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Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure

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THE FACTS. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;THE FUTURE. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICAand#8212; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;BEFORE ITand#8217;S TOO LATE. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In the words of Harvard historian Niall Ferguson, the United States is and#8220;an empire on the edge of chaos.and#8221; Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer is pretty simple: Because weand#8217;ve turned our backs on the Constitution. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Yes, our country is financially broke, but thatand#8217;s just a side effect of our broken spirit, our broken faith in government, the broken promises by our leaders, and a broken political system that has centralized power at the expense of individual rights. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;There is a lot of work ahead, but we canand#8217;t move forward until we first understand how we got here. Starting with the American Revolution, Glenn takes readers on an express train through 234 years of history, culminating with the Great Recession and the bipartisan recklessness of Presidents Bush and Obama. Itand#8217;s the history lesson we all wished weand#8217;d had in school. (Did you know, for example, that FDR once made a key New Deal policy decision based on his lucky number?) andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Along the way, youand#8217;ll see how everything you thought you knew about the political parties is a lie, how Democrats and Republicans alike used to fight for minimum government and maximum freedom, and how both parties have been taken over by a cancer called and#8220;progressivism.and#8221; By the end, youand#8217;ll understand why no president, no congress and no court can fix this problem alone. Looking toward them for answers is like looking toward the ocean for drinking waterand#8212; it looks promising, but the end result is catastrophic. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;After revealing the trail of lies that brought us here, andlt;iandgt;Broke andlt;/iandgt;exposes the truth about what weand#8217;re really facing. Most people have seen pieces of the puzzle, but very few have ever seen the whole pictureand#8212;and for very good reason: Our leaders have done everything in their power to hide it. If Americans understood how dire things really are, they would be demanding radical reform right now. Despite the rhetoric, thatand#8217;s not the kind of change our politicians really believe in. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Finally, andlt;iandgt;Broke andlt;/iandgt;provides the hope that comes with knowing the truth. Once you see what weand#8217;re really up against, itand#8217;s much easier to develop a realistic plan. To fix ourselves financially, Glenn argues, we have to fix andlt;iandgt;ourselves andlt;/iandgt;first. That means some serious introspection and, ultimately, a series of actions that will unite all Americans around the concept of shared sacrifice. After all, this generation may not be asked to storm beaches, but we are being asked to do something just as critical to preserving freedom. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Packed with great stories from history, chalkboard-style teachable moments, custom illustrations, and Glenn Beckand#8217;s trademark combination of entertainment and enlightenment, andlt;iandgt;Broke andlt;/iandgt;makes the case that when youand#8217;re traveling in the wrong direction, slight course corrections wonand#8217;t cut itand#8212;you need to take drastic action. Through a return to individual rights, an uncompromising adherence to the Constitution, and a complete rethinking about the role of government in a free society, Glenn exposes the idea of and#8220;transformationand#8221; for the progressive smokescreen that it is, and instead builds a compelling case that restoration is the only way forward.

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"New York Times"-bestselling author Beck's new work features his distinctive humor--timed for the midterm elections.

Synopsis:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Glenn Beck's new book featuring Beck's distinctive humor timed for the midterm elections.

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Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio and Fox News television show host, is the author of Broke, The 7 and six #1 New York Times bestsellers: An Inconvenient Book, The Christmas Sweater, Glenn Beck’s Common Sense, Arguing with Idiots, the children’s version of The Christmas Sweater, and The Overton Window. America’s March to Socialism is available now from Simon &am

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DayleHJ, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by DayleHJ)
A brief history of America; where she is headed and how to help restore our trust in the government.
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DLedwards, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by DLedwards)
Very insightful, and a great History lesson.

Wake Up America, and be prepared for the future..........
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John Randall, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by John Randall)
This is one of the most insightful and educational books I have ever read. It describes how we, as a nation, came to be in the economic, political, and social situations we are in at this beginning of 2011. It also accurately describes precisely where we are in those same arenas. Finally, it lays out a very workable plan or road map for re-creating our country to be the powerful, free, innovative, peaceful and wonderful nation we once were and (many of us) want to be in the future. While that road is rocky and the trip fraught with some pain and hard choices, it leads us back to a future of ever increasing joy, happiness, prosperity, and freedom for all who actively take responsibility for themselves and their loved ones.

The attention to detail and the documentation of resources rivals any historical treatise I have ever read. It flows easily and uses language that everyone can relate to. The message is clear, though sometimes alarming in its stark description of events, circumstances, likely outcomes, and needs for the future. The calls to action are compelling, especially after the clear and concise descriptions of the possibilities of inaction on our part.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is concerned about the current situation and direction of the United States, especially if they are wondering if we need to slam on the brakes and make clear and extensive changes in who we are and who we are becoming.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439187197
Author:
Beck, Glenn
Publisher:
Threshold Editions
Author:
Balfe, Kevin
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics-Political Science
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
some illustrations (b-w or color?)
Pages:
416
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9.12 x 7.38 in 43.75 oz

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