Book Review

SCREWED! Book Review

Authors Dick Morris and Eileen McGann have scored another bestseller with their most recent book SCREWED!. In this New York Times #1 bestseller, they address how America is getting fleeced by friend and foe!

In SCREWED!, the authors address their concerns about our country losing its sovereignty as we slide into the abyss of socialism and internationalism.

The mess created by run-amuck liberalism and the lack of strong political leadership in Washington DC to fight against the impact and consequences of "Political Correctness" was aptly described by writer C.S. Lewis, “regulation by do-gooders can be the most frightening of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent busybodies. The robber barons' cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

“Family business entrepreneurs create family enterprises because they like being in control of their own destiny – for good or bad,” notes leading family business expert Don Schwerzler . “They like being in control!”

Schwerzler has been studying and advising family business entrepreneurs for more than 40 years and he is the founder of the Family Business Institute and the web organization Family Business Experts Family Business Experts , both of which are headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) conducts a survey of random members each month – and their Small Business Optimism Index plunged by three points in June of 2012.

The July Index is expected to be even worse when the impact of the Supreme Court decision on Obama Care and the 20 more new and expensive taxes (already estimated to exceed $800 billion and the regulations are still being written…) will be more clearly exposed.

In SCREWED!, Morris and McGann talk about “soft tyranny” and how American citizens are losing control of their country – a fact that frustrates and significantly impacts so many family business entrepreneurs:

“We no longer control our economy. The Federal Reserve Board does that. And we no longer control the Federal Reserve Board. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), working though the G-20 group of nations, sets the policies that the Fed is obliged to follow.

We can’t decide whether to go to war. The United Nations does that with the Russian and Chinese vetoes hanging over our head. Globalists are even trying to make the waging of war without UN approval an international crime of aggression, and hold our leaders individually and criminally responsible if they commit it.

We don’t control our trade policies. The World Trade Organization (WTO) does that, decreeing that we must have zero tariffs and let in every import, while China rigs its currency to undercut our prices.

We don’t set our manufacturing and energy policies. The climatologists and their green allies do that. They decree how much carbon we can emit, from what sources, and when we can do it. Meanwhile India and China have increased their green-house gas emissions by 10% a year for the last three years, without sanction or consequence.

We don’t control what our Congress does. The lobbyists and special interests do that, financing the campaigns of incumbents who do their work out of view, in committee, inserting clauses in fine print to serve their clients.

We don’t control land use policies in our own communities. The global environmentalists do that, using UN treaties to structure decisions about what we can build and where our cities can grow.

We don’t control our social policies. The courts do that, legislating from their lifetime appointments on the federal and state bench, unelected and unaccountable.

We don’t control our borders. Nobody does that and more than 12 million people live here illegally.”

SCREWED! is an eye-opening perspective written by Dick Morris, who spent more than 20 years as Bill Clinton’s political consultant. Morris knows how Washington works and doesn’t hold any punches when documenting names and pointing fingers!

More importantly, Morris and McGann suggest concrete solutions – independent of partisan politics. We think this book should be on the “must-read” list of every business family.

Family Business Experts
Family Values and Business Systems

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