Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Blessed Independence Day United States of America - 2014

I was born on July 4, 1776, and the declaration of independence is my birth certificate. The bloodlines of the world run in my veins, because I offered freedom to the oppressed. I am the United States of America.

I am 300 plus million living souls and the ghosts of millions who have lived and fought and died for me.

I am Nathan Hale and Paul Revere, I stood at Lexington and fired the shot heard round the world. I am John Paul Jones, the Green Mountain Boys and Davy Crockett. I am Lee, Grant and Abe Lincoln. I remember the Alamo, the Maine and Pearl Harbor. When freedom called, I answered and stayed until it was over. I left my heroic dead on the bleak shores of Korea and Viet Nam, in Flanders Field, the Rock of Corregidor and the desert sands of Kuwait.

I am the Brooklyn Bridge. The wheat fields of Kansas the granite hills of Vermont. I am the coal mines of the Virginians and Pennsylvania, the fertile lands of the west, the Golden Gate and the Grand Canyon. I am Independence Hall, the Monitor, the Merrimac and the Challenger.

Oh, yes - I am big. I sprawl from the Atlantic to the Pacific, three million square miles of land, throbbing with industry. I am more than two million farms, I am forest, field, mountain and desert. I am quiet villages and cities that never sleep. You can look at me and see Ben Franklin walking down the streets of Philadelphia with his loaf of bread under his arm. You can see Betsy Ross with her needle, You can see the lights of Christmas and hear the strains of "Auld Lang Syne" as the calendar turns.

I am Babe Ruth and the World Series, 170,000 schools and colleges and more than 300,000 churches, where my people worship God as they choose. I am a ballot dropped into a box, the roar of a crowd in a stadium, the voice of a choir in a cathedral. I am an editorial in a newspaper and a letter to congress.

I am John Glenn and Neil Armstrong and the fellow astronauts who whirl through space above my head. I am Eli Whitney and Stephen Foster, Tom Edison, Albert Einstein, Billy Graham and Martin Luther King, Jr. Yes, I am the nation and these are the things that I am. I was conceived in freedom and, god willing, in freedom I shall spend the rest of my days. May I always possess the integrity, the courage and the strength to keep myself unshackled, to remain a citadel of freedom, and a beacon of hope for all the world?

I am the United States

-Author Unknown

Monday, June 30, 2014

America?

More and more people use the name "America" referring to the nation of the United States of America.  I may be in error, but I believe we need to be more specific.

Canada is America.  Mexico is America, Brazil is America.  Do you get what I am saying?  I am proud of my Country - the United States of America.  I will clarify though, I am not proud of what she has approved of recently.  Beginning with sexual immorality, to abortion, to all forms of godless, perverse behaviors; of that I am ashamed.  However, there is no better place, right now, to live other than the good old U. S. of A.

Since the Supreme Court's decision today in favor of Religious freedom I am particularly happy, and proud to be a citizen of this Country.

When our manufacturers make their merchandise and they put on it "Made in America" that makes me wonder, "What part?"  Folks, we live on the continent of America.  There is South America, Central America, and North America.  When things are produced in our Country let's make it plain where it is made.  Let us say or put in print, or stamp on the product - "Made in the United States of America" or at least "Made in the U. S. of A."

Yes!  I am proud to be an American, and to be a citizen;  I am, however, blessed to be a citizen of a Better Land, a far Better Land; and that is Glory Land where Jesus my Lord and Saviour lives.  I look forward to that day when He will reign Supreme as King of Jerusalem and the world in which we live.

May God Bless the U. S. A. again.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dr. Benjamin Carson

When our forefathers knelt and prayed for wisdom at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, then stood up and together assembled a seventeen-page document known as the Constitution of the United States of America, they were clearly guided by the hand of God.

Today the forces of political correctness would expel God from every public sphere in American life, and the hearts and minds of every man, woman, and child in America are up for grabs in this cataclysmic battle between the lovers of men and the lovers of God. Some would rather never choose between the two, but life is full of choices, and our individual and collective choices determine the quality of our existence.

I believe it is time for us to stand up and be counted. We can no longer be passive because the Judeo-Christian way of life in America is at stake. We need not be ashamed of our faith, and we certainly should not allow those who believe differently to change who we are in order to be politically correct.

Yes, we should accept them with brotherly love as we have been taught, but we should never compromise our belief system. We do believe in God, and we do believe in the right of everyone to have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We do believe in an orderly government that facilitates these goals rather than impedes them.

It is time to set aside political correctness and replace it with the bold values and principles that founded our nation and caused it to race to the pinnacle of the world faster than any other nation in history. It is time to stop apologizing and to start leading, because the world is desperately in need of fair and ethical leadership. If that leader is not America, then who will it be, and where will they lead?

If we apply logic to solving our problems and add the godly principles of loving our fellow man, caring about our neighbors, and developing our God-given talents to the utmost so we become valuable to those around us - allowing these values and principles to govern our lives - then not only will we remain a pinnacle nation, we will truly be "one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

It is my prayer, America, that God will continue to shed his grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea. I pray that with his blessings our past will be but a stepping stone to a bright future and that our best days will truly lie ahead of us - a beautiful new beginning! -- Dr. Ben Carson, M.D., America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great, 2012.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Quote Samuel Adams

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands [boots] which feed [stomp] you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.— Samuel Adams

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Quote Benjamin Franklin

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Franklin

Monday, July 1, 2013

Quote Patrick Henry

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.” - Patrick Henry

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Quote Thomas Jefferson

"The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution."  -Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, June 1, 2013

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“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.” -George Washington

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Associate Justice Harlan I(1833-1911)

This was posted by a friend on Facebook.
In an interview by James B. Morrow (1906), Associate Justice, John Marshall Harlan, I (1833-1911), stated, "I believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God. Nothing which it commands can be safely or properly disregarded - nothing it condemns can be justified. No civilization is worth preserving which is not based on the doctrines or teachings of the Bible. No nation that habitually ignores the rules prescribed by it for the conduct of human affairs can long last.”