From Publishers Weekly
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In this important and timely book, DeMint and Woodard connect much of our cultural decline with attacks on free speech. The good news is they propose many sound solutions. (William J. Bennett, fellow, The Claremont Institute)
As one whose career is rooted in the 1st Amendment, I know how government imposition can strip Americans of our precious freedom of speech. Big government liberalism and a decline in our culture must be stopped. For ammunition in the fight ahead, read Why We Whisper. (Rush Limbaugh)
Our republican form of government depends on a robust exchange of ideas. Liberals and conservatives alike have a stake in keeping that exchange both vigorous and free. Senator Jim DeMint and J. David Woodard boldly challenge the politically correct tendency to restrict speech just where and when we need it most. Why We Whisper is a clarion call to exercise our First Freedoms in a time of moral confusion. (Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council)
Jim DeMint has proven himself not only an able senator, but a thinking senator. His book, written with David Woodard, exposes the great cultural divide in America today in a winsome way, and offers some very refreshing and constructive suggestions for Christians and right-thinking citizens to restore truth and balance to a culture nearly out of control. Jim DeMint and David Woodard have made an excellent contribution to the debate of today's great issues. (Chuck Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship)
DeMint and Woodard begin "Why We Whisper: Restoring Out Right to Say It's Wrong" by relating their personal experiences of taking unpopular or unfashionable stands on social issues, and then they argue that deteriorating moral standards will lead to a decline in this country's culture. The book serves as a sort of call to arms for conservatives to raise voices that the authors say have been reduced to a whisper. DeMint and Woodard take on issues including same-sex marriage, out-of-wedlock births, premarital and extramarital sex, pornography and gambling, often using the language of the Constitution and the words of the Founding Fathers to demonstrate that strong moral character is essential to the country's well-being....The authors present arguments based on the importance of a solid moral structure as well as a look at the long-term economic problems these issues raise. (7/29/08 Roll Call)