Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Down on Main Street Searching for American Exceptionalism

Just released and available through most on-line book sites. Down on Main Street Searching for
American Exceptionalism is the first in a 4-book series rediscovering what made America the greatest economic powerhouse the world has ever seen. I know, I know...naysayers keep chanting, "What about China"? China's GDP is about 1/2 the U.S.. Whereas the U.S. exports more agricultural products than the next closest countries combined helping to feed the world, China is a long way down the list. Americans share our wealth as no other country.

American Exceptionalism is still out here, and while we may have to look a little harder to find it, if you look at all the global discoveries, from medicine to industrial production; from agricultural exports to volunteerism; from communications to creature comforts; no other country even comes close. Do you realize that even with the financial collapse of 2008-2009, Americans still give nearly $400 billion to charitable causes each year (this does not include what the US government doles out in financial aid, by the way) and dwarfs giving by other countries many times over.

In case you missed the Greatest Generation, Down on Main Street, will tell you a bit about the country that helped defeat Nazi Germany, fascist Italy, Imperialistic Japan, and went on to defeat Communism, and yet we have done more to rebuild those countries with the Marshall Plan and other financial assistance, while history clearly is laced with the theory, "To the Victors goes the spoils". All we have ever taken as the spoils of war, is enough land to bury our fallen soldiers who preserved freedom and liberty. For the record, that would be some 2.7 million Americans dying to rid the world of bullies and tyrants.

If you, like many, are wondering how the country has seemingly lost the American Spirit; if you are fed up with the political chaos that seems to have evolved into self-aggrandizement of our political leaders; or if you are just tired of the same-o-same-o degradation of our country by those who want to take from the hardworking members of society and give to those unwilling to work for themselves, then this is a book you need to read. With 48% of Americans working full-time to support 52% who are on some sort of government dole, isn't it time we do something about it?