties, which I won t relist here, but a few are Remember that government money is taxpayer money , So pay your taxes , Never forget that you ve paid you taxes , Have a plan for continuous improvement that happens to be a moral imperative in my life lesson list , Take an interest in politics , Don t be partisan Taking a partisan view of issues isn t a battle you can win , nor is it your fight anyway The half of the country that disagrees with your party isn t going to have a change of heart because you argued with them.Preach, brother, preach And Facts matter Information is everywhere, thanks to Internet equipped mobile phones and twenty four hour news cycles Keep in mind that information is not the same as truth Fact check the things you see and hear and remember that there is likely an agenda behind all the noise.Ahfact checkingan exercise reserved to the elite, no An excellent discussion that should get in the craw of every human I use that term specifically humans are rarer than you think is in Roberts chapter on Hyphenated America.We use it without thinking and don t remark on it when no one does The modifier of America that can t help but imply that somehow the hyphenated group isn t as fully one hundred percent American as those of us who managed to drop ours.Please, please, please Drop it Where are you from I m from Texas or I m from the South My answer is usually I grew up in Connecticut, but I m an American Roberts says it s time to drop the hyphens I totally concur.Word choice is always important Roberts calls out some on his own Most politicians speak of results in ten year increments this initiative will cost so much over ten years, or this tax cut will produce this much over ten years It is a conveniently longer time span than any elective term of office, so they tell you that all the wondrous things they have promised will just take a little longer than the time they have But you should definitely vote for them today.Nailed it He ends that chapter with This is not a four year plan or an eight year plan or a ten year plan The United States needs to learn to play the long game It is a skill we lost when George Washington left office.So, so right China plays the long game I recommend Martin Jacques When China Rules the World Russia play the long game Putin s revenge for the USSR collapse We play the shortest game of all and we re not even good at that.On healthcare, Roberts gave a personal anecdote to illustrate his point, a surgery his wife had He told of the bill, the insurance discounted amount, his out of pocket expenses, and the loss of tax revenue associated with the lost incomes of the healthcare provider, and one winner If you re keeping score, I was out 15,400 in medical expenses out of pocket and premiums The hospital lost 35,000 which was likely written off as a loss, meaning The US Treasury lost 13,200, and the heath insurance company made an after tax profit of 4480.There The protected for profit insurance always wins Roberts concludes with another wishful thought Government can do a lot of things that impact their citizens daily lives Making healthcare accessible to all is among the most important And the one that the corporate citizens will do anything to stop, and one party abets.Another choice of words Americans no longer think of Congress as a pantheon of heroes the way we do our presidents Recoilthat sentence flies in the face of all things reasonable But that s me.Roberts says The United States of America, as originally designed, works Hear, hear And Talking about the country s flaws isn t pessimistic, or a symptom of despair It is the first step in finding a remedy It s not unpatriotic Quite the opposite And the discussion needs to happen now.The people who need to read this likely won t, ands the pity Those who will read it may come away with a there s hope yet thought, or some words to use the next time the faceless troll inserts himself uninvited to an adult conversation


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    Here is one person s view of the troubles that currently afflict America, and what to do about it Elect me, and I will fix insert issue here once and for all Every four years, Americans are told that this is the most important election of their lives Politicians also say that this election is all about abortion, or trade or illegal immigration Perhaps the American people should get together, and tell politicians that this election is about, for instance, the national debt, or getting all Here is one person s view of the troubles that currently afflict America, and what to do about it Elect me, and I will fix insert issue here once and for all Every four years, Americans are told that this is the most important election of their lives Politicians also say that this election is all about abortion, or trade or illegal immigration Perhaps the American people should get together, and tell politicians that this election is about, for instance, the national debt, or getting all corporate money out of politics Any politician who refuses to talk about such issues will quickly become an ex politician.The author advocates term limits for members of Congress Before that happens, the term for members of the House of Representatives should be increased from two to four years The increase is so that members of the House can spendtime legislating, and less time raising money raising money to stay elected.In the past, there have been times when Americans came together for a common purpose, when country, and helping your neighbor, came first A recent example of such civic minded behavior was during World War II Those days have certainly disappeared forever Now, party comes first All that matters is damaging the Other Party Depending on whether a person considers themselves an R or a D, they are automatically a good person or an implacable enemy.Agree or disagree with this book s point of view, but it is still a first rate piece of writing It is easy to understand, and written with a lot of passion If this book can get even one person to start moving in the direction of Country First, instead of Party First, it will be a success It is very much worth reading


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    Stacey Roberts brings the same fresh voice and wry sense of humor to No One Left But All of Us as he does the stories he tells in his first two books But this book is different It isn t about Stacey It s about you and me and our country And while there are jokes made here, this is not a funny book It is important In No One Left But All of US, Stacey tackles some of the toughest challenges our nation is facing at present The writing is direct, honest, non partisan, and approachable as he Stacey Roberts brings the same fresh voice and wry sense of humor to No One Left But All of Us as he does the stories he tells in his first two books But this book is different It isn t about Stacey It s about you and me and our country And while there are jokes made here, this is not a funny book It is important In No One Left But All of US, Stacey tackles some of the toughest challenges our nation is facing at present The writing is direct, honest, non partisan, and approachable as he lays out some our country s greatest challenges presents common sense solutions Here s an idea His suggestions are of the why didn t I think of that ilk, the kind that leave the reader wondering why they haven t been put into practice before now He speaks to our entire role in society not just as voters, but as autonomous individuals who are or should be in charge of our own destiny This book speaks to us where we re at It is timely And it s important


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    Heavy but EngagingGreat read Great ideas It was a quick read but every paragraph is impactful I really enjoyed this book I don t really read non fiction but this book was inspirational.


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    Decades later in the WH House Senate none of the issues problems such as Abortion, gun laws, healthcare, immigration, especially the Middle East have been solved or made any progress to a compromise what so ever If 1 Senator ask another Senator to vote for his bill law volunteers to donate to his reelection isn t that considered quid pro quo Nope Party ID Red Blue, other has been is most important thing to a citizen in 2020 Poor President General George Washington American citi Decades later in the WH House Senate none of the issues problems such as Abortion, gun laws, healthcare, immigration, especially the Middle East have been solved or made any progress to a compromise what so ever If 1 Senator ask another Senator to vote for his bill law volunteers to donate to his reelection isn t that considered quid pro quo Nope Party ID Red Blue, other has been is most important thing to a citizen in 2020 Poor President General George Washington American citizenship how well is that run, enforced or observed in the US.Do our elected representatives represent the needs of their constituents I did not receive any type of compensation for reading reviewing this book While I receive free books from publishers authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review Only an honest one A very awesome book cover, great font writing style A very well written political science governmental book It was very easy for me to read follow from start finish never a dull moment There were no grammar typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists turns a great set of unique characters to keep track of This could also make another great political science government movie, or better yet a mini TV series A very easy rating of 5 stars Thank you for the free author Goodreads MakingConnections Making Connections discussion group talk Sons of Joy, LLCDigital Services LLC book Tony Parsons MSW Washburn


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