Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure - (Hardcover)
By Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe
THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICA – BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.
In the words of Harvard economist Niall Ferguson, the United States is “an empire on the edge of chaos.” Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer is pretty simple: Because we’ve turned our backs on the Constitution.
Yes, our country is financially broke, but that’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.
There is a lot of work ahead, but we can’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. It’s the history lesson we all wished we’d had in school. (Did you know, for example, that FDR once made a key New Deal policy decision based on his lucky number?)
Along the way, you’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 “progressivism.” By the end, you’ll understand why no president, no Congress and no court alone can fix this problem. Looking toward them for answers is like looking toward the ocean for drinking water – it looks promising, but the end result is catastrophic.
After revealing the trail of lies that brought us here, "Broke" exposes the truth about what we’re really facing. Most people have seen pieces of the puzzle, but very few have ever seen the whole picture – 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, that’s not the kind of change our politicians really believe in.
Finally, "Broke" provides the hope that comes with knowing the truth. Once you see what we’re really up against, it’s much easier to develop a realistic plan. To fix ourselves financially, Glenn argues, we have to fix ourselves 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.
Packed with great stories from history, chalkboard-style teachable moments, custom illustrations and Glenn Beck’s trademark combination of entertainment and enlightenment, "Broke" makes the case that when you’re traveling in the wrong direction, slight course corrections won’t cut it – 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 “transformation” for the progressive smokescreen that it is, and instead builds a compelling case that restoration is the only way forward.
About the Author
Conservative talk show host and author Glenn Beck has written seven #1 New York Times bestsellers. He is one of only a handful of authors to write titles that reached #1 on both the fiction and nonfiction New York Times lists. His books include "An Inconvenient Book," "Being George Washington," "Broke," "Cowards," "The Overton Window," his latest, "Agenda 21" and more.
Product Details Hardcover: 416 pages Publisher: Threshold Editions (October 26, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1439187193 ISBN-13: 978-1439187197 Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 1.5 inches
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