Edge of the Cave

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AuthorHouse, May 1, 2001 - Fiction - 157 pages
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President Ronald Reagan said it best:

 

Freedom is not free

 

Freedom must be nurtured, protected and reconfirmed many times to survive. Here in America many assume freedom and security are birthrights, something that is automatic with citizenship. In the early years with our oceans for protection, we became complacent with our false sense of security until World Wars I and II in the early-to-mid 1900s. Further, the Cold War of the 1960s awakened the nation to the reality that the enemy does not have to come to our shores to attack. Freedom and security must be earned over and over.

 

Now a new threat has emerged through the coalescing of numerous societies resulting from the migration of many people and cultures to our shores. Most are welcomed members of the American family, sharing a strong belief in our Constitution and the same ideals and attitudes that built our nation. However, a few come, not to join and help build America, but to destroy America. Deep-seated anger spawned by radical thinking and tainted with warped religious beliefs fills the minds of those who set out to disrupt and destroy our American democratic-republic form of government.

 

People of that ilk are difficult, sometimes impossible, to detect because they appear to be above suspicion and reproach. A few might make their way into political positions of power. Perhaps, such a person could even become president of the United States.

 

This book is a novel and is therefore only a figment of the author's imagination. However, it could happen right here in America. This fictional offering considers the ramifications of that possibility.

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About the author (2001)

Bailey is a trial lawyer who practices in Tyler, Texas. He is a pilot, scuba diver, harley rider, trekker of the Himalayas, and occasionally writes prose.

Krebbs is a Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas-Tyler.

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