Re-Making the American Dream

by David Vaught



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/16/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781728326634
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781728326641
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781728323091

About the Book

What Happens? When the Values of Duty, Honor, Country clash at West Point with the religious teachings of the Liberty Baptist Church in Burnt Prairie . . . Join us on this journey in the Vietnam War era when the author was confronted by Colonel Al Haig, soon to join President Nixon’s White House and later to serve as President Reagan’s Secretary of State, . . . And Admiral Moorer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a federal courtroom. . . Waging a vigorous official defense of compulsory chapel, while the author stood up for freedom of religion under the First Amendment, Despite them all having sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States . . . In such a clash and its aftermath, the answer . . .

About the Author

David Vaught is a 1969 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, who took up the challenge to compulsory chapel in his last year as a cadet and twice as a witness in the federal court case that ended it. He later became active in Illinois politics supporting the reform campaign of Governor Dan Walker and as Director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget under Illinois Governor Pat Quinn during the Great Recession.