Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Restoring the American Dream


From the desk of Michael Masterson...

Dear ETR Reader -

My colleague Robert Ringer, a New York Times #1 bestselling author, has written another masterpiece, Restoring the American Dream: The Defining Voice in the Movement for Liberty.

Every now and then, I recommend a book as a "must read," and this work definitely falls into that category - especially considering the current state of the U.S. economy. Robert's words will change the way you think about government, politics, capitalism, and, above all, the all-important concept of liberty.

With elections just around the corner, the timing for this classic work could not be better. Please read the message below to learn more.


Michael Masterson



The one book that has the power to "fundamentally transform America" from
a socialist nation into the nation our
Founding Fathers envisioned.

For decades, the United States has been moving away from freedom and free markets and, at an increasingly accelerating pace, toward socialism. Finally, in 2008, the decades-long dream of arrogant, power-hungry progressives came true: control of the House, Senate, and executive branches of the federal government.

New York Times bestselling author Robert Ringer was writing about all this more than thirty years ago, but his warnings went unheeded. His words, however, proved to be prophetic, and many of his prophecies not only have already come to pass, but are now accepted by millions of Americans as a normal way of life.

Ringer's trademarks are his unique ability to explain complex issues in a way that is easy for readers to understand and his courage to approach controversial subjects from a moral viewpoint.

In his eye-opening new book, Restoring the American Dream: The Defining Voice in the Movement for Liberty, he defends capitalism not just on the grounds that it produces more wealth for the greatest number of people, but because it is inherently moral. He states unequivocally that an individual has a natural right to sell his products and services for as much as people are willing to pay him without government interference.

"With Washington growing bigger and bigger by the day and distancing itself further and further from our precious Constitution and founding principles, the timing could not be better for Robert Ringer's classic Restoring the American Dream. What a gift this important work is to a nation yearning for liberty and freedom."

-- Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

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What, exactly, is the American Dream?

Progressives have perverted the meaning of the term American Dream in an effort to transform the America of our Founding Fathers. They would have you believe that the American Dream is about increased government benefits and government-created rights.

But the American Dream that our grandparents knew was about people, not government. It was about people declaring they were above government--that politicians are the employees of those who vote them into office, not the other way around. The survival of a democratic republic is possible only through a strong people and a weak government--a government so weak that the average person would rarely even think about its existence.

Simply put, the American Dream meant that each individual possessed the God-given right to his life, his liberty, and the pursuit of his own happiness--without interference from others, especially those in government.

Unfortunately, government's number-one function today is redistribution of wealth. Through generations of brainwashing, those who have become addicted to government benefits do not understand that no cause, no matter how worthy some people may believe it to be, justifies the violation of any individual's right to his own life and property.

The time has come to reject the progressive's serpent-like notion that the American Dream is about receiving benefits and cradle-to-grave security from politicians. The American Dream is about liberty, and the keystone of the American Dream is that liberty must be given a higher priority than all other objectives.

"Restoring the American Dream is a timeless classic, right up
there with Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged and F.A. Hayek's The Road
to Serfdom.
Written in Robert Ringer's trademark easy-to-understand
style, it presents an irrefutable case for both the moral and economic superiority of liberty."

-- Arthur B. Laffer, Ph.D.

What the American Dream is not:

  • It is not about equalizing results or
    determining winners and losers.

  • It is not about "leveling the playing field."

  • It is not about "social justice," "shared prosperity," or "the common good."

  • It is not about government-created rights.

  • It is not about redistributing wealth or
    receiving government benefits.

  • It is not about violating people's rights for
    a cause deemed to be worthy by
    self-anointed moralists.

  • It is not about cradle-to-grave security administered by politicians and bureaucrats.

  • It is not about eliminating risk from
    people's lives.

  • It is not about government fulfilling the needs and desires of any person or group.

  • It is not about the New Deal, the Great
    Society, or, worst of all, the New New Deal.

What the American Dream is:

  • It is about having a strong people and a weak government.

  • It is about the right of every citizen to keep the fruits of his labor.

  • It is about the sanctity of each individual's natural right to maintain sole dominion over his own life.

  • It is about true prosperity--not false prosperity generated through government schemes.

  • It is about every individual's natural right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

  • It is about self responsibility and self-reliance.

  • It is about the opportunity to succeed or fail according to one's own abilities and efforts.

  • It is about the freedom to openly criticize the government.

  • It is about people being above government.

  • Above all, it is about liberty.

"When Robert Ringer first wrote Restoring the American Dream, he courageously challenged readers to return to the core American values of the primacy of the individual and the necessity for fidelity to the constitutional limitations on the powers of the government. He was right on the mark then and he is right on the mark now. In his new edition of this timeless book, he brilliantly makes the case that freedom is the default position in human affairs."

-- Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News

To order your copy:

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The foundational premise of the American Dream is that
liberty must be given a higher priority than all other objectives.

The government's job is to protect the natural rights that all human beings inherit at birth. Never did the Founding Fathers suggest that the government had the authority to grant rights to anyone. Their only objective was to throw out the government. They wanted to be free. That is what gave birth to the American Dream.

All laws that legalize the taking of property from people without their consent, no matter in what terms such laws may be couched and no matter what the purported justifications of such laws may be, are anti-constitutional and immoral.

The American Revolutionists were well aware of this, which is why there were no provisions in the Constitution providing for government to fulfill the needs and desires of individual citizens.

"When Robert Ringer's classic Restoring the American Dream was
first published, it introduced millions to the philosophy of natural law and private property rights that provide the moral basis for the free society.
It is good to see this important work updated and revised for a new generation."

-- Congressman Ron Paul

A Generational Struggle

Today, the government is winning its long standing tender offer to its citizens: security in exchange for freedom. What every American should ask himself is: Are my government benefits worth it to me if it means that my children and grandchildren will live in a police state brought about by the financial collapse of our economy?

The American Dream is not a collective experience. Self responsibility was, and is, an integral part of the American Dream. The citizens of this country either must draw the line and take back America from the politicians who now control it or they must be prepared to relinquish forever their remaining claims on liberty.

The fight against totalitarianism is a generational struggle, and it is our turn to be vigilant. Ultimately, freedom must be achieved or it must be forever lost in the pursuit.

In that regard, our greatest hope for the future lies in teaching the facts to our younger generations. It is essential that the young people of this country learn to respect the right of every man and woman to seek his or her happiness without interference from the government.

Robert Ringer is the author of three #1 bestsellers and a columnist for WorldNetDaily. He also publishes the pro-liberty e-letter A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World and hosts the highly acclaimed Liberty Education Interview Series, which features interviews with top political, economic, and social leaders.

He has appeared on numerous national talk shows and has been the subject of feature articles in such major publications as Time, People, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Barron's, and the New York Times.

For more information, visit www.robertringer.com.

If every voter were to read Restoring the American Dream: The Defining Voice in the Movement for Liberty, the "shining city on the hill" would once again become the last best hope of mankind.

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