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Young people believe the American Dream is dead - wait a minute...not so fast!

Hi. I'm Melvin Valkner. Life can be hard and confusing. I set out merely to journal, trying to make sense of life in a pursuit of truth.

How was I to know that a book about life would end with a "vision for the nation" and how to restore the American Dream?

The Common Man is true. With dozens of personal stories of humor and disappointment, professional reviewers said it had to be fiction posing as a memoir, or, strangely, as an allegory.

Free for viewing are three seasons of 12 short entertaining and informative videos. Click here to visit The Common Man YouTube Channel. (Try to watch episodes in order as they build on each other.) 
Season 1 is "The Stuff Martyrs Are Made Of" 
Season 2 is "Our Disappearing Christian Heritage" 
Season 3 is "The Bible vs. The Koran" 

Don't give up on the American Dream and Don't Back Down®. Below, you can order a copy of THE COMMON MAN book from Amazon. Kindle version is also available.

America is at a Crossroads

Author: Melvin Valkner
Binding: Paperback
Studio: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Label: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Move over Forest Gump. Stand aside Atlas Shrugged - there's no fiction here...

Growing up in the 1950s, life was simple and trusting was easy but now everything is confusing and no one has genuine answers, except THE COMMON MAN: God, Home, Country...a fearless pursuit of The American Dream.


  • What a character! – Rich Bowman
  • A fascinating story, enjoyed it – Joe Sanger
  • Finally, someone who has a clue – Richard Henderson
  • Great book, can’t wait to get home and read more – Melissa Ball
  • You have experienced much, thank you for sharing – John Briggs
  • Cannot help but be compelled to a clear course of action – TL Adamson

THE COMMON MAN Book Review...

After serving in Vietnam, Mel Valkner came home disillusioned, groping for answers and using drugs. Beginning a life-long search for truth, he graduated from college with the double majors of political science and philosophy.

Following the sudden deaths of a good friend, father, brother and newborn son he accepted Christ. That was the easy part.

Becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) he worked as a financial executive in healthcare, service, education and manufacturing industries. Even as he committed himself to being a family man, disappointment and confusion came with business failures and job losses leading him to seek a deeper relationship with God, reading the Bible through more than 30 times and, after 911, comparing it to the Koran.

Returning to his philosophical and political roots, Mel ran for U.S. Congress. With his unique background, be began researching Constitutional Solutions to the nation's ills finding two “smoking guns,” multi-faceted transfers of power killing the very things at the heart of our culture and The American Dream. A conspiracy or just plain stupidity?...you decide.

bee 127x90 xparentFrom start to finish, THE COMMON MAN is a unique tapestry freshly facing life’s challenging ups and downs, inherently informative.

About Mel Valkner

Mel Valkner CongressMelvin Valkner, CPA is a life-long resident of the Kalamazoo, Michigan area. After serving in the U.S. Army with tours in Vietnam and Germany, he attended Western Michigan University (WMU) graduating with the double majors of political science and philosophy. Returning to WMU for two more years of business and accounting classes he eventually became a CPA and tax professional.

Leaving public accounting he became a healthcare administrator, financial executive in manufacturing, education and service industries, entrepreneur and author. He is a former First Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan (USTPM.org), Michigan's affiliate of the national Constitution Party. He remains Chairman of the Kalamazoo County affiliate.