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.
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, ideals that 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 today. The book revisits the original values and principles of Democracy and offers the reader a call to action.