“In God’s name, I beg of you to think”
Right now, parents suffer sleepless nights worrying that they will lose their jobs, their homes, and their hopes for their children. Citizens struggle to make sense of an increasingly perverse society disdainful of—and destructive to—the traditional culture of faith, truth, virtue, and beauty. Government—under both parties—has swollen to grotesque proportions, racked up staggering debt, and become a threat to Americans’ freedom.
In the aftermath of a historic election, fueled by citizens willing to stand against a government seemingly aligned against them, U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter makes a spirited cry for sanity in a chaotic age. Seize Freedom! boldly confronts the quartet of generational challenges that too many leaders ignore or belittle, and charts the path of truth and renewal for America.
So many of our problems, the author shows, have been exacerbated by ideology, which John Adams aptly called the “science of idiocy.” With incisive thought and wicked humor McCotter attacks the idiocy that pervades Washington. He wisely calls for ridding ourselves of ideology as the first step to transcending our great challenges, which include:
- The social, economic, and political upheavals of globalization: McCotter points the way to a free, prosperous, and humane twenty-first-century economy
- A world war against evil enemies: Seize Freedom! shows why we are engaged not in a War on Terror but in a War for Freedom
- Communist China as a strategic threat: The author explains how the United States must contain this repressive, expansionist regime
- Moral relativism’s erosion of our self-evident truths: McCotter reveals why faith, family, community, and country remain cornerstones of America’s greatness
In ancient Athens, the patriot Demosthenes pleaded with a prideful and pampered people to confront threats to their liberty: “In God’s name, I beg of you to think. The Athenians refused to listen, falling sway to demagogues who dismissed the dangers. Soon their civilization was crushed.
Seize Freedom! is a guide for those concerned citizens and committed conservatives who wish to put an end to the ideologues’ simplistic solutions and false comforts. Well, that, and for anyone who wants a remedy for the usual ghostwritten claptrap that passes for “policy” or “campaign” books. This book won’t make you happier, but it will make you smarter.
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Thaddeus McCotter is the only elected official smart enough and hip enough to beat the Left at its own game, and the Left damn well knows it. The question is: When will the Republican establishment figure this out?”
McCotter brilliantly resuscitates our most endangered constitutional principles: limited government and individual freedom.
We need more conservatives like the congressman—the type who doesn’t stay up nights wondering if Colin Powell likes him, or whether he might get a regular guest gig on Letterman.
McCotter is often reviled as the most dangerous mind in Congress—and that’s just by Republicans. I’m always highly suspicious of anyone dubbed the ‘next big thing.’ Unless, of course, I’m doing the dubbing.
It is refreshing to have a congressman write a book that is not poll tested, consultant approved, and nuanced to the point of nothing.
Read this book and start living its principles. McCotter is not only brilliant, insightful, philosophical, and conservative. He is necessary.
McCotter has the most trenchant voice on Capitol Hill.
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