What Sex is a Republican?Each week, The McCormick Standard will be posting an excerpt from Terri McCormick’s book “What Sex is a Republican?” to share stories from the front line of American politics and inspire others to take action and make a difference. This week, we will begin with the purpose of the book that sets the tone for what will come over the coming weeks. We encourage you to share these posts to spread the important message of this book far and wide.

What Sex Is a Republican? takes a look at the political game from behind the curtain with one intention: to call on each of us to serve in our local, state and federal governments. The principles of republican government have been lost on the money changers in our state and national capitols. There is only one way to change that. We the people must take responsibility for what our government has become while we weren’t looking.

Purpose of the Book

The personal flaws of greed and corruption have ushered in an era of irresponsibility. The United States Constitution and an engaged citizenry will put an end to this era. Our Constitution contains the rules of the political game! It is high time we read this document and use it in our classrooms and homes across America. It guarantees our rights against an overzealous government run by the most dysfunctional leaders our nation has ever known. How else do we explain the present day incompetence and gall of many tenured politicians to cast blame on others for the problems they themselves created?

As Charlie Reese, formally with the Orlando Sentinel Star, so aptly wrote in his last column, “Good-bye”: “There are no insolvable government problems, instead the 545 individuals (435 house, 100 senate, one president, nine justices) running our government are the problem.”

There is no question that many of the political class have lost their way, and we have lost faith in them. Under constitutional authority, Congress sets the budget, approves the budget and can veto or override a budget; it regulates our banks, and it has sustained unfair tax codes, chartered a federal bank regulating our currency and provided consent to our president to send our army, navy, air force and Marines to war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Lobbyists don’t hold a gun to the heads of lawmakers who choose to take bribes of money, home loans and other gifts in exchange for their votes. The people in our federal government and fifty legislatures in our state capitals choose or do not choose to be corrupt and unprincipled.

We need to support those courageous policy makers who put their constituents first and work from a core set of values. Chuck Todd told the National Counties Association, assembled in Washington on March 9, 2009, “If you want to see corrupt, look inside the state capitols across this country.”

The stories to follow, from the front lines of American politics, show that former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich—impeached in 2009 for allegedly selling President Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat—has contemporaries. “We the people” are needed to make sure they have counterparts.

The political class, an “entitlement class,” receives lobby-funded ski trips, golfing trips, free rides on corporate jets, and box seats for sporting events. What makes us think that education, health care, energy, jobs and the banking crisis will all be solved by those who could not solve these problems ten years ago? Could the special home loans from Countrywide or the contributions from Sallie Mae and AIG lobbyists have something to do with their inability to solve America’s problems?

Do not be bamboozled into thinking that there is any difference between the elites in one political party and the elites in the other; they are all a part of the same club.

What Sex is a Republican? takes on the political class and provides us with the tools to change the way things are. Just when you thought it was all about elephants and donkeys, in walks the political class. Will the political class continue to con America? Or won’t they? It is all up to you!

About the Author:

“What Sex is a Republican?” is sold on Amazon in both the paperback edition as well as Kindle editionRead reviews on Amazon here.

Terri McCormick is an author, policy expert, educator, and former state representative to the Wisconsin State Legislature. Today, she offers her expertise in public and government relations through McCormick Dawson CPG Ltd., a trusted consultancy of independent contractors.

Ms. McCormick serves as president and CEO of the company, drawing from more than two decades of professional experience, a strong educational foundation, a host of industry-related publications, and a multitude of accolades, awards and formal recognitions. Holding a Master of Arts in administrative leadership from Marian University, and a Bachelor of Science in political science and public administration from the University of Wisconsin, Ms. McCormick received both degrees with high honors.

Terri McCormick honored for excellence in government relations by Cambridge's Who's Who industry experts