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Was America once a Christian nation?

By Bill Federer via American Minute
Was America once a Christian nation?

Exclusive: Bill Federer looks at Obama’s 2006 statement in light of state constitutions

“Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.”  – President Barack Obama, June 28, 2006

Wouldn’t it be interesting to find out “whatever we once were”?

Originally, laws that governed personal behavior were under states’ jurisdiction, not federal.

People today are aware that some states allow minors to consume alcohol, and others do not; some states have smoking bans, and others do not; some states allow gambling, and others do not; some states attempt to limit the Second Amendment, and others do not; some states allow gay marriage, and others do not; and one state allows prostitution, while the rest do not.

At the time the Constitution was written, religion was under each individual state’s jurisdiction, and each state expanded religious tolerance at its own speed.

The U.S. Constitution went into effect June 21, 1788, when two-thirds of the states ratified it.

What was in those original 13 state Constitutions concerning religion at the time those states ratified the U.S. Constitution? [Caps added throughout for emphasis.]

DELAWARE – first to ratify the U.S. Constitution, stated in its 1776 state constitution:

“Every person … appointed to any office … shall … subscribe … ‘I … profess faith in GOD THE FATHER, and in JESUS CHRIST His only Son, and in the HOLY GHOST, one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine inspiration.’”

PENNSYLVANIA – second to ratify the U.S. Constitution, stated in its 1776 state constitution, signed by Ben Franklin:

“Each member, before he takes his seat, shall … subscribe … ‘I do believe in one GOD, the Creator and Governor of the Universe, the Rewarder of the good and the Punisher of the wicked. And I do acknowledge the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine Inspiration.’”

NEW JERSEY – third to ratify the U.S. Constitution, stated in its 1776 state constitution:

“All persons, professing a belief in the faith of any PROTESTANT sect, who shall demean themselves peaceably under the government … shall be capable of being elected.”

GEORGIA – fourth to ratify the U.S. Constitution, stated in its 1777 state constitution:

“Representatives shall be chosen out of the residents in each county … and they shall be of the PROTESTANT religion.”

CONNECTICUT – fifth to ratify the U.S. Constitution, retained its 1662 Colonial Constitution, which was established PROTESTANT CONGREGATIONAL, till 1818:

“By the Providence of GOD … having from their ancestors derived a free and excellent Constitution … whereby the legislature depends on the free and annual election. … The free fruition of such liberties and privileges as humanity, civility and CHRISTIANITY call for.”

MASSACHUSETTS – sixth to ratify the U.S. Constitution, stated in its 1780 state constitution, written by John Adams:

“Any person … before he … execute the duties of his … office … [shall] subscribe … ‘I … declare, that I believe the CHRISTIAN religion, and have a firm persuasion of its truth.’ … The legislature shall … authorize the support and maintenance of public PROTESTANT teachers of piety, religion and morality.”

MARYLAND – seventh to ratify the U.S. Constitution, stated in its 1776 state constitution:

“No other test … ought to be required, on admission to any office … than such oath of support and fidelity to this State … and a declaration of a belief in the CHRISTIAN religion.”

SOUTH CAROLINA – eighth to ratify the U.S. Constitution, stated in its 1778 state constitution:

“No person shall be eligible to a seat … unless he be of the PROTESTANT religion. … The CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT religion shall be deemed … the established religion of this State.”

NEW HAMPSHIRE – ninth to ratify the U.S. Constitution, stated in its 1784 state constitution:  “No person shall be capable of being elected … who is not of the PROTESTANT religion.”

VIRGINIA – 10th to ratify the U.S. Constitution, stated in its 1776 state constitution, bill of rights, written by James Madison and George Mason:

“It is the mutual duty of all to practice CHRISTIAN forbearance, love, and charity towards each other.”

NEW YORK – 11th to ratify the U.S. Constitution, stated in its 1777 state constitution:

“The United American States … declare … ‘Laws of nature and of NATURE’S GOD … All men are created equal; that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain unalienable rights … Appealing to the SUPREME JUDGE of the world … A firm reliance on the protection of DIVINE PROVIDENCE’ …”

NORTH CAROLINA – 12th to ratify the U.S. Constitution, stated in its 1776 state constitution:

“No person, who shall deny the being of GOD or the truth of the PROTESTANT religion, or the Divine authority either of the Old or New Testaments, or who shall hold religious principles incompatible with the freedom and safety of the State, shall be capable of holding … office.”

