A Commonsense Approach to Revive America It is t too late to bring political, moral, social, and ecomical revival to the United States. That's the loud and clear message of Keith Butler in Reviving the American Spirit. In his book, the successful African American pastor from Michigan, a staunch Republican running for the U.S. Senate in 2006, spells out his platform of traditional values and conservative views on a variety of issues, including immigration, taxation, education, legal reform, energy resources, and global threats. You will be challenged and stirred as Butler makes a thought provoking argument concerning several controversial subjects. For example, he says that if African Americans knew history, they would all be Republicans. Additionally, he argues against abortion by providing its ecomic consequences. Common sense is the underlying theme [of this book], Butler writes. It could almost be the title. I take a commonsense approach to my own life, and that carries over into my public life. Reviving the American Spirit is a commonsense-guided tour of the big issues that confront us today in the United States of America.