Most of us have become fed up by politicians, especially those of the federal variety. With our federal government bloated unrecognizably out of its constitutional bounds, no facet of life has been left untouched, untaxed or unregulated.

Gov. Rick Perry’s new book, Fed Up: Our Fight to Save America from Washington, takes a practical look at the historic root of the problems driving our national discontent, then offers up the commonsense steps necessary to revive our Republic.

“I believe that states are the critical components of federal system of government, that the Founders recognized their importance, and that empowering the states is the best way to ensure our God-given right to live according to the dictates of our consciences,” writes Mr. Perry early in Fed Up.

He acknowledges that unraveling the 100-year-in-the-making fiscal and constitutional mess that is federal government, noting later: “The good news is that the American people always rise to a challenge.”

As governor of the nation’s most successful state, Rick Perry knows a thing or two about promoting appropriate public policy. He also suggests that the only way for Texas to continue to succeed is by healthy competition among the states.

The governor’s book should be on your Christmas vacation reading list, or would make a great stocking stuffer.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


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