May 25, 2010, NEW YORK - Michael Pietsch, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, will write FED UP, a polemic that examines the dangerous and unconstitutional intrusion of the federal government on states' rights and individual liberties and advocates for the protection of the 10th Amendment principles that put power in the hands of the people. Publication is scheduled for fall 2010 in time for the midterm elections.
After defeating challengers in a primary election, Governor Rick Perry is the Republican gubernatorial candidate, running for a record third term. Perry has served as Governor for 10 years--longer than any other in modern Texas history--and before being elected he served in the Texas legislature, as the Texas Agricultural Commissioner, and as Lieutenant Governor. After Perry graduated from Texas A&M, he served as captain in the US Air Force.
In FED UP, Governor Perry argues that expansion of the federal government is occurring exponentially and injuriously. Bailouts, spending increases, and a reengineered health care system are just a few ways Washington politicians have launched a major expansion of the federal government in response to our recent economic turmoil, and Perry shows how an increasing concentration of power in Washington will lead to further unsustainable debt, greater limits on opportunity and success, and a permanent dependency class--adding up to a potentially failed nation, and one of the very sort that the Colonists fought against.
In spelling out the danger of federal intrusion and the ways that states can better approach our future, Perry issues a persuasive rallying cry for Americans to rise up and demand that power be returned to the people and the states. "I am pleased to partner with Little, Brown in writing about a subject that will determine the very future of our nation. Interwoven with America's founding principles, state sovereignty as enshrined in the Bill of Rights has actively contributed to the vitality of our union. Washington's ongoing efforts to undermine these rights pose a legitimate threat to America's continued leadership of the free world. It is no surprise, then, that citizens across the nation are so Fed Up. I'm convinced that the burgeoning grassroots energy and widespread concern can restore balance to our system and invigorate our nation in the decades to come. It's the Governors from both parties who must lead this fight," says Perry.
"Governor Rick Perry is one of the clearest thinkers in the nation on the importance of individual rights and state powers. When he speaks millions listen. This book will help shape the important discussions leading up to this Fall's midterm elections and long after," says Michael Pietsch.
Little, Brown acquired World rights and Governor Perry was represented in the negotiation by Texas-based literary agent Jim Hornfischer of Hornfischer Literary Management. Senior Editor John Parsley will edit.
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