What does America mean to you? What does it stand for? On what principles was America born and built on? What does being an American mean? What is conservatism? Is it just old-school and outdated traditional principles? Questions, that if you don't know the answer to, find out. For a start, I would recommend "America the Strong:Conservative Ideas to Spark the Next Generation" by William J. Bennett and John T. E. Crib, a new book that focus on providing a good and solid understanding of American values and its history. It is with a simple, basic or deep knowledge of these values that can propel this and the next generation of Americans to true freedom.
Bennett and Cribb present to readers five areas of discussion based on the acronym F.L.I.N.T.
From each of these F.L.I.N.T. topics, the authors easily and in a straightforward manner discuss what these principles are and why they will benefit America, economically, politically and individually. "America the Strong" provides definitions and descriptions of what conservatism is and even breaks down to different types of conservatives and their ideals. From Social conservatives to Christian conservatives to Traditionalist conservatives to Libertarians, this book will educate you. What's the difference between liberals and conservatives? Well, there's an answer to that too. In fact, for all topics, the different viewpoints will be examined and explained. Hot topics such as immigration, political authority, military power, international "policing", medicare, social security...etc are all topics reviewed and discussed, from its historical background to how present conservative ideas view these issues. From this book, we see the strength in American history, and what it means to be a part of this nation. Bennett and Cribb defends the very ideals of what our Founding Fathers created through the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. It is about freedom, and what does that freedom mean.
- Free Enterprise
- Limited Government
- Individual Liberty
- National Defense
- Traditional Values
"America the Strong" is not only for those interested in politics or history. It is not only for conservatives of all types. It is not only for fans of Bennett or Cribb. It is for all. It is for the conservatives as well as liberals. It is for those interested in politics as well as for those who are not. It is for the ignorant to know and understand what conservatism is, and not just from what the media or anti-conservatives say it is. It is for the knowing to see in laymen terms. It is for knowledge and understanding. It is for the young and the old. It is for everyone, because everyone, no matter their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs or whatever their stands are, needs to be educated to the understanding of the importance of conservative values. It is for our future and future generation.
Release Date: September 22, 2015
NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Tyndale House Publishers for an honest review.
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|America the Strong: Conservative Ideas to Spark the Next Generation
By William J. Bennett & John T.E. Cribb / Tyndale House
America the Strong is a primer on the core of Republican/Tea Party values today, and explains conservative principles, the reasons conservatives stand for them, and how they apply to America's current challenges. Chapters cover all the foundational topics--free enterprise, limited government, government debt, liberty, Rule of Law, race, gender & ethnicity, national defense, traditional values, abortion, education-in an easy-to-understand, conversational style that will help young people learn about the principles of conservatism and will help older folks learn to defend it. 277 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.