In February 2013 I gave a speech at theÂ National Prayer Breakfast. Standing aÂ few feet from President Obama, I warnedÂ my fellow citizens of the dangers facingÂ our country and called for a return toÂ the principles that made America great.
Many Americans heard and responded, but ourÂ nationâ€™s decline has continued. Today the danger isÂ greater than ever before, and I have never shared aÂ more urgent message than I do now.
Our growing debt and deteriorating moralsÂ have driven us far from the foundersâ€™ intent.Â Weâ€™ve made very little progress in basic education.Â Obamacare threatens our health, liberty, and financialÂ future. Media elitism and political correctnessÂ are out of control.
Worst of all, we seem to have lost our abilityÂ to discuss important issues calmly and respectfullyÂ regardless of party affiliation or other differences.Â As a doctor rather than a politician, I care aboutÂ what works, not whether someone has an (R) or aÂ (D) after his or her name. We have to come togetherÂ to solve our problems.
Knowing that the future of my grandchildrenÂ is in jeopardy because of reckless spending, godlessÂ government, and mean-spirited attempts toÂ silence critics left me no choice but to write thisÂ book. I have endeavored to propose a road out ofÂ our decline, appealing to every Americanâ€™s decencyÂ and common sense.
If each of us sits back and expects someone elseÂ to take action, it will soon be too late. But with yourÂ help, I firmly believe that America may once againÂ be â€śone nation under God, indivisible, with libertyÂ and justice for all.â€ť