It is time to revive the American spirit. This is how we begin

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In my new book, “The Constitution of the United States and Other Patriotic Documents”, readers can rediscover what made America a shining beacon of hope for freedom, prosperity, and justice around the world .

Since its founding, our country has been blessed with extraordinary leaders who have strengthened our commitment to independence. They invented a new form of government by the people and for the people. Each brought different skills and talents to the cause of freedom. Guide those who have followed us ably through more than two centuries of often dire challenges and great threats. It is a story best told through the lens of historical documents that have been honored and preserved for our national heritage.

In this unique collector’s edition, the writings, speeches, and letters of our founders and their successors are carefully selected and annotated. The important commitments and guiding principles that shaped our great nation can be read in full. Over time, others helped change public sentiment to promote equality and opportunity, empowering generations that followed. Their popular beliefs and convictions are also included.


It was the beginning of the American experiment in the power of words and ideas. We owe our unparalleled success to the outstanding statesmen – and to the women – who expressed them. Bold and transgender figures defined what it means to be an American and to control our own destiny. Their lively ideas, steadfast faith, and persuasive arguments are revisited in this book as a tribute to our nation’s lasting influence.

The stability of our constitutional republic and the rights we enjoy today is also a great testament to the moral courage and intellectual clarity of our forefathers. We are grateful to their beneficiaries. By embracing their wisdom we value our appreciation for the life we ​​enjoy and our love for the country.

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Among the essential patriotic documents in the book, we revisit important moments in America’s journey. For example…

* Mar Patrick Henry inspired the nation with his solemn oath, “Give me liberty or give me death,” it was the inexorable logic and “common sense” of Thomas Paine that led Americans to declare their independence when he wrote, ” Purpose is our inherent character, and courage has never forsaken us.”

*John Adams warning that only the ballot box in a representative democracy would prevent men in power from becoming “ravenous beasts of prey”. He said that “the happiness of the society is the end (goal) of the government.

* Length Ben Franklin they expressed doubts about the Constitution, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison he wrote a brilliant set of essays called The Federal Papers which led to their adoption. Madison recognized the flaws in our system when he wrote, “The least imperfect therefore is the best government.”

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A statue of Benjamin Franklin, founder of the University of Pennsylvania, on the school’s campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Thursday, March 15, 2007. (Photo by Mike Mergen/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (Photo by Mike Mergen/Bloomberg via Getty Images))

*When he left office, he was a warden George Washington warned that divisive political parties would become “powerful engines of unprincipled men” who would “undermine liberty and undermine good governance.” He strongly counseled against them, to no avail.

*Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave, abolitionist icon, and Lincoln confidante delivered a powerful lament about the hypocrisy of American slavery by arguing that “We, the people” does not mean “We, the white people.” In simple words he deplored the hardships and misery that led to “four million of our countrymen in chains…

* In one of the greatest acts of moral courage Abraham Lincoln “that all men who are held as slaves shall be free forever.” At Gettysburg he reminded Americans that “all men are created equal.” In his Second Convention he tried to heal the wounds of war by expressing the words, “With mailrice to none, with charity for all.”

A portrait of Abraham Lincoln. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)

* As the suffrage movement gained momentum, Elizabeth Cady Stanton He criticized the sexual intimidation, leaving “women to feel that they are unhappy, oppressed, and that they had the most sacred rights.” Victoria C. Woodhull rightly argued that “the Constitution does not distinguish between sexes” and “women are equal to men.” ” In a famous speech, Susan B. Anthony, who was prosecuted for submitting a ballot, asked the dreaded question, “Is it a crime for a citizen of the United States to vote?”

* At the beginning of the 20th century, Theodore Roosevelt He ushered in the Golden Age of ruthless mobsters and robber barons with his promise to “have a square for everyone, big or small, rich or poor.” Drawing from Lincoln’s principles, Roosevelt moved strongly and successfully against corporate corruption and what he called “unconscionable influence or control of special interests” in government.

President Teddy Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, is seen in this undated file photo. (The Associated Press)

* Dear friends, Franklin Roosevelt, saw the country through great suffering in the Great Depression by reassuring Americans, “The only thing we have to fear is ourselves. His innovative fireside talks inspired the spirits of a nation in despair. When Japan invaded the US on December 7, 1941, Roosevelt delivered his famous “a date that will live in infamy” address to Congress. He vowed that “the American people will win their right to total victory.”


* How Germany started the Second World War in Europe, the famous theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, sent a secret letter to Roosevelt warning him that the Nazis were trying to develop a new and terrifying weapon – the atomic bomb. Einstein’s alarming message inspired the US covert operation to build its own weapon in the highly classified Manhattan Project.

Einstein becomes a citizen

(Original Justice) Albert Einstein, the world’s first citizen of Science and a German Jewish exile for many years, is shown taking his oath of allegiance to the United States when he became a US citizen in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey in 1940. On the right is Einstein’s daughter Margot, and on the left his Secretary Helene Dukas, swearing in at the same time. (Getty Images)

*When Harry S. Truman he ordered two atomic bombs to be dropped on Japan he revealed to the country “The force from which the sun draws its power is unleashed against those who have brought war to the Far East.”

* In the face of Soviet attacks, Dwight D. Eisenhower seeking peace through strength by urging an end to nuclear proliferation while warning, “Under the threatening cloud of war, it is humanity that hangs from an iron cross.”

*Ronald Reagan he became the undisputed voice of conservatives and opened his presidency with a brilliant speech saying, “Government is not the solution to our problem; the government is the problem.” He marked the end of the Cold War when he challenged the Soviets to remove the physical barrier in Berlin. “Mr. Gorbechev, tear down this wall,” he said. ‘ insisted Reagan. Two years later, the wall came down. And so did the communist empire.

Ronald Reagan with flag

Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of the United States (1981 – 1989) and 33rd Governor of California (1967.1975). (Photo by: Photo12 / Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

The name that was common among all these special men and women was their constant faith in the greatness of our country reinforced by loyalty to patriotism. In their memorable words, Americans found both solace and inspiration. We still can.

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The virtues, aspirations, and ideals they expressed so beautifully are rediscovered in my new book, “The Constitution of the United States and Other Patriotic Documents.” He is a living testament to proud American patriots of our founding desire for a united nation dedicated to freedom, prosperity, and justice for all. We continue to seek ways to improve the human experience and strive for a “more perfect union.”

In a time when too many have forgotten our nation’s incredible history, the noble ideas and inspiring words of these exceptional leaders are needed now more than ever to reignite America’s indomitable spirit.

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