Matthew Vadum is an investigative journalist and author of Subversion, Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers. Recently, he posted on Amazon a review of my GOP history, Back to Basics for the Republican Party:
5 out of 5 stars An under-appreciated book
"Michael Zak is the author of the under-appreciated book Back to Basics for the Republican Party. He says Republicans need to remember the party's proud legacy.
The theme of his book and the speeches he has delivered across America is that Republicans would benefit from appreciating the heritage of their Grand Old Party. 'As you know, Democrats control most of the media, but they also write most of the history books, thereby controlling what even Republican activists think they know about our party's glorious heritage,' he writes.
Zak notes that when it comes to civil rights, Republicans have consistently been on the right side of history. The GOP has long fought against Democrats who favored slavery, backed Jim Crow laws, and fought tooth-and-nail against the enactment of civil rights legislation. His book was even cited in a Supreme Court case. Justice Clarence Thomas referenced Zak's work in his dissent in Federal Election Commission v. Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Committee.
Although nowadays it may seem that the Republican Party is hardly worth saving, it wasn't always this way."
Michael Zak is a popular speaker to Republican organizations around the country. Back to Basics for the Republican Party is his acclaimed history of the GOP, cited by Clarence Thomas in a Supreme Court decision. He is also the author of the 2005 Republican Freedom Calendar. His Grand Old Partisan website celebrates more than fifteen decades of Republican heroes and heroics.