By Seth Johnson
WASHINGTON — As America celebrates the 238th anniversary of the Founding Fathers’ decision to break from Great Britain, an outsider is telling WND it’s clear what made the unlikely revolution possible, and successful.
An armed citizenry.
“If the colonists had not had the means of defending themselves they would never have been able to throw off the chains of tyranny and bring forth a new birth of freedom on the American continent,” said Nick Adams, an Australian celebrity who is coming out with the a book, “The American Boomerang.”
He comes from a perspective where an entire generation hasn’t had the freedom to protect themselves already.
He said many things about America are exceptional, but he singles out the Second Amendment and the preference for individual freedom over state control as unique circumstances.
“Without the Second Amendment, there are no other amendments: the rest of the Constitution is a recommendation,” he noted.
In his native Australia, the government reacted to incidents of gun violence with a buyback campaign that claimed to be increasing safety.
But while Australia’s crime rate dropped by nearly the same amount as America, which didn’t have a gun ban, violent crime overall in Australia increased by 42.2 percent while America’s dropped 31.8 percent.
He said once Australians gave up guns, they became victims of more violent crimes than ever before.
Adams reports that the laws are extreme.
When he tried to ship a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun to himself – a gun he built on the assembly line while touring the plant – he came into contact with the full wrath of Australian Customs and Immigration.
It did not matter that the gun had been disabled. Adams would still be required to get police clearance, a license, take a three-day safety course, buy a safe, stamp the serial number on the gun and have it registered to a gun shop.
Adams believes that nations that criticize America for allowing people to own guns fail to understand what makes America great.
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“Isn’t it amazing that the rest of the world is prepared to marvel at American brilliance and innovation, and to acknowledge that it is the most advanced country in the world, but it is not prepared to consider the merits of their Second Amendment?”
He believes that a nation that allows and encourages its people to create wealth and increase their station in life should also empower its people to protect what they’ve worked for.
“It is hard for many Americans to fathom their government completely turning on them and requiring an armed response, but the Founders were not so trusting of state power,” he said. “They rebelled against their native government that had forced them to house occupying soldiers and to pay taxes while not having a voice in parliament. The ‘shot heard ’round the world’ at Lexington and Concord that set off the American Revolution happened in part because the British army was attempting to confiscate ammunition from the colonists, which they were not going to take lying down.”
Released by WND Books on July 1, “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.”
One of the nation’s top brain surgeons, a New York Times bestselling author and possible 2016 presidential contender, Dr. Ben Carson, endorsed “The American Boomerang” calling it “right on target.”
Carson, a man known to be frank, made headlines with his instant viral hit keynote address at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013. Just feet away from President Obama, the neurosurgeon offered a common sense critique of liberal government, calling for a return to our historic culture of personal responsibility, free markets, and upward mobility.
A striking message, Adams’ book is all the more special because he is not an American. Not even close. In fact, he was born in, raised in and is a citizen of Australia.
A true de Tocqueville of our time, Adams is giving Americans a fresh set of eyes on why America is the beacon of freedom and hope to world and why that greatness will endure.
Focusing on the resilient nature of America, Adam’s book chronicles why our nation, 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.
Carson’s comments come on the heels of conservative radio host and media icon 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.”
See what other big names are saying about “The American Boomerang:”
- “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.” – 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
- “‘The American Boomerang’ is an exquisitely clear insight into our nation’s story. Adams is an eloquent voice for conservatism, bringing intelligence and optimism about America’s future. In clear and forceful prose, he makes a case that those who may one day lead our nation would be remiss to ignore.” – Nick Desatnick, Editor-in-Chief, Dartmouth Review
“I hope to offer Americans a perspective they no longer have or maybe they have forgotten,” Adams said in a recent interview with Glenn Beck. “The American system is the best hope for humanity. And the world needs to adopt American values.”