Taking the Initiative

Thom Fountain

Sick and tired of the United States’ political system? Fed up with our two national parties? Well, does Richard L. Freitag have a deal for you. The retired Eau Claire businessman’s newest book, The Citizens Initiative Party, details Freitag’s plan for a political alternative – based around you, the citizen. The Citizens Initiative reads like a conservative manifesto, but it also digs deep into the specifics of how Freitag would see his new political system play out. (He’s included the text of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence if you need a refresher course.) The Citizens Initiative is available at The Local Store, 205 N. Dewey St.