Revitalizing America

A Declaration Against Our Government

by Donald L. Cleveland



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/10/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 570
ISBN : 9781434301413
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 570
ISBN : 9781467823722

About the Book

Revitalizing America takes an in-depth look at the promises of democracy made to Americans and the world, and the betrayals of those promises.  The promises laid out in the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address and the Pledge of Allegiance have created a Santa Claus type myth about our government that is shattered every day in the world of real politics.  The victims are "we the people."  Our grievances can be recited just as the American revolutionists called out the king's offenses in the Declaration of Independence.  They run the gamut from violations of human and civil rights, massive secret tests using poisonous materials on the citizenry without public knowledge or consent to old fashioned bribery and greed of public officials.  It's our duty to remember our country was born through a revolution, and we must revitalize our democracy through a political and economic revolution.  The people need to take back the government.

About the Author

Donald Cleveland has dual undergraduate degrees in political science and journalism and a graduate degree in policy planning and public opinion.  He served in numerous public interest capacities including:  president of a national governmental interest group; was involved in the evaluation of the Federal Intergovernmental Personnel Act;  delegate to a Federal Regional Council; a director of one of the country's largest public construction authorities; served as legislative liaison to a multi-state compact commission; was assistant director of a state legislative research department and headed a state governmental association.  His legislative and lobbying experience covered a span of thirteen years during which time he wrote over 400 laws or amendments and three constitutional amendments.  He was also instrumental in the initial funding of the Federal Rural Development Act.  He has been active in numerous governmental and development groups and associations.  He served in Europe as a captain in the U.S. Army during the "cold war."