The proprietor of the wonderful website IMAO has written another book, available for the low, low price of (as I type) $4.74 for Amazon's Kindle. Just click on the book jacket over there, and do what Amazon tells you. Pick up a Kindle while you're there, if necessary. (Pick up another Kindle if not necessary. I get a cut.)
Frank's subtitle is "The Plan to Keep America Awesome", and he's not exaggerating. Just a few recommendations, picked at random:
Forget going for "a shining city on a hill." While that was
OK for Reagan,
Frank's overall goal: an America so awesome that foreigners
should "scream in pain if they dare to gaze upon it."
The president should not be elected, but picked from experienced
of smaller countries, kind of like NFL quarterbacks are picked from
the college ranks. Then: "Hide him away in a bunker somewhere and tell
him to keep an eye on other countries and leave us alone."
Pain collars on legislators. That's such an obviously good idea it needs
A special holiday every four years: Regime Change Day. "Americans
will pick one evil dictator to overthrow. Whomever we like the
least. He'll be awakened by loudspeakers announcing, "Happy Regime
Change Day!" followed by explosions."
Stop coddling the kids. For example, teach them all kung fu. Why?
"We could have a generation that if suddenly attacked by ninjas,
would just sink into a fighting stance, ready to do battle. That's a
group of kids no one is going to mess with. We want the next generation
not to shrink from challenges but instead be ready to roundhouse-kick
them in the face."
Put scientists to work on new weapon systems.
dinosaurs with rocket launchers mounted on their backs. Another
obviously good idea.
A simple reform for homeland
security: whoever spots the most terrorists gets a free hat.
Punch your inner hippie.
It's short, because Frank doesn't feel the need to screw around with the usual political book fripperies, such as: considering what others have said on the issue under discussion; gathering supporting evidence for one's assertions; dealing with possible objections; showing that one's proposals are feasible in the real world. Stuff like that. Who cares?
It's consistently amusing. Consumer note: If I had to do it over again, I'd read it slower, probably only a chapter per day. For the same reason that I don't eat a dozen Krispy Kremes in one sitting: the twelfth one isn't quite as satisfying.