- Paperback: 475 pages
- Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute; 2nd ed. edition (April 30, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 193223683X
- ISBN-13: 978-1932236835
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.3 x 8.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
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I loved Rick's fact based arguments for his view points. Quite frankly I find the book inspiring. It urges us to reach out to the community around us and effect the positive change our big government approach has statistically miserably failed to do. He states raising community conscious children is the battle cry for the future of America.
I love the transcripts of arguments had with Hilary Clinton and a few others on the Senate floor. When asking them to explain their reasoning for supporting Partial Birth Abortion their answers are downright incoherent. Forget about statistics... ultimately a liberal just wants what they want. This character flaw is explained as No Fault Freedom in Rick's book....freedom at any cost no matter who in society gets hurt instead of freedom with responsibility.
This book put me in mind of Thomas Jefferson's meaning of the Pursuit of Happiness in the Constitution. Jefferson based it on Aristotle's definition of Happiness which was...Happiness -- the pursuit of one's soul in observance of virtue. Liberalism often throws the observance of virtue to the wind and defies thousands of years of human history to allow gays to marry...babies to be aborted...divorce to be as common and as easy to get as a Big Mac and fries...and to allow those who WON'T work to often eat better than those who do.
I praise Rick for the bravery it took to write this book and to call on all Americans to make a difference in their communities and not fall for the lies which say it's our government's job after all they can do it better. His book will open your eyes to this tragic myth.