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.....

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


"No man has the right to be idle. Where is it, that in such a world as this, health and leisure and affluence may not find some ignorance to instruct, some wrong to redress, some want to supply, some misery to alleviate."  William Wilberforce
Steeped deeply in Christian virtue and believe, William Wilberforce retired from the English Parliament and fought to end the slave trade in England for over 20 years.  Once that task was completed, he labored for another 25 years to emancipate the slaves.  His unyielding passion and zeal led to the demise of slavery just a few days before his death.  

Although we cannot all have the impact or drive that he did, we all should be inspired by his unselfish commitment to liberty and equality.  The world will be a better richer if we tune out of idle distractions so easily alluring to us today.  Listen to Wilberforce.  Act!

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