FROM THE GROUND UP THE BOOK

THE 1,776-FOOT PERSPECTIVE

To accomplish any lofty goal, such as returning America to greatness or any national re-engineering project, leaders have to look beyond the reactionary, immediate, short-term problems. They must look instead to the more important, long-term, visionary solutions. This isn’t easy for our leaders to do, because it isn’t easy for humans to do. Never has…
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OKAY, HOUSTON, WE’VE HAD A PROBLEM HERE

An April evening in 1970, two hundred thousand miles from Earth. “There’s one whole side of the spacecraft that’s missing,” Captain Jim Lovell told mission control at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston—now the Johnson Space Center—after the rupture gutted the cryogenic tank and nearly consumed the whole ship.¹ In an instant, the moon-bound astronauts—who…
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GET REAL AND GETTING GUNNING

Let’s return America to greatness. Impossible? Too hard? Too painful? Too controversial? Maybe just throw some tarps over the whole American jumble and sneak away whistling “Dixie,” pretending it’ll all work out? That’s tempting….

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SIMON PETER SAYS

Simon Peter understood Christ’s counsel, and put his angling skills to work fishing for men’s souls. Both were great leaders. How do we modern Americans replicate their core Conservative values and beliefs? How do we not get hooked by poor exemplars…

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STILL A SWAMP

Proud, lifelong Republican here. Staunch Conservative going on 65 years. So it sickens me to witness in the twilight of my life the erosion of “old-school” Conservative values and beliefs in this country I love. The values that built America from the ground up…

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AMERICAN TIGER

How we do return America to greatness? We build better mousetraps. Republicans have historically been less likely to fund infrastructure projects for reasons that entirely escape me. But good, old-fashioned Conservative values and beliefs get things off the ground.

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THE PIT AND THE PHOENIX

Our beloved country has sunk into the pits. How do rise again? How do we return America to greatness? Where the hell do we start this national re-engineering project? Collectively, we’ve got a list of, say, a dozen or so major calamities occurring…

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