At the time of the founding of America, many people, even several of the Founding Fathers, were very doubtful that a democratic form of government could survive Such a form had rarely existed and in the few instances where it had, with the exception of a very limited number of extremely small countries, it had collapsed into anarchy The ordinary people of those democraci At the time of the founding of America, many people, even several of the Founding Fathers, were very doubtful that a democratic form of government could survive Such a form had rarely existed and in the few instances where it had, with the exception of a very limited number of extremely small countries, it had collapsed into anarchy The ordinary people of those democracies lost the ability to control themselves, to see where their rights ended and their neighbors rights began They succumbed to the powerful, basic passions of wanting things their way with callous disregard for the rights of others Invariably this necessitated the emergence of a dictator to restore order The chaotic the society, the brutal the means employed by the dictator to suppress the anarchy.But there was something extraordinary about America It was a harsh, untamed frontier that required of its inhabitants cooperation and hard work for survival, but importantly the early settlers brought with them a radical new view of human nature Like so many of that era they were driven by the belief that humanity had a destiny to lead a moral life, but unlike most, they proclaimed that the ordinary people, without the aid of ritual or relics or a prince or a priesthood class, could ascertain for themselves the path to a moral life They asserted that this could be achieved, not only by their own reading and interpreting of the bible, but also by
Rescuing America s Democracy From Its Collapsing Morality At the time of the founding of America many people even several of the Founding Fathers were very doubtful that a democratic form of government could survive Such a form had rarely existed and in t
I received this as a free book through the review program.I had a hard time deciding on 1 star or 2 stars, and ultimately ended on 2 stars, because its not _all_ bad I definitely think its a preaching to the choir style piece of work, where those who believe in these policies will praise it, whilst those who don t won t Its akin to reading Glenn Beck, Michael Moore, Bill Maher, or even Ron Paul works where if you agree with their political ideologies and stances you ll trumpet i I received this [...]
This is a book full of opinions Well, you know what they say about opinions.The author should have first established herself as someone qualified to hold a respected opinion on the dozen odd topics covered She didn t, and I suspect she couldn t She doesn t redeem it with outstanding research And ultimately her arguments were mostly ill informed and ill argued So, embarrassingly, even if her opinions were spot on, this book won t convince anyone of it.A word to those wanting to be wise Amer This [...]
Pure trash Would have thought this was written by Donald Trump.
So sorryI was desperately looking forward to reading this but then was sorry that I won it from It s so dogmatic, rigid, and makes invalid assumptions and generalizations for the statements that she makes For example she speaks of evolution, species survival, intense pleasure of the vitor, sexually dominant males, DNA, animal practices, superior males, the practices essential for democracy, etc etc etc in just the introduction Her only references, no scientific basis for her w So sorryI was desp [...]
I received this book from First Reads in exchange for an honest reviewOS Well written and clearly gets the message across without much sugar coating or beating around the bush Straight to the point and very bluntNS Repetitive Preaching to the choir Stuff we ve heard dozens of times before, with no new information or opinions presented That s all it really was opinions And with every opinion, there is going to be a lot of people who will dislike it and strongly disagr I received this book from Fi [...]
I won this book in a drawing.Well, the title about says it all, doesn t it The author wants an American with a greater moral base The way to get there, apparently, is to ban pornography, because it demeans and objectifies women, and commodifies sex There s some other stuff too, reforming the immigration system, and the welfare system, and some other stuff we ve all read before Not much really new here.Still, it might be useful as a think piece.
This book is right on so many levels This county is and has lost its morality and it does need rescuing More Americans should care about what is happening to this country s morals and try to fix it for our children s and grandchildren s future and this book highlights that May God forgive the USA Many should read this book and wake up before it is to late Very informative and good read.