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Product Details

  • Paperback: 291 pages
  • Publisher: Bridgeway Books (December 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934454036
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934454039
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,488,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Politicians have taken control of our government, and the long-term viability of our nation is at risk. The time has come to take a stand--we cannot afford to wait any longer.

Get Out of Our House (GOOOH) details the plan America will use to evict all 435 politicians from the United States House of Representatives--replacing them with patriots just like you. Author and patriot Tim Cox has created a system designed to bypass the two parties, sever all ties with special interest money, replace career politicians, and hold elected officials accountable. GOOOH was designed not to favor any person or viewpoint. The system allows the people who participate in the process to select the candidate who can best represent their district.

This is your call to action. Will you join the revolution, or leave the problem for our children and grandchildren? Every American patriot is encouraged to step forward. The fate of our nation depends on you. It is time to engage!

About the Author

Armed with a computer science degree from The University of Texas and an M.B.A. from St. Edwards University, Tim Cox has developed complex computer systems for the last twenty-four years. He has created software for a spy satellite, put credit card readers in gas pumps, and created innovative systems for one of the world's largest computer companies. He now aims to revolutionize the way we select our representatives.

Customer Reviews

Let me assure you that this is the most compelling political book you will ever read.
Bogdan
Candidates are nominated by other potential candidates through a selection process spelled out in the book.
Jay
Many proposals have been put forward to do just that; this one deserves serious consideration.
Paul Lappen

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Lux on February 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
Computer scientist Tim Cox has devised a revolutionary plan for putting ordinary patriots like you and me in every seat in the House of Representatives, taking control from the two political parties which currently run our country. He knows his history (the founding fathers are repeatedly cited), he's got his statistics down straight (95% of all elections are won by an incumbent - that's how often the outcome of a race is known), and he's got a plan in Get Out of Our House (GOOOH, which is pronounced simply "go").

His book makes a powerful impact by first outlining his plan at a high level. It is a reasonable call to action, asking all of us to find trustworthy candidates in our everyday life. He outlines the steps for sweeping November with grassroots action, and both the enthusiast and the skeptic can find plenty of details on the website named for the plan's acronym. Only after describing the movement at a high level does Cox make his case for the imperative need to evict the current legislature, sever special interest ties, and obliterate the restrictive two-party system. True to his scientific background, the plan centers on a 100-point candidate questionnaire, to which GOOOH's politicians would be held accountable in office. He has designed a democratic, self-funded system for electing leaders from among the many qualified citizens of our country.

Tim Cox's GOOOH plan has opened my mind, and I'll be passing my copy of the book along to friends and family in the next few months. He has made a compelling case for a revolution which is conducted entirely WITHIN the our Constitutional system.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Shawn on October 25, 2007
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This is so much more than a book. It is a system that outlines how we can take back control of our government and have ordinary people that represent the views of the people and not politicians representing the special interest groups in office. This book is a simple, well written, step by step instruction how each of us can become involved and make a difference. This book does not favor one party over the other, but rather TRUE representation of the people. It is a must read for everyone. It is so easy to get involved and together we can all become part of the REVOLUTION!!! I highly recommend this book and am ordering more to give to friends and family as gifts.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dhia Ibrahim on May 18, 2009
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This man's insight is what has been needed. We all have to work togther to vote these lifetime politicians out. I receommend not oly reading this book, but joining the organization to remove every one of the Congress members currently in office, OUT. Then over the succeeding four years, vote every one of those lifetime career senators out.

We need people in office who are not liberals, lawyers, or liars. They le to our faces and as soon as the election is over, we are nothing to them until election time again. Insanity is to keep voting for these same liars over and over again and expecting the results to be different.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By waxman on November 4, 2007
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This book was a really good read. It presents a very well thought-out plan on how ordinary citizens can elect their peers to represent them in the US House of Representatives, with a guarantee that the person they put in office would
1) Vote the way they said they would during the campaign
2) Not be beholden to any particular party forcing them to vote a particular way,
and (this is a big one)
3) Not vote for or against a bill solely because they are worried about getting re-elected

There's the Questionnaire, where the prospective candidates state how they stand on 100 of the top questions facing Americans today. There is no right or wrong answer per se, but these answers form the basis of a legally binding document any candidate would have to sign before being selected agreeing to vote the way they said they would should they ever be elected, and if they violated this contract, they would resign their seat. Also, no candidate could be elected more than twice as a central theme to the book is term limits. Lastly, the portion regarding campaign fund raising seems doable as well- by avoiding big donors, Cox proposes to limit the number of "favors" a politician has to call in just to get elected.
As I said in my title, the magic is in the GOOOH Process, not necessarily in Cox's opinion on why the country is in a tailspin. His opinions on who bears responsibility for our downfall is polar opposite of mine, but even with that, I find the process a minor stroke of genius and the book an engaging read. Overall the idea of GOOOH should resonate with people of all party affiliations. Its obvious Cox's heart is in the right place, and I highly recommend reading this book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jay on November 17, 2007
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For decades Americans have expressed their disappointment with our representatives in congress. Inaction, partisan bickering, wasteful spending, and a general sense of our leaders being out of touch with their constituents lead to lower approval ratings every year. Yet ninety-five percent of these folks continue to get re-elected. The two parties, their money, and their chosen special interests have a stranglehold on politics and continue to dominate in every election. What has to happen to break the impasse and effect some real change in our government? How can we get the US House to truly be "representative" of the people, as the founding fathers intended?

Like many books, "Get Out of Our House: Revolution!" describes the startling political, social, and economic problems that currently plague America. However, this book differs because it offers a workable method to get people involved and, through effective representation in government, begin to address these issues.

Independents and 3rd party candidates have not had much success going against the established two parties, particularly at the Federal level. "Get Out of Our House" describes an ingenious, grassroots system for getting individuals on the ballot who would ordinarily be shut out of running for office. GOOOH candidates provide yes/no answers to a number of topical questions. This lets everyone know where they stand on issues. No more vague, noncommittal answers during the campaign. Further, GOOOH candidates are bound to vote according to those yes/no answers if elected. This means, once in office, no more going against campaign promises and voting according to the special interests that put them there.
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