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POWER VERSUS COUNTRY

The United States faces a myriad of problems in the twenty-first century, few of which have easy solutions. In this book author Donald Bogard outlines four problems that the federal government could solve, given the political will. These issues are: congressional perks, pork-barrel legislation, illegal immigration, and social security.
Unfortunately, Congress, as well as the president, do not address these difficult issues for fear of offending voters, thus risking losing an election, which would mean a loss of power, the ultimate Washington aphrodisiac.
If the president and members of Congress could be inoculated against “Potomac Fever,” the virus that leads them to crave power and wish to stay in Washington forever, they could begin to solve these four problems and the many others that face our country.
The book includes an in-depth analysis of each issue, accompanied by a plethora of eye-opening facts, examples, shortcomings, and solutions. Power Versus Country reveals important truths about the flaws of our political system and the most pressing issues Americans must address because our government has failed to do so. Furthermore, Donald Bogard outlines the solutions and necessary actions that need to take place for the United States to begin moving in the right direction.

THE AUTHOR

Donald Bogard has primarily been a corporate attorney throughout most of his professional career, but he has also been directly involved in local, state, and federal government for eleven years. He worked for the city of Indianapolis following his graduation from law school and then worked for the state of Indiana in the attorney general’s office for eight years, representing various state officials and agencies. In December 1982, he became president of the Legal Services Corporation, a federal government corporation, in Washington, D.C., and he served in that capacity for two and one-half years during the Reagan administration. Following his stint in D.C., Bogard returned to Indianapolis and taught political science at the college level for fourteen years at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana, and at the University of Indianapolis while continuing to practice law. At the latter institution, he taught American national government and state and local government in alternating semesters.

Bogard has a bachelor’s degree in social science from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from the Indiana University-Indianapolis School of Law. Following law school, he returned to Ball State to obtain a master’s degree in anthropology and then obtained a master of business administration degree from the University of Indianapolis. As a lawyer, Bogard has published numerous articles in local and national journals. He has also lectured locally and throughout the United States upon matters relating to international law and dispute resolution.

Bogard has a long-standing interest in government and political science, and he has participated in local and state electoral politics, serving as an election official at the local and state levels and as a candidate for statewide office.

THE BOGARD REPORT

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