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A Book of Patriots
Volume 115, Program 51
4/29/2013

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The Founders recognized that America’s liberty was secured by ordinary people, making extraordinary sacrifices. Join Michael Farris as he talks with former Republican candidate for president, Sen. Rick Santorum, about his new book American Patriots, which showcases some of these unsung heroes, todayon Home School Heartbeat.

Mike Farris: Senator Santorum, you’ve been serving our nation in a sacrificial way for many years, and I want to thank you for your service and welcome you to the program.

Sen. Santorum: Thank you, Mike.

Mike: I want to talk about the Declaration of Independence. It proclaims that it’s the express duty of government to protect our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In your book, American Patriots, you highlight the lives of lesser-known Americans who you say have answered this call to secure our freedom. Why this book, and why right now?

Sen. Santorum: Well, the reason we did it was, as I travelled around the country running for president, I witnessed ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things fighting for liberty, and they recognized how critical a juncture we are in American history, that beyond the precipice of losing that ideal of the Declaration that we have God-given rights and inalienable rights that the government is there to protect; that that’s the role of the government. It’s not there to give rights and allocate rights, but to protect them. And, I thought, well, what better way of inspiring, maybe, others to engage in this fight, than highlighting average Americans during the time when we won the freedom the first time.

Mike: Senator, I know our listeners will be inspired by these stories of ordinary citizens whose sacrifices helped preserve freedom for generations to come. I’m Mike Farris.


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If you would like to learn about how ordinary people became American patriots by doing extraordinary things, you should read Senator Rick Santorum’s book, American Patriots.

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