I went to Amazon.com/books to see if anyone left a commit on it. Surprise, surprise someone did. He rant and raved. Well it wasn’t really a surprise. This is what he said.
This author should have used an editor before going to print, the book in any form is difficult to read with the glaring errors in grammar and simple context. The book is full of inaccuracies, both current and historical which makes it even more difficult for anyone interested the subject matter to read with any degree of seriousness. When Nazi’s, Communists and Liberals are all thrown into the same box, shaken (not stirred) and found to have the same political mind and values it is obvious the author is not writing a well researched book but instead writing a ideological rant.
This author is clearly not an Independent Conservative as the title indicates, with some of her sources being extreme Right opinion ‘news’ blogs, media outlets and others. Her inability to draw clear timelines in US history creates a jumble and her misreading of both the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence shows her lack of understanding of both the Age of Enlightenment and the men who wrote these foundational documents.
I will always return to the idea, opinions are free and everyone has them. You do not however have the right to your own facts. I would highly recommend avoiding this book unless like me you are given it free, even then unless you have a high tolerance skip it.
1st- I had two people edit the book before it went into print because English was never my strong point. Math and Civics are my strong point. I quoted people back then from their own words. There was no unified spelling and that is why Webster came up with the dictionary.
Example: Ships came in for furs and other trade goods. The colonists traded fro everything they needed. It was written,”By this time harvest was come, and in stead of famine, now God gave them plente, and ye face of things was changed, to ye rejoysing of ye harts of many, for which they blessed God.” History of Plymouth Plantation, William Bradford.
I am not going to change spelling because it is a direct quote and that goes for any other quotes.
2nd-I used the 1828 dictionary to get the meaning of words during that time so people would understand things including our Constitution.
3rd-Yes I did go back to other times to show a point. He missed it but then he probably wasn’t liking what I had to say.
4th-My facts came from documents and not off my head or someone else’s. The two that edited my book one was a Historian and I think the first one was too. The second editor not only looked at the grammar but facts, also. I had discussions on some items with both and I tried to reword those areas because I realized that it could be misconstrued. I was told it was a well researched book. The second editor said it will be an eye opener book. This is only true if you want to know the truth. This person evidently doesn’t.
5th-I tried to show how the liberal agenda is heading towards Communism and Nazism. They already have some of these people’s ideas and that it is a dangerous road to take the United States.
6th- yes some of the references are from blogs but how many of you are going to go down to the library or the encyclopedia? I do not know what is a Conservative or Liberal site and I don’t care. What I care a bout is the truth. However, I did put the encyclopedia and books some books. He probably just went to those sites but didn’t think to go to the books and encyclopedia.
One book I put as a reference is We Hold These Truths which is a copy of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers. I gave a web site that gave a short biographical sketch. Another is called, The History of The Decline And Fall of The Roman Empire. This is actually a six volume set. The Political Thought of Plato and Aristotle was another book I used. And others through out the book. So you see he wasn’t totally honest in his review. I even used the Library of Congress as a reference. Yes that was a web site but you can get a hold of information on line. I had a liberal woman make fun of me when I told her she could get the information at the Library of Congress.
7th-He said I am not an Independent Conservative. Why because I don’t agree mostly with liberals? It is true in part one I didn’t have time to put a lot of things I agree upon liberals about like the Pell Grant. I believe this is a good program and would hate to see it scrapped. However, I did put in my book some of the things I did like about Clinton as well as what I didn’t like about him. My biggest thing is these programs should be a state function and not Federal Government function. This goes for healthcare. Most states do have a government healthcare program and they are not as intrusive as Obamacare.
Example from my book:
I do not want to leave with all negative things. What about Americorps that he worked on, which helps students with their college?
Clinton’s administration did get things in to clean up the water and smog. His administration did strengthen the Safe Drinking Water Act, requiring water utilities to provide reports to their customers; however, some places did not conform to that and ended up with salmonella in their water.
The thing is this person read the book with bias eyes and took things out of context which I asked people not to do. I also, said that I don’t claim I know everything. I used the word seem a lot which this person totally ignored.
I even let people know about the Muslim Congressman in the 1800s that took the oath on the Q’ran
I have part 2 coming out some time next year where I will be able to expound on other things. So you decide. I wrote what I thought was important in the book at this point because of the up-coming the election.
I did not write this book out of hatred. I have voted for Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. In fact this year I am voting for Sal Pace because I am mad at Tipton for voting for CISPA. Pace helped stopped the Army from confiscating people’s farms and other land, which by the way has to go through Congress. Pace and McKinley wrote a bill the Pinon Canyon Protection Act to protect them.
The book is just to inform the people of the true history and what to watch out for. It is clearly that this person couldn’t handle the truth. As I had to see it he had to nit pick to keep people from reading it and learning the truth. So if you want to know the truth read all my book and don’t take things out of context. One thing I put in my book is to do research. That means true research, not superficial.