According to Joseph Farah, Americans are faced with an unresponsive and unaccountable one-party political system, an establishment propaganda machine posing as a free press, and cultural institutions—educational, charitable, entertainment, religious, medical, and others—seduced by the materialistic gods of an all-powerful secular state. Even more important, the crisis this represents cannot be resolved through the political system by electing new politicians to office. A much more profound, long-term, and fundamental shift is needed, one that rejects the validity of the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-controlling state and affirms the values upon which the American nation was founded.
“Taking America Back” is thus about freedom, the freedom the founding generation of leaders fought for in establishing the United States. Farah shows how, as a nation, we have moved from being freedom fighters to comfort lovers, and he calls for all Americans to realize where our present state of affairs is taking us. It is time to choose the kind of country in which we want to live, whether we want to live under the rule of law or under the rule of judicial government and a constitution that is a “living document,” which for all practical purposes means living without a constitution. According to Farah, “The choice is simple: the world of standards and morality, of marriage, order, the rule of law, and accountability to God or the world of anything goes, aberrant behavior, do-your-own-thing lifestyles, and moral codes that change with the speed of the latest public opinion polls.”
How can Americans take back their nation? The author says the only way we can reestablish our freedom—our God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—is to break the hammerlock of statism and the notion that moral relativism holds the answers to ordering people’s passions and behavior.
“Taking America Back” exposes the weaknesses in America’s current political and cultural systems and offers practical solutions—solutions that are real and doable—that can revive freedom, decency, and justice in our nation.