Studies upon studies reveal that our K-12 students, university students, and general public are generally uninformed and uneducated about American history, civics, and the Constitution. As a free people, we are responsible for our destiny. We have a solemn obligation to continuously and comprehensively educate all citizens about the foundations of our liberties or the blessings of freedom will be lost.
There are many reasons why this is the case, but one vital cause has been almost totally ignored - the demise of our civic calendar. This insight was struck upon by Judge Michael Warren. Raised without a faith tradition, he became a Catholic as an adult. As a convert he learned about the liturgical calendar and the importance of annual holidays to renew the faith (such as Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter, Advent, and Christmas). All the great religions have a liturgic