With more than a hundred personal stories of humor and disappointment, professional reviewers can't seem to believe The Common Man is true. They try to explain it as a novel, fiction posing as a memoir, or, strangely, as an allegory. Now I would like your feedback. -- so right now you can download a PDF version for free (just click "Order Book" in the top menu, no strings attached).
Christians in particular need to read The Common Man which, although it may sound like hype, may be the most important new book of our time (soft cover, 308 pages).
Hi. I'm Melvin Valkner, CPA and I must say from the outset that I didn't set out to write a book about life -- and a message from God about restoring America.
Coming home from Vietnam disillusioned, using drugs and alcohol and suffering their effects, I barely stayed in college. Finally sobering up, graduating with the double majors of Philosophy and Political Science I went on a determined search to find truth. That's harder than it sounds. Sorting through all the varied notions flying through the air is just plain hard work.
After enduring the death of a child, I gave my life to Christ. Poor decisions stemmed hopes of prosperity. Several business failures and job losses caused me to start journaling, trying to make sense of life. Searching for truth and meaning I've now read the Bible through in its entirety more than 30 times over the years, even comparing it to the Koran. My prayers were often desperate cries for help. I have learned, on occasion, to be still and listen to God.
Awaking from a very vivid dream night I was stunned when God asked me, "Are you ready to go to Washington?" Only real answers to today's pressing questions interested me, not a typical politician's meaningless sound bites. Seeking Constitutional Solutions for our nation's political ills while running for U.S. Congress what I found surprised me, and I'm sure will enlighten you.
Since 1913, for over 100 years, the American People have been systematically scammed of their liberty and financial security by Democrats and Republicans opposed to "original intent" of the Founding Fathers -- and I have the proof. (Believe me, this book spares neither major political party.) I know it sounds radical, but there is a desire by some to take away the Common Man's rights and reduce the people to serfs, and they are gradually doing it through convoluted economic and religious restraint.
Reducing complicated concepts to basic elements, I explain them in very simple terms. The Common Man not only highlights where we have gone astray and the ramifications, but how to get the nation back on track. Yet, even with more than 60 footnotes, The Common Man is not dry academic research. This is a book you can't put down, wonderfully entertaining. See reviews below.
Again, I had no intention of going this route when I was in the midst of journaling. But when God spoke to me, I rose to the challenge, did the research and put my findings in an easily understood, enjoyable format. I cannot emphasize it enough, you must read this book.
So for a limited time, if you would like a free PDF, just click "Order Book" in the top menu. You can order a printed version of The Common Man book via this website for $14.99 with free shipping and the book will be autographed. The Common Man can also be purchased on Amazon for a list price of $14.99 plus shipping. An ePub version is available here for only $1.49. A Kindle version is on Amazon for $2.99 list price.
Are you prepared to restore The American Dream? Are you ready for renewal? Read The Common Man then decide. What have you got to lose?
Sincerely, Melvin Valkner
What a character! - Rich Bowman
A fascinating story, enjoyed it - Joe Sanger
Can't wait to get home and read more - Melissa Ball
Finally, someone who has a clue - Richard Henderson
You have experienced much, thank you for sharing - John Briggs
First book I've read cover to cover in twenty years! - Ken Jamison
Cannot help but be compelled to a clear course of action - TL Adamson
About Melvin Valkner:
Melvin 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.
The Common Man® is a registered trademark of Melvin Valkner.
Melvin Valkner, The Common Man available in printed copy on TheCommonMan.org and both Kindle eBook and printed copy on Amazon.
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