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Dear Reader, 

In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great.

Many Americans heard and responded, but our nation’s decline has continued. Today the danger is greater than ever before, and I have never shared a more urgent message than I do now.

Our growing debt and deteriorating morals have driven us far from the founders’ intent. We’ve made very little progress in basic education. Obamacare threatens our health, liberty, and financial future. Media elitism and political correctness are out of control.

Worst of all, we seem to have lost our ability to discuss important issues calmly and respectfully regardless of party affiliation or other differences. As a doctor rather than a politician, I care about what works, not whether someone has an (R) or a (D) after his or her name. We have to come together to solve our problems.

Knowing that the future of my grandchildren is in jeopardy because of reckless spending, godless government, and mean-spirited attempts to silence critics left me no choice but to write this book. I have endeavored to propose a road out of our decline, appealing to every American’s decency and common sense.

If each of us sits back and expects someone else to take action, it will soon be too late. But with your help, I firmly believe that America may once again be “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”


Ben Carson

Politics & Current Events
May 20
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Jarae-rae ,

Awesome read!

Carson is on point on every issue. He lays out a great case for change needed in this country, and a plan for that change. Must read.

EchoJulietFoxtrot ,

Don't pay attention to low raters

The ones rating this one star are being paid by Hillary Clinton to attempt to get her book above this. Very good book Mr. Carson.

KSGsr ,

Some good concepts, but biased

I believe Dr. Carson to be sincere as he speaks of his love for America. While he seems to want more respectful dialogue between the dominant political parties, i.e. Republicans and Democrats, I find his bias against Democrats off-putting.

He counsels us against name-calling, but throughout the book refers to those with whom he disagrees as "bullies." Last time I checked, that is name-calling.

He also oversimplifies complex issues. The national budget is not the same as a home budget. Some general principles remain, but the ordinary U.S. Citizen does not have to concern himself with the valuation of his currency against that of China or other developed nations.

Finally, his arguments are sometimes inconsistent. He suggests across-the-board cuts until Obama applied across the board cuts during sequestration. Then the very thing he had advocated he criticized in the President calling it "gamesmanship."

It is not a book for everybody because of its strong conservative bias. But his chapters on the importance of education and morality do deserve consideration. For that reason, I would encourage thoughtful persons to read it and glean what they can.

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