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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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Do I Stand Alone?
Going to the Mat Against Political Pawns and Media Jackals

by Jesse Ventura, Julie Mooney

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Click here for 37 full quotes from Jesse Ventura in the book Do I Stand Alone.
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    Keep abortion legal on privacy grounds.
Budget & Economy
    Government is no bottomless pit of money-it’s from you & me.
Civil Rights
    Against funding National Endowment for the Arts.
    As football commentator, found name “Redskins” offensive.
    Gay domestic partnership OK; not gay marriage.
    Equal opportunity for women; but equal responsibility too.
    Crime statistics are distorted to encourage racism.
    Opposes “Three Strikes”; leave discretion to judges.
    Drug addiction is a health problem, not a crime.
    Drug War fails like Prohibition did.
    Public schools can’t advocate religion; private prayer OK.
    Teach “creation science” in church, not schools.
    Fund schools at state level instead of via property taxes.
Energy & Oil
    Overcome dependency on foreign oil.
Foreign Policy
    Global cooperation OK; world government not.
Free Trade
    Trading with China is a no-brainer.
    Opening markets will cause China’s downfall.
Government Reform
    Ban campaigning while earning a public paycheck.
    Ban PAC funding; limit soft money; limit free air time.
    Constitution is designed to be interpreted.
    Feds leach away states’ rights.
Gun Control
    Gun responsibility goes with gun rights.
Health Care
    No national care, but pure capitalism can’t work.
    Supports “Minnesota Care”; tax to pay for uninsured.
    Immigration is an integral part of who we are.
    Official English leads to Official Christianity.
    Subsidize ethanol like we subsidize oil.
    Unions support Democrats even when interests are elsewhere.
Principles & Values
    Political “horse races” ignore the issues.
    Religious Right & extreme left are both “morality brokers”.
    Considers himself a moderate libertarian.
    Parties need ideological base as well as grassroots.
Tax Reform
    Repeal the 16th Amendment.
    Replace income with national sales tax.
    Leave Internet sales tax to states.
Welfare & Poverty
    Social programs should be a safety net, not a hammock.
    Focus welfare on jobs & training.

The above quotations are from Do I Stand Alone?
Going to the Mat Against Political Pawns and Media Jackals

by Jesse Ventura, Julie Mooney.

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