Louis Srote is a St. Louis based author and information technology executive. His book, “The Disintegration of the Constitution”, chronicles government expansion, from an average American’s perspective, and explains how this growth correlates to the erosion of our Constitutional freedoms.
Interview by Stephen Thompson, Ph.D.
Welcome to OpenBeast. Tell us about yourself.
I am a political enthusiast and an early American history buff. While most men love sports, I share that same enthusiasm for politics and history. I began my career over nineteen years ago as a Graphic Artist. Not long into my career however, while generating ads on the computer, I soon realized I was more adept at technology than advertising. So I applied for a position in IT and during my tenure was promoted four times, up through the level of Director.
But as the economy tumbled, and the industry in which I was employed struggled financially, I became yet another casualty of the Great Recession. Not one to focus on the negative, I pulled myself up and began the daunting task of searching for a job in a downed economy. After months of pouring through tons of applications, and applying for an untold number of jobs, I successfully procured employment with a new company. My career is a perfect example of what can be accomplished by employing one simple philosophy. If you apply yourself you can achieve anything. I have experienced firsthand what perseverance, hard work, and determination can provide. With a no excuses attitude and a strong belief in self-reliance, my values help mold him into the successful person I am today.
It is also these values that compelled me to write about our government’s propensity for social engineering in the modern era. I explain how their enormous role in society is antithetical to the ideals on which this country was founded, proving that government handouts do nothing more than repress the spirit to prosper. Through my exhaustive research I uncover how those in Washington have wasted our money to the point of bankrupting the country. I use my ethical standards, principles, and seventeen years of executive experience to outline a common sense approach that weans America off government’s addictive policies and places our nation back on the path to fiscal responsibility.
What is “The Disintegration of the Constitution” all about?
The Disintegration of the Constitution chronicles government expansion, from an average American’s perspective, and explains how this growth correlates to the erosion of our Constitutional freedoms.
The Founding Fathers’ intentions for government are examined to better understand what it was they desired, allowing you to better comprehend the meaning behind the Constitution. You will see how the beginning of our nation came to fruition and walk through a brief history of events as they occurred. Causes that lead to the Revolutionary War and our separation from King George III are paralleled with the travesty that is taking place today regarding government oversight and control.
Many topical issues are explored, such as the bailouts and stimulus, taxes, healthcare reform, entitlements, media bias, gun control, and our trillion dollar debt and deficit. All are examined in great detail exposing corruption, collusion, deceit, wasteful spending, and fraud at all levels.
You will learn how the government has grown beyond its means and become unsustainable, and if left unchecked will lead to the destruction of our economy as we know it. The author explains what must be done to get our country back on the right track, including drafting a clear and concise Amendment to the Constitution that details exactly how to contain government now and in the future.
So why write about constitutional freedom, when there are a ton of similar books?
Whereas most books on this topic are written by Constitutional experts, my book is written from the perspective of the average American. That simply means you don’t need to be an expert on the Constitution, a Harvard law professor, a History teacher, or a lawyer to enjoy my book. In fact the further you are from these professions the more you will benefit from its message.
Any upcoming projects or initiatives you would like to discuss.
I’m currently working on my second book, which will be a continuation of the first. However, this time around I delve more deeply into the reasons why our nation acquired such a huge government.
What would you consider as your one best achievement thus far?
I would have to say that my greatest achievement thus far was becoming a published author. I’m a very fortunate individual and have many things in my life for which to be thankful. I have a wonderful job, terrific family & friends, and a fantastic wife.
What are your leisure time activities?
I enjoy watching political analysis news shows, reading anything related to our early American history, and surfing the net.
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