America, World Leader, 2000 and Beyond
(Please read the author’s Conclusion Pg. 828-829)
1. Why did Al Gore lose the 2000 election? Pg. 806-807
2. Why were the outgoing Clintons so emboldened to “milk” the pubic after they left Washington and headed for New York? Pg. 80
3. What was Clinton’s legacy with his own party? Pg. 810
4. How would the aftermath of 9/11 been different had Obama been president? Carter? Reagan?
5. “Government cannot legislate behavior.” How did this statement bear out after 9/11?
6. What was the “Bush Doctrine”? Does it still exist? Explain. Pg. 816
7. Was Bush more true Republican or Progressive? Explain. Pg. 820
8. What evidence do we have from the “Shock and Awe” of the Gulf War that we could win and win quickly in Afghanistan, Libya, Iran, etc.? Pg. 822
9. How much would you willingly contribute to Democratic lawmakers to finance a personal month’s all-inclusive “vacation” to Gitmo? Pg. 825
10. What has been most enlightening to you about the “City on the Hill” mentioned in chapter 1 and throughout the book? Consider Jamestown, the American Revolution, Gettysburg, the Industrial Revolution, World War II, etc. What seems to be the common threads unmatched by any other nation or culture?
People have asked me several times why I didn’t charge to take this class. There were several reasons: 1) Anyone could have led these discussions – which you often did! 2) Taking money makes you a professional. Nuff said? 3) Choice and Accountability for acting on truth is individual and cannot be mandated by any monetary amount, 4) My goal was merely to facilitate and let you decide what to do with the information. My hope is that it burned deeper patriotism into your heart and that you will be able to do the hard things and bear the burdens that may be placed thereon which we all will face in the future.
Thanks for all you taught us, and added to my life. It has been a pleasure.