John Kasich - Stand For Something: The Battle for America's Soul
Abridged Audio Book
A former nine-time congressman and one of the most respected commentators on politics and society, John Kasich believes that traditional American values are in serious danger of being lost. Kasich asserts that this erosion of moral values can be contributed to, among other things, disappointing leadership from elected officials, the growing lack of ethics in business and sports, religious intolerance, and mass media and popular culture. By addressing such fundamental issues as honesty, personal responsibility, integrity, and the importance of leaving the world a better place, Kasich offers both a heartfelt and straightforward solution for all Americans to finally reset our moral compass and learn to STAND FOR SOMETHING.
Kasich, former nine-time U.S. congressman from Ohio, speaks directly to the reader, asking for agreement that things have gone awry in America and a commitment to set things right. He describes a "heat and haste" to American life that disregards basic values of decency and emphasizes instant gratification and winning at all costs. Kasich sprinkles personal history--his childhood in a family of Democrats who later became Republicans and early ambitions to be a priest and president of the U.S.--with a litany of examples of failed local and national leadership. In separate chapters, he details the spread of disorder and decline in politics, sports, business, religion, education, and popular culture. Evoking heroes from Martin Luther King Jr. to Ronald Reagan and more ordinary heroes, such as a shoe shiner who gave his life savings to a benefit for children with kidney disease, Kasich appeals to ordinary citizens to take action. Kasich, a host of the FOX News Channel and a former presidential candidate, is certain to provoke speculation about future campaign ambitions with this book.