RHODE ISLAND – 13th to ratify the U.S. Constitution, retained its 1663 Colonial Constitution till 1843, which stated:

“By the blessing of God … a full liberty in religious concernements … rightly grounded upon GOSPEL principles, will give the best and greatest security … in the true CHRISTIAN faith and worship of God. … They may … defend themselves, in their just rights and liberties against all the enemies of the CHRISTIAN faith.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Lafayette Black wrote inEngel v. Vitale, 1962:

“As late as the time of the Revolutionary War, there were established Churches in at least eight of the 13 former colonies and established religions in at least four of the other five.”

John K. Wilson wrote in “Religion Under the State Constitutions 1776-1800″ (Journal of Church and State, Volume 32, Autumn 1990, Number 4, pp. 754):

“An establishment of religion, in terms of direct tax aid to Churches, was the situation in nine of the 13 colonies on the eve of the American revolution.”

The Journal of the U.S. House recorded that on March 27, 1854, the 33rd Congress voted unanimously to print Rep. James Meacham’s report, which stated:

“At the adoption of the Constitution, we believe every State – certainly 10 of the 13 – provided as regularly for the support of the Church as for the support of the Government. …

“Down to the Revolution, every colony did sustain religion in some form. It was deemed peculiarly proper that the religion of liberty should be upheld by a free people. …

“Had the people, during the Revolution, had a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolution would have been strangled in its cradle.”

Over the years, the Christians in these states extended tolerance to other denominations, to Jews, to monotheistic religions, to any religion and eventually to atheists.

Activists judges creatively used the 14th Amendment to remove authority over many issues from state jurisdiction.

Though our government has seemingly abandoned ties to the past, for the student of history, it is still fascinating to find out “whatever we once were.”  —

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The Politics of Degradation

English: Photo of Education Secretary (2009-)....

English: Photo of Education Secretary (2009-). The original photo can be found in the “Color photo—Print quality” zip file. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We see it so often from people who don’t like it when you challenge their ideas and plans. Instead of considering the criticism, they attack the person who has the audacity to question them. Instead of listening and understanding, they try to muzzle opposition by calling them names and changing the focus of the argument. Take our Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan for instance. When challenged on Common Core, instead of explaining the value of this major change to how our children are educated, he made the statement that he “found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”

Never mind that there are so many inaccuracies in the platform that it changes our very history. Never mind that it promotes Islam, disregarding the Constitution and the first amendment that declares that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” I guess that since the Department of Education is not Congress, he thinks that this gives them the right to teach our children their preferred religion. What they totally ignore is that nothing in the Constitution gives the Department of Education the right to decide what our children learn. That is a State right that is being ignored and states are being given money to ignore their responsibility.

But back to the point of this post! We have become a immoral society when we rule by bullying and degradation. When we use the power of the office to stifle objection and push policies that are not proper upon a people that does not want them. Our government and many of our leaders push laws to prevent bullying and protect the little people. And yet with almost the very next breath do the very thing that they are claiming to protect us from.

When you call people who oppose you names such as racist, or ignorant, or claim that they don’t like women or any other minority, you stifle debate irregardless of the validity of the argument. A society that does not accept challenge and stifles debate is a country that is not free. When you lose that freedom by the very loss, you become a slave to the state. If they are the ones who have to approve of what you say, what you think, what you teach and what you preach, you are not free, and the opposite of freedom is slavery.

When the Israeli’s were in the wilderness with Moses, some of the want to go back to Egypt, even knowing that they were going back to slavery. The reason was that they didn’t like the hardship and discomfort. They longed for an easier life and they thought that being a slave was easier that being free. After all being a slave most often meant having your needs provided for without the responsibility of making the hard decisions and work for themselves.

