How to Effectively Practice The Politics of Principle
Desta Garret H. L. Richardson
Nordskog Publishing Inc
In this era of ever-growing, more distant, unresponsive government—and politicians of both parties who do not walk their talk—retired California state senator H. L. (Bill) Richardson's book is a strong tonic.
He warns, however, his words are not for the faint of heart: as Finley Peter Dunne once said, “Politics ain't beanbag.”
He spells out in a series of lessons how his often hard-pressed conservative minority was able to win victory after victory on issues like the death penalty, gun control, and removing liberal judges. “The central theme of this book is the methodology both sides use. Being 'right' is not enough,” he cautions.
Desta Garrett: Founding Managing Editor Emeritus
For ten years, Desta channeled her penchant for perfection by working in law offices and volunteering to produce church bulletins. Then the Lord put her in touch with Verna M. Hall and Rosalie J. Slater, co-founders of the Foundation for American Christian Education in San Francisco. She began as a phone volunteer counseling homeschooling parents and soon graduated to digitizing microfiche of early American documents in period English, along with Greek and Hebrew words. For eighteen years she worked and learned in “The Ladies’” incredible personal library, assisting in research, technical editing and producing all of their publications from draft to printed books.
When the Foundation relocated to Chesapeake, Virginia, in 2005, Desta became a private contractor, continuing to assist with the Foundation’s publications, as well as publishing her husband’s music. For ten years Desta worked with with Nordskog Publishing, helping produce Bible-based books that spread God’s Word and glorify Him – for the sake of the Gospel and for our Nation.
H. L. “Bill” Richardson is a twenty-two-year veteran of the California State Senate. Most of those years were served in leadership. Six times he received Legislator of the year awards from Christian and Sportsman organizations.
Richardson has focused his extensive political career on the preservation and protection of Second Amendment rights. He is Founder, and Chairman of the Board of Gun Owners of California and Gun Owners of America. Membership in these organizations exceeds 200,000. His book Confrontational Politics is used by organizations and individuals as a textbook on how to defeat the left.
An active hunter and outdoorsman, Richardson remains involved in state and national politics, and is a popular speaker. He continues to provide a colorful media commentary on a host of issues. He has written for numerous national publications, and is the author of two successful humorous political books, Slightly to the Right and What Makes you Think We Read the Bills? The latter is used as a textbook in political science classes throughout California.
H. L. Richardson and his wife, Barbara, have three children and seven grandchildren and reside in the Sacramento area.