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Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 08 May 2018, 23:28
by Momiji1987
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Fire Congress" by I.S. Petteice.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Fire Congress by I. S. Petteice is a political exposé regarding the status of our Republic. The author is a conservative woman who feels abandoned by the political class of the United States. The reason behind her sentiment is quite clear. Neither Democrats nor Republicans represent their constituents and instead cater to the whims of corporate lobbyists and foreign backers. But it’s not all doom and gloom. The author also presents an easy solution to fix the problem: fire Congress and take back our nation together!

There are several things I enjoyed about this book, one being the author’s fiery personality. She writes with great passion on her subject and truly displays the attitudes of the electorate. Specifically, those individuals that voted for Trump. Her voice is full of indignation, frustration, and disappointment with our elected officials. Democrats are bad, but a lot of Republicans are equally if not more so. I’m a huge fan of Petteice’s unbiased honesty towards corruption wherever it’s found. Republican or Democrat, it doesn’t matter. This quality is what separates her from the average conservative who is more committed to a set of artificial “values” than our country.

Personally, I love how she exposes the abuse of tax payer money and certain politicians’ unwillingness to serve America over themselves. At times, she shares excerpts and letters from voters that display the anger they feel towards state representatives. She names everyone involved and defies the derogatory labels some politicians and left-wing media apply to all those who think like her. My one criticism is she utilizes several names herself such as “snowflake” which is either fighting fire with fire or hypocrisy. Either way, it won't endear her towards those who disagree, but I get the impression she doesn't really care if she appeals to anyone outside Trump’s supporters anyway.

What I like the most about this book is it captures a moment in history. Regardless of where you fall politically, the emotions and thinking of the average Trump supporter are right here for everyone to think about and absorb. Her opinion is very detailed, at times harsh, and clearly and creatively articulated. Her research is exhaustive and might literally make you feel sick to see just how bad everything really is. The more I read, the more angry and disgusted I became. It’s truly appalling that this corruption is allowed. By the second chapter, I was already beyond motivated to join the author in firing Congress. This book is not written for the establishment, so if you’re looking for politically correct language and sensitivity, you won’t find it here. This woman is fed up with the corruption in both parties and wants our politicians to know it.

The most important point the author makes is one I would also emphasize. There are 300 million Americans currently controlled by just 545 members of Congress, but many are so ingrained in the corrupt system that it’s virtually impossible to get rid of them. This book taught me why it’s important to do research on every candidate to find out what we are actually voting for. I’m never going to the polls without this knowledge again.

As far as editing and presentation, this book is exceptionally edited and researched. I didn’t notice any distracting errors. One minor issue is most of the author’s research is comprised of online articles. This format concerns me because the links may not last permanently. I would recommend the author collect and republish them in an online database herself so her book won’t someday consist of dead links.

Overall, this is an excellent book about political corruption. I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. If you’re part of the establishment or a fan of some of the politicians named by the author, you’ll probably hate this book. If you’re sensitive about language, religion, race, and other touchy subjects, you’ll hate the author’s presentation, which is sometimes very similar to Trump’s. This book will be well-received by Trump supporters and similar anti-establishment types for the concise way she has collected and sourced her information. I learned a lot from her about how the establishment works, what the dangers are, and how to combat it. In short, this author knows precisely how to tell it like it is.

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Re: Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 25 May 2018, 00:45
by tumanyejacob
The book is so interesting. Am really going to enjoy it because it lies in my field of politics

Re: Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 25 May 2018, 02:48
by liftedbooks
It sounds like the author held back no punches. In a time when everyone is concerne about being 'politically correct' instead of just stating the truth, it is refreshing to come across a book of this nature. Thank you for the review.

Re: Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 25 May 2018, 07:22
by kandscreeley
I have to admit. I kind of agree with the author. It IS all about the lobbyists and the money any more. So I would definitely be interested in seeing what exactly the author proposes. Thanks for the review. Sounds like something I at least have to look into.

Re: Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 25 May 2018, 09:03
by Britty01
Thanks for the great review. It does make me curious to take a look at it.

Re: Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 25 May 2018, 09:28
by cpru68
I read a political book just recently where the author said that 40 percent of voters are Independents, and the book you are speaking of here just gave the reason why!!! No work is being done for the average American person. It’s all fighting and disagreements and name calling. I know what you are saying about the angry feelings while reading. I would be at a part in the other book and I would actually start reading outloud to those around me and saying...are you kidding me?! Political books of this nature are needed because they expose the truth. We don’t see the smoke and the mirrors until someone like this author you write of here brings the truth. This sounds like a good one, but can my heart take it? Or the ears of the people around me? 😊 Great job on this review. We need more books like this!

Re: Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 25 May 2018, 10:08
by NL Hartje
Oh yea, the lobbyists are definitely the king's of the castle on cap hill. Kudos to the author for calling out what many might not be aware of. I think I would enjoy this book!

Re: Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 25 May 2018, 11:18
by dtb
I have wondered if independent voters will become more influentual in upcoming elections. Certainly there are many people who have become much more motivated to participate in the political process these days.

Thanks for a great review.

Re: Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 25 May 2018, 11:21
by stacie k
Here is a book that will surely get people fired up! I admire the author's passion in writing about her subject. Thanks for a great review!

Re: Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 25 May 2018, 17:11
by crediblereading2
This author seems unbiased, full of positive energy and would be a good choice for the next POTUS. Thank you for your great review.

Re: Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 25 May 2018, 17:59
by Kendra M Parker
Sometimes it takes a fiery, unpopular voice to be heard. Many times it is things like this that can shake people out of their comfort zone and be willing to make a lasting change. Regardless of one's political opinion, I think it is important that people do see just how corrupt most of our Congress has become. It’s good to see someone talking about it and encouraging people to become better informed before going to the polls.

Re: Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 26 May 2018, 18:09
by melissy370
Great idea about the links on websites. I had never thought about that. I have a slight interest in politics, but not enough to read this book. Great review!

Re: Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 27 May 2018, 10:14
by gen_g
This seems like an awfully fascinating read - I am definitely interested in books that are not afraid to call out political lip service, and this is definitely going onto my to-read list!

Re: Official Review: Fire Congress by I.S. Petteice

Posted: 25 Jun 2018, 00:34
by Espie
Thank you for your insightful review. As a Filipino who has migrated to Australia, it is interesting to read about what goes on in other parts of the world.

I've served in several public sector positions in the past, it's already part of my core to remain apolitical and nonpartisan. It's good to note from your assessment that this book will appeal to readers regardless of ideology or political affiliation, too.