We are at the point in American society that almost half of the country is willing to accept slavery in order to keep from making the hard decisions for themselves. They are willing to listen to those who are throwing out terms like racists and bully without bothering to check the validity of the term and whether it really applies to one that it is being used upon. The terms are thrown out there so broadly that they are used to condemn a whole section of people irregardless of reality or truth.

People that would not accept you bullying them, readily accept the bullying and degrading of others. They shrug it off because that is just politics and it is the opposition. They seem to think that anything that prevents them from being challenged is quite alright because they are right and there is no debate allowed.

What is next? Usually when a country gets to the point that no challenge is allowed, the next step is to rid society of those who do challenge authority. Is that where we are headed? We only have to look at the examples in our Bibles to understand what can happen to a country and a society that forgets who God is and who no longer apply the laws that He gave in their  dealings with the people of that country.

Arne Duncan is the Secretary of Education, he does not work for himself, and regardless of what he thinks, he does not really work for the President either. Although the President appointed him and the Senate approved him, ultimately he works for the people of this country. If we as his employers allow him and others like him to stifle debate by degrading those who would question him, we are the losers. Whether you agree with Common Core or not, at the very least you should entertain objections to it and investigate those objections. Not doing so means that what you are promoting is less of a plan and more of an agenda.

We must stop allowing people to claim, every time there is disagreement with a proposal that affects the future of the country, that those who bring objections are racist, stupid, and haters. Any plan or program worth having is worth debating. Any problem that can survive debate is a program than has qualities that benefit. Any plan can benefit from objections and often those objections can lead to a better plan.

Can a Secretary of Education who spends his time degrading a portion of society without actually listening to objections, really be considered to be an intelligent and measured individual? Is this really the type of person that should decide what is acceptable to teach our children? Is this what we want them to learn? Do we want them to stop debate by calling the other person names? If not we need to make it clear that the behavior of the Secretary of Education is not acceptable. He is responsible to education and what he is teaching is immoral and damaging to our children’s future and welfare.

This is not just a Christian value, this is a value for all who love their children and want them to have the best. If the product offered is the best, it should be able to stand up to debate. If it is not then it should be changed and challenge should never be stifled.

 


Update from John McTernan

 

by JohnMcTernan

                           Verse of the Day

Matthew 26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

Commentary

This is coming to America. The banks are warning.This is coming to America. The banks are warning.

Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International Wire Transfers10/16/13 This is an unusual step and needs to be watched. Chase is a huge bank and is warning everyone about the limits on cash withdrawals. Please seek the Lord about your funds in these banks, because this corrupt banking system cannot continue forever. I do not want a penny of my money lost or tied up in a “bail-in” as the plans are already in place for the US banks. Cyprus was their test case and the “banksters and gangsters” know exactly what to do.

May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you.

Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Hard Left Watch

Pentagon Admits Army’s ‘Hate Group’ Label of Christian Groups is Incorrect 10/16/13 Please pay no attention to this as this is about the fourth time in the last year this happened. Each time the military said the same thing or nothing. The military did nothing to correct this, and it continues at these training sessions. Someone high in the chain of command is authorizing this and no one is being held accountable except if it deals with Islam, then people are fired. This is just a ploy to make us feel good.

New Extremist Foxes Welcomed into U.S. Chicken Coop 10/10/13 This is about the Muslim Brotherhood influence in the Obama administration.

“Say hello again to two of the most over-promoted and sinister figures involved with the current U.S. government: Mohamed Elibiary and Dalia Mogahed. If you were one of those Christian Copts standing in the ruins of your village or church, what message would you take from all this?”

Presbyterian Church USA Teams Up With American Islamists10/06/13 Our brothers and sisters in Christ are being murdered every day by the Muslims and he writes a book like this. I would like to see this pastor try and go to Mecca and find out what is real Islam.

I see this man as “Tokyo Rose” during WW2 or “Hanoi Jane” during the Vietnam War. If you know anyone in the Presbyterian Church USAplease send this to them.

Pro-family attorneys arguing for traditional marriage before lesbian judge 10/09/13 This is what America is coming down to: wicked people in positions of power. God has turned America over to them. A judge like this is judgment on the nation.

