It Takes a Family

  • by Rick Santorum
  • Narrated by Rick Santorum
  • 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This audiobook addresses the current societal influences of the "Bigs" and relates the importance of the "Littles" in our communities in an incredibly interesting, conversational style. Packed with credibility and information and proven alternatives to our nation's problems, It Takes a Family is a must-listen for understanding and implementing the crucial elements of a successful society.


What the Critics Say

"[A] very serious, smart work of political science." (The Washington Post)


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Customer Reviews

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A Well-Written And Important...

reminder of the vital need for traditional values in a culture drifting ever closer to moral relativism and suppression of traditional values... This book is about the reestablishment of the traditional family as the central element of American culture, but it is about a lot more than that: namely, the need for movement away from the Orwellean, 1984 reliance upon Big Brother government for the establishment of moral value and the common good. It is a call away from the morally relativistic "individualism" of postmodern America to the rugged individualism that put the burden of the common good and social stability upon "the people" rather than on a governing body that could then impose its own system of self-serving values upon the people. It is a call for a renewed sense of responsibility and a holding to the values that have made for a strong America in the past... And should you think there is not an active suppression of traditional values in this country, consider this: today, my wife was giving a taped interview for her workplace concerned with positive activity she was doing in the public sector. During the interview, she stated that she felt her public service was an expression of her Christian faith. At this point, the interviewer/camera person paused and turned to the person in charge of the project and asked sotto voice (but loud enough for my wife to hear): "can we use that?"--that is, "can she say that?" or, more rightly, "isn't anything having to do with traditional religion out of bounds outside of the musty walls of a church building?" Imagine such a question in regard to race, nationality or sexual orientation--the interviewer would have never worked again. But because religion is the current social kryptonite, he felt compelled to inquire as to whether or not its very mention should be censored. And totally without regard to whether or not my wife would be offended by such effrontery. Read this book while you are still allowed to do so.
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- Douglas "College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey."

The Best Way to Hear a Politician's Views

Where does It Takes a Family rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book rates very well for the purpose I listened to it, which was to understand Santorum's positions in this election year.

What other book might you compare It Takes a Family to and why?

Any of the books written by any of the Candidates, such as Mitt Romney's No Apology and Gingrich's To Renew America

Which scene was your favorite?

This is non-fiction so there was no

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listen mostly in my car and never listen to a book in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

Listening to a politicians own words in a full length book gives you gfreat insight into their thought processes and their basic beliefs and political strategies. It is a great way to learn many things that can help shape your vote and I strongly encourage people to read as many cnadidate books as they can and see which candidate has the best to offer in their mind.

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- Scott

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2006
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio