The Book

Author David Vaught now puts his story down in nonfiction, as a memoir and part essay, on what drove him in 1968 to mount such a successful administrative challenge to the requirement that all cadets attend compulsory chapel services every Sunday.

In this book, he traced those roots of American Dream through his own father, a World War II veteran, farmer, and deacon in the Liberty Baptist Church, while also exploring in greater detail the history and legal foundation of not just religious toleration but true religious freedom as our founding fathers implemented it.

The walk through these events is personal, but the issues of Re-Making the American Dream run deeper. They are steeped in the transmission of values from generation to generation as new experiences and thoughts challenge us to move forward. How we do that creates an American Dream anew.