Rebecca Hagelin

Valentine explains that America was founded as a capitalist nation, and that the country has survived because its Constitution provides ultimate control to citizens, not to their government. He shows the stark contrast between America and nations that run on socialism. History has proven repeatedly that people prosper and succeed when they are free to build businesses, order their lives as they see fit, and exercise their own free will to give to those in need.

Yet in far too many nations today, people are not free to do as they please. Many are killed for speaking their minds, for standing up for what they believe. And unless we want to see the same fate to someday befall our beloved country, we need to protect our freedoms.

Don’t assume we have nothing to worry about. Even now, American citizens are fighting in court to protect their freedoms from those who believe America is a bad place. Valentine shows how America is good and how it provides its citizens unique opportunities to become whatever they want through hard work and individual responsibility.

Timely and thoroughly researched, “The Conservative Handbook” may either be read straight through or searched by topic.

Readers also would do well to tune in to “The Phil Valentine Show,” which was syndicated in 2007. Valentine started out in radio challenging listeners to consider their beliefs. He wants them to know what they believe -- and why. He built up radio stations throughout the years and has won prestigious awards for his outstanding show.

He’s also written “Tax Revolt” and “Right From The Heart: The ABC’s of Reality in America,” a 2003 release that has been listed among’s bestselling books.

“One cannot be simultaneously free and dependent on the government,” he writes. “Our freedom to be all we can be is what makes the United States unique. It’s also what makes us good.” Good words to ponder, especially at a time when conservatives are trying to find their way again. They would do well to consult “The Conservative’s Handbook.”

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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