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It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good | [Rick Santorum]

It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good

This audiobook addresses the current societal influences of the "Bigs" and relates the importance of the "Littles" in our communities in an incredibly interesting, conversational style. Packed with credibility and information and proven alternatives to our nation's problems, It Takes a Family is a must-listen for understanding and implementing the crucial elements of a successful society.
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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook addresses the current societal influences of the "Bigs" and relates the importance of the "Littles" in our communities in an incredibly interesting, conversational style. Packed with credibility and information and proven alternatives to our nation's problems, It Takes a Family is a must-listen for understanding and implementing the crucial elements of a successful society.

©2005 Rick Santorum; (P)2006 Oasis Audio, LLC.

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"[A] very serious, smart work of political science." (The Washington Post)

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    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 03-17-15
    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 03-17-15 Member Since 2008

    College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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    reminder of the vital need for traditional values in a culture drifting ever closer to moral relativism and suppression of traditional values... This book is about the reestablishment of the traditional family as the central element of American culture, but it is about a lot more than that: namely, the need for movement away from the Orwellean, 1984 reliance upon Big Brother government for the establishment of moral value and the common good. It is a call away from the morally relativistic "individualism" of postmodern America to the rugged individualism that put the burden of the common good and social stability upon "the people" rather than on a governing body that could then impose its own system of self-serving values upon the people. It is a call for a renewed sense of responsibility and a holding to the values that have made for a strong America in the past... And should you think there is not an active suppression of traditional values in this country, consider this: today, my wife was giving a taped interview for her workplace concerned with positive activity she was doing in the public sector. During the interview, she stated that she felt her public service was an expression of her Christian faith. At this point, the interviewer/camera person paused and turned to the person in charge of the project and asked sotto voice (but loud enough for my wife to hear): "can we use that?"--that is, "can she say that?" or, more rightly, "isn't anything having to do with traditional religion out of bounds outside of the musty walls of a church building?" Imagine such a question in regard to race, nationality or sexual orientation--the interviewer would have never worked again. But because religion is the current social kryptonite, he felt compelled to inquire as to whether or not its very mention should be censored. And totally without regard to whether or not my wife would be offended by such effrontery. Read this book while you are still allowed to do so.

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    Scott Kentwood, MI, United States 03-19-12
    Scott Kentwood, MI, United States 03-19-12
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    Where does It Takes a Family rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book rates very well for the purpose I listened to it, which was to understand Santorum's positions in this election year.


    What other book might you compare It Takes a Family to and why?

    Any of the books written by any of the Candidates, such as Mitt Romney's No Apology and Gingrich's To Renew America


    Which scene was your favorite?

    This is non-fiction so there was no


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listen mostly in my car and never listen to a book in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Listening to a politicians own words in a full length book gives you gfreat insight into their thought processes and their basic beliefs and political strategies. It is a great way to learn many things that can help shape your vote and I strongly encourage people to read as many cnadidate books as they can and see which candidate has the best to offer in their mind.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 03-06-12
    David LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 03-06-12
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    "Great insight on what our nation needs"
    Would you listen to It Takes a Family again? Why?

    Yes, because it's quite inspirational. It tells how we, as individuals, can help to make our country great!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of It Takes a Family?

    I thought the whole book shows how important family is in the grand scheme of life.


    What does Rick Santorum bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He made me realize that he practices what he preaches and he firmly believes that family makes a huge difference in a person's life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The book itself shows how a loving family can overcome anything as long as they have each other.


    Any additional comments?

    I admire his courage to give a glimpse into his home life to help make the world a better place. It made me believe he could be an excellent leader for our country!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    George Harrisonville, NJ, United States 03-05-12
    George Harrisonville, NJ, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The subject. It's all about Catholic morality and abortion.
    Tell me something about how you would be president.


    Has It Takes a Family turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    How could the performance have been better?

    Someone else?


    Could you see It Takes a Family being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    V. P. ?

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