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The United States—the world’s great bastion of freedom—is sliding toward socialism. Recent high-profile bailouts show the walls between government and the private sector are getting thinner each day. Federal control now extends in various ways to education, healthcare, financial markets, real estate, businesses, and religion. And as out-of-control government spending and debt increase accordingly, America is drained of the economic and political strength its people fought and worked so hard to achieve. But it ...
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Overview

The United States—the world’s great bastion of freedom—is sliding toward socialism. Recent high-profile bailouts show the walls between government and the private sector are getting thinner each day. Federal control now extends in various ways to education, healthcare, financial markets, real estate, businesses, and religion. And as out-of-control government spending and debt increase accordingly, America is drained of the economic and political strength its people fought and worked so hard to achieve. But it isn’t too late to save the land of the free.

Saving Freedom is Senator Jim DeMint’s firsthand account of the unsettling socialist shift—behind-the-scenes actions in Congress that are changing the character of our nation. He illuminates key principles of freedom and how they are being compromised by big government. More important, DeMint lays out a complete action plan to reclaim America’s freedom based on legislation that would reduce debt, fix Social Security, and provide a tax credit for every family to buy health insurance. The plan also emphasizes reversing America’s cultural decline by restoring a strong spirit of God and country.

Endorsements:

Saving Freedom is a new Declaration of Independence, a call for the American people to reclaim America. Jim DeMint's passion for the cause of individual liberty and person"Saving Freedom is a new Declaration of Independence, a call for the American people to reclaim America. Jim DeMint's passion for the cause of individual liberty and personal responsibility is evident in this manifesto. It needs to be read—and acted upon—by every citizen of this republic."

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

"Jim DeMint has delivered a 'how to’ plan for avoiding a future that we neither want nor deserve. For those of us who want to keep America the 'land of the free and the home of the brave,’ Saving Freedom is a must read!"

Oliver North, USMC (Ret.), author of New York Times best seller American Heroes

"Once again, as we did in 1776, Americans must choose between freedom and oppression. In Saving Freedom, Jim DeMint describes the clear and present danger posed by big government - and what we must do to preserve individual liberty and personal responsibility. Every American needs to read this book."

Sean Hannity, host of the Sean Hannity Radio Show and Hannity's America on FOX News Channel

"It's comforting to know that someone like Jim DeMint is standing in the gap as we see so many of our nation's founding principles eroding. I view Saving Freedom as a blueprint for the effort that all concerned Americans must join to restore and protect the freedoms we depend on."

Steve Forbes, president and chief executive officer of Forbes and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine

 

Jim DeMint was elected senator of South Carolina in 2004 and then chairman of the Senate Steering Committee in 2006. For standing up against wasteful spending in Congress and saving Americans about $17 billion, Wall Street Journal editor Steve Moore called DeMint the "taxpayers’ greatest ally.” DeMint was also recently ranked as the Senate’s most conservative member by National Journal and as the No. 1 senator voting for responsible tax and spending policies by the National Taxpayers Union. The senator and his wife, Debbie, have four grown children, are doting new grandparents, and live in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805464849
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/4/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,106,296
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jim DeMint was elected senator of South Carolina in 2004 and then chairman of the Senate Steering Committee in 2006. For standing up against wasteful spending in Congress and saving Americans about $17 billion, Wall Street Journal editor Steve Moore called DeMint the "taxpayers' greatest ally." DeMint was also recently ranked as the Senate's most conservative member by National Journal and as the # 1 senator voting for responsible tax and spending policies by the National Taxpayers Union. The senator and his wife, Debbie, have four grown children, are doting new grandparents, and live in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Declaration of Independence xv

Part I The Rise and Fall of Freedom in America

Introduction: Freedom and Socialism 1

Chapter One From Normal to Politician 13

Chapter Two The Siren Song of Socialism 21

Chapter Three The Allure and Dangers of Socialism 39

Chapter Four The Fight for Freedom 53

Chapter Five Free to Choose 71

Part II Principles and Institutions of Freedom

Chapter Six Freedom versus Big Government 85

Chapter Seven Big Government's Impossible Dream 107

Chapter Eight The History of Faith and Freedom 129

Chapter Nine The Separation of God and America 149

Chapter Ten Freedom and the Rule of Law 175

Chapter Eleven Personal Responsibility and Freedom 199

Chapter Twelve Capitalism and Freedom 213

Part III Action Plans

Chapter Thirteen The Plan to Save Freedom 231

Chapter Fourteen Citizenship 101 251

The Constitution of the United States 261

Notes 271

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