Judge, daughter present Patriot Week at conference

Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren and his 12 year old daughter Leah presented Patriot Week to scores of teachers and educators at the Annual Conference of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) on November 4. Educators from across the Midwest attended the two day ISACS conference at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Judge Warren and Leah hosted two well attended workshops about how to bring Patriot Week to local schools across the nation. Several schools from across the country, including from Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan, expressed serious interest in implementing Patriot Week.

"We were thrilled to share with teachers Patriot Week, and were very happy at the warm reception we received." Leah Warren remarked.

Judge Warren was appointed to the Oakland County Circuit Court in 2002 and currently serves in a leadership position as the presiding judge of the Civil/Criminal Division of the Court. His love for his country has involved him in shaping American education at the some of the highest levels in the state. Warren urges: "If we are to maintain our liberty in a free republic, our citizens must have a deeply rooted understanding of our Constitution, its generating history, and its underlying First Principles. Patriot Week is an indispensable means of renewing the spirit of America."

Alarmed that large portions of students and the general public are ill-informed, Judge Warren and then 10 year old Leah created Patriot Week in 2009. The week is anchored by the key dates of September 11 (the anniversary of the terrorist attacks) and September 17 (Constitution Day, the anniversary of when the United States Constitution was signed).

Patriot Week is a grassroots effort to celebrate and honor America by commemorating its First Principles (the rule of law, equality, unalienable rights, the Social Compact, limited government, and the right to alter or abolish an oppressive government), key historical figures, founding documents, and symbols. It is intended to fill the void left by the commercialization or disregard of our existing holidays. Detailed information about Patriot Week is available at patriotweek.org.

Judge Warren is also the author of "America's Survival Guide, How to Stop America's Impending Suicide by Reclaiming Our First Principles" (Mill City Press; www.AmericasSurvivalGuide.com). A former member of the State Board of Education, he is the chair of Cornerstone Schools Association and Patriot Week Inc. He has taught constitutional law as a visiting professor at Cooley Law School, and recently authored the 2010 Constitutional Law Survey for Wayne Law Review.

Published: Wed, Nov 9, 2011

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