I'm just posting my answer to DH's question here. Only because it became long enough to be a post :) and I had been thinking about blogging on Crunchy Cons anyway:
"it's funny that you should ask this question (What book would you recommend to the President?), because the book that i am reading right now is Crunchy Cons, and as i've been reading, i've thought many times "i wonder if the president has read this?" it's a very thought-provoking book. it's not bashing government, but makes some good points about the republican party and politics in general.
one thing that has stuck out to me is that we, who say we are conservative, will scream and cry when it's comes to pro-life, gay marriages, pornography, etc. but sit quietly when we see perfectly good houses and land bulldozed for big businesses and bigger houses. all this is done in the name of making and saving more money. aren't greed, envy, and covetousness sinful too?
this book needs to be read with some discernment, but it does have some good ideas. i'm coming away from it with the fact that we, as conservatives, need to really be conservative in all areas(put our religion and our life/business together), and be good stewards of what we have been blessed with- our families, homes, food, money, land, and community.
no, i'm not turning into a tree-hugger, but it does make me want to grow a garden. :)"