From Rage to Responsibility: Black Conservative Jesse Lee Peterson and America Today

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Chapter Seven
WHAT AMERICANS SHOULD DO NOW

We are where we are because whenever we had a choice to make,
we have chosen the alternative that required the least effort at
the moment….[We] have dissipated, like wastrels and drunk-
ards, the inheritance of freedom and order that came to [us] from
hardworking, thrifty, faithful, believing, and brave men.

Journalist Walter Lippmann, on the
eve of American involvement in WWII

If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you keep getting
what you got.

Robert L Woodson, Sr.

America is unique. It is the only country built on values, not
ethnicity. If we return to the American values of diligence, self-
control, and real belief in God we can return this country to the
shining city on a hill we all know it was meant to be, and we can
live like genuine men, independent and self-sufficient.

-Jesse Lee Peterson, addressing a gathering of young black men.

As the new millennium begins, all Americans are faced with a question: will we continue to allow the cultural domination of amoral liberalism to transform our society into a selfish contest over which group is recognized as the greatest historical victims, which group should receive legal preferences, and which group will have their “rights” more fully respected?

As a nation we are rushing toward the empty freedom from responsibility. But this frantic flight is hopelessly misguided. True liberty, true emancipation, and true autonomy come first from self-control, and then from the self-government and the self-

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