Armey's Axioms: 40 Hard-Earned Truths from Politics, Faith, and Life

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""As I read Armey's Axioms, my mind immediately went to the man from Springfield, Abraham Lincoln, who cloaked brilliant wisdom with grace and good humor that had its roots in the heartland of America. Without question, Dick Armey is one of the most brilliant and principled men ever to serve in the leadership of the United States House of Representatives. His axioms are a delightful read for anyone seeking to understand the faith, the patriotism, and the integrity that has made America great.""
-Dr. M. G. ""Pat"" Robertson

""In Armey's Axioms, Dick Armey gives us more than his great sense of humor and Texas-size common sense. With a creative and personal touch, it is the best advice I've seen for those who want to make it in Washington, and even better for those who want to make it in life.""
-Bob Dole

""We Americans like to cut to the chase when it comes to difficult issues. In Armey's Axioms, Dick Armey does just that. By skillfully breaking down complex social and moral issues, he presents us with such simple and direct answers that it's hard not to agree with his logic. Wrapped in wry wit and humor, the book is wise, insightful, and above all, compelling.""
-Marlin Maddoux
President, National Center for Freedom & Renewal
host, Point of View radio talk show

""In just ten years, Dick Armey moved from C-SPAN viewer to Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. In Armey's Axioms he presents some of the lessons he has learned from his years in the House and from country music. . . . It's a good read, packed with good advice.""
-Michael Barone
U.S. News & World Report
coauthor, The Almanac of American Politics

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As an economist, congressman, and House majority leader, Dick Armey has been one of the most outspoken and highly visible conservatives of the last few decades. His principled positions–he’s for limited government, low taxes, and free enterprise–and his straight-shooting style have made him one of today’s most popular and respected Republican leaders.

Now, in Armey’s Axioms, he presents a lively, folksy collection of forty concise lessons on politics, power, faith, and life, illustrated with anecdotes drawn from Armey’s own experiences on Capitol Hill and down home in Texas. Brimming with such catchy titles as "You Can’t Get Your Finger on the Problem if You’ve Got It to the Wind," "Conservatives Believe It when They See It, Liberals See It when They Believe It," and "If Ifs and Buts Were Candy and Nuts, We Would All Have a Merry Christmas," this book offers insights and maxims that skewer liberals and extol traditional values.

Armey presents dozens of pithy, humorous essays with astute observations such as:

  • You can’t stand on principle with feet of clay
  • If you love peace more than freedom, you lose
  • Insecurity is an audacity in light of the Lord’s promise: "I will never leave you nor forsake you"
  • Your worst enemies are your best friends
  • Ninety percent of all talk is unnecessary
  • You can’t get ahead while you’re getting even
  • Politics sooner or later makes a fool out of everyone

Funny, provocative, and down-to-earth, Armey’s Axioms will delight, surprise, and satisfy his legion of devoted fans, conservatives, and any reader not yet familiar with his often-quoted truths.

About the Author:

DICK ARMEY served in the United States Congress for eighteen years, culminating in eight years as House majority leader. In Congress, he was the ranking Republican on the Joint Economic Committee, the chairman of the Republican Conference, and, most recently, the chairman of the Select Committee on Homeland Security. A conservative Texas Republican known for his often-confrontational style, he holds a Ph.D. in economics and taught at the University of North Texas before running for Congress. Armey is currently a Senior Policy Advisor at Piper Rudnick, a law firm, and cochairman of Citizens for a Sound Economy, an organization that promotes free markets and limited government. His books include The Freedom Revolution and The Flat Tax.

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