Book Review: The Eagle Has Crashed by Ted Lacksonen
Posted Jan 18 2012 1:00am
I recently had a friend ask me to read his new book, The Eagle Has Crashed , and I quickly said yes! Ted has been someone who has been helping me to think outside the box when it comes to the plight of America and politics in general. I respect his opinion deeply and was excited and honored to be asked to read his book. I also promised to write a review.
The genre of, The Eagle Has Crashed , is probably one of my favorite genres – politics and drama. Basically the story is about our government making decisions that literally leave America financially bankrupt. It delves into the probable and predictable consequences that arise as a result.
Furthermore, it also grapples with the unforeseen and unpredictable consequences that could possibly happen if this scenario were ever to become a reality.
The book started out a little slow but I understood that the foundation needed to be carefully laid out in order for the entire story to make sense, and thus, I thought it was well done without being overly indulging.
Once I got past the laying of the story’s foundation I found myself unable to put the book down. I was completely drawn into the story, waiting to see what in the world could possibly happen next.
One of the things that surprised me about The Eagle Has Crashed is the careful balance of political opinion that Ted meticulously laid out. In the story, the reader is introduced to all political perspectives with careful care and consideration. I was not only introduced to those perspectives and how they might indeed play out but I was schooled as to what it means to be a Libertarian, Republican or Democrat.
It was as if I was standing outside of the story – even though I was completely drawn into the story – and was able to watch the many threads and perspectives unwind and interconnect without any bias.
I think the most powerful aspect of this story is its ability to lead the reader to take time to ponder the possibility of such questions such as:
What if America became bankrupt?
What then and what would that look like?
Could we survive something so catastrophic?
Ted does an amazing job showing exactly how America is suddenly unable to accomplish even the simplest tasks like protecting for its citizens from attack, providing its citizens after a natural disaster, its inability to continue caring for the elderly and disabled, or, most stunning perhaps, the government’s inability to run the daily basics of the government at all.
Perhaps the most troubling aspect of the story was how allowing America to become bankrupt caused such a rift between the Federal government and the states that 16 states receded from America. That one consequence was frightening to me as a Veteran of the Unites States Air Force who served to protect our country – all 50 states. The thought that the mis-management of government finances could lead to the eventual tearing apart of our country was sobering at best.
I cannot, nor do I ever want to, hear or read the following words taken from page 128 of the book.
The federal government of these United States, established by the Constitution of 1787, has materially and impermissible BREACHED its Constitutional duties in egregious, repeated, and continuous way, relieving the State of Texas of any duty to participate in the Union so established; including but not limited to violations of the Interstate Commerce, General Welfare, and Spending Clauses of the Constitution, as well as obscenely destructive fiscal irresponsibility that jeopardizes the safety and well-being of all Americans generally, and Texans specifically.
As an American who is deeply concerned about the current plight of America, this book left me deeply shaken and impacted. It serves as a great reminder that now is the time to act because tomorrow … may indeed be too late.
I highly recommend this book. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.
*I received this book free from Ted Lacksonen. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255