Preface by: Roger Landry (TLB), Show Host
I am so very proud to present a show long in the making. This show will bring together for the first time, two proud and concerned American authors, Bill Muckler and Duke Lakeland, who felt the need to speak up on a grand scale. The result is two great books well worth the time to read!
What are the problems facing We The People today?
What are the solution for these problems?
What we present here is the chronicled feelings, hopes and expectations of two highly intelligent and well researched individuals.
For me (the founder of TLB), it can’t get much better than this.
Both of these books are brilliantly written and massively researched. But most of all they are written by two individuals who have lived and seen the change in America, a country that has fallen from the castle on the hill … Camelot, to a country on the verge of economic and moral collapse, and all within their lifetimes. This does not have to be, and they each, in their own ‘complimentary’ ways, will blatantly tell you how and why.
You have all heard from each of them individually (Past TLB Specials) in the recent past but combined the three of us bring over two hundred years of observation and reality to this discussion. Please read the intro we provided for Bill and Duke and listen to the show “America In Crisis – How Can We Save America?” at the bottom of this article (click on the TLB Radio Network Logo).
Bill Muckler – Author of 20/20: A Clear Vision for America
Veteran, Visionary, Entrepreneur, Problem Solver.
I’ll never forget a sunny Saturday morning in June 1958 when a group of tanned, chiseled candidates stood to take the oath of an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. I still remember solemnly swearing with pride to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. That oath was taken with joy in a nation filled with an enthusiastic spirit, full of energy and excitement over the bountiful prospects that lie ahead.
Living by that oath is my way of life. My vision of America has not changed since that day of great magnitude so many years ago. However, something terrible has happened over these many years. Our country, so poised to accomplish monumental undertakings has gradually become a listless, a lost ship in a roiling sea of uncertainty searching for a beacon of light. We have lost our direction and our moral compass.
I yearn for the days of promising career opportunities for everyone and the news of countless discoveries in science and space. My vision still burns bright. Competent, creative leadership can regenerate that same spirit and joy of accomplishment. We can find our way. Lets all roll out the revolution to reinstate our Constitution and to regain the essence of generations passed.
“20/20: A Clear Vision for America” has become my life and my life is this vision to make America whole; to keep Americans safe; and to straighten the dysfunctional federal government path of corruption and apathy.
I quickly learned to be a leader of Marines, I had to recognize that each Marine not only has value and is equally important, but every Marine must add equal value no matter their rank, role or assignment. We could only accomplish our mission when we all worked together. We all relied on each other. We all had trust in each other. We all had to respect each other. It became clear that these are the essential requirements of all successful organizations.
My vision applies this same principle to our republic. Every American must add value. We must all respect, trust and rely on each other. All must have a meaningful education, substantive career training, satisfying jobs and a superior standard of living. My vision creates the solutions to achieve these goals; this mutual sense of purpose where everyone experiences the joy of achievement and pride in self-reliance.
I envision a mighty golden chain with more than 300 million links stretching from sea to shining sea. Each link represents an American citizen. Some links are strong and shiny; some are weak and tarnished. Some need extensive repair. To be a robust republic, we must meet the challenge of strengthening and polishing all 300 plus million links in our country’s chain.
Our Constitution is like a well-designed software program. It works well, and we must keep it intact. But our computer has become over taxed and over regulated with cookies and other junk. We need to clean up the corrupted federal government files and reboot.
The 20/20 Vision demonstrates that the only way to improve government is to reduce government. It proves that the illusion of more laws, more taxes and more regulations are destroying the spirit of America.
The 20/20 Vision is a book of practical solutions using established business management principles such as cost-benefit analysis to prove that a small, limited government is the true path to economic stability. It tells how to balance the budget and produce a reserve to decrease the national debt.
Our economy is crumbling under the weight of failed policies that reward indifference and punish productivity. Politicians have imposed more than 100 excessive taxes on the country over the past 100 years. The result is a faltering economy and millions on unemployment insurance, welfare and food stamps.
The book radiates the optimism of take-home pay increased by as much as 40 percent and the joy of higher wages that eliminate poverty. The spirit of the people is rejuvenated by the revival of the space program. An electrified nation is made whole with a common purpose in a period of new exploration.
