Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans


Written By: Mitch Daniels

Written By: Mitch Daniels

Length:4 hours and 52 minutes

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His reply to the group: "A republic, if you could keep it." Now Us's most honored governor explains just how near we have come to shedding the republic, and how we are able to restore it to greatness. Indiana Governor Mitch Danielshas been called "the most presidential guy in America." He has introduced more change to his state in a couple of years than most find in decennia.

The Hoosier state has become a model of good and effective governance. Its public-sector payroll is now the tiniest per capita in the nation. And yet services have enhanced across the board. Even its Bureau of Motor Vehicles -- the supreme symbol of dysfunctional bureaucracy - has been rated the best-in the nation. Daniels did this by emphasizing government's core responsibilities, cutting taxation, empowering citizens, and performing what he calls an "old tribal ritual" - spending less money than his state consumes, while distinguishing between skepticism towards huge government and ill will towards all authorities. Unfortunately few politicians possess the discipline or bravery to follow his lead. And worse, many assume that Americans are too intimidated, gullible or dim witted to make wise choices about their healthcare, mortgages, the schooling of the children, as well as other important problems. The result has been a steady decline in independence, as elite government specialists -- "our benevolent betters", in Daniels' phrase -- try to regulate all facets of our lives.