Educating Students about the Victims of Communism

By: Mike Sabo Many Americans today assume that the threat of Communism subsided with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. But “We continue to see Communist and socialist regimes pop up and spread not only in Latin America – for example, in Venezuela and Nicaragua – but around the world,” says Ambassador Andrew […]

Justice Stephen Markman (Ret.) Joins Patriot Week Foundation Board of Directors

Bloomfield Hills, MI – October 24, 2021 – The Patriot Week Foundation is delighted to announce that retired Michigan Supreme Court Justice, and Chief Justice, Stephen Markman has joined its Board of Directors.  Capping a lengthy commitment of public service in a variety of capacities, he served on the Court from 1999 until his retirement […]

Is Patriotism Worth Preserving?

THE 1776 SERIES By: Steven B. Smith This is not to say that patriotism in on the verge of disappearance, but it has come to seem ethically challenged in today’s cancel culture. Yet once you leave any urban environment, it is not hard to find people with no reservations about their love of country who […]

The James Wilson Institute Teaches the Moral Foundations of the Law

Should the U.S. Constitution be interpreted through the lens of the Declaration of Independence? A recent debate hosted by The Federalist Society pitting teacher and writer Hadley Arkes against University of Toledo law professor Lee Strang demonstrated that this is not merely an academic question. It touches on the foundations of the American regime – the “Novus […]

Acceptance Speech at ABA

Addressing the Importance of the Rule of Law Reggie Turner August 9, 2021 Judge Langford Morris, thank you for presiding over my swearing-in, and also for your longtime friendship and service to the bar. We value your remarkable service to the ABA and our profession, notably your leadership as chair of the ABA Commission on […]

Do not take the Constitution for Granted

By: Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack We celebrate the Constitution on September 17 – what we call Constitution Day – because that is the anniversary of the signing of the document. It is also the last day of Patriot Week, which starts on September 11th, the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in 2001. We commemorate […]

Patriot Week Advisory Board Member Elected President of the ABA

Reginald Turner’s dad was a Detroit cop. When he was 7, Richard Turner Sr. made it clear that he wanted his young son to be a lawyer. Reginald Turner Sr. died in 1990 but not before he witnessed many of his son’s career successes. “He was very proud of the fact that I had followed […]


As we approach Independence Day, the toxic cultural and political environment in which we live continues to slowly unravel our once shared belief in the American Dream. Many people this July 4th will undoubtedly go through the empty gestures of fireworks, barbecues, and family gatherings. Hardly any will reflect on the magnificent Declaration of Independence […]

Fighting For Freedom – God Bless Our Veterans!

Today we honor those brave men and women who throughout the ages have defended our liberty in the armed services. Originally today was called “Armistice Day” – in commemoration of the end of hostilities during The Great War (i.e., World War I). In 1918, at 11:00 on 11/11, the great powers ended the fighting pending […]