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36 pages--$5.95 (booklet)


A collection of eight essays by Laurence M. Vance that chronicle the failure of the Republican Revolution. The so-called Republican Revolution began on January 3, 1995, after the Republicans gained control of both houses of Congress in the 1994 midterm elections. The last time this happened was the congressional elections of 1952. The Revolution officially came to an end on January 20, 2009, when George Bush’s second term as president came to a well-deserved and much-anticipated end. It is my contention that conservatives who think the Republican Party is the party of conservatism are mistaken, Christians who think the Republican Party is the party of God are deceived, and anyone who thinks the Republican Party is the lesser of two evils is ignorant. The Republican Party had a chance to roll back the size, scope, and cost of the federal government, but failed miserably. It is truly the party of Lincoln—the party of war, crony capitalism, pious platitudes, empty rhetoric, big government, and an imperial presidency.