Before You Vote: Know How Your Government Works


– “Before You Vote: Know How Your Government Works”

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PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA (March 20, 2020) – In an effort to educate High School and College aged students about government, author Tim Bryce has introduced a new book titled, “Before You Vote: Know How Your Government Works.” A brief, easy-to-read book aimed at combating the naiveté of those who do not understand how and why their government works.

According to Bryce, “Basically, I have created a mini-course in Civics. I was inspired by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ recent initiative to re-introduce Civics into the classroom. Frankly, I have been appalled by how few students today appear to understand history and government. I therefore wanted to write a text describing the basics of government for American youth. For example, most do not understand the checks and balances defined by the Constitution, nor do they appreciate the concept of the Electoral College, or how legislation is passed. They certainly do not know the difference between a Republic and a Democracy, nor Socialism vs. Capitalism. So, my intention is to clarify all of this, plus more.”

The purpose of the Bryce book is to provide a guide to clear up misconceptions, e.g.; how our government is organized, how it works, and why certain mechanisms are in place, thanks in large part to the U.S. Constitution, one of the most brilliant inventions ever created by mankind.

Early reviews are positive thus far; according to book reviewer Helena Nunn of Tampa Bay, “Your book will be an important addition for educating the youth of our country about our own government, our rights and our Constitution. I love the fact you emphasize the importance that all U.S. citizens, and not just immigrants, learn their Constitutional rights and responsibilities. It is so important every citizen understands the difference between Capitalism and Socialism. Your book should be mandatory reading in schools and before one can vote in this country. It has helped me know my government better and reacquainted me to our wonderful Constitution! We all can use a refresher course on our government and our Constitution!”

In addition to the Introduction, the book is a collection of essays on such subjects as:

“Government Begins at Home” “Understanding the Constitution” “What are Your Rights (or is it Wrongs?)” “What Does it Mean to be a Citizen of the United States” “Democracy versus Republic” “How Legislation is Passed or Vetoed” “What Does a Constitutional Convention Mean?” “Understanding the Electoral College” “Senators and the 17th Amendment” “Congressional Term Limits” “The Middle Class: Separating Capitalism from Socialism” “Capitalism versus Socialism: Reference Guide” “Lacking Faith in Political Polling”

“The Media Industrial Complex (MIC)”

There is also a section for “Suggested Books” which includes additional readings pertinent to young voters.

Bryce’s “Before You Vote” book is available in three formats: Printed ($5.75 U.S.), PDF ($5.00 U.S.), and Kindle eBook version (ASIN: B085TQN34G) ($5.00 U.S.).

The book is published by Amazon and can be found in their book store (67 pages). The ISBN for the printed version is: 9798623807946

Details on the book, along with ordering information, can be found at Bryce’s Blog:

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The author points out this makes a great graduation gift, or some interesting reading while schools are closed due to the coronavirus.

Tim Bryce is well-known for his blog, “The Bryce is Right!,” and has written for the Tampa Tribune, Huffington Post, News Talk Florida, The Patch, as well as numerous management and technical journals around the world. This is his 16th book. Past titles include, “Tim’s Senior Moments,” “How to Run a Nonprofit,” “Morphing into the Real World,” “The IRM Revolution,” and others; see:

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Tim Bryce is an author, freelance writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at [email protected]

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