Jack Miller is the founder and former president/CEO of Quill Corporation and serves as chairman of the Jack Miller Family Foundation.
Section One – What I Have Learned about Our Founding Principles and History
Chapter 1 – The Declaration as Our Mission Statement
Chapter 2 – Life without Liberty Loses Its Meaning: Our Founders Protected Both
Chapter 3 – The Constitution: A Game Plan for Realizing the MissionChapter 4 – Overcoming Challenges through the Disappearing Art of CompromiseChapter 5 – The Constitution: Protecting Us against Tyranny
Chapter 6 – The Power to Tax and the Concentration of Power Could Destroy Freedom
Chapter 7 – Finally, in SummarySection Two – The Jack Miller Center: My Legacy to the CountryChapter 8 – A Spur-of-the-Moment Start
Chapter 9 – The Professors Are the Key to Success
Chapter 10 – A Full-Fledged Program Helps Assure Success
Chapter 11 – Expanding Our Mission to High Schools
Chapter 12 – Helping Donors Invest Wisely
Section Three – A Life Well Lived
Chapter 13 – Growing Up in a Patriotic America
Chapter 14 – The College Years, a Blur
Chapter 15 – Meandering into a Career
Chapter 16 – Building a Business through Hard Work and Sweat Equity
Chapter 17 – An Entrepreneur’s Path to Philanthropy
Chapter 18 – Keeping Busy and Happy toward the End
Epilogue – Michael L. Andrews
Some claim America is an idea. It isn’t; America is a set of shared values, where ideas flourish, as long as the ideas don’t subvert the values. Yes values are only “shared” if they are effectively communicated. And our educational institutions are failing at that job. Miller delivers some stinging rebukes about the present state of education, but is always optimistic about the future. In this deeply personal and yet universal book, Miller calls us back toward teaching the values of the Founding. And the indispensable value at the core of his analysis is one we have nearly forgotten: responsibility.
Jack Miller is a man who loves his country and reveres the political principles on which it is founded. But he fears that younger generations of Americans are not learning or appreciating these principles, so he founded The Jack Miller Center (JMC) to encourage the study and teaching of these principles. This book presents Mr. Miller's understanding of American principle and tells of his efforts to found JMC. It is an all-round fascinating read.