The Patriots' Gift is a novel in which The United States has divided into five nations by the year 2050 A.D. Each of these nations has different convictions and beliefs. The Texican Republic was the first to leave in 2035. They were followed by The North West Federation, The Central Alliance, and The Southern Confederation. The United States also continues. This story follows the efforts of one family as they strive to reunite these nations. Stephen George Hampton II was born in 2040. When The Southern Confederation began in 2050 he was 10 years old. Stephen's calling and mission is to reunite The Texican Republic with The Southern Confederation. On February 10, 2035 with an absolute unwillingness to be a part of the U.N. takeover the state of Texas with Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Arizona declared the Independent Texas Republic and declared war on the drug cartels.
MILLIONS IN THE AMERICAN NATIONS MOURNED THE REMOVAL OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE WORLD PEACE MONUMENT. THE U.S. PRESS STRONGLY TOUTED THE “NEW GREAT LADY,” THE GODDESS OF PEACE, EIRENE” OR IRENE, AN ANCIENT GREEK GODDESS HOLDING IN ONE ARM THE INFANT PLUTUS, THE GOD OF WEALTH, AND IN THE OTHER ARM AN OLIVE BRANCH WITH A CORNUCOPIA AT HER FEET FULL OF THE GOOD FRUITS OF MOTHER EARTH.
The new “pagan monstrosity” at New York was exactly 3 feet higher than the old Statue of Liberty had been. The decision of the Republic on the replacement in Galveston harbor was not to play the height game with the United States. The new Statue of Liberty would be 240 feet high, pedestal included, which was still twenty stories high. It would be constructed of aluminum and painted light green to match the copper patina of the original. The dedication in Galveston Harbor included a magnificent fireworks display and extensive media coverage. It was the party of the decade, the new Fourth of July. This one act represented what they had come to. Now to begin the long road back.
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