The Healing of America

The Healing of America

by W. Cleon Skousen

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It was 150 year ago that Alexis de Tocqueville, the great French admirer of the United States, foresaw the perilious state of our nation that we face today. He wrote, "There is, indeed, a most dangerous passage in the history of a democratic people."

First, he warned, "Freedom ... is ... especially favorable to the production of wealth." However, a prospering people tend to be carried away in "their intense and exclusive anxiety to make a fortune." They get too busy to study or be involved in political issues. When this happens, de Tocqueville predicted that it might be the beginning of the end for American democracy.

He predicted: "It is not necessary to do violence to such a people in order to strip them of the rights they enjoy: they themselves willingly loosen their hold. The discharge of political duties appears to them to be a troublesome annoyance, which drives them from their occupation and business. If they be required to elect representatives, to support the government by personal service, to meet on public business, they have no time -- they cannot waste their precious time in useless engagements.... These people think they are following the principles of self-interest ... the better to look after what they call their business."

But in reality, "they neglect their chief business, which is to remain their own masters." What can be done to reverse this dangerous trend? This Constitutional seminar covers the areas in which America needs to be healed and cured, including the money system, the Federal reserve, the national debt, tax reform, the Supreme Court, and labor unions. For those seeking answers and solutions to America�s problems, they can be found here.

Fully illustrated. Footnotes linked within the text. Complete table of contents.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014021692
Publisher: Verity Publishing
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 287 KB

About the Author

W. Cleon Skousen, the second of nine children, was born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, in 1913. He moved to California with his parents at the age of ten and subsequently spent two years in Mexico and two years in England.

He graduated from George Washington University with a Juris Doctorate degree. After law school, he spent sixteen years with the FBI, four years as chief of police in Salt Lake City, and then served for ten years as a full professor at Brigham Young University.

He has conducted many tours to the Holy Land and has lectured in 45 different countries.

He and his wife Jewel have eight children and fifty grandchildren.

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