Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America

Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America

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by Chuck Norris
     
 

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Black Belt Patriotism is my critique of what is destroying our country, and offers my solutions for rebuilding America and restoring the American dream. It's "black belt" in the sense that it is strong, resolute and to the point, like a roundhouse kick. It's "patriotic" in the sense that it recaptures the vision of America's Founding Fathers. I wrote this book in the

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Black Belt Patriotism is my critique of what is destroying our country, and offers my solutions for rebuilding America and restoring the American dream. It's "black belt" in the sense that it is strong, resolute and to the point, like a roundhouse kick. It's "patriotic" in the sense that it recaptures the vision of America's Founding Fathers. I wrote this book in the hope that future generations of Americans can continue to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

About the Author:
Chuck Norris is a TV and film actor who has starred in more than twenty films and is well known for his popular television series Walker, Texas Ranger. He is also a bestselling author and martial arts expert. Norris's nationally syndicated column appears in Human Events, Town Hall, and World Net Daily, among other outlets. Norris is an active humanitarian and the founder of KICKSTART

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805464368
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,141,393
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Alan Sklar is the winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a multiple finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by AudioFile magazine, his work has twice earned him a Booklist Editors' Choice Award, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by ForeWord magazine.

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Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received a pre-release copy of 'Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America' by Chuck Norris for professional review. Not being a huge Chuck Norris fan, I wasn't sure what to expect, even though I knew he was very patriotic and now writes a weekly syndicated column. I have to confess that I was quickly drawn in and captivated by the contents of the book and, actually, pleasantly surprised by its insight, depth, research, genuineness, practicality, and motivating nature--and is even very funny at several parts. Most of all, rather than just being a negative critique of American modernity, it is a remarkably pragmatic and inspiring work--having just finished it, I am truly quite motivated to do a host of things he outlines in his book, including taking better care of me. The book begins with a summary of eight major problems threatening America, in the first chapter, 'One Nation, Divided, and Without a Clue.' Before detailing his and others' (including our Founders') solutions to our problems in the subsequent chapters, Norris opens up the book by explaining these major threats that are tearing apart the fabric we call America: (1) we've lost the connection to and sense of our Founders' America, vision, and legacy (2) we've got no control over spending--and too much debt, nationally and personally (3) America's borders and boundaries are still too fluid and unprotected (4) we've lost our moral compass, and must relearn our Founders' path to civility (5) we've devalued human life to the point that we've lost the sense of human wonder and awe--which has ultimately contributed to our mistreatment of one another (6) we are failing our children and the younger generations by not being more intentional in passing down to them the baton of building a better America (7) the dissolution of the traditional family (8) Apathy--physical, mental, and spiritual. The following eight chapters not only detail each of those problems, but give Norris' and others' practical solutions--which we can begin implementing immediately. The genius of the book is not found merely in Norris' practical wisdom and motivating altruism but our Founders' work and instruction for future generations. As a supporter of a strictly constitutional America(as proposed by such congressmen as Ron Paul), I've read quite extensively about the Founders and Framers of America. Norris does an exceptional job to include throughout each chapter significant (and in-context) excerpts from them, not merely trite Whitman samplers or overused quotes to suffice pseudo-history buffs. Norris includes insights from our Founders on a host of today's issues and problems (as Norris calls them, 'old solutions for new problems'), such as those on restoring good government, reducing taxes and debt (national and personal), addressing border and immigration issues, raising youth, establishing morality and civility, and even enhancing good nutritional habits (yes, Thomas Jefferson spoke about that too). Norris obviously has a great handle on cultural issues, pundicy, and research, as the reference works cited throughout the book are reputable and scholarly resources--well-known and widely-used in each particular field of study. (The End Notes alone are a veritable gulf of information and resources.) Norris does not disappoint in any respect, even in conveying plenty of personal stories as well, many told for the first time in this book, personal accounts with border agents and troops abroad to stories of American-heritage revisionism and his weekly work-out plan with his family's nutritional diet. There are many pleasant surprises in the book, including what America's Founders thought about a host of issues we face today (including those one wouldn't typically think they would have addressed--like exercise and nutrition, or marriage and family), the best summary and pitch for the Flat Tax I've heard read, a remedy for the millions of illegal immigrants already living in
Backwoodsboy More than 1 year ago
This was an great read. I have to say I learned more about our nations heritage and our founding fathers from this book than I ever learned in school, including college. Just goes to show how lacking our education system is in this country. Chuck is right on the money when it comes to the problems the U.S. is facing and offers good solutions to those problems. Its refreshing to read something from a big name celebrity that isn't bashing America. Chuck's a true patriot.
stormsTC More than 1 year ago
