On Writing Political Tracts

Recently, I’ve been thinking of writing a book on politics.

I go in the bookstores, and I see lots of books in the politics/current affairs section on being a libertarian or being a conservative, and how the future is with the Republican Party and its conservative/libertarianism. I see fewer books from the other side of the aisle, but they’re there, too.

I don’t see any books for me.

I want to see a book about how the Republican Party, if it is to forge a Republican future, must embrace its socialist and progressive roots, must carry forward its tradition of social justice and civil rights.

In others words, a book about how to be a Teddy Roosevelt Republican in the 21st century. 🙂

I look at today’s Republican leadership, and I don’t see a man fit to lick Roosevelt’s boot. None are of his intellectual caliber. Roosevelt was a man of boundless energy and limitless ideas.

I don’t see energy or ideas from Mitch McConnell or John Boehner. Repealing health care reform is a priority, but the Republicans have no ideas with which to replace it. Putting the American financial house in order is vital, but Republican plans would send the economy over the cliff.

I don’t know that I’ll actually write it, but I’m thinking about it… 😉

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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