I enjoy reading Mike Huckabee books; he's critical without sounding mean and he writes as if he's sitting with you in your living room.
A Simple Government is basically his platform for his 2012 campaign. If he tells you differently, as he does at the end of the book, don't believe it.
Huckabee is not afraid of telling it how he believes. He will disagree with his own party and praise the Obama administration. Within this book you will read the 12 things Mike Huckabee wants the federal government to do.
1. Return to family values
2. Return to local government
3. Control spending and debt
4. Simple, fair tax system
5. A responsible approach to health care
6. Education that values all students
7. Responsibility for the environment
8. Immigration reform that works
9. Strong approach to terrorism
10. Effective military policy
11. Stronger American position in the world
12. Faith in the future.
Look at those titles and tell me he's not wanting you to read this and vote for him. You'll read mainly what you'd expect from a conservative: national defense, tough of terrorist, emphasis on local governments, and altering the details of Social Security. I found his ideas on the Fair Tax and his education plans interesting. (Get school credit for playing in a garage band)
While there are a few details on what he wants to do within each item, the majority of this book is your typical political pep talk. He does sound presidential when he talks about our foreign policy and his experience as Governor helps boost his experience.
I'm not sure how many people take him seriously enough to vote for a guy with the name Huckabee who used to be a pastor.
Having said that, I think his book is worth the read for anyone interested in political issues. If nothing at all, it will get you to help focus where you stand on the issues.
This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Sentinel Publishing.