20/20: A Clear Vision for America is the optimistic blueprint to restore American exceptionalism.
"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question." - Thomas Jefferson
20/20: A Clear Vision for America Book Review
By Stephanie Parker McKean in Scotland
Bill Muckler’s 20/20: A Clear Vision for America presents exactly what the title promises, a clear vision of changes in the United States that would carve it back into the Constitutional Republic it was founded as and return power the federal government has usurped back to the states. Eliminating federal income tax and initiating mandatory job training for unemployed and never-before employed citizens are two of the visionary challenges presented.
Muckler’s book is replete with charts to back up the 20/20 Plan, and further strengthened by forays into the history of the U.S. since its inception. Other controversial issues—all backed up with charts, figures, and history—include the need for the U.S. to leave the United Nations, and the need to repair America’s flawed educational system so that it begins to lead other nations again in student knowledge and success.
The author holds true to his claim that his book is not political in nature and does not thrust one political party ahead of the other, nor does it support any politician. Among its quotes and many pearls of wisdom are included the Greek proverb, “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in;” and President Ronald Reagan, “There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”
The 20/20 Plan would create jobs for everyone who can work. It would eradicate failed federally-run programs like the War on Poverty and the War on Drugs, replacing them with workable solutions to “take back America.”
Political Correctness is exposed as the malignant cancer it is.
Theodore Roosevelt said, “We have room for but one flag, the American flag…We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American People.” With that truth, the 20/20 Plan addresses immigration, but it doesn’t stop there.
It continues with a clear vision for the economy, budgeting, taxing, employment, defense, the Veteran’s Administration, Social Security, Medicare, health care, energy, prisons, political correctness—and more. It further provides information on how to implement the plan and take it from the paper stage to reality.
The story is told through the narratives of four problem-solving friends whose work centers around paradigms: theories or groups of ideas about how something should be done, made, or thought about. The friends realize that paradigm paralysis prevents people from thinking “outside the box,” and that U.S. politicians are crippled by paradigm paralysis. The problem-solvers are determined to heal the paralysis by presenting a clear vision for America.
The depth and brilliance of this book take it out of the realm of fast dessert-type reading into the dominion of food for the mind and soul that are best consumed slowly, thoughtfully and prayerfully. It is not a rendition that entertains readers; it is a concept that changes them.