By Andrew Ireland
WASHINGTON – At a time of crisis, a fresh set of eyes may be just what is needed to clear the fog and find the light.
And what with illegal aliens, immigration, Benghazi, ISIS, the Middle East, bombs over Jerusalem, Fast and Furious, the IRS and more, who can argue America isn't facing a crossroads.
So a true de Tocqueville of our time, one foreigner, is offering that leadership to Americans.
WND Books' author from Down Under, Nick Adams is shining light on why America is the beacon of hope and freedom for the world. His newly released book "The American Boomerang: How the World's Greatest Turnaround Nation Will Do It Again," outlines six steps to taking back America:
- Exercise fidelity to the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and founding ideals.
- Promote and achieve a return to American self-belief as a force of nature. As any leader knows: you can't expect others to believe in you if you don't believe in yourself.
- Re-engage with cultural institutions. It is time to compete for control of the cultural institutions that for the past four decades have been the forums and seedbeds of the Left. From Hollywood to popular music to teaching to journalism. The days of the cultural elites playing unopposed … they're numbered. We're coming to get you, he explains.
- Put an end to the culture of complaint and entitlement. We need to put the professional offense-takers out of business. They're designed to intimidate us, to remove our confidence, to make us afraid to even look at someone the wrong way, to make all our visceral convictions suspect. The days of promoting grievance and envy ... they're over.
- Stand up to bullies. America cannot allow itself to continue to be bullied by the anti-bullying crusade. It's time to punch the bully's nose.
- Embrace rugged individualism. Rugged individualism is not an exercise in political nostalgia – it is a genuine solution for the myriad problems facing the United States in the 21st century. American national character must be understood in light of what it is: a self-made society. The world needs America to be a country of self-reliant warriors, not pussycats.
Released on July 1, Adams' "The American Boomerang," has been a huge hit in its first week, with praise coming from names like Chuck Norris, Mike Huckabee, Dr. Ben Carson, Glenn Beck and many more.
Internationally renowned for his work as a speaker, lecturer, author, and media commentator Adams is best known for his work in the field of American exceptionalism. His work in the United States has seen him speak in more than 20 states, at conventions, corporate meetings, military bases, schools and churches. He's been given awards for his work – even an honorary citizenship in America.
Focusing on the resilient nature of America, Adam' book chronicles why be believes the U.S., as it has time and time again, will triumph over current threats to its freedom and survival. Adams wrote the book imbued with the belief that if he, a foreigner, can be so optimistic about and committed to American institutions and principles, so, too, should Americans.
"The American Boomerang" is, as Lt. Col. Allen West says in the foreword, "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. It takes us from the founding to the present, sharing an inspiring vision along the way, and makes the case that American values are conservative values, and to preserve its exceptionalism, America must remain a center-right nation. Despite the prophets of gloom, in the eyes of outsider Nick Adams, America the Great will only continue to become greater."
Famous actor, roundhouse kick legend and conservative columnist Chuck Norris weighed in on Adams' work, saying, "Speaking of great works, I recommend reading Nick Adams' new book, 'The American Boomerang.'"
Former governor of Arkansas, national talk show host and acclaimed musician Mike Huckabee called it, "A remarkable book … an intensive look into the American soul and American psyche."
The nation's top brain surgeon, a New York Times bestselling author and possible 2016 presidential contender, Carson says "The American Boomerang" is "right on target."
Carson said the Aussie's resounding support for American exceptionalism "should be an encouragement for people from every nation of the world who seek freedom and prosperity."
"He recognizes that the sources of American exceptionalism are the people and not the government," Carson said.
Carson's comments come on the heels of talk radio host Glenn Beck's gushing over the book and Adams' message. In a state of pure admiration, Beck called Adams "more dedicated than most Americans are to tell us the truth about ourselves."
- "Nick Adams-the de Tocqueville traveler of our times – -has captured the essence of why America is destined to remain great. In 'The American Boomerang,' Nick reminds us why the virtues of exceptional America are steadfast in nature, that the challenges we face merely temper our reserve to continue our search for freedom and a civil society." – a Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D, founder and former president of the Heritage Foundation
- "Nick Adams is the antidote to all the doubts the Left has sown among us about America's mission. From across the Pacific, he has come to know us well, and love us. In a vivid and readable book, he proves that sometimes a spectator sees more of the game." – Dick Morris, former adviser to President Bill Clinton
- "Foreigners, starting with Alexis de Tocqueville, have shown a unique understanding of the United States and what it means to be an American. Now Nick Adams, a young Australian, writes in this tradition, of old-fashioned American patriotism and courage-which aren't actually old-fashioned at all." – Michael Barone, Washington Examiner
- "The American Boomerang should be compulsory reading for every American. It is a call to action, and an outside voice reminding us of our promise in the world. It reasserts the American virtues we have recently begun to abandon, like faith and freedom. Adams' conservative insight is invaluable and irresistible." – Ben Shapiro, Editor-at-Large, Breitbart.com
- "Why is this place we call America, at this time, the exception to the historical rule? Read 'American Boomerang' to be reminded of the qualities that have made America the most prosperous, free, and benevolent nation in human history, and pass it on to those who may have forgotten." – Dan Bongino, author of "Life Inside the Bubble"
- "It's the locker room at half time and the home team is listless, confused, and playing lousy. But Nick Adams has a powerful pep talk for Team USA that is just the kind of bracing, snap-out-of-it, kick-in-the-pants that a great nation needs to get back in the game to win. American Boomerang is more than a sorely needed love letter from Down Under-it's a timely, wise, and heartfelt plea to America to embrace its inherent exceptionalism." – Jack Fowler, publisher of National Review'
Andrew Ireland is an intern for WND.