Will a return to traditional values be enough to save the economy?


Will a return to traditional values be enough to save the economy?

The American economy is deeply mired in a financial dilemma, and the waters have begun to smell a little stagnant. Despite statements issued by White House budget director Jack Lew that progress is being made, citizens haven’t been given much reason to have faith in their government. Americans don’t know where to look for solutions when their representatives can’t see past chunks of red and blue.

In a time when many people point to advanced technology for answers, some experts are encouraging Americans to reconnect with the philosophies of their forefathers. Modern society has produced conveniences and amenities alongside challenges and apathy. This probing issue is the focus of conservative columnist, television and radio host and political activist Armstrong William’s  latest book.

In his new book, “Reawakening Virtues: Restoring What Makes America Great,” Williams shares his personal point of view – “a set of fundamental moral guidelines are necessary to get us through and beyond these hard times.”

“America has a great chance to come out of this current recession and restore its role as the world’s beacon of light. I truly believe that. But if we’re not careful in how we think and act from this point forward, we could easily lose it all,” says Williams. “So the question I ask in my latest book is ‘How do we get beyond the impasse and move toward a new harvest season?’”

Williams encourages his readers to return to virtues like faith, social justice, personal accountability and enlightened compassion. Principles based on America’s founding fathers, such as a return to basic capitalism, the importance of saving and returning to morality, family and God, are analyzed for their merits – now lost amidst confusion about the national debt.

“Although my fundamental values haven’t changed, my perspective has broadened. I communicate with more empathy and compassion than I may have in the past. And above all, I do not delve into partisan politics,” explains Williams.