Domestic Policy

It’s Time for An American Reboot

How To Keep the 21st Century the American Century
Jan 3, 2022 By Will Hurd
Updated: Dec 27, 2023
Invasion of the Roman Empire

What the heck is a Goth? That’s a question that I’m sure was frequently asked in Rome in 476 AD — the year the Western Roman Empire fell after more than half a millenium of being the most powerful empire on the planet. The Goths, one of several Germanic tribes considered to be marauding barbarians, had been invading the Western Roman Empire on and off since the middle of the 3rd Century.

The year before their downfall, most Romans, probably didn’t believe that the Western Roman Empire could fall to barbarians. I doubt most seventeenth century Spanish or Portuguese citizens ever thought the Dutch city of Amsterdam would become more important than Madrid or Lisbon. In the early part of the twentieth century, most Britons were unlikely to have thought that New York and Washington, DC, would one day replace London as the financial and political epicenters of the world.

The fates of empires and superpowers throughout history illustrate the disastrous consequences of a population and its leaders taking for granted their position in the world.

The fates of empires and superpowers throughout history illustrate the disastrous consequences of a population and its leaders taking for granted their position in the world. It’s natural to think that it’s impossible for America to suffer a similar fate as these other superpowers, because throughout our lifetimes and those of our parents, America has been the dominant superpower.

To keep our place in the world (one that we have enjoyed since the end of World War II), we need an American Reboot. When I started my career in technology, working in a college computer lab, I learned a simple lesson — if you are troubleshooting a computer problem and can’t figure out why the computer is acting up, the best thing you can do is hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

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I’m not talking about starting from the beginning. An American Reboot doesn’t mean re-forming our more perfect Union in a radically different way.

And it doesn’t involve tearing up our Constitution and starting over. Instead, it’s an opportunity to refresh our operating system so that it’s operating on our core values that have sustained us as a nation for close to 250 years.

…it’s getting harder to get big things done in our country because the gears of our democracy have been mucked up by political nonsense.

Just like a computer slows down when its memory is filled up with garbage from running bad programs, it’s getting harder to get big things done in our country because the gears of our democracy have been mucked up by political nonsense. If we are going to meet the generational-defining challenges of the twenty-first century, our country needs to be at peak performance.

When you change your attitude, you change your behavior. When your behavior changes, so do your results. In two weeks, we’ll talk about changing our attitude when it comes to technology. One part of conducting an American Reboot is realizing we can take advantage of technology before it takes advantage of us.

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Will draws on his unique experiences in back alleys of dangerous places, boardrooms of international businesses, and the halls of Congress to lay out a detailed plan to “reboot America,” offering a fresh start to a country mired in political divides and internal strife.

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The book also serves as a playbook for like minded Republicans that want to transform the party from the extremes of Trump back to a solutions based party that actually gets things done.

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Will Hurd is an amazing writer and person and I expect to see him do great things in the future.

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A life long Republican I had lost hope that I would ever vote Republican again after the extremist views have taken over the party over the last 6 years.

This book covered all my values & concerns in a nuanced way that the majority of politicians today seem incapable of doing.

Hurd has the biography and the charisma and the God-given political chops to put the Republican Party — and the rest of the country — on notice.
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About Will

Will Hurd has spent the past 20 years on the front lines of the most pressing fights facing our nation, in the Middle East, Congress, and the highest levels of business and tech.

Will has spent his life fighting for our country, and he will take those decades of experience with him as he fights for all us.

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I dream of an America where we have the smartest kids in the world. Every child in the U.S., regardless of location or age, should have access to a safe, world-class education.


The choice we face

In every decision we make, we stand at a crossroads. The path of division and quick fixes is well-trodden, but it’s time we consider a different route – one paved with unity and foresight.

Imagine an America where common sense prevails, where policies are crafted with the people’s best interests at heart, and our collective strengths are the foundation of national progress.

This is more than a possibility. It’s a choice we can make right now. By coming together, we have the power to foster a nation that champions innovation, inclusivity, and integrity.

What do we agree on?

Believe it’s important to protect free speech
Believe college education is important for success
Support the development of alternative energy sources
Believe it is essential to maintain Social Security
Support background checks for all gun buyers
Believe that LGBTQ+ individuals should have equal rights
Say it is important for the country to do more regarding race inequality
Are unhappy with the current US economy
Believe the federal government doesn't share enough information
Are concerned about pollution of drinking water
Believe the nation's infrastructure is in need of major repairs
Believe that access to affordable housing is a problem
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What’s a modern republican look like?

We’re a nation full of people with these values. If this describes you, you might be a modern Republican.

Respectful and Polite

Strong old school manners. You respect others, and say "please" and "thank you"


You give someone a fair shot


You're ready to put yourself in the shoes of someone else.


No matter street smarts or book smarts, you understand an education is important

Family Values

You put your family above everything and do everything you can to succeed


You take responsibility for your actions and believe in personal responsibility


You help others and you're always quick to smile


You don't let a little hardship get in your way


You know that we're better together and you are ready to help
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