People are asking what can they do to create change. My belief is that you must start with the children. The biggest problem of today is that people simply don't understand economics and government. Apparently  our schools are teaching very little of this.


We can't effect change by pushing religion, advancing conspiracy theories, or acting like the right wing kook the left presents us to be. We must go into our schools and talk calmly and in a language and tone to which people are willing to listen.

One of my friends is/was very liberal. We agreed on very little politically. She then began taking  Finance in college. I began to notice a change in our politics related talks. I smiled as I watched her slow shift right.

I read one of the books on which she was to do a report, and this was the The Ascent of Money: History of Finance. I found this book gave all the information we needed to understand how the world of money worked. PBS also made a mini series about this book. I have seen very little of the series, but it seemed to cover the main points of the book.


There are other books like Atlas Shrugged and Lies the Government Told You. We need to get as many people as possible to read these or or similar literature. The only way to win this war is through education. This doesn't mean just educating the children, but our friends and families as well.

When we approach people with our political beliefs, we must do it in a manner that doesn't sound preachy or threatening. Present the information with a smile and a calming tone. I understand the passion we all feel. I am guilty of falling into the loud tone that makes people shun away.

So, I suggest in this discussion we present other literature and suggestions on how to best spread the message.

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I absolutely agree that we must start with the children and education.  What I see is that our children and grandchildren don't read.  They love films and will watch them.  So I have been finding films that advance our principles.  "Agenda, Grinding America Down" by Curtis Bowers (I bought 12 copies to pass around), "Monumental" by Kurt Cameron, "2016" by Dinesh D'Souza.   A local lady has started a "Constitution Camp" at an historic local ranch for grades 2-6 for a day? two days? in the summer. 

Thank you CM for your suggestions. I have decided to take the book and movie ideas offered here and compile a list. I'll find somewhere in this group to post that list once I add more titles.

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Biden was asked if he would tackle specific issues regarding the #MeToo movement at the beginning of his presidency, if he were to be elected. The former vice president previously sponsored the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which aimed to protect victims of domestic violence.

The presidential candidate responded to the question about assaulting women by using the phrase “punching” repeatedly, apparently not thinking about the implications of using such a word.

“No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman in anger other than in self-defense, and that rarely ever occurs,” Biden said. “So we have to just change the culture, period, and keep punching at it and punching at it and punching at it. No, I really mean it.”

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