Every week I deal with different subjects in this blog. I also post my
blog to my Facebook page at RFrederickRiddlesWorld. This week I am taking a look at2020
Candidates & Issues.
I am proud to
announce that I have published my latest book. This non-fiction book is titled
2020 Candidates & Issues. The print version is available now at https://amzn.to/2ZozmYw. In a matter of days,
the Ebook version will be available.
I have spent a
lot of time working on this book. One reason is the sheer number of candidates.
Second is the amount of research I had to do to gather their biographies and
their career highlights. Even harder was learning where they stand on important
To help you understand
I’ve included a page from the book:
Note from the
author . . .
I’m a relic.
That’s right. I
grew up when Democrats and Republicans had civil disagreements that could be
discussed without personal attacks or disparagement.
I believe the
current state of uncivil discussion is not healthy for our nation we love. Whether
you believe it started with the Democrats during Reagan’s Presidency (as I do)
or with the Republicans under President George Bush (as Democrats seem to) it
affects both parties and endangers the American Representative Democracy that
has served us so well.
When were we a democracy and how long did it last?
Answer: We have
never been a democracy. See Chapter Thirty-One.)
We are now
approaching the 2020 election with stark contrasts between Democrats and
Republicans. It comes at a time when America has moved further to the right.
Which way will
America turn next? This book seeks to inform you about each candidate that is running.
The author is himself a conservative, but I’ve tried to present a balanced
picture concerning each candidate.
included my own analysis plus Author Notes which admittedly comes from a
conservative position. But I’ve drawn information from other sources to be as
honest and forthright as possible.
But it remains every
American citizen’s responsibility to determine the man or woman we want to lead
this nation for the next four years. It’s not only important for us but for our
children, grandchildren, and the world.
R. Frederick Riddle
why I wrote the book. But that only touches on the peripheral. The truth is
that this book is more than just an introduction to the candidates. Their ideas
need to be examined in the light of American and world history. Their words
seek to define America by the slavery that once existed, but that doesn’t come
close to defining us. You the reader, and potential voter, need to first
understand them and then understand America.
America has been in the hands of the far left for so long that we are in danger
of accepting their definitions and, ultimately, their solutions. As a counterbalance
I have also included President Trump who is a legitimate candidate. His
accomplishments are so many that I had to trim them down. It would have been
easy to write one book just on him.
It is true that
this election will be a landmark for our nation. It could well determine the
direction this country goes in the next 100 years! If you compare the Presidency
of Barack Obama and the Presidency of Donald Trump, you get a clearer picture.
I only briefly touch on this in the book, but the comparison is remarkable!
under Obama saw the “end of the recession”. I say that with tongue in cheek.
The economists will tell you it ended about 2009. Did you notice the end?
Probably not. They based their opinion on data, not on people. Unemployment
dipped to single digits primarily because people gave up looking for jobs.
Whenever the unemployment figures were given, we often heard that the real
figure was in the teens.
Men and women, some
with degrees, lost their highly skilled jobs and worked in the fast food
industry and other low-paying jobs, and still others lost much more. But the
economists were more interested in their own numbers.
observation rather than sheer numbers, I believe the recession ended after
Trump took office. Now we have true unemployment in the low single digits! This
is just one area of difference.
But we now have
men and women telling us that America is a horrible place to live. We had Obama
tell us to get used to no industrial jobs. Others are using the race card to
promote their own political fortunes.
conservative, I have tried to be fair as I’ve discussed each candidate. I’ve
even identified in a few cases ideas that I considered interesting. One such
idea is making Election Day a national holiday. This has merit. I’d like to
hear more about it. That is why I listed their stands on the issues. Issues are
greater than the candidates. Sometimes we need to look at the issue itself and
forget who promoted it.
I also addressed
other topics that are related in some degree to the election. These topics
include The Green New Deal, Immigration, the Squad, Sanctuary Cities, and more.
They represent my view and you are entitled to agree or disagree. But one thing
is for sure, these topics need to be examined calmly as we consider our country’s
Here are book
- Paperback: 191 pages
- Publisher: Independently published (August 19, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1686577761
- ISBN-13: 978-1686577765
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces
- Cost: $9.99
(paperback); $2.99 (Ebook)
As the election
moves forward I will be watching closely. At the moment I am considering writing
a follow-up right after Super Tuesday. In any case, I hope you find this book a
valuable aid in understanding your choices, even if you aren’t a Democrat.
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