New Book Investigates the Issues behind the continuing American Political Struggle

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Should we have a larger federal government or a smaller confederation?

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Americans have been arguing over how big the United States government should be since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In his new history book The Pendulum of Politics: Today’s Politics from Yesterday’s History (published by AuthorHouse), author Craig Parkinson shows how our changing political views on this issue go back and forth like a pendulum effecting taxes, courts, business, labor, immigration, national defense, and the debt. That was just as true in the 1700’s, 1800’s, and 1900’s, as it is today.

Written for every American, this reader friendly, non partisan book is full of facts and ideas including significant thoughts highlighted in every paragraph. Parkinson uncovered many overlooked facts while doing his research such as the fact that the official name of our first constitution was actually, “The Articles of Confederation AND PERPETUAL UNION.” Find out what the deciding factor in the Civil Rights movement’s success was. Who was Uncle Sam? Learn what role taxes have played in our history, and much, much more.

The Pendulum of Politics includes five major recommendations for the improvement of American politics; the rankings of the Presidents based on their beliefs and actions in Federalism or Confederation terms, and discover the biggest mistake that turned out to be the greatest fortune for the United States.

The Pendulum of Politics will encourage readers to discover our history from a new perspective making sense out of the noise in the current political campaigns.

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About the Author
“My Dad would stop at every historical marker when we were travelling,” Craig Parkinson remarked. “I grew up with a real love for history and for this country.” Parkie has been teaching history and physical education for 36 years in Iowa. He was a re-enactor of Lewis and Clark’s 1803-6 Corps of Discovery. He coached many sports with his 2002 football team claiming the State Championship. He was inducted into the Iowa Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2007. Parkinson has written articles for the Scholastic Coach and Iowa Football Coaches Journal. This is his first published book, but his second book called “Racism: Based on a False Premise” will be published later this fall.

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