Brigitte Gabriel: Patriots, Recapture What Once Made America Great! New Book, ‘RISE’ Tells All
In ‘RISE,’ New York Times Best-Selling Author Buoys the Patriotic Americans Who Have Been Discouraged in an Ever-Changing Culture
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Discouraging headlines at nearly every turn might dampen the mood of even the most patriotic of Americans. But New York Times best-selling author Brigitte Gabriel’s new book will lift their spirits and serve as a how-to guide to recapture what once made America great.
In “RISE: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom,” released Sept. 11, Gabriel arms readers with real data and compelling facts that will equip them to fight the efforts of America’s enemies to undermine the nation at every level of society. “RISE” also motivates readers to unite with other patriots who wish to preserve America’s endangered Judeo-Christian values and freedom.
“Today even our most fundamental freedoms, such as freedom of speech, are under attack by the tyranny of ‘tolerance,’” Gabriel says. “Free speech is the new ‘hate speech,’ and the right to exercise one’s opinion seems to end where the radical Left’s feelings begin. Those who choose to put their lives on the line to defend this nation and enforce its laws as their patriotic and civic duty are rewarded with mockery, disrespect and slander from its citizens. The media spreads falsehoods about the American police officer, seeking to inflame racial tensions between black and white at almost every turn. Elected officials seem particularly generous spending our tax dollars on welfare programs for unvetted Islamic refugees and newly arrived immigrants, many of whom do not respect our nation or the values it embodies. Worst of all, our enemies seem to be as united as we are divided.”
Families have suffered as well, Gabriel says. Parents are too distracted by their careers or technology to realize their children are being taught to hate the nation, those who founded it and even the very principles upon which it was founded. They may think their children are learning about the Judeo-Christian values of minds such as Jefferson, Madison, Washington and Lincoln, but in reality, they’re learning the virtues of Che, Castro, Marx, Lenin and even Muhammad.
“Instead of the tight-knit, God-loving families I watched on my black-and-white television, American families have become fragmented, distracted and self-absorbed units,” Gabriel adds. “Instant gratification has become a way of life, and with it, the failure to recognize the virtues of perseverance, self-reliance and sacrifice. These were the virtues that inspired a generation of Americans to rise and defeat the Axis powers during World War II. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Americans came together, made sacrifices and persevered to save the world from tyranny and genocide. We get a clearer picture of this when we compare our response to 9/11 to that of Pearl Harbor. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11 Americans did come together with remarkable patriotism as we did in 1945. We mourned together, prayed together, and vowed to defeat this enemy as one United States of America.”
But as time progressed after the tragedy of 2001, memories of the attacks faded. Americans forgot what they promised they never would.
“We allowed ourselves to become distracted from the fundamental fight for Western civilization that was and still is at stake,” Gabriel says. “The Judeo-Christian values that were so unshakable during and after World War II were not nearly as strong. We are still heading down a dangerous road, with fewer and fewer exit signs left before we reach the point of no return. But if we’re going to restore America to prominence, we can only do so by also recognizing and resurrecting the principles that made America the shining city on a hill we all remember it to be.
“We must not be ashamed of our heritage, our nationality, or our way of life,” she continues. “If we as Americans cannot champion the virtues of freedom, we cannot possibly expect others to do so. These are the sentiments that inspired me to write ‘RISE,’ which highlights the most critical problems facing our nation today. It explains how we got here and what we can do as people who love this country to see that it’s saved. Regardless of color, gender or background, as Americans we are all united under the same flag of freedom. I believe each one of us can be used as an instrument of change in this life. Fragmented we are fragile, but united we possess the potential to save this nation from doom and restore it to its rightful place as the greatest in the history of mankind. But we cannot accomplish this from our keyboards. We must rise and take action, matching the enthusiasm of our enemies.”
In “RISE,” Gabriel sends her most hard-hitting, explosive message yet. It’s not only a warning but also a rallying cry to unite Americans of all backgrounds in a fight for the survival of the nation, the protection of the Judeo-Christian values upon which it was built, and the preservation of the freedoms on which future generations depend.
“RISE” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House, which has published 14 New York Times best-sellers.