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by Alan Sears and Craig Osten

In this book, Sears and Osten set out to highlight how the ACLU has been undermining Judeo-Christian values in the United States since its founding in 1920.  The work of the ACLU has impacted the freedoms of millions of Americans: the church has been progressively silenced, parental authority has been undermined, children are less safe, and human life continues to be cheapened-both at birth and death.  

The ACLU vs. America is an upfront wake-up call to these subversive attacks that every true freedom-loving individual and family must heed.

The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America and Politics without God
 by George Weigel
If you want to get a glimpse of American society without God, observe what is happening in Europe.  Although our nation continues to slide into secularism, it has not completely abandoned God in the public square.  While many European political leaders insist that only a public square shorn of religiously informed moral argument is safe for human rights and democracy, Weigel contends that the opposite is true.  In this work, Weigel makes the case that in the final analysis, societies and cultures are only as great as their spiritual aspirations.

RENDER UNTO CAESAR: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life
by Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Denver

Recognized as a national figure in religious and political circles, Archbishop Chaput has written and presented on the topic of religion and public policy.  In this work, Chaput points out that in order to have a healthy democracy, citizens must not set aside their moral convictions.  To survive, American democracy depends upon people of character, fighting for their beliefs in the public square, respectfully, but vigorously and without apology.  Anything less is bad citizenship and a form of theft from the nation's health.  Or as Chaput suggests: Good manners are not an excuse for political cowardice.