- Paperback: 236 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (January 19, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1537495437
- ISBN-13: 978-1537495439
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,835,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
A native of Yeadon, Pennsylvania, Matt Jordan has spent his adult life in uniform or working side-by-side with members of the U.S. Armed Forces. He has seen service in Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. The author has retired with his wife, Lynette to Vancleave, Mississippi where he spends his time writing and building furniture. This is his first book. The Author is host featuring Pedestrian Politics and Economics, Travel and other topics. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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My main complaint of Mr. Jordan’s book is that; Early on in the book he refuses to afford even a modicum of respect to Democratic leaders (and some Republican leaders as well), by refusing to refer to them by their real names or the political positions they’ve held throughout their careers. Instead he resorts to the same tired, old and, often repeated, snarky insulting names that we have become so accustomed too over the last decade or so. This is a shame. It detracts from some of the very good points he brings up. If you push through the initial insults, you begin to realize that Mr. Jordan’s insights and observations are dead-on, regardless of your political stripes.
Mr. Jordan, as a Conservative, reveals that: So much of what he fears about today’s modern political arena, are exactly the same fears that I, my fellow Democrats, progressives, and liberals fear about today’s modern political arena. He takes on: the pandering politician, the throw money at it and it will fix itself politician, the financially starve it to death, and it will fix itself politician, the We are a Christian Nation and our Christian Values are superior to all other values politician, and the: Don’t say ‘Merry Christmas’ and remove the Santa and his Sleigh figurines from the city traffic circle politician. Probably the most refreshing aspect of Mr. Jordan’s writing is his taking to task the American voter himself. Referring to them as the “Reality T.V.” voter. Wanting a good line over substance and not holding their politicians to account. In this vein, he is referring to conservative candidates, although the same could be said of any other candidates as well.
I had the opportunity to attend one of Mr. Jordan’s panel discussions and book signings in Spotsylvania Virginia. If you have an opportunity to do so, you should. I was afraid that it would turn into another right-wing, angry middle aged white man, scream-fest. Instead, Mr. Jordan controlled the room, maintained respect for opposing views and, laid out his responses with facts and Conservative (with a small ‘c’) answers and viewpoints.
At the beginning of his book, Mr. Jordan quotes Plato: “One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” This is so true, and warrants repeating. It is my hope that 16 20 24 could be the beginning of a new dialogue between differing viewpoints. A new era in political discourse will be fostered. A discourse that respects opposing views, fosters discussions, and brings about real solutions to the real problems that face the United States of America in the 21st century.
Timothy W. Virginia Beach, Virginia