There’s a choir out there for Joseph Farah’s “Taking America Back,” says a review of the new book in Publishers Weekly, “but most readers will find both his positions and his rhetoric uncomfortably extreme.”
“I like that,” says Farah. “One of my goals was to make readers uncomfortable. I think Americans are far too comfortable. I’m glad I achieved that objective.”
As “Taking America Back” is just finding its way into the nation’s bookstores this week, Publishers Weekly called it a “fiery volume.”
“He calls on Americans to embrace God, get government out of their lives and clean up the moral wasteland he feels the country has become,” the review says.
It continues: “Beginning and ending with a firm belief in the Constitution and the power of religious faith, Farah stakes out a rigidly populist view of reform as he rails against conservatives and libertarians alike (while reserving special venom for liberals) for undermining the country’s strength, its moral core and the ‘revolutionary creed of freedom and responsibility’ on which it was founded.”
Though the book is not officially released until next Tuesday, thousands of books have already been sold, and hundreds of readers have e-mailed or posted comments on the TakingAmericaBack.com website forum thanking Farah for writing a bold, provocative call for, in effect, a second American revolution. “Taking America Back” is steadily climbing the Amazon charts.
“I am hooked!” wrote Lee Ellis of California. “I bought your book ‘Taking America Back’ and can’t put it down. It is a page-turner! As soon as I read your dedication, the introduction and chapter 1, I knew that this was a much-needed book. I wish I were a billionaire – I’d buy enough books to distribute them to all the people in the USA! … Your book has made me feel that I am not alone and that there is hope out there.”
Joe Butler of California had this to say: “I am really at a loss for words! I received ‘Taking America Back’ Thursday evening and finished the reading today. In a funny way, I was disappointed that I finished reading your book. I felt an incredibly deep-seated sense of satisfaction that not only comes when somebody else knows and relates to how one feels, but also that somebody being in a position as you are is willing to sound the call. You, my friend, are NOT lukewarm! I applaud you! … I perceive, sir, that you are indeed a man of character and integrity! Again, thank you for writing this book!”
“I’ve begun reading your book, and its message resonates within my soul, mind and spirit,” wrote Paul Chaney of Virginia. “You are one of those ‘last men.’ I hope, as a result of your book, many will rise and continue to fight. Personally, I’m in it for the long-haul.”
Mark LePard added: “I loved it. I really liked the part about morals changing with the speed of an opinion poll.”
Farah says the way to take America back is through responsible individual actions rather than through the political process.
“The political process is corrupted,” he says. “It’s unaccountable. If you want to take America back, you need to start in your own family, in your own community. Having sound minds and bodies and putting the best interests of your own children first are huge steps.”
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The Publishers Weekly review concludes: “Farah feels that the federal government is ‘intentionally encouraging and spreading immorality’ and ‘turning us into slaves.’ His proposal for change includes, but is not limited to: abolishing the income tax and the IRS, withdrawing from all international treaties and institutions, repealing all gun laws and ending federal funding for schools, the arts, conservation, housing and agriculture. What’s left, you ask? Farah calls for churches and religious institutions to assume a broader role in molding the national character, including actively censoring the entertainment industry and having a direct role in education and family life. There’s certainly a choir out there to whom Farah can preach, but most readers will find both his positions and his rhetoric uncomfortably extreme.”
In response, Farah says he never called for church “censorship” of the entertainment industry, but rather the kind of “partnership” the church had with Hollywood for 33 years during what everyone agrees was the film industry’s “golden age.”
“It’s just good business and good common sense that Hollywood is in touch with the deeply held values of hundreds of millions of Americans,” says Farah.