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Bringing America Home Hardcover – March 1, 2010
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Pauken tells you the truth about George Bush and Karl Rove, and I have never read anybody else in print that had the guts to tell the story. The liberals will love this book because here we find a true conservative giving you an insider's view of what happened over the last ten years, and what we can do to change it.
George Bush was supposed to be a real conservative that would take the country back from the trauma of the Clinton years. Instead he presided over a massive increase in defense expenditures, more than doubling the defense budget without including the expenditures for Iraq and Afghanistan which are special line items in the budget. He starts an unnecessary war against Iraq which sets us back a trillion dollars.
Finally, the most potent military force in 5000 years of history America, can't seem to find one 6 foot 5 inch Saudi Arabian living in the mountains of Pakistan or Afghanistan. You talk about impotency, Bush and his team basically hijacked the conservative movement and fostered a set of ideas that is alien to the conservative way of thinking.
Pauken lays it all out, but what is just as important is that he lays out a plan to bring America back, and whether you agree with him or not, his ideas are refreshing.Read more ›
Tom Pauken laid it out so anyone can understand what needs to be done for us to get back on track and not be a bankrupt nation with no values.
Bringing America Home begins by recognizing that the American people fully understand the dangers to the health of our nation posed by Washington's big-spending, big government explosion which he traces back to the years of the post-Reagan presidency. Pauken is particularly concerned that extraordinary and undisciplined spending by the federal government during our current economic dilemma could lead to an all-out economic implosion for America.
Tom Pauken, for four decades, has been both a conservative and an activist. He served as a military intelligence officer in Viet Nam. He was called "an outmoded Cold Warrior" by the communist propaganda newspaper Izvestia. He worked in the Reagan White House. He served on that Administration's leadership team for First Lady Nancy Reagan's "Just Say, "No!" campaign against illegal drug use. He headed the federal agency now known as Americorps when it was called ACTION during the latter years of the Reagan Administration, and its stated mission was getting American youth trained for and placed in stable jobs. Pauken says in his book that in reality, the agency had devolved into little more than the primary funding source for what he termed, "poverty pimps."
After he reduced the size of his agency and cut funding for politically motivated community organizers, Pauken came home to Texas where he was elected to head the Texas Republican Party as its chairman during the Governorship of George W.Read more ›
Thomas J. Moore
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As relevant today as it was when it was first published.
Pauken makes the case for a traditional conservatism based on traditional values, economic patriotism, and a... Read more
Pauken's book is a devastating critique of both the left and false-right. While Pauken dissects the failures of modern liberalism, he also brooks no quarter for neoconservatism,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Texas Prep
Pauken reminds us what America is supposed to be, what made it the shining city on the hill, the place that inspired the rest of the world with hope for liberty and prosperity. Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Spook
I did not really take the time to understand what the book was about when I bought it. I saw the title and thought it was a book about how the nation has last its way. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Brad
Goes to the heart of conservative thought. Full of good judgement and true compassion. Tom Pauken offers real solutions that will help all Americans understand why the American... Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by Tom Wright
Tom Pauken is a true conservative who has been in the trenches for decades and who can help lead us out of the wilderness. Read morePublished on January 24, 2011 by Denise McNamara
I enjoyed Mr. Pauken's prior book, "The Thirty Years War," which told us where we came from. This new book tells us how get to where we want to be. Read morePublished on June 4, 2010 by E. Adrian Van Zelfden