David's personal journal that miraculously became this book was started in 2001 with the intention of being a gift to his daughters in his later years so they would know what their dad thought about things in this life. The purpose was to give them a glimpse of him even after he was gone, to bring comfort and courage to them by leaving actual "pieces of his heart" behind in the form of his written words. But God kept pressing David to share it more widely as a blessing to anyone who wished to read it. The hope is that these stories will spark thoughts about God's constant involvement and intervention in our lives and stir a sense of how much He cares about every detail that is important to us. David resides in Idaho, with his wife, Denice, and works as an engineer at Micron Technologies. He is the proud father of six beautiful daughters and "Papa Dave" to six grandchildren, five boys and one girl.
Reviews - What do customers think about Why The Big Worry About the Gradual Loss of Our Liberties?: What We All Must Know About True Capitalism and Creeping Socialism?
Short and understandable treatise on capitalism Jul 17, 2007
The author, Dr. Wood, has written a short treatise on why the transition of the US system to socialism matters.
In the preface, the author quotes President Clinton who said in November 2001, less than 2 months after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, "those of us who come from various European lineages are not blameless." Since the victims were of all races and nationalities, such a bigoted, racist, idiotic remark doesn't even make sense except to reveal the depravity of the other side.
The strength of this book is to outline the philisophical and historical basis of Americanism and capitalism. Capitalism is basically the extension of freedom into economic transactions. Socialism removes that freedom. The author also summarizes the collectivist viewpoint equally well and succinctly, no small task if you've ever read any of the drivel from Marx, Hegel or modern socialists. The socialists (under whatever name - liberals, marxists, collectivists, communists, democrats, fascists, etc.) use as their almost exclusive tools name-calling and propaganda. Any opponent will quickly be labelled "bigot", "racist" and other insulting terms. For example in Marx's first communist book he spends the final third insulting other socialists who didn't pay him to write propaganda! Marx also considered women nothing more than prostitutes. Given this, how do you even try to use logic with a Marxist feminist?
Similarly, the socialist control of our institutions such as the universities makes rational discussion well-nigh impossible. I well remember discussing the murder of a crippled, American Jew named Leon Klinghoffer when terrorists hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists drowned Klinghoffer by throwing him and his wheelchair overboard. I was driving to a symposium with the most prominent scientist in my field and one of his graduate students. This graduate student said that killing this crippled old American was the "only way to fight back." My mouth dropped open at the stupidity of this remark. It opened further when his advisor, the most prominent scientist in his field, nodded in agreement.
The author summarizes important ideas and includes excellent and useful quotes, examples and stories. The only negative would be that the only solution is to try and educate people by publishing this book. So, distribute copies to friends, family and associates before it is too late. Overall 4 stars.
Quite sharply worded yet passionately thoughtful Jun 7, 2004
Highly recommended reading for students of Economics and Political Science, Why Worry About The Gradual Loss Of Our Liberties?: What We All Must Know About True Capitalism And Creeping Socialism by David L. Wood is not about civil liberties per se; but rather, it is a political and economic treatise which embraces the success at Capitalism and blares a strongly needed "wake up" call demanding acknowledgment of socialism's failures. Decrying socialism's support as largely unwarranted and due to mental indoctrination, Why Worry About The Gradual Loss Of Our Liberties? is a quite sharply worded yet passionately thoughtful defense of capitalist economics and a public policy manifesto.
Is this book for you? Mar 12, 2004
What a great book! If you don't believe the liberal media this is a book for you.
A POWERHOUSE OF CONSERVATIVE THOUGHT Jan 26, 2004
Ann Coulter move over. David L. Wood's new book leaves no liberal ox ungored. It's a concise and cogent case for conservatism. Read it.