Leave us alone: getting the governments hands off our money, our guns, our lives

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c2008.
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One of the nation's most influential political strategists provides a daring manifesto and vision for conservatives.

The modern Republican party is a coalition of groups and tendencies created during the political life of Ronald Reagan, based on principle rather than region and history. The new political movement that now controls much of the Republican party is one of Americans who simply wish to be left alone by the government. They are not asking the government for others' money, time, or attention. Rather, they want to be free to own a gun, homeschool their children, pray, invest their money, and control their own destiny.

They are the Leave Us Alone coalition, at the heart of the center-right, and Grover Norquist argues that it will grow in power and size during the next generation. Directly opposed to this coalition is the descriptively titled Takings Coalition, which is at the heart of the tax-and-spend left, and they will battle for control of America's future over the next fifty years. It is increasingly important to better understand these coalitions than it is the Republican or Democratic parties themselves.

In a compelling and powerful narrative, Norquist describes the two competing coalitions in American politics, how they are organized, what makes them stronger or weaker. What each can achieve and what they cannot do. And how you may fit into the contest as well as gain a deeper understanding of American politics—where it's been, where it is and particularly where it will go—through a series of eye-opening economic, demographic, and political trends that will shape these coalitions in the years to come.

Required reading for any conservative who wants a deeper understanding of politics in America today, Leave Us Alone shows the order of battle for the next generation.

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table_of_contents Introduction : the contest for America, a note to the reader -- The leave us alone coalition -- The takings coalition -- The growth of the investor class -- The decline of labor unions -- Voters come and go : entry and exit -- Political training of the young -- Bambi is getting safer; muggers, less so -- Back to Europe or forward to America -- "He was homeschooled" -- Takings the kings shilling : friends of government -- Finding more voters : increasing turnout, voting the prisons, and voter fraud -- The ecumenical right -- The new media : cutting out the middlemen -- The business of business : what is good for gerneral motors -- Race and politics -- The Senate, the House, the presidency -- The states -- Taxes : the lifeblood of the state -- Tax reform -- Spending : what went wrong? -- The five great reforms.
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