Judge punished for refusing to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies10/09/13 This is what happens when the wicked are in power.

America’s Delusion

Gov. Brown: Insurers Must Cover Fertility Treatments–For Same-Sex Partners 10/10/13 What can be added to this other than there is no bottom to free fall of the reprobates in America. They are making total fools of themselves for all to see. This is really embarrassing and yet painful to watch.

Gov. Brown: Insurers Must Cover Fertility Treatments–For Same-Sex Partners – See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/gov-brown-insurers-must-cover-fertility-treatments-same-sex#sthash.2suO5NOH.dpuf

Homosexual movement has PR campaign for its last enemy: the church10/14/13 Because the vast majority of pastors and Christians failed to stand up for God’s holiness and seek revival in America, God is about to use the homosexuals to test the mettle of the church. They will force the church to take a stand in the name of Jesus or just melt away. This is very close.

Israel and the Middle East War

US and Iran hold bilateral meeting in Geneva 10/16/13 Obama is looking for a way out of confrontation with Iran. Iran will tell him what he wants to hear. Israel is going to be left alone.

Tensions rise as Saudis fear US ‘going soft’ 10/15/13 How about Israel and Saudi Arabia teaming up against Iran? The Saudis are terrified of a nuclear Iran and could it be possible that they would allow Israel to use Saudi Arabian airspace to attack Iran?

“With Saudi Arabia backing the rebels in Syria, and Iran helping to prop up Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship, the longstanding rivalry between the regional powers has found a violent flashpoint. The Saudi kingdom was therefore dismayed to see the US welcoming – albeit cautiously – the new moderate tone coming from Tehran.”The Saudis’ worst nightmare would be the administration striking a grand bargain with Iran,” former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia Robert Jordan told Reuters. Such a deal could, for example, see Washington willing to tolerate Iran’s influence in Syria in exchange for inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities.”

Netanyahu to NYT: Herzl, Churchill were more alone 10/12/13

Egypt’s message to Obama – Keep your aid 10/11/13

Israel’s blind watchmen 10/10/13 Obama tried his best to sell out Israel to the Turks! This man is an agent of the Muslim Brotherhood.

” Last week, Turkish President Abdullah Gul told Yediot Aharonot that the apology came too late. And this week, Erdogan hosted Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal for the third time in the past year. Commentators have raised the prospect that Hamas may be hoping to transfer its headquarters from Qatar to Turkey.The Egyptian military is now fighting Hamas in Sinai. The military-backed government blames the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood branch for fomenting the Islamist insurgency there. Egyptian forces have destroyed much of the tunnel network linking Gaza with Sinai that had enabled the cross-traffic of terrorists and munitions between the areas. This week, Egypt announced plans to demarcate Egypt’s territorial waters along Gaza to prevent the transfer by sea of weapons and terror operatives between them.

Under these circumstances, Erdogan’s embrace of Mashaal was a sign not only of support for Hamas and ill will toward Israel. It was a sign of animosity toward Egypt.

It is notable that the same day Erdogan welcomed Mashaal to Turkey, the Obama administration announced it is scaling back US military assistance to Egypt. The administration claims it is freezing the transfer of major military platforms to Egypt to show its dissatisfaction with the government’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood government, and its impatience with the military’s refusal to date to call elections after deposing the elected Muslim Brotherhood government in July.”

Jihadists flooding into northern Syria put Turkey on edge 10/15/13 This is very interesting as Turkey was behind Hamas and the flotilla that Israel had to attack. Now they have vicious terrorists right on their border! The very same type that they tried to get into Israel!

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Reprinted with permission of the author: John McTernan

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Is History Repeating Itself?

When America decided that it could no longer tolerate the abuse and excess’ of King George, and declared their independence from Great Britain, they set forth in that declaration a list of the reasons for their decision. Compare their reasoning then to the current circumstances that we find ourself in. They are very similar in many instances. Take a look at a portion of the Declaration of Independence:

“The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the                      Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary                  government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for                          introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of                    our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all                cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

It seems in reading this, that we are no longer a free people, with a governing body that is represented by regular Americans, instead we have devolved into the very monarchy of King George that we spent treasure and lives to overcome and establish a Republic called The United States of America!

