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In a work described as “a timely reminder of what makes America great” and “a single source for the understanding of America’s Founding,” and reviews such as “I couldn’t put this book down! What a resource….I ordered a case for my local politicians,” author Steven Rabb has created a powerful read through the synergized writings of America’s Founding Fathers. Through the words of the Founders, Mr. Rabb has demonstrated with amazing clarity the relevance of America’s founding ideals and their resonance for our nation today.
Framing the work as a reunion between the Founders in contemporary America, Mr. Rabb gives voice to their views on modern-day issues covering everything from religious liberty and the rule of law to freedom of speech and the threat tyranny poses still today. The Founders’ Speech to a Nation in Crisis is a tapestry of the Founders’ own words written in ten chapters and woven into a single, powerful speech to America.
In the first few chapters, we are reminded of the God-given rights of man along with the virtues and duties required in a people who seek to retain them. Through the writings of George Washington, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and many of their contemporaries, the speech builds as the Founders caution against the threats to liberty from unbounded power and unrestrained majorities. It brings home the purpose and promise of the Constitution that defends the rights of the people while defining and limiting the role of government. The final chapter is a powerful charge for every American to heed the call of the founding generation and stand to defend our threatened liberties.
The continuing relevance of our Founders’ words, revealed in this meticulously crafted work like no other, is a clarion call to defend our natural rights that will stun readers and leave them celebrating America’s founding ethos and principles.
As one reviewer stated: “I purchased this book based on the good reviews and, wow, it did not disappoint! Never has there been a better time to be reminded of the principles this country was built on. This book nearly made me stand up and cheer. Highly recommend!”

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“I am a humble guy, a high school education, a craftsman, a successful small business operator. Certainly not a scholar. Your book made my heart leap with excitement. We as a nation have fallen so far, but this book gives me hope we can turn this immense vessel around. So glad this came across my radar. So many of my friends and fellow believers are going to have their own copy arriving very soon! After dinner discussions this Thanksgiving – yes sir, your book.”

– J. Sidney Fox – Santa Rosa, California

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“I am a humble guy, a high school education, a craftsman, a successful small business operator. Certainly not a scholar. Your book made my heart leap with excitement. We as a nation have fallen so far, but this book gives me hope we can turn this immense vessel around. So glad this came across my radar. So many of my friends and fellow believers are going to have their own copy arriving very soon! After dinner discussions this Thanksgiving – yes sir, your book.”

– J. Sidney Fox – Santa Rosa, California

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“I was in tears just in the prologue”

“Every citizen should read this book!”

“As someone who enjoys American History, the prologue brought me to tears a couple of times.”

“My copy has, in the short time I have owned it, become dog-eared and underlined as I highlighted poignant sections. It was incredible to me, how much relevancy there was to our current political issues as well as to our ever looming “pandemic” issues.”

“I had wondered how the author would go about the feat of organizing the founders’ words into a readable text and was very impressed at the flow of the quotes and how he transformed them into a cohesive novella.”

“This book is not for casual reading but to be read and re-read, highlighted and memorized. I found myself yelling HA out loud!”

“My dream is to get the Founder’s Bible in every American’s home, and now I want to add this book to it as well!”

“It is nearly impossible to put this book down. The author has managed to capture the ethos of our democratic Republic by consolidating the thoughts and words of our founders in a single source.”

“Every family should have this book and discuss it’s contents as part of a regular curriculum of education.”

“Anybody who cares deeply about this country should read this book!”

“I purchased this based on the good reviews and wow, it did not disappoint! Highly recommend!”

“This is a fantastic read. It can be read in one day and reread the next. Steven Rabb does an excellent job of gathering opinions of all of The Founding Fathers and applying them to today’s world. FIVE STARS!”

 “This book is an excellent timely reminder of what makes America great, and how we can keep it that way. Thank you!”

“I read the Kindle version in one reading…I couldn’t put it down! Ordered the paperback and will order a case of these for local politicians.”

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Readers who want to better understand the founding principles of America, as expressed in the words of the Founding Fathers, will love this book. In developing “The Founders’ Speech to a Nation in Crisis,” author Steven Rabb spent two years compiling the words of the Founding Fathers into narrative form, weaving their texts into a single powerful speech to America. His purpose was to give depth to the conversation happening in America today about America’s founding ideals. In so doing, Steven has also created a single source of “Best of” quotes from the Founding Fathers that will be read and re-read for generations to come.

In a work described as “The best single source for the understanding of America’s Founding,” and reviews such as, “This book nearly made me stand and cheer!” author Steven Rabb has created a powerful read through the synergized writings of America’s Founding Fathers. Through their words, Steven has demonstrated with amazing clarity the continuing relevance of America’s founding ideals, and their resonance for our nation today. Framing the work as a reunion between the Founders in contemporary America, Steven gives voice to their views on modern-day issues from religious liberty and the rule of law to freedom of speech and the continuing threat of tyranny. “The Founders’ Speech to a Nation in Crisis” is a tapestry of the Founders’ own words written in ten chapters and woven into a single, powerful speech and call to action for every American. The first few chapters remind readers of the God-given rights of man, along with the virtues and duties required in a people who seek to retain them. Through the writings of George Washington, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and many of their contemporaries, the speech builds as the Founders caution against the threats to liberty from unbounded power and unrestrained majorities. The continuing relevance of our Founders’ words – as revealed in this unique, meticulously crafted work – is a clarion call to defend our natural rights that will stun readers and leave them celebrating America’s founding ethos and principles.

