What Works? The Rules Still Work

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Monday, January 20, 2014

What Works? The Rules Still Work

As you watch the dysfunction known as Washington which Robert Gates, the former Defense Secretary, heavily criticizes in his book, what’s the solution? As you observe families fall apart, or never formed, what’s the answer?

It's not complicated: follow the rules. What rules? The rules established when people test-marketed ideas and behavior and found What Works. That’s the title of my latest book, to be published in April. More about that later.

The greatest rule book ever published is what we call the Bible. Follow its rules and you will have a better life. Accept the Savior it tells about and you will have eternal life.

Washington is dysfunctional because it largely ignores rules established in the Constitution. So many individual lives suffer because they ignore the rules set down by God for our own good and protection. We ignore these rules and we get what we have. We obey them and we get what we don’t have: peace, prosperity and hope. It’s that simple. I’m cal thomas in Washington.

Publication date: January 20, 2014