By Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe
THE struggle to mend AMERICA—
BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.
In the phrases of Harvard economist Niall Ferguson, the U.S. is “an empire at the fringe of chaos.” Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer's lovely easy: simply because we’ve became our backs at the Constitution.
Yes, our state is financially broke, yet that’s only a facet impact of our damaged spirit, our damaged religion in govt, the damaged supplies by way of our leaders, and a damaged political procedure that has centralized strength on the rate of person rights.
There is lots of labor forward, yet we can’t flow ahead till we first know the way we came. beginning with the yank Revolution, Glenn takes readers on an show teach via 234 years of historical past, culminating with the nice Recession and the bipartisan recklessness of Presidents Bush and Obama. It’s the historical past lesson all of us wanted we’d had in class. (Did you recognize, for instance, that FDR as soon as made a key New Deal coverage selection in response to his fortunate number?)
Along the best way, you’ll see how every thing you notion you knew in regards to the political events is a lie, how Democrats and Republicans alike used to struggle for minimal govt and greatest freedom, and the way either events were taken over via a melanoma referred to as “progressivism.” through the top, you’ll comprehend why no president, no congress and no court docket can repair this challenge by myself. taking a look towards them for solutions is like taking a look towards the sea for ingesting water— it appears to be like promising, however the final result is catastrophic.
After revealing the path of lies that introduced us right here, Broke exposes the reality approximately what we’re particularly dealing with. most folks have visible items of the puzzle, yet only a few have ever visible the complete picture—and for extraordinarily strong cause: Our leaders have performed every thing of their energy to conceal it. If american citizens understood how dire issues particularly are, they'd be hard radical reform right away. regardless of the rhetoric, that’s now not the type of switch our flesh pressers quite think in.
Finally, Broke offers the desire that includes figuring out the reality. when you see what we’re rather up opposed to, it’s a lot more uncomplicated to increase a pragmatic plan. to mend ourselves financially, Glenn argues, we need to repair ourselves first. that implies a few critical introspection and, eventually, a chain of activities that would unite all american citizens round the thought of shared sacrifice. in any case, this iteration is probably not requested to hurricane shores, yet we're being requested to do anything simply as serious to conserving freedom.
Packed with nice tales from background, chalkboard-style teachable moments, customized illustrations, and Glenn Beck’s trademark mix of leisure and enlightenment, Broke makes the case that after you’re touring within the unsuitable course, mild direction corrections won’t minimize it—you have to take drastic motion. via a go back to person rights, an uncompromising adherence to the structure, and a whole rethinking in regards to the position of presidency in a unfastened society, Glenn exposes the assumption of “transformation” for the revolutionary smokescreen that it's, and as an alternative builds a compelling case that recovery is the one approach ahead.