As one reviewer stated:

“I am a humble guy. A high school educator. A craftsman. A successful small business operator. Certainly not a scholar. Your book made my heart leap with excitement. We as a nation have fallen so far, but this gives me hope we can turn this immense vessel around. So glad this came across my radar. So many of my friends and fellow believers are going to have their own copy arriving very soon! After-dinner discussions this Thanksgiving? Yes sir, your book.”

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 A Political Vade Mecum, Composed of Diverse Voices

This is an interesting and timely book. Steven Rabb has created a ‘speech to a nation in crisis’ that largely consists of the thought of the founding fathers. In other words . . . looking at our present circumstances what would the founders advise? In approximately 150 pp. the subjects of liberty, conscience, speech, the constitution, tyranny, property, et al. are examined in ca. 10-page bites. The first thing to be noted is that the ‘speech’ includes commentary from a number of individuals who are not among the founding fathers. Tocqueville looms large, e.g., and Edmund Burke. Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and W.E.B. Dubois are heard, and Booker T. Washington as well as George Washington. Dickens gets in a word or two and so does David Hume. Lincoln looms large, as might be expected, John Jay not quite so much. The principal voices are those of Madison, Hamilton, Adams, Franklin, Jefferson and Washington and they are, as expected, powerful ones. Tom Paine and Patrick Henry raise their voices and we hear from Tecumseh as well as Thoreau.

The unity which results is powerful, but the most impressive aspect of the book is the fact that the figures who arose from the enlightenment saw precisely the kinds of challenges which we face today. Their views are familiar; we need an educated, religious and virtuous populace but we also need a brave populace, willing to fight to the death to preserve our precious liberty. We must have no illusions with regard to man’s fallen nature and be ever vigilant with regard to the need of checks and balances on power (as Montesquieu here reminds us). We must resist the assumed power of elites, Jefferson points out; the government works for us and not us for them.

In some ways this is a sort of commonplace book or a vade mecum, a book of common (political) prayer, something to which we can and must return when we need to be reminded of the stakes, the wishes of liberty’s adversaries and how their siren song of socialism has brought death and oceans of blood. One hopes that it will be shared widely and that readers will attend to its collected wisdom.

Richard B. Schwart
Professor of English
University of Missouri

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Steven Rabb

Steven Rabb

Over his two decades as a public speaker and executive leader of mission-focused teams, Steven Rabb developed a knack for distilling complex subjects to their essence. Now, Steven is turning his drive and background to the mission he cares about most: restoring the ethos and founding principles of this great nation. In developing “The Founders’ Speech to a Nation in Crisis,” Steven spent two years compiling the words of the Founding Fathers into narrative form, weaving their texts into a single powerful speech to America.

Steven and his wife, Shannon, live in Alpharetta, Georgia. Steven is currently writing the second and third books in The Founders’ Speech Series: The Founders’ Speech On Tyranny, and The Founders’ Speech To Save America.

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 A Political Vade Mecum, Composed of Diverse Voices

This is an interesting and timely book. Steven Rabb has created a ‘speech to a nation in crisis’ that largely consists of the thought of the founding fathers. In other words . . . looking at our present circumstances what would the founders advise? In approximately 150 pp. the subjects of liberty, conscience, speech, the constitution, tyranny, property, et al. are examined in ca. 10-page bites. The first thing to be noted is that the ‘speech’ includes commentary from a number of individuals who are not among the founding fathers. Tocqueville looms large, e.g., and Edmund Burke. Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and W.E.B. Dubois are heard, and Booker T. Washington as well as George Washington. Dickens gets in a word or two and so does David Hume. Lincoln looms large, as might be expected, John Jay not quite so much. The principal voices are those of Madison, Hamilton, Adams, Franklin, Jefferson and Washington and they are, as expected, powerful ones. Tom Paine and Patrick Henry raise their voices and we hear from Tecumseh as well as Thoreau.

The unity which results is powerful, but the most impressive aspect of the book is the fact that the figures who arose from the enlightenment saw precisely the kinds of challenges which we face today. Their views are familiar; we need an educated, religious and virtuous populace but we also need a brave populace, willing to fight to the death to preserve our precious liberty. We must have no illusions with regard to man’s fallen nature and be ever vigilant with regard to the need of checks and balances on power (as Montesquieu here reminds us). We must resist the assumed power of elites, Jefferson points out; the government works for us and not us for them.

In some ways this is a sort of commonplace book or a vade mecum, a book of common (political) prayer, something to which we can and must return when we need to be reminded of the stakes, the wishes of liberty’s adversaries and how their siren song of socialism has brought death and oceans of blood. One hopes that it will be shared widely and that readers will attend to its collected wisdom.

Richard B. Schwart
Professor of English
University of Missouri