The first chapter is an annotated autobiography of the author to introduce the reader to the background that the author is drawing from for his conclusions. He is a working class, a commoner—no silver spoon here. He spent most of his life struggling to make ends meet while working in the private sector, and then in the final years of his work life, he worked in the public sector and got involved in the labor movement and politics where the political work was done. The revelations of his findings will probably not going to win him any friends within either party because, as the book discloses, nobody has clean hands, including the people that go to the polls or sit at home and throw stones at the gladiators. The book throws stones at everybody, including himself. The books suggests where we, as a people, began to go wrong and stray from the path our ancestors laid out for us. It is the book’s assertion that our nation is in decline because our culture has been compromised and is in decline. Its purpose is to strike a note toward fixing our problems, starting in the home.