American Exit Strategy
In Reading class, many of my students learn about different kinds of genres. Of course, the two main types of literature are fiction and non-fiction. Both types can be broken down into sub-types. In fiction, you could have Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Mystery, etc… But the one that interests me for this review is Realistic Fiction. Realistic Fiction is a made-up story that can happen in real life. This is what I was thinking about when I was reading American Exit Strategy by Mark Goodwin.
Goodwin runs the PrepperRecon website and podcast. He shares the knowledge that he has acquired over the years in his new book. In fact, this story is more than just a story. Goodwin has done a good job of interweaving helpful information throughout the book. This information comes in the form of conversations that the characters have and include a wide range of prepper information from firearms to solar energy and more!
Goodwin does a good job of making the story relevant to our current set of affairs. EBT cards, oil and issues with the economy make this fictional account hit too close to home. Goodwin also provides the reader with a good portion of liberty minded issues. For instance, here is a section of text that one of the main characters, Paul Randall, says as he makes his closing remarks during the presidential debate…
“Our forefathers had in mind to build you a nation on faith that was anchored by morality and law to ensure liberty. The framers of the Constitution spent years to create a document that would ensure our liberty and guarantee our God given rights. They had just thrown off the chains of tyranny and hoped to guard you against that same oppression. Governor Howe and Congressman Marcos sought to put this document behind them, the document upon which the entirety of our legal system is founded. Without the Constitution, we have nothing but anarchy, for all the powers of government are defined and prescribed by that document. These two men go beyond nullification of the Constitution; they seek to take away the rights given to you by your Creator.
Let’s look at just a few of the infractions against our founding principles. The Declaration of Independence so eloquently speaks of the right to life. Both of these men have infringed upon that right for millions of unborn children. They condone murder of the most defenseless. I know they don’t think that it is a life. They think that it’s just a blob. Have you ever seen an ultrasound Governor Howe? Does that look like a blob to you? It looks like a person to me. I see tiny arms, legs, a head, fingers and toes. So when does life begin? I say at conception. You say at some other time, but you can’t tell me when. If you can’t tell me when, then you cannot say definitively that it does not start at conception. Therefore, you can’t tell me definitively that abortion is not murder. If we’re going to pick a time that is convenient to say when life begins, let’s just say it starts when you wake up from being a liberal or a neo-con.
Both of these men have been involved in passing laws that infringe on your Second Amendment rights. The amendment says ‘A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.’ What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ don’t you gentlemen understand?
Our country has been reduced to begging for handouts from the IMF and UN because of the continued welfare spending proposed by Governor Howe and the warfare spending proposed by Congressman Marcos. If we want to regain our national sovereignty, we are going to have to cut defense spending to a sustainable level. That will not include Congressman Marcos ‘Jobs’ plan that pilfers the taxpayer to enrich the military industrial complex. It also won’t include the constant growth of the surveillance police state that ‘protects’ us from terrorism. Do you know the odds of dying in a terrorist attack Congressman Marcos? It is 20,000,000 to 1. Do you know the odds of being struck by lightning? 6,250 to 1. Lightning is 3200 times more likely to kill you than a terrorist. Do you know how many lightning rods and rubber shoes we could by with the $300 billion dollar intelligence budget that we use to spy on our own citizens through programs like Prism? But that doesn’t matter, because it is not about saving Americans from terrorism, it is about controlling them.
We are also going to have to turn welfare back over to the church. Government can’t handle welfare and it is not their job. This is the job of the church. When a person is in need of financial help, there are usually other factors at work. Sometimes it may be drugs or it may just be poor money management. Sometimes it‘s just that they need help through a hard time. But they need the church to counsel them and find out what the issue is. The church can then help them get back on their feet. If they are just freeloaders, the church can discern that and kick them out the door. Government can’t do those things. They just get people stuck in a cycle that they can’t or won’t get out of. Government has no ability and no desire to help people who are down. They get them to give up their freedom for an Electronic Benefits Transfer, what we call EBT card and insure their votes and our nation’s demise.”
One thing that I really enjoyed about this book is that you can purchase it in audio format. In fact, that was the way that I “read” the book.
The only thing that I would have liked to see in the book is more of a cliff-hanger ending. American Exit Strategy is the first book of a series, however, the ending doesn’t leave you gasping and wondering what happens next. But then again, those of us who prepare know what’s going to happen next!
Even without the cliff-hanger ending, I highly recommend American Exit Strategy. Listening to the audio book and witnessing what was taking place in the real world left me with enough gasping and wondering!
For a synopsis of the book visit the American Exit Strategy website. You can purchase American Exit Strategy, Book One of the Economic Collapse Chronicles in book, Kindle or audio format on Amazon.