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Listen up, America, because there’s a few things you need to know about Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX):

  • He’s a former Navy Seal
  • He was awarded two Bronze Star Medals, a Purple Heart, and a Navy Medal with Valor.
  • He had his eye blown out by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan and STILL served two more deployments after he was wounded.
  • He’s humble and one of the VERY FEW honorable men in Washington D.C.
  • If you look up the word “badass” in Webster’s dictionary, you’ll find his picture with an arrow pointing to his face that says, “THIS GUY.”

Okay, so we made that last one up, but we’re going to petition Webster to get that fixed.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw is also a best-selling author, and he called into the Hammer and Nigel Show Thursday afternoon to discuss his latest book, Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage.”

From Amazon:

“FORTITUDE is a no-nonsense advice book for finding the strength to deal with everything from menial daily frustrations to truly difficult challenges. More than that, it is a roadmap for a more resilient American culture. With meditations on perseverance, failure, and finding much-needed heroes, the book is the antidote for a prevailing “safety culture” of trigger warnings and safe spaces.” 

“It was written to deal with the outrage culture that besets us, the microaggressions that everybody is so worried about, the incessant victimhood, and all the political toxicity that we’re experiencing right now as a culture,” Crenshaw told WIBC’s Hammer and Nigel. “But my book is not about the problems, it’s about the solutions to those problems and how to personally be more mentally resilient.”

Crenshaw noted that the “safe space” culture is a relatively new phenomenon.

“The constant victimhood and safe space approach to life didn’t really start to gain traction until around 2013,” explained Crenshaw. “But again, my book is about how to not be that person.”

Crenshaw said his biggest concern in releasing “Fortitude” is that it will be purchased “by all the right people.”

“More than anything, I hope it’s a graduation gift for young people,” he said. “It needs to be bought by people who actually need it because if you are open to the ideas I put forth in the book, there’s a good chance that you often live by those ideas already.”

He continued: “This needs to be put in the hands of high school and college graduates because these are ideas, philosophies, and life lessons that are not being taught today. In fact, young people are being taught the exact opposite of what’s in this book.”

Rep. Crenshaw also offered listeners a brief overview of some of the very lessons and strategies that are taught in “Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage.” Click below to check it out!