The book deals with twelve things we as citizens really need from government and a trillion we don't (one guess what the trillion represents . . . ). Huckabee doesn't bash the President which I respect. He also doesn't spend the book pointing at Democrats for all the evils of the world and country, which I also respect and like. Instead he spends the book talking about his ideas on major issues like immigration, wars, the economy, education, and the institution of the family among others. Huckabee points to a break down in family as one of the most telling signs of our problems. The stats of babies being born to broken and single parent homes is alarming. When the basic institution of family breaks down, the government which the family is part of will suffer as well.
Huckabee deals with the idea of American Exceptionalism and harkens back to my favorite president, Theodore Roosevelt, with the notion that we should "speak softly and carry a big stick" in today's ever evolving world. He also speaks very bluntly about our continued need to support our ally in the Middle East, Israel.
Huckabee is very clear in the end of his book though on his fundamental belief of optimism. He says he has great optimism for America, but even should she fail, he has complete confidence in the other country in which his citizenship lies . . . Heaven. He announces his dependency upon God and the need to remember the boundary stones set up by our forefathers in remembering God and His Word.
My like for Huckabee simply based on his profession of faith aside, I'm very impressed with his thoughts on the major issues that are plaguing our nation today. This is a must read for those intere