"black belt patriotism" is a wonderful blueprint put down by chuck norris in a exellent bestseller that shows america what they need to do to get back on track again. research in this book clearly shows that our country has fallen down because they have stopped listening to the wisdom of the founding fathers and turned away from the Bible and there are illegial borders that gives them a right . this is a exllellent way to get involved in community out reach and howto make a difference in your nation. great gift idea for a friend or family member.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HOLY SH** THIS WAS MADE BY CHUCK NORRIS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a huge similarity in martial arts and christianity.
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Suzi-Weston More than 1 year ago
The new nearly 100-page paperback expansion of Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America is LOADED with extras and well worth the purchase (even if you already own the hardbound edition). For example, there is a brand new introduction, addressing the topics from big spending solutions of Washington to advice of Chuck's 89-year old mother (who lived through the Depression in Oklahoma) for those who are enduring tough economic times right now. There are also new major sections in every chapter (updated for the Obama administration) on the problems with the Obama's borrowing-spending-bailing out cycles, Obama's abandoning of America's Judeo-Christian heritage and secular progressive crusade, Obama's abominable pro-abortion record and crusade, Obama's ethic reform problems and unfulfilled promises, Obama's onslaught against the traditional family, America's borders and amnesty, and issues affecting youth like sexting and progressive-liberal education, neo-evolutionary thought and degradation of human value, etc. The genius in Norris's book is that (unlike any other cultural manifesto I've read), it incorporates major chapters on how America has abandoned God and can only restore ethics and morality (and civility) across the country by realigning our God-compass (chapter "From here to eternity") and re-establishing the true value of humanity (chapter six) by understanding what the Bible and our Founders believed about humans (not what scientists are telling us about us being glorified apes. As Norris says, "Why should we be surprised that young people today act like monkeys?"). Norris even incorporates the need for fighting the consumptive wars in our cultural battles in his chapter, "Be fit for the fight." This Christian non-partisan cultural manifesto not only needs to be on the bookshelves of every serious patriot and concerned citizen, but it also needs to be a primary text in classrooms and homeschoolers alike. I love the fact that his book ends with copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Ten Commandments.
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ToUBeTrue More than 1 year ago
The new nearly 100-page paperback expansion of "Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America" is LOADED with extras and well worth the purchase (even if you already own the hardbound edition). For example, there is a brand new big introduction, addressing the topics from big spending solutions of Washington to advice of Chuck's 89-year old mother (who lived through the Depression in Oklahoma) for those who are enduring tough economic times right now. There are also new major sections in every chapter (updated for the Obama administration) on the problems with the Washington's borrowing-spending-bailing out cycles, Washington's abandoning of America's Judeo-Christian heritage and secular progressive crusade, Washington's ethic reform problems and unfulfilled promises, Washington's onslaught against the traditional family, America's borders and amnesty problems, and issues affecting youth like sexting and progressive-liberal education, neo-evolutionary thought and degradation of human value, etc. The genius in Norris's book is that (unlike any other cultural manifesto I've read) dissects eight major problems then gives America's founders solutions to those problems. I learned more about our founders in Norris's book than I ever did in high school or college. I loved the new chapters on how America has abandoned God and can only restore ethics and morality (and civility) across the country by realigning our God-compass (chapter "From here to eternity") and re-establishing the true value of humanity (chapter six) by understanding what the Bible and our Founders believed about humans (not what scientists are telling us about us being glorified apes--as Norris says, "Why should we be surprised that young people today act like monkeys?"). Norris even incorporates the need for fighting the consumptive wars in our cultural battles in his chapter, "Be fit for the fight." This non-partisan cultural manifesto not only needs to be on the bookshelves of every serious patriot and concerned citizen, but it also needs to be a primary text in classrooms and homeschoolers alike. I love the fact that his book ends with copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Ten Commandments. A VERY inspirational expansion that even those who own the hardbound should buy.
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PaineToday More than 1 year ago
Typical Christian rightwing screed. If you read one, you've basically read them all. Norris basically lies or distorts or is just plain ignorant of basic American facts. One, prayer was never taken out of the schools. Organized/state sponsored prayer. One of the biggest myths of the Christian right is that prayer was banned by "evil" atheists. No, it wasn't. Judges (most of them who are Christians by the way) have stated that students can pray but that the government can't use its' power to pressure (or to use a softer word), encourage students to engage in religious activity. Second, the Danbury Letter which was written by Thomas Jefferson was not just a statement that the government couldn't endorse or create one secretarian Christian denomination. I mean, what kind of wall is just one directional anyway? Jefferson along with Madison were not atheists of course but they did not have the beliefs of Church Norris or others on the Christian right. They were men of the Enlightenment. Deists. Though not as secular as I, they would strongly disagree with much of the views of Norris. Norris also wants worries about those "liberals" in California forcing their liberal ways against those good, God fearing folks in Alaska. See, the Christian right is obsessed with left leaning states like California forcing people in Alabama to listen to Barbara Streisand albums and watch old episodes of "Will and Grace". Look, one vote equals one vote. People in California aren't any lesser citizens then people in Wyoming. We have a Bill of Rights and a court system to ensure that the majority does not trample and violate the rights of the minority. But, ironically, it is the Christian right (and I am sure Norris has done this many times) who decry the courts when they protect the minority from the majority! Chuck got famous because he is one of the best martial arts experts in the world, but alas just because you are a top expert in martial arts does not mean you are a great scholar.