Restore Our Democracy
The Case for Equality and Justice
by Werner Neff
The gifts we inherited from our Founding Fathers are The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights: guidelines for peacefully living together. They designed the democratic principles, inspired by the experiences of ancient Athens and Rome, based on values and needs, to guide our leaders in good times and bad. These gifts are the foundation of our country.
First, the United States is a Republic, that is the contrary to a monarchy when a family is ruling from generation to generation. A Republic is ruled by an elected government and an elected parliament. The rules to govern and to set legislation must follow democratic rules and principles. This book is about these rules and principles to be a Democracy.
Our Democracy is eroding and slowly drifting away from the values and principles which are the heart of our democracy. We must reevaluate leadership and revisit our commitments to the American people, rebuild trust and recreate vision for a peaceful America with equal opportunities for all.
We have also inherited unhealthy ideals and habits from our ancestors who hold us hostage in the past, stuck in entitlement, racism, dominance, and inequality. Their weaknesses, and the deep hurt some of them caused are still impacting us today. Many of these ideals no longer serve us. The time has come to heal old wounds.
Restore Our Democracy is a reflection on history, political philosophy, and the current reality. Neff takes a raw look at how our unconscious loyalty to the past continues to impact our society still, today. The book revisits the original values and principles of Democracy and offers readers a call to action.
Paperback | 142 pages | Werner Neff | 2020
Werner Neff holds a PhD in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Economics. Deeply passionate about Democracy, political science, and economics, Neff has researched and written several books on social economy and politics during the past 10 years. Restore Our Democracy fulfills on his long-time dream of writing a book on the principles of Democracy, as his contribution to the future. Neff, a Swiss citizen, married to an American, has been living in the mountains of Colorado for over 10 years now. He loves the American people. It is his fondest wish that the history and democratic principles, as well as his conclusive call for action, will help strengthen our resolve to return to the fundamental values of Democracy.