Born Liberal, Raised Right (Hardcover)
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By Reb Bradley
How to Rescue America From Moral Decline … One Family at a Time
America has a problem … conservative parents are raising liberal kids!
In this controversial book author Reb Bradley reveals that the cause of our nation’s moral decline is not failed education, poverty or weak gun laws, but inadequate parenting. He points out that any society that is out of control is comprised of citizens who lack self-control – the key ingredient of maturity. In the last 50 years, as parents have softened their approach, children have failed to develop the self-restraint necessary to maintain a civilized society. As parents have mistaken indulgence for love, children have grown up self-absorbed and entitled. As moms and dads have paid for their children’s broken windows and parking tickets, the children have grown up with the idea that they should not have to live with the consequences of their actions. Hence, our nation is full of those who demand to be taken care of and those who feel compelled to rescue them. The more liberal in outlook we become, the further our nation will fall. The proof is all around us.
Inside "Born Liberal, Raised Right" parents and the politically-minded will learn:
- How every generation of adults reflects the parenting approach of those who raised it.
- Why America has suffered such moral decline in the last 50 years.
- Why so many children raised in good homes grow up with values so different from those of their parents.
- Why so many young conservatives voted for Obama in this last election.
- Why the crime rate began to grow when parents began applying the wisdom of Dr. Spock.
- What can be done to help our nation to return to its roots and be restored to its former greatness.
America is obviously in great trouble. We have wasted billions of dollars and countless years trying to fix our moral problems through education, legislation and self-esteem affirmation. Yet like Dorothy with her ruby slippers, parents have had the power to make the changes all along. This must be understood – parents have the power to shape our nation! In this timely book, Reb Bradley shows why our nation’s future depends on parents and politicians waking up.
“You want answers about getting America back on track? This book has them. ... It's a clear diagnosis of the problem and a legible, credible prescription for the cure. ... I learned plenty reading this book. It was an eye-opener... I put this book right up there with the most important works of which I have ever been a part. I cannot recommend ‘Born Liberal, Raised Right’ highly enough.” – Joseph Farah, founder, editor and CEO of WND
“This important book provides the foundation for understanding the cause of our country's problems, including the financial crisis of 2008.” – Alaska state senator Joseph Orsini, Ph.D.
"I have known Reb Bradley for years and have always been amazed by his astute analysis of culture and human behavior. He has a rare gift of wisdom and a knack for communicating complex concepts in simple-to-understand terms. ‘Born Liberal Raised Right’ is sure to be a classic." – Barbara Alby, California state legislator, 1993-1998<>p>"Reb Bradley brilliantly takes us out of what C.S. Lewis called our slavery to the immediate past and gives the whole nation the long term strategy of victory of good over evil, free enterprise over socialism, and all the other urgent battles we face. Whoever trains the children of the coming generation, controls the future. If we are ready to listen, ‘Born Liberal-Raised Right’ can be our blueprint to save our nation's future." – Dr. Marshall Foster, founder and president of the Mayflower Institute
“I was captivated as Reb unraveled, thread-by-thread, why our culture is in such decline. He doesn't just clarify this disturbing trend and leave us there – he also outlines how parents and government can make changes and reverse course.” – Frank R. Stephens, Government and Legislative Affairs director for A.C.T. Association of California
About the Author
Reb Bradley, a retired pastor, speaker and writer on family life issues, has devoted his life to strengthening families.
Some might assume he is someone who has done everything right and therefore feels qualified to instruct others, to which he responds, “Don’t I wish that were true!” His gift, he says, “does not seem to be doing things right the first time – I am jealous of people like that. No, my gift is that of analysis and documentation – I make mistakes, then learn from my mistakes, and share the answers with others.” It is because he understands human nature and has taken careful notes on his parenting foibles, as well as the parenting journeys of so many thousands, that he has a basis for evaluating the dynamics of family life, culture and politics.
Bradley and his wife Beverly, who live in California, have taught all six of their children at home. His books include “Born Liberal, Raised Right” and “Child Training Tips: What I Wish I Knew When My Children Were Young.”
- Hardcover: 200 pages
- Publisher: WND Books (November 18, 2008)
- ISBN-13: 978-1-935071-00-6
- ISBN-10: 1-935071-00-9