08 June 2009
The 5,000 Year Leap - A Short Book Report
How well do you know our Founding Fathers? The Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Constitution? What was so special about it all?
One of my ultimate reading recommendations for every American is a book called The 5,000 Year Leap: A Miracle that Changed the World by Cleon Skousen. I read this book a year ago this summer. After reading just the first few pages, and after closing my dropped jaw, I was awestruck. This book isn't just for Conservatives; I believe it is for Liberals too - Liberals in the classic sense anyway.
Here's just a few quick highlights from the Intro:
"...Unfortunately, every new generation of human beings seems to feel the instinctive and passionate necessity to reinvent the sociological wheel...."
"...What human beings are really seeking is individual happiness, self-realization...."
"The 28 Great Ideas that Are Changing the World
There was hardly a single idea which the American Founding Fathers put into their formula that someone hadn't thought of before. However, the singularity of it all was the fact that in 1787, when the Constitution was being written, none of those ideas was being substantially practiced anywhere in the world. It was in America that produced the dynamic success formula which proved such a sensational blessing to modern man."
"...Our purpose [for writing the book] is to present the Founders' 28 great ideas in their original simplicity and mostly in their own words. After all it is their story. They are the ones who made the 5,000-year leap possible."
Reading the book doesn't have to be for just the proverbial preached-to choir. Get a copy and give it to someone who isn't plugged in, someone who doesn't even watch the news, or someone who thinks that they can't do anything to change what's happening the our great country.
For more information on other books published by Cleon Skousen, click on the Amazon ad on this page, or visit NCCS.net
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