Renewing the American Spirit

Patriot Week begins on 9/11 and ends on 9/17 (the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution (Constitution Day)) and renews America’s spirit by celebrating the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other Patriots, vital documents and speeches, and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history. Many of current holidays have become overly commercialized or have lost their deeper meaning. We need to invigorate our appreciation and understanding of America’s spirit. This blog is dedicated to keeping the spirit of Patriot Week - and America - alive all year long.....

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Hearts of the People is the Key to Salvation or Demise

"I will only say that to the salvation of this Union there needs but one single thing - the hearts of the people like yours. When the people rise in masses in behalf of the Union and the liberties of their country, truly may it be said, 'The gates of hell shall not prevail against them.'" Abraham Lincoln, Reply to Governor Oliver P. Morton at Indianapolis, Indiana (February 11, 1861)

Lincoln's words over a 140 years ago still ring true today.  If we are to preserve our liberties as a free people, in the end it will be hearts of the people that will save it - and nothing can stop it.  On the other hand, without those hearts, our demise is inevitable.  What side will your heart take?

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