Friday, July 18, 2008

The Five Thousand Year Leap

You may have guessed from reading this blog that I do a lot of reading, and these days, it's often news. I have taken time to read and study a rather incredible book: "The Five Thousand Year Leap: Twenty-eight Ideas That Changed the Word," by W. Cleon Skousen.

If you believe in the founding principles of the United States of America, this is a book that you must read. Even if you'd like to depart from them, this is a book you should read to understand that from which you'd depart.

I took my time on this one, and will be sharing some quotations from it in the hopes you'll be encouraged to purchase a copy and read it. What the founders of this nation created was new, it was fresh, and it worked. The further we depart from it, the more we give in to our baser natures, and sink into the tried and failed formulas which have been used and are in use by other nations. To abandon true success for imagined comfort is enticing but ultimately debilitating.

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