"If we lose our history, we lose our future."

Mark Levin





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July 4, 2020
Dear Reader,

Started on Independence Day, the Soul of America Calendar is my way of remembering some of our important historical figures.


I'm optimistic and busy. I get up each morning, go outside, and raise the flag. Made by the Valley Forge Flag Company, the flag is huge, 12' long and 8' wide. It flies on a 45' tall flagpole. On the way into the house, I adjust the Betsy Ross flag at the door. I tell my wonderful wife, “Another exciting day!” Then I look at the news and think, “No, this can't be happening. Who are these people?” For years, I've watched and read media that's turned into propaganda. Trusting Fox News, NewsMaxTV, and WMAL FM radio now makes sense.


In the middle of the Corona Virus Pandemic and just when I thought things couldn't get any worse, George Floyd was murdered. The May 25, 2020 chokehold death of George Floyd, a 46 year old black man who died minutes after his arrest by four white policemen on a street in Minneapolis, Minnesota sparked protests in major cities throughout the U.S.


Initially, the protestors focused on police brutaliy, racial inequality, and social justice.


It didn't take long for the protestors to be invaded by anti-U.S. militants who loot, burn, tear down historical statues, and fight against police on duty to maintain law and order. The agenda has now expanded to include historical censorship and revision. These left wing extremists are violent and dangerous. They are vandalizing and destroying America's historical symbols, artifacts. landmark architecture, statues, and flags. The threat to our Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution is real.


To preserve why we're proud of our county, I compiled this calendar. As you flip through the pages, you'll find reminders of what a big country we are, founded and led by big ideas. Tell yourself, “Another exciting day.” Here's to the future!


Yours truly, Thomas Graham Lee Librarian: retired. Age 81


Letter to Readers, continued


Here we are, in January, 2021.   President Trump's American Renaissance is over.  Trump's superb achievements will, for the most part, be swept aside by the incoming  administration.  Low taxes, higher employment for Black Americans, Hispanic Anericans, and women, less regulations, a bright environment for small businesses, progress on halting illegal immigration at the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico, no wars, peace agreements in the Mideast, energy indpendence for the first time in the U.S', and the negotiations with pharmacies to produce  vaccines at “warp speed”  to protect against  the deadly corona virus during the pandemic which put the world into lockdown.  All of Trump's brilliant work was accomplished in only 4 years when, on any given day, Trump was needlessly under attack by Left  politicians and a corrupt media. 


The November-2020 Presidential election was a nightmare, filled with irregularities and excuses that would make even Vladimir Putin think twice.  Joseph Biden won.  Freedom of speech, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are in jeopardy.


The U.S. is facing the lunacy of isms. Biden and his administration are bringing George Orwell's ”1984” into the lives of Americans.  Get ready for authoritarianism, fascism, socialism, and totalitarianism.


I'm a retired librarian and journalist.  I'm surprised that not just one, but both, of my professions are in the crosshair assaults on freedom of speech, the constitution, and balanced truthful news reporting.


Knowing history changes your perspective.  The people on these pages are worth knowing.  They're all part of the Soul of America.

   


Just a few of the people that made the United States of America

the greatest country in the world.