Our Constitution gave us an out if and when we faced this situation, that was in Article V which says:

“on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress;”

This is a proposal that is gaining popularity, especially with the promotion of people like Mark Levin. This is a proposal that relies on the States desiring the freedom which has been taken from them. It is also a process that takes time and we truly have no idea what a vindictive and manipulative federal government would do in the meantime, or even if they, who have decided that the laws do not mean anything if they don’t like them, or that they are inviolate and unable to be changed if they do.

We don’t know if the administration which has made it clear that they would like to make life painful to the American people would accept the legality of the states making decisions that benefit them. We also don’t know if our Supreme Court would rule that this is Constitutional. This leaves a lot of questions about what we would do then.

But what do we do now? Do we allow the current situation to continue? If we do, we will no longer be a free people, but rather slaves to a government that thinks that it knows what is best for all, that they have the moral right to redistribute not only the wealth that a private citizen earns, but the property that they have strived for in many cases their whole lives. An administration that thinks that it knows best what food you should eat, what news you should read, what faith you should practice, and even what words are acceptable for you to think!

In other words, we will not be The United States of America because the states will really no longer exist, but instead every directive will come from the Federal Government and they will be our God.

When the founding patriots decided that they had reached their limit and informed King George of their grievances, they knew that they would have to fight for freedom.

“Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

The time is rapidly approaching when we as American Citizens must choose the path of our future. We must choose while we have the opportunity, because if we do not, it will be chosen for us. A Constitutional Convention is one choice and it is one that I think that most people would agree on. However there is the possibility that we will not be able to make that choice. It that is the case there will only be two choices. Thomas Jefferson informed us that there was a possibility that we may have to change our government in The Declaration of Independence:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”

When our government no longer have our permission to govern and instead are forcing us into the positions of slaves to it, we have the right under the Constitution to remove our government and take the rights that they lay claim to, away from them. We are told that it should not be done lightly and for transient cause. What is going on in our Federal Government is not a transient cause. Instead, it is rapidly developing into permanent enslavement. We can look at the reasons that we declared our independence in the first place and compare them to today’s conditions and see that they are almost identical.  It is our right, our duty, to throw off such Government, and provide new Guards for our future security. We are in the throes of Tyranny with a leader and governing body that no longer follows the law, abides by the Constitution, nor address’ the complaints of the people. We must choose wisely, but above all we must choose!

Cross posted at MareZilla

Cross posted at Grumpy’s Opinions

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Are The Truckers Today’s Patrick Henry?

Patrick Henry, portrait by George Bagby Matthe...

Patrick Henry, portrait by George Bagby Matthews c. 1891 after an original by Thomas Sully (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions as such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven which I revere above all earthly kings.” Patrick Henry

Are we willing to let ourselves be enslaved and subjugated by an elite division of this country that is currently in power and through their arrogance have decided that “We the People” mean nothing more than fodder to feed their desires to empower themselves and delegate those that they consider unworthy to irrelevancy. When the revolt against King George began, part of the protest was a group called “Sons of Liberty”, and while Patrick Henry was not a part of that group, the sentiments that he expressed in his speech, “Give me liberty or give me death,” are very much the same that those young men demonstrated. He also stated emphatically that to not speak out, irregardless of the offense that it might cause, was something that he himself would consider treasonous to his country and above that to God. He goes on to say:

“Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” Patrick Henry

The “illusion of hope”, that is what we have been sold for the last few years and there have been many that have been willfully blind and deaf to the reality of what is present in our government today. Our eyes are being opened finally by the extreme hatred and negativity that is being spewed out by leaders on the left for the most part, and not answered effectively by those on the right. We are beginning to recoil in horror at the treatment by the President in his enforcement of the so-called shutdown. The very idea that having less than 20% of the government on vacation, as a shutdown is in itself a mockery of the American people. But the actions of the President in making this as painful as possible on Vets, the elderly, the infirm, the military, and any others that he thinks are not worth is very disturbing.

