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Book suggests ways to take back freedom

Posted on: October 4, 2009

Sen. Jim DeMint writes 'Saving Freedom.'

Sen. Jim DeMint writes 'Saving Freedom.'

“It is not the federal government’s responsibility to run our lives,” writes Sen. Jim DeMint in his new book “Saving Freedom.”  “It is our responsibility to run the federal government.”

As a business man, volunteer and family man, DeMint became aware of how government began to take more and more  of his money and his life.  In order to make government work better and to obtain freedom from the govenment, DeMint ran for Congress at the age of 47 in 1998. 

The book chronicles DeMint’s fight to retain freedom and to work for less government control of our country and our lives through his plans and others who think like him.  He explains how earmarks led to much of the current overspending and debt in government and sites specific examples of the harm they cause.

DeMint provides the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and three explicit sections in his book: Part I-The Rise and Fall of Freedom in America; Part II-Principles and Institutions of Freedom; and Part III-Action Plans.

Filled with quotations from political figures, people of note and the Bible, DeMint begins each chapter with a metaphor to illustrate his points.  Throughout the book, the reader sees how we began to lose our freedoms during the Great Depression with people becoming more and more dependent on the government for everything.

Unlike the language of politicians, the book explains socialism, the constitution and other important points in plain English, so everyone understands how we’ve arrived at the mess that we’re in today.  Part III also gives the readers a plan to get involved and to help save freedom with specific suggestions and resources.

This is an excellent book for anyone that wants to understand how the U.S. got to this point, and how we can all work together to gain our freedom and take back our country.

“We promote freedom when we take responsibility for ourselves and share in the responsibilities that come with being part of families and communities,” writes DeMint.  “We can do a lot as individuals to help our country.”

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1 Response to "Book suggests ways to take back freedom"

Sounds excellent!

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