You’ll meet them, and many others, in the pages of DeMint’s book. They show how change is possible even with small efforts. You don’t need tons of time, money and resources to be a hero. You can change the world for the better simply by concentrating on your own little corner of it. Joined with the efforts of others, it makes a big difference.
Another reason to resist the temptation to throw up our hands? Because if we do, the problem will only get worse.
“Political consultants use negative campaigns to suppress voter turnout, especially among people who don’t follow politics closely and who want little from government,” DeMint writes. “The strategy works. If they successfully discourage Americans who don’t look to government to solve their problems from going to the polls, that leaves the outcome of elections primarily in the hands of those who want more from government.”
From the very beginning, he notes, America was built by an active, involved citizenry. Not by big government, but by hundreds of communities made up of individuals engaged in self-government. Civic associations, religious and charitable organizations, business groups, local newspaper editors -- their collective efforts built schools, hospitals and churches.
America has changed considerably from its earliest days, but that spirit is still alive, in towns both big and small across this great land.
“Working side by side with volunteer organizations and citizens who are already busy rebuilding America from the ground up has given me confidence that our best days still lie ahead,” DeMint writes. I couldn’t agree more. His new book will restore your belief that America is still a very special country.
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