For years Congress has been ceding it’s power in order to relieve themselves of work that they think can be done by someone else, or simply having that power taken by a President that believes he and he alone is fit to make decisions for everyone. It is time that Congress reasserts itself and claims it’s mantle before it is too late, if it is not already to late.

But back to my original question: Are the truckers today’s Patrick Henry? And are they shouting to the rooftops, give me liberty or give me death? They are displaying an enormous amount of courage by their actions and it will be a hopeful sign if they can manage to pull their actions off without any violence on either side.

Bullies tend to back down when they are faced and quite frankly the Obama administration are just that, bullies. It is time that the people of this country take a stand and support actions against the people in charge of this country that are trying to steal it away from the foundations on which it is based and turn it into nothing more that a foundation for enslavement.

I don’t know about you, but I stand with Patrick Henry, and with the truckers. As Glenn Beck is famous for pointing out, there are more of us than there are of them. If we wait until we are enslaved, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

“If we wish to be free– if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending– if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained– we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight!” Patrick Henry

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‘Congress shall make no law…to infringe the rights of conscience.’- Fisher Ames via American Minute

By Bill Federer

He sat in the pew next to George Washington at St. Paul’s Chapel in New York during the religious service following Washington’s Presidential Inauguration.null
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He helped ratify the U.S. Constitution and was a Congressman from Massachusetts.

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On August 20, 1789, he proposed as the wording of the First Amendment (Annals of Congress, 1:766):

Congress shall make no law establishing religion, or to prevent the free exercise thereof, or to infringe the rights of conscience.”

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His name was Fisher Ames.

Fisher Ames compared monarchy to a republic, as recorded by Ralph Waldo Emerson in Essays, Second Series, (chapter 7, “Politics,” p. 97, 1844; Library of America, 1983):

“Monarchy is a merchantman, which sails well, but will sometimes strike on a rock, and go to the bottom; whilst a republic is a raft, which would never sink, but then your feet are always in water.”

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Of America’s Republic, Fisher Ames wrote in an article titled “Monitor,” published in The New England Palladium of Boston, 1804, (Works of Fisher Ames, compiled by a number of his friends, Boston: T.B. Wait & Co., 1809, p. 272):

“We now set out with our experimental project, exactly where Rome failed with hers. We now begin, where she ended.”

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Warning against the temptation to increase government, Fisher Ames stated in “Speeches on Mr. Madison’s Resolutions” (Works of Fisher Ames, compiled by a number of his friends, Boston: T.B. Wait & Co., 1809, p. 48):

“To control trade by law, instead of leaving it to the better management of the merchants…(is) to play the tyrant in the counting house, and in directing the private expenses of our citizens, are employments equally unworthy of discussion.”

At the Massachusetts Convention, January 15, 1788, Fisher Ames warned that democracy without morals would eventually reduce the nation to the basest of human passions, swallowing freedom:

“A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction.”

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Fisher Ames commented in “The Dangers of American Liberty,” 1805 (published in Works of Fisher Ames: with a selection from his speeches and correspondence, Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1854, pp. 349):

“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness, which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be, liberty.”

Russell Kirk described Fisher Ames in The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot (Washington D.C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2001, chapter 3, p. 81-85):

“As time runs on, Ames grows more intense. Democracy cannot last…When property is snatched from hand to hand…then society submits cravenly to the immorality of rule by the sword…

Of all the terrors of democracy, the worst is its destruction of moral habits. ‘A democratic society will soon find its morals…the surly companion of its licentious joys’…

Is there no check upon these excesses?…The press supplies an endless stimulus to popular imagination and passion; the press lives upon heat and coarse drama and incessant restlessness. ‘It has inspired ignorance with presumption’…

‘Constitutions,’ says Ames, ‘are but paper; society is the substratum of government’…

Like Samuel Johnson, (Ames) finds the key to political decency in private morality.”

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Aaron McLeod wrote in “Great Conservative Minds: A Condensation of Russell Kirk’sThe Conservative Mind” (October 2005, Alabama Policy Institute, Birmingham, AL, chp. 3, p. 9-10}:

“Ames was pessimistic about the American experiment because he doubted there were sufficient numbers of men with the moral courage and charisma to preserve the country from the passions of the multitudes and the demagogues who master them.

