Review: “Be The People” by Carol M. Swain, PhD

Carol Swain brings a well-researched and well-written book to the table with “Be The People,” and it should resonate with many readers. BookSneeze® provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. Swain is what the media would have you believe to be an oddity: she grew up in the ‘50s and ‘60s as the youngest of 12 children in a rural black family in the South and grew up to earn a doctorate, become a born-again Christian and a conservative Republican. “Be The People” is her look at what’s wrong with America and what needs to be done to fix it.

Swain provides solid research to back her concerns, providing good reason for why Americans should be concerned for the direction our country is headed. She often links today’s leaders and policies to those found in “The Prince” or “1984,” showing how America has moved from the direction set by our Founding Fathers to a more nefarious, statist route that has put the state in the position God should occupy in our lives. Swain presents solid reasoning to counter these behaviors by the government, attacking them from the Bible and from our founding documents. Being both a libertarian and an evangelical Christian I couldn’t agree with everything she said, but her answers are solidly based in reason, the Bible and (nearly as solidly) in our Constitution. Whether you agree with her in the end or not, you will learn something from reading this.

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