The 20/20 Vision implements an ingenious voluntary tax system that generates sufficient revenue to operate all levels of government. Citizens no longer penalized for investing in their own economy by the immoral capital gains tax have ample retirement funds. Corporate taxes that cost jobs and wages and result in higher prices of goods and services are eliminated. Needless regulations are scaled back 20 years to reduce prices of goods and services.
Social Security recipients receive a tax-free 20 percent increase on their monthly benefits plus allowances for Medicare parts A and D instead of deductions. This plan results in more than $4,000.00 of additional annual benefits.
Military personnel receive a 20 percent increase in pay and allowances to reward them for their service and raise their much-deserved standard of living. The Veterans Administration is streamlined and accessible.
A minimum wage of ten dollars per hour is implemented in conjunction with a four phase jobs training program for all high school graduates from eighteen to twenty-seven years of age. Adult jobs training programs are available for enrollment by all citizens.
The borders are locked down while the country restores the legal immigration system. Foreign nationals are given the opportunity to enroll in citizenship queues, work queues or student plans.
The 20/20 Plan envisions privatized health care that is affordable to all. An energy independent country. Confidence in Internet freedom. Abolishment of domestic spying. Illicit drugs that are re-legalized and subject to taxation. The parole of non-violent prisoners enrolled in established work programs. The restoration of civility and the rejection of Political Correctness. Term limits are imposed on Congress and the States affirm their rightful jurisdiction and authority.
My vision of America is a call to action to create honesty and integrity whereas citizens realize government is the hindrance, not the answer to a bright future for their children.
Visit Bill’s website for more information.
Duke Lakeland – Author of Divided We Are Falling, But United We Can Stand!
Author, Business Owner, Patriotic American
America needs help! Financial instability, fighting factions, corporate greed, irresponsible Congress, etc. Have you tried to influence politics but failed at it? Maybe you did contact your members of Congress and got no joy – then gave up. Have you at least been able to help things at a local level?
We have to get control of the federal government which is spiraling out of control by stopping the things that aren’t working to our benefit and change to things that will benefit us all. First comes understanding – then comes action!
There is a group that is sucking the life out of this country that is behind the fighting, the racial strife, the corporations buying up Congress, struggling to make ends meet, an inadequate minimum wage, financial bubbles and bursts, etc. The people in this group appear to have no allegiance to any country and especially none to the common man.
However, the other part of the equation has to do with citizen participation. Do you know people who complain about the way things are going but don’t do anything about it? Have you ever done that yourself?
There is an old military tactic – DIVIDE AND CONQUER. If an army could splinter up its enemy and get the splinter groups fighting within their own ranks, the splinter groups could be picked off one by one until they were completely conquered.
The first task is to find out who is really pulling the strings.
If we just fight among ourselves, we won’t make it. We have to expose and cut off the head of the snake. My book exposes the head of the snake – the one group that pushes all the other agendas on us. It doesn’t matter if you are Left or Right, Democrat or Republican, old or young, we all need to work together to get rid of this group from our country because nothing will get fixed until that happens.
Every day the federal government runs up debt that our children and grandchildren are going to have to pay. There won’t be enough money to pay this debt, so they will have to pay with their homes, their jobs, their future. They are rapidly becoming slaves to this debt and it’s not fair to them. Those who stand to benefit from this are the group I mentioned above. They are pushing their agenda in the halls of Congress with millions and millions of stolen dollars.
With understanding comes hope, with hope comes action. We cannot leave it up to our children and grandchildren to fight the snake alone and unarmed. We all need to work together to fix this now. If we do this, we will be able to create a new civilization that will outshine anything we have ever seen in the history of Earth.
Please get and read my book and give me your feedback. (See button to the left.) If you don’t have a Kindle device, go to the instructions page (tab above) and find out how to read it on your computer device.
I truly believe that if enough people would read my book and act on it, we would fix our country and guarantee prosperity for generations to come.
Visit Duke’s website for more information.
Listen to (recorded) show by clicking on the Logo…
America In Crisis – How Can We Save America?