He was convinced that the people as a body cannot reason and are easily swayed by clever speakers and political agents. In his words, ‘few can reason, all can feel’…

nullDemocracy could not last, Ames thundered, ‘for despotism lies at the door; when the tyranny of the majority leads to chaos, society will submit to rule by the sword.‘”

Aaron McLeod continued:

“To Ames, what doomed the American experiment was the democratic destruction of morals…

Ames believed that justice and morality in America would fail, and popular rule cannot support justice, without which moral habits fall away.

Neither the free press nor paper constitutions could safe-guard order from these excesses, for the first is merely a stimulus to popular passion and imagination, while the other is a thin bulwark against corruption.

When old prescription and tradition are dismissed, only naked force matters.”

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George Washington died December 14, 1799.

Fisher Ames delivered a eulogy “An Oration on the Sublime Virtues of General George Washington,” February 8, 1800, at Boston’s Old South Meeting-House, before the Lieutenant Governor, the Council, and both branches of the Massachusetts Legislature (Boston: Young & Minns, 1800, p. 23):

“Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits…

It is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart, and on the influence all these produce on public opinion before that opinion governs rulers.”

Fisher Ames wrote inThe Mercury and New-England Palladium of Boston(Vol. XVII, No. 2,8,Tuesday, January 27, 1801, p. 1; John Thornton Kirkland,Works of Fisher Ames, 1809, p. 134-35; The Works of Fisher Ames, compiled by a number of his friends, T.B. Wait & Co., Boston, 1809, p. 134-135; Seth Ames, ed., Works of Fisher Ames, Vol. II, New York: Birt Franklin, 1971, pp. 405-406; Frederick C. Kubicek, Evolution-Guilty As Charged, Shippensburg, PA; Treasure House, 1993, p. 125):

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“It has been the custom of late years to put a number of little books into the hands of children, containing fables and moral lessons…

Many books for children are…injudiciously compiled…the moral is drawn from the fable they know not why…

Some of the most admired works of this kind abound with a frothy sort of sentiment…the chief merit of which consists in shedding tears and giving away money…

Why then, if these books for children must be retained…should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a school book? Its morals are pure, its examples captivating and noble.

The reverence for the Sacred Book, that is thus early impressed, lasts long – and probably, if not impressed in infancy never takes firm hold of the mind.

One consideration more is important: In no book is there so good English, so pure and so elegant – and by teaching all the same book they will speak alike, and the Bible will justly remain the standard of language as well as of faith.”

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D. James Kennedy summarized Fisher Ames words in “The Great Deception” (Fort Lauderdale, FL: Coral Ridge Ministries, 1989; 1993, p. 3; The Great Deception-a speech delivered December 1, 1992, Ottawa, IL):

“We have a dangerous trend beginning to take place in our education. We’re starting to put more and more textbooks into our schools. We’ve become accustomed of late of putting little books into the hands of children, containing fables and moral lessons.

We’re spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principal text in our schools. The Bible states these great moral lessons better than any other man-made book.”

At age 46, Fisher Ames was elected Harvard’s president, but he declined due to an illness which eventually led to his death.

On July 4, 1808, exactly 32 years to the day after America declared its Independence, Fisher Ames died at the age of 50.

One of the most famous orators in Congress, Fisher Ames was quoted in theEncyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (Bela Bates Edward, editor of Quarterly Observer, Brattleboro, VT: Joseph Steen & Co.; Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co.; New York: Lewis Colby, 1851, p. 78):

“No man ever did or ever will become truly eloquent without being a constant reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.”

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No Absolutes? Are You Absolutely Sure?

How do we determine what is “good,” and what is “evil?” Personally, I tend to consider those things which are pleasant to me, make me feel good, or add to my pile of possessions as “good.” Conversely, I consider those things which hurt, cause me grief, or deplete my store of stuff as “evil.” It’s pretty subjective, when I look at it in this light.

It works for me.

When I am deciding what is good and evil, that makes me the judge. That makes me god.

What happens though, when what I judge to be good or evil clashes with what my neighbor judges to be good or evil? I like T-Birds