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The Impotent Giant

How to Reclaim the Moral High Ground of America’s Politics

The Impotent Giant has nothing to do with being a Democrat or Republican. It has everything to do with what it means to be an American. Alarmed about who and what the United States of America represents, author H. John Lyke articulates how citizens can help to regain the moral and political leadership. Using psychological principles, he provides a discussion of why our country is in the fix it’s in and how to return it to its former greatness. Lyke’s research on the issues began with a re-examination of the lives of outstanding leaders, especially George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, two men who led the United States toward the attainment of American ideals. Studying the principles, courage, and actions of these men offers a model for effective leadership and rekindles one’s pride in being an American, a pride that for many has shrunk drastically during the past ten years. The Impotent Giant examines where the country stands among other nations and how the citizens of the United States and those of the rest of the world perceive its leaders. It encourages citizens to elect the right leaders, discuss the right issues, and act for the right reasons.

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Walking on Air Without Stumbling

Learn How to Experience the Joy of Living

“The unexamined life is not worth living” is as true today as when this statement was uttered by Socrates, centuries ago. This book is designed to help people examine their lives, their hopes, their fears, and by so doing, gain new psychological insights about themselves and other people.

It deals with the major concerns of most people: sex, marriage, divorce, children, aging, stress, control, normal and abnormal relations, and responses. It encourages readers to gain a sense of perspective about the human condition: to balance responsibility with freedom, and perhaps to take themselves a bit less seriously. While some technical terms are used, they come in small, easy doses.

The book offers helpful suggestions for setting realistic goals, becoming aware of fantasies, and turning those fantasies into reality.

The writing style is clear, concise, and entertaining, and the characters used to illustrate points are vivid.

Whether or not your own life is as happy as it can be, you’ll find this book both helpful and entertaining.

The human condition consists of coping with an imperfect world. We can all use a little help in getting used to—and experiencing—the real joy of Walking on Air without Stumbling.


What Would Our Founding Fathers Say?

How Today’s Leaders Have Lost Their Way

Psychologist, H. John Lyke, and author of What Would Our Founding Fathers Say?, asks the question:

“At the end of this century, will the United States still be a world leader or will we continue to be an inferior caricature of what we once were or, even worse, will we have become another fallen empire? Put another way, will the dreams and promises of Americans for their country continue to become unattainable?”

This book offers political straight talk about today’s issues between the right and the left by looking through the eyes of the patriots who wrote the plans for our fledging nation. Are we following that plan? What was between the lines that our representatives seem to have forgotten? What was expected of the citizenry that the rest of us are neglecting to do? Lyke provides a clear and impassioned plea to get back to basics. And he shows us, in this treatise of some substance, why the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights were written, and why those superb documents continue to stand the test of time.

Lyke believes he has provided the bipartisan political formula necessary for his children and grandchildren, as well as his fellow Americans living in this country, to be able to live their lives with dignity, respect and a sense of purpose and pride of accomplishment – in a way not possible in the world of politics today.