Ben Carson, M.D. - America the Beautiful - 2
"Ben Carson's New Book America the Beautiful is a tremendous resource for anyone who desires to understand what has made America great. By studying our history, we are able to take hold our future. This is a must read." Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice
"In America the Beautiful, the Carsons examine those values and principles that propelled this nation to the pinnacle of the world in record time. They also ask the thought- provoking question, "
Are we willing to abandon those things for the sake of political correctness?" This book is educational, sobering, and inspiring." James Brown, Sportscaster, MFL Today on CBS...
The United States of America is still the pinnacle nation in the world today. It is not, however, the first pinnacle nation to face a decline... Among the many factors involved in our success was the conscious creation of an atmosphere conducive to innovation and hard work. People cared about their neighbors, and when some became fabulously wealthy, they were willing to share
their proceeds with those less fortunate.
There was a sense of community which meant that everyone was responsible for everyone else, including the indigent. But perhaps most importantly, there was a well-defined vision for the nation.
For the first time in the world, a nation was envisioned that was "of, by,and for the people. This meant that there would be a great deal of individual, family, and community responsibility for everyone's lives, as opposed to government responsibility... A legitimate question to America to ask itself as this point in history is, do we still agree with the vision of the founding fathers?...
Unfortunately, many today have come to equate morality with political correctness, but I believe that political correctness is a very dangerous force. Many people fled to this country from other countries where dictators and oppressive governments tried to tell people what they could think and what they could say.
The ability to think and speak freely was one of the major tenets upon which this nation was established, and I suspect that the founding fathers would turn over in their graves if they could see how such tenets are being violated on a regular basis today by people adhering to political correctness ... conversations become muted and debate withers.
In this book, we will examine whether we can advance the great experiment that is the U.S.A., perpetuating a free and prosperous nation that is "of, by, and for the people," and whether we can learn from the mistakes of our past. If we can, rather than seeing the decline that has characterized all other pinnacle nations before us. I believe our best days will still lie ahead of us.
George H. Kubeck, In pursuit of the truth, Cinops Be Gone, Friday, May 24, 2013