In Restoring America’s Soul, constitutional attorney Rita M. Dunaway lays out a clear, concise and inspired vision of what made America such an exceptional nation and how we can get there again.
Today’s culture derides and dismisses the traditional, time-proven values that made America great—so-called conservative values. Liberal professors, the "mainstream" news media, and the Hollywood propaganda machine are brainwashing the nation's youth, convincing them that "conservatism"—the values once held by most of America—amounts to hateful extremism. Nothing could be further from the truth. The true heart of conservatism is its desire to conserve the timeless principles worthy of being kept and to pursue virtue through disciplined self-governance.
But many conservatives today have fallen into patterns that play right into the hands of the liberal Left, spending more time being opponents of bad things than being champions of good things. Restoring America’s Soul reignites the vision and mission of authentic conservatism and equips busy people to make a fresh and persuasive case for conservative public policy positions on key issues. It provides practical insights on how to communicate the appeal of those core values that made America exceptional—and motivate the next generation to become both informed and politically active.
Contrasting the popular perceptions of the two major parties, Dunaway urges conservatives to focus more energy on telling others what they support than what they oppose. She reminds conservatives of their noble roots, affirming their ideological alignment with the Founding Fathers’ biblical plan for a limited federal government. Rather than solely opposing liberal-left policies, Restoring America’s Soul offers genuine solutions to today's multiple crises. Refreshingly, Dunaway suggests an enlightened course forward for the thoughtful conservative.
About the Author
Rita M. Dunaway is an attorney who has focused her career on constitutional law. She currently serves as National Legislative Strategist for The Convention of States Project. As an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, and in her previous position as staff attorney for The Rutherford Institute, Rita has authored numerous briefs for the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals. Her broad expertise in public policy advocacy stems from her considerable repertoire of volunteer work in her community and from years of advocating for conservative public policies at the state level. She is a weekly commentator for WND.com and co-hosts the thirty-minute weekly radio program Crossroads: Where Faith and Culture Meet. Rita lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with her husband, Scott, and their two school-aged children.
Title: Restoring America's Soul
Subtitle: Advancing Timeless Conservative Principles in a Wayward Culture
Author: Rita Dunaway
Pub date: October 22, 2018
Binding type: Hardcover
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Page count: 208
Print ISBN: 978-1-944229-96-2