What do you give a country for its birthday? A country that already has everything? I think the best thing to give this nation for its upcoming celebration of independence is a reenergized citizenry, a population that understands and appreciates its nation’s exceptionalism – basically, give it back its spirit.Here’s a book that can do just that – written surprisingly by an Australian named Nick Adams, entitled American Boomerang: How the world’s greatest ‘turnaround” nation will do it again.
Like a modern-day Alexis de Tocqueville, 29-year-old Nick Adams spent 9 months traveling America, recording his thoughts and impressions of a country he loves “because it is confident, competitive, courageous, faithful, idealistic, innovative, inspirational, charitable and optimistic. It is everything as a nation that I wish to be as a person.”
We need to reclaim those qualities that of late seem so distant and forgotten, tossed away like a boomerang — but like a boomerang – An American Boomerang — will return to us, if only we stand steadfast.As Col. Allen West writes in the book’s forward, American Boomerang “is a clarion call for America to arise, remember its goodness and greatness, and restore this Republic, not just for its own sake, but for that of the world. To once again be that beacon of liberty. And as de Tocqueville stated, “everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to see the cure.” Nick Adam’s book… is all about the cure.”
It’s the perfect gift for our nation – but only if it is widely read. I hope you’ll pick up a copy or two to read and share with your fellow Americans.