Friday, July 4, 2008

Upcoming Speaking and Book Signing Appearances

I will be speaking about my book (see at the Shelby Township Library - located on the east side of Van Dyke, just north of 23 Mile Road, on July 12, 2008, at 10:30 a.m.

I will be signing my book at the Meijer in Auburn Hills (800 Brown Road), on July 19, 2008 from Noon-2:00 p.m.

All are welcome!

Independence Day

Today we mark the independence of the most free nation the world has ever seen. Nothing is a better tribute than spending a few minutes reflecting on at least the beginning of the Declaration of Independence:

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

For the rest of the Declaration, as well as other founding documents and their importance to preserving our liberties, visit

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Sorry for the delay in posting, but I have just returned from a very lengthy vacation from Washington, D.C.

If you haven't been there lately (or ever), you should consider doing so soon. We were able to visit all three branches of government (a tour of the Capitol (thanks Congressman Knollenberg), a tour of the White House, and I heard the oral delivery of opinions by the Supreme Court). The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the National Archives, Library of Congress, Holocaust Museum, WW II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Marines' and Navy's Memorials, Georgetown, etc. are all inspiring in their own ways.

Although there is much wrong with America today, revisiting D.C. certainly can renew one's energy and lift one's spirit, and give us hope for the future.

Being able to view firsthand originals of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and Madison's Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments was awe inspiring. As was our visit to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To learn more about why its important to renew our knowledge and faith in America, visit