The Agenda for America; A Republican Direction for the Future

Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 1996. First edition. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. ix, [1], 318 p. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Inscribed by author on fep, DJ has slight wear and soiling. From Wikipedia: "Haley Reeves Barbour[1] (born October 22, 1947) is an American Republican politician who served as the 62nd Governor of Mississippi, from 2004 to 2012. He was given a national spotlight in August 2005 when Mississippi was hit by Hurricane Katrina. Prior to holding elective office, Barbour was a prominent lobbyist and co-founder of the Washington lobbying firm BGR Group." The Republican Party, commonly referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party. The party is named after republicanism, the dominant value during the American Revolution. Founded by anti-slavery activists, modernists, ex-Whigs, and ex-Free Soilers in 1854, the Republicans dominated politics nationally and in the majority of northern States for most of the period between 1860 and 1932. There have been 19 Republican presidents, the most from any one party. The first was 16th president Abraham Lincoln, who served from 1861 to 1865, when he was assassinated, and the most recent being 45th and current president Donald Trump, who took office on January 20, 2017. The Republican Party's current ideology is American conservatism, which contrasts with the Democrats' more progressive platform (also called modern liberalism). Further, its platform involves support for free market capitalism, free enterprise, fiscal conservatism, a strong national defense, deregulation, and restrictions on labor unions. In addition to advocating for conservative economic policies, the Republican Party is socially conservative, and seeks to uphold traditional values based largely on Judeo-Christian ethics. The GOP was strongly committed to protectionism and tariffs from its founding until the 1930s, when it was based in the industrial Northeast and Midwest. Since 1952 there has been a reversal against protectionism and the party's core support since the 1990s comes chiefly from the South, the Great Plains, the Mountain States and rural districts in the North. as well as from conservative Catholics, Mormons, and Evangelicals nationwide. As of 2017, the Republican Party is documented as being at its strongest position politically since 1928. In addition to holding the Presidency (via Trump and Vice President Mike Pence), the Republicans control the 115th United States Congress, having majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The party also holds a majority of governorships (33/50) and state legislatures (full control of 32/50, split control of six others). Condition: Very good / Very good.

Keywords: National Policy Forum, Justice System, Criminal Justice, Defense Policy, Environmental Protection, Health Care, Civil Rights, Individual Rights, Federal Regulations, Ballistic Missile Defense, Republican Party, Natural Resources, Trade Policy, Weapon

ISBN: 9780895267214

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