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An award-winning national opinion writer, journalist Sophia A. Nelson, Esq., offers a way forward for America to come back together again in the vision and spirit of our nation's founding principles.
In the midst of national division, heated political rhetoric, and protests in our streets, award-winning author and former White House reporter Sophia A. Nelson offers us a way forward as the nation prepares to inaugurate a new President and a new national agenda for America. In her latest non-fiction book, Nelson takes us on a historical journey through the principles, codes, and virtues upon which we were founded, and she calls on Americans to be inspired once again. To be hopeful once again. To be engaged once again. And to be united once again.
This book is a modern-day manifesto of citizenship and leadership that is written for the entire American family. Part "Profiles in Courage," part"The Book of Virtues," Nelson has created a fascinating, non-partisan, and honest look at America's founding-and not just our Founding Fathers, but the amazing men and women who followed them for over 240 years, to make America the great nation we were called to be.
She offers 8 Citizen Codes of engagement and 7 Leadership Codes of service, with a bonus essay on the Second Amendment, and how those on both sides of the issue can honor the Constitution. Nelson challenges readers to get reconnected and re-engaged; to answer the call of service and of unity; and to demand more of those who seek our votes, as we work toward a more perfect union. Readers will be energized and motivated to focus on our "Oneness" in a way that they have not since our great democratic republic was formed in 1776.
OUR FOUNDERS understood that America was the greatest experiment on earth. And they sealed it with these words: E pluribus Unum: "Out of Many We Are One." Our Founders believed that we would stand as a great nation only if we stood united. In their brilliant vision of who we could one day become as Americans, they honored the right to protest, to bear arms, to choose our own elected representatives, to freely assemble, to own property, to engage in free enterprise, to pursue happiness, and to follow our own religious beliefs. Most important, they understood that from our great diversity of citizens would come our greatest strengths.
Coming on the heels of the raucous and divisive 2016 presidential primary and gen-eral election campaign, as well as a period of extreme national unrest and protests, this book was written to give the nation a lift by helping us rediscover our lost political Compass, Civility, and Codes. In sharing the stories and contributions of many Americans from different times throughout our nation's history, from Paul Revere to Sojourner Truth to Bob Woodward, E PLURIBUS ONE reminds us that "we the people" have been charged by our Founders to safeguard our nation from intrusive governance, and to lead with morals, virtue, and accountability to the people.
E PLURIBUS ONE is a book that all Americans, regardless of political party, race, religion, or gender, can embrace and share with their children and grandchildren for generations. It is a reminder of what makes America great and what makes us the envy of the world.
OUR FOUNDERS understood that America was the greatest experiment on earth. And they sealed it with these words: E pluribus Unum: "Out of Many We Are One."
"America is the story of us. And us isn't doing so great right now." Says award winning journalist and author Sophia A. Nelson. Coming on the heels of the raucous and divisive 2016 general election campaign, Nelson attempts to give the nation an inspirational charge and lift by helping us to reclaim our founders' vision for a united and strong America. Nelson reminds us that "we the people" are charged by our founders' to cherish life, liberty, freedom and equality, as well as to safeguard the nation from intrusive governance. The founders' also charged our leaders to be moral, virtuous, patriotic servants of the people.
In this groundbreaking book, Nelson challenges us to live out the call of our founding:
We are ONE America.
We are ONE People.
We are ONE nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
Pulling from our founding fathers' core principles of liberty, citizenship, morals, virtues, civic engagement, equality, self-governance, and, when required, civil disobedience, Nelson calls us to a higher standard. She calls us to purpose. And she calls us to rediscover the things that unite us, not divide us.
One is a book that all Americans, regardless of political party, race, religion, or gender can embrace and share with their children and grandchildren for generations. It is a reminder simply of what makes America great and what makes us the envy of the world. Alexis de Tocqueville said it best: "America is great because America is good. If America ever ceases to be good, it will cease to be great." Nelson takes us on a historical, yet very inspirational journey of not just our founding values, but the men and women who walked them out and brought America to be the great light it is in the world over the past 240 years.