Eric Hines


The author is an Air Force veteran, Project Manager, and Systems Engineer living in North Texas. He is not a professional politician, but a reasonably well-educated citizen who has taken the time to study not just where we are, but where we came from and how we got here today. His principles are developed by a person more typical of today's American than the formally credentialed individuals who have spent their professional lives as members of a governing elite.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
Oddly, for an eBook publisher, I still prefer to read hard copy. It remains easier to flip back and forth to check something I've read earlier--because I know by thickness of accumulated pages roughly where that earlier area was. And it's easier to write in the margins.
What is your writing process?
It starts out as a general idea, which I let stew--literally--in the back of my mind for a while--months, years for my first book. As I read and otherwise go about my business, I accumulate notes.

When I sit down to write, the first draft is very much a stream of conscious thing, a need to get the thought onto paper before I lose it in the rush of thoughts that will become my book.

Then it's the grunt work of organizing, editing, getting things into some semblance of order. Then more grunt work for logical consistency and completeness. Then yet more grunt work for grammar, spelling, etc.
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A Conservative's View of American Domestic Policy: Some Thoughts
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,230. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government
Our nation's Domestic Policy is absolutely required both for the health of our nation within our borders and to enable any form of outward-facing policy at the national level. A complete Domestic Policy consists of both social and economic policies. Of course, these two divisions are not truly separate from each other; I'm merely separating them to facilitate inquiry and discussion.
A 21st Century American Crisis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
A call to arms for all American citizens to get active and to rescue our Republic from its dangerous drift away from our founding principles of small, limited government; individual liberties; personal responsibilities. "The blows we struck in 2010 were a worthy start, but they were only a start. The progress we added in 2012 has been inadequate to our cause. But we are not finished."
A Conservative's Thoughts on Rights and Duties, their Duality, and some Implications
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government
An understanding of individual rights and individual duties, especially their nature as individual endowments rather than as attributes of groups of men or as grants from some men acting in a "government's" name, forms a critical part of Conservative thought. With Americans broadly divided on what rights and duties really are, now is the time to lay out the Conservative's view of these concepts.

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