Except in Texas.
While unemployment soars elsewhere, Texans are hard at work. While small businesses across the country are going under, Texas entrepreneurs are thriving. While large companies are being squeezed by taxes, regulations and unions, more and more corporations are moving to Texas to grow and expand. While people of faith are ridiculed and marginalized in most cities on both coasts, in Texas churches and synagogues are bursting at the seams.
How did Texas embrace what the rest of America seems to have forgotten? In Lonestar America, popular talk radio show host Mark Davis presents a powerful case for economic prosperity, individual freedom, strong families, and even stronger pride of place – alive and kicking in Texas, and easily exportable to the rest of America.
Davis shows how Texas has done it, how some “honorary Texans” in other states (governors and even local communities) have adopted some of the same policies and approaches, and how states across the country can reclaim the promise of the American dream.
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Table of Contents
Foreword by Sean Hannity
The Texas Mystique
1 The State that Works
2 Why Everyone Should Remember the Alamo
Wide Open for Business
3 The Texas Economy: Miracle or Myth?
4 Bailout-Free Zone: The Value of Failure
5 A Storm Shelter from the Recession
6 Texas Taxes, Part 1: Individuals
7 Texas Taxes, Part 2: Businesses
8 A Partner, Not a Punisher: Regulation and Common Sense
9 Tort Reform
Fueling the Future
10 Cowboys, Cattle, and Cotton: Texas before Oil
11 From Spindletop to the Space Age
12 Cooking with Gas
13 A Looser Lasso: The Path to Productivity
ImmigrationFor Us It’s Personal
14 Illegal and Legal, Protest and Progress
15 Border Solutions: The Troubled Partnership
16 Our Hispanic Future
17 The Texas Tapestry
God, Guns, and Guts
18 Living Where We Please
19 Education: How to Fund, What to Teach?
20 Union-proof: The Rightness of Right-to-Work
21 Choosing Life in the Home of Roe v. Wade
22 Sticking to Our Guns
23 Crime and Punishment
24 God’s Country
25 Supporting Our Troops and What They Do
Red, Blue, and Purple: Different States, Different Fates
26 California: The Anti-Texas
27 Targeting Texas
28 North Dakota
31 North Carolina
Lone Star Luminaries
32 Governor Rick Perry
33 Senator Ted Cruz
34 Ted Nugent
35 Our Last, Best Hope?