(PRWEB) May 18, 2012
Growing up in a Midwestern State on a couple of acres in a farming community, author Dalken Lelan became very familiar with the concept of growing vegetables and fruits, preparing the ground, hoeing out the weeds and cutting off diseased growth. For Lelan, the same principles applies to ideas or concepts such as democracy. In The Tree Of Democracy, he plots out the different ways for the citizens of America to “prune” the greatest tree of them all to make it healthy once again.
The seed for the concept of Democracy was planted eons ago, most notably back in the Greek empire era when a form of democracy was practiced in many of the Greek city-states. This concept grew in various ways until it found good soil in the United States of America, where it has grown into a large tree, affecting much of the world today. As the concept (tree) grew, it produced fruit to ensure the continuance of its species. This concept is at the heart of the founding of America .
This outstandingly insightful work of Lelan, which took him many years in the thinking process, is intended to awaken American’s sleeping conscience and urge readers to take control of the government and make it work for them, not the other way around. “We the people need to take a good look at what is happening in and to our great Nation, and be willing to make sacrifices which will ‘prune’ our Tree of Democracy,” Lelan further wrote. “Then, our children and grandchildren will have the opportunity to live the ‘American Dream’ which we have enjoyed. We must realize that some things which we have believed are our ‘rights’ are not really such, but are ‘privileges’ which we can earn. Fiscal responsibility is a must, as is moral responsibility. We must teach these to our children, as well as practice them ourselves.”
Lelan speaks plainly and forthright in The Tree Of Democracy – no politically correct apologies or excuses, just plain old common sense. Like Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”, he asks the reader, “Who is John Galt?”
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About the Author
Born in 1944, Dalken Lelan was raised with his two brothers in a small Mid-western farming community, where he learned the Rules of Mother Nature first hand. He graduated from college in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and was married to his current wife that same year. In 1970 the author began teaching at an institution of the State Department of Youth Services. The author earned his Masters of Education, Education Administration, in 1974. He received a promotion to education administration in the Department that same year, and served as a school administrator in four institutions until he retired from education in 1997 after thirty-one total years in education. The author and his wife currently live on seven acres outside a major metropolis in the Mid-west, where he has horses, chickens, dogs, cats, does some small gardening, and stays in touch with Mother Nature, his favorite teacher of Life.
The Tree Of Democracy* by Dalken Lelan
Prune It Or Watch It Die
Publication Date: May 2, 2012
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