By Jim DeMint
In his new role as president and CEO of The Heritage Foundation, former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint has traveled the country talking to Americans about how to return to our founding principles and restore and protect our economy and culture for future generations. He's realized that he --å and all of us as fellow citizens --å must fall in love with America again.
In this book, DeMint introduces Americans all across the country who are working toward the same goal. We see example after example of Americans coming together locally in what DeMint calls the "little platoons" --å the families, churches, communities and voluntary organizations succeeding on the model that smaller is better. They are the hands-on citizens who make America the exceptional, caring and can-do country it has always been.
DeMint illustrates why each of us --å regardless of political party, age, race, religion or ethnicity --å must rediscover the power we represent. The country's future is at risk, not just because of constant pressure from "the Bigs" (big government, big banks, big labor, big Wall Street cronies etc.), but because so many of us fear it's too late to solve problems so huge and seemingly intractable. Jim DeMint is here to reassure us that this is not true.
In riveting yet plainspoken style, he tells real-life success stories and affirms the compelling truth that conservative ideas are really American ideas, and they must guide us as we turn our institutions upside-down, taking them from the top-down, centrally-controlled bureaucracies they've become back to the bottom-up democratic framework the Constitution intended.
Through this heartfelt, fascinating and inspiring look inside the America of both yesterday and today, and the everyday citizens who are working tirelessly and selflessly to ensure its future fulfills the promise of its beginnings, DeMint is beckoning us to join him on one of the most meaningful and momentous journeys we have ever undertaken together: FALLING IN LOVE WITH AMERICA AGAIN.
"In this important book, Jim shares stories of Americans standing rock-solid for their faith and values against the 'Bigs.' He speaks candidly about this anchoring faith, connecting love of God, country, and fellow man." --å Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council
"With its bold ideas, this book is sure to shake up the power structure in Washington-which is what we expect (and love) about Jim DeMint. He is listening to the heartbeat of America: hard work, active faith, and local control drive real solutions. These stories will surprise and inspire you." --å Star Parker, nationally syndicated columnist and political commentator
"The heroes my friend Jim DeMint describes in these pages --å like those I cover on the battlefield --å are dedicated, resilient and committed to a cause bigger than 'self.' They inspire me --å and they will do the same for you. This book is a must read for every American who cares about our future." --å Lt. Col. Oliver North, retired, USMC, No. 1 bestselling author and founder of Freedom Alliance
About the Author
Jim DeMint left his post as U.S. senator from South Carolina to become the new president of The Heritage Foundation,å the popular conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. He is the author of three books, including the bestselling "Saving Freedom." DeMint and his wife Debbie reside in Greenville, S.C., and are the proud parents of four married children. They are also greatly enjoying their new role as grandparents.
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Center Street (March 4, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455549800
- ISBN-13: 978-1455549801
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds