Best Political Books

I feel it’s time for me to speak up and be counted.  At sixty-three years on our planet now, I figure better late than never.  It’s still a free country, I do believe, and that’s what I am very concerned about -  the future of our nation.

I’ve created , over  time,  my best political books library.   I use “political” in very broad sense.  For example, economics, social issues, current events, history, as well as politics, etc.,  all these would be included under my term “political.”

Recently, I read  Glenn Beck’s  Common Sense, The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government.  Glenn states that his book was inspired by Thomas Paine, who wrote the original Common Sense in 1776, which, for sure,  I have in my best political books library.    Included in Glenn’s book at the end, is a copy of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, a good deal – getting two books in one.

Glenn reports on how the present government is out of control and what we must do to take our country back.  He reports on what both parties have done to undermine our freedoms and concludes with:

          “The time has come for a second American Revolution —–bring your passion, but leave your muskets at home.  This revolution will take place in our minds and hearts…This revolution will be won when Americans rebel against the lies that are being told by those in power…”

I believe Glenn Beck is a true Patriot, and is bringing a very important message to us at this time.  It’s  “we the people”  that have the power, and must realize this and must take our country back from the politicians that do not have our best interest at heart or our children and grandchildren’s best interest at heart.

I have read  Glenn’s book and try to watch him on a daily basis, his program is on the Fox News Channel every afternoon.  I highly recommend everyone tune into his program and get a copy of his book Common Sense, it’s a must read.

Another book that I have recently read  is Catastrophe, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann.

“How Obama, Congress, and the special interests are transforming…a slump into a crash, freedom into socialism, and disaster into a Catastrophe…and how to fight back.”

Another book in my best political books library that needs to be read by every American.  I have placed Catastrophe as well as Fleeced, another book by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, in my library.

They Call This a Public Library

Let’s Go to the Library

For those of us who love to read, who seek information, want a little time to sit reading a newspaper in the quiet, the Public Library system is where you want to go. Multnomah County Library is three blocks from where I live and you will find me there most days.

As a freelance writer, I find the library an invaluable resource center. Everything in the known world lives somewhere in a library. While I comb the pages of an encyclopedia, toddlers begin to arrive for story hour, herded into the Children’s Library by parents who know the value of learning and education.

Children are exposed to their peers, other adults beside parents and their first drills in manners and behavior. I took my children from the age of two-years. They were enthralled with the whole idea of excitement and movement. If your child is not quiet by nature, you might want to check the age limits that story hours accepts.

It is amazing what a library can bring you. Of course, the first is books, millions of books that they trust you to borrow. There is no fee for a library card, either juvenile or adult. You simply fill out a card at the checkout desk and the librarian will be glad to show how the system works. Libraries are very lenient about how many books you can check out at once, but it is always best to ask first. Remember, the books will still be there later, so be a polite library patron and do not take scores of books you may not have time to read.

The popular library is the section where casual reading is housed. You can find Koontz, Hawthorne and Dickinson within steps in any direction. Books are catalogued by writer for the most part. So it is easy to just go by the alphabetization of the shelves to find a writer you want to read.

My favorite section is the Large Print offerings. I see well, but read so much that these larger prints are so much easier on my eyes. There is the mystery section, another favorite, where you can find authors also by alphabetization. Try a new writer once in a while, to see what you might like that you hadn’t thought of before.

Most libraries now have movies to borrow. The trick to that is to use a machine and look up Feature Films. Every movie imaginable is listed there. . . most of the DVD’s now. But some VHS still linger in corners. These are the top movies out. They are not all documentaries or heavy subjects. I have borrowed “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “As Good as it Gets, every Johnny Depp film ever made, and many others. And these are FREE. You check them out on your library card as you would books.

There are also books in the library that stay in the library. These are research books from which you can find an amazing assortment of information. For instance, if you are a writer, you can borrow books that tell you places where you might send your work; both poetry and other writing.

Need to fix your Chevy? They have mechanics books. Love antiques? Check out the books on pricing produced by experts such as the Kovells. Want to learn to cook – the library has a plethora of cookbooks, ranging from gourmet to special diets. Every diet book on the market can be found in the library, so you could peruse several to see if they offer anything you might find helpful. Feng Shui? It’s at the library. Ancient Mayan basket weaving. . . you got it, the library.

You can ask questions that librarians will research for you. You can get help on a myriad of subjects – and all for free. The local library can be your best friend and your knowledge base.