Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Benevolent Dictator by Marlin Thompson is now available in print at Amazon.

A Benevolent Dictator is now available in print at Amazon. Check it out at: http://www.amazon.com/Benevolent-Dictator-Restoring-America-Prosperity/dp/1500320854

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Marlin Thompson Interviewed on Fox Radio WFJX in Roanoke, Virginia

Marlin Thompson, author of A Benevolent Dictator - Restoring America to Primacy and Prosperity in One Year, was interviewed on the weekly radio show Roanoke This Week with Gene Marrano on Fox Radio 910 in Roanoke, Virginia. Gene's show can be heard each week Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Eastern time). The show is streamed live on WFJX's website and can be heard the following week in the archive on the website.

You can listen to Marlin's interview here:

Friday, July 6, 2012

A Benevolent Dictator - The Book is Now Available Online!

Purchase now on Amazon.com
Available for Kindle

We are pleased to announce that the book, A Benevolent Dictator is now online for download at Amazon.com.  Currently, the book is only available in Kindle e-book format. If you do not own a Kindle, you can download the FREE Kindle for PC reader here.

Here is what Marlin Thompson has to say about his purpose for writing this book:

Would you like to see...

... the United States budget balanced in one year?
... the $15 trillion debt gone in 10 years?
... the Internal Revenue Service abolished?
... a simple FairTax that would allow you to keep your entire paycheck with no deductions?
... a healthcare system based on free enterprise, not government bureaucracy?
... a free market based Social Security program that would let you control your own assets and leave an estate for your heirs?
... empowerment and entrepreneurship instead of entitlement and dependency?
... the United States respected again as the beacon of hope for the world?
... half of all non-violent inmates released from prison?
... an education system with competition through the use of vouchers so parents determine where their children go to school?

On February 5, 2008, I authored an online  post “Benevolent Dictators Make Good Government”. Examples of benevolent dictators are King David – Israel – (1010 BC –970 B.C.) in ancient times and General Douglas McArthur – Japan – (1945 –1952) in modern times. I started musing about what I would do if I were absolute dictator of the United States for one year to fast track our country back to a position of primacy and prosperity.

The United States has outlasted, by 35 years, the world’s great civilization’s average of 200 years, but we are now on the road to bondage.

This book details brief, concise, easy-to-understand ideas for restoring America to economic and military prominence. If these tenants were implemented, there would be full employment, and the United States would again be the symbol of hope for the world.

No politician on the horizon has the guts to propose these concepts. They’re just whistling past the graveyard, but if we don’t do something radical, we are doomed. We are becoming increasingly addicted to government, and politicians are the dealers of the drug named “dependency”.

The book is designed to make politicians and average citizens think about what could be possible.

With many important issues facing the U.S., the book covers the following:
  • The Constitution
  • Worship
  • Executive Branch
  • Legislative Branch
  • Elections
  • Judiciary
  • Taxation
  • Federal Budget
  • Regulations
  • Government Waste
  • Bailouts and Stimulus
  • Housing
  • Energy
  • Federal Reserve
  • Gold Standard
  • Wall Street
  • Lawyers
  • Lobbyists
  • Public Sector Unions
  • Healthcare
  • Social Security
  • Welfare
  • Christianity and Socialism
  • Christianity and Pacifism
  • Immigration
  • Education
  • Drugs
  • Guns

Marlin's biography:

Marlin Thompson was born on a farm near Brocket, North Dakota on October 1, 1934. He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of North Dakota in 1957. He was an editor for two years on The Dakota Engineer, an in-school magazine.

After graduation, he worked for Bendix Missile Division, in Mishawaka, Indiana. He worked nine years on the Talos and Typhon anti-aircraft missile programs for the U.S. Navy. He was the co-author of BxM-5000, a book on missile workmanship. During this time, he was active in Republican politics, working on the Barry Goldwater campaign in 1964. Marlin is an ultra-conservative constitutionalist.

He joined M-D Pneumatics in Springfield, Missouri as a project manager designing and building lobe pumps for the wastewater and meat packing market. He wrote articles published in several national design magazines, including a fluid viscosity cross-reference chart that has become a standard for industry.

Marlin holds 6 patents on pumps, electric motors, pneumatic cylinders, and material handling equipment. He is now a semi-retired owner of small company designing and building custom automation machinery. During this time, he authored a booklet on Engineering Documentation Systems, with an emphasis on an organized system for information retrieval.

Marlin has submitted about 300 Letters to the Editor from a conservative perspective to local newspapers in Springfield, MO, and Roanoke, VA, for 35 years (with most published). Also, since 2006, he has submitted about 90 articles, on topics of current cultural and political interest, to an international website - PA Pundits International - that were all published.

Marlin has written seven Christian articles on major scriptural subjects such as The Pre-incarnate Christ, Life After Life, The Origin of Evil, and God's Chosen People.

He is presently working on a book about the history of Norwegian immigrant homesteaders in North Dakota and growing up to see the last of the old West before 1949, when the area he lived in got electricity, roads, and running water. He also continues to submit articles regularly to PA Pundits about topics of current cultural and political interest from a conservative perspective.