Authors Compare Political Party Platforms; New Release by Marion Minke and Rosetta Jackson

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Just in time for the 2012 presidential election, the authors reveal their research findings on platforms and promises by the country’s two main political parties – and their effects on the nation – in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Time to Act America: Discussions: A Potential Fall from Democracy” by Marion Minke and Rosetta Jackson.

At its core, the book calls for unity and for every person to cast a ballot.

It’s no secret that money plays a role in the U.S. election process, from determining the pool of candidates to funding campaign coffers and forming party beliefs. After four years of research, two authors present their findings in this new book that explores the differences between the country’s political platforms and highlights the importance of voting.

“The 2012 election shows a glaring contrast between two completely different world views and the future direction of our country,” they write in the first chapter. “Whoever wins this election will impact this country in very significant ways.”

“Time to Act America: Discussions: A Potential Fall from Democracy” lists the main accomplishments – and failings – of the Democratic and Republican parties over the last four years while acknowledging that the nation’s democracy continually evolves. The authors passionately detail their views on election transparency in government, political rhetoric, economic policies, the impact of the religious right and Super PACs, the role of the media, and the squeezing of the middle class. Charts at the end of each chapter present their summaries of each party’s views on the issues.

Along with pointing out problems, the authors offer suggestions for solutions to governmental problems such as making votes of congressional districts more transparent, cutting housing and travel costs for congressmen, term limits, voter IDs and tax reform. At its core, the book calls for unity and for every person to cast a ballot. The authors provide checkpoints voters can use to evaluate candidates so they can exercise their power to participate in the democratic process as informed representatives.

“The most important responsibility our founding fathers gave us is our power to vote,” they write. “It is also the reason our democracy exists, our government is there to serve the people who allow it to exist.”

Author Marion Minke received a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Purdue University. Minke has held positions in management, training development, proposal management, writing and teaching. Author Rosetta Jackson earned a master’s degree in nursing administration from Florida Atlantic University. After learning she had kidney disease, Jackson transitioned her career focus to healthcare risk management and legal nurse consulting.
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Time to Act America: Discussions: A Potential Fall from Democracy
Marion Minke and Rosetta Jackson
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-1403-6            
164 pages                 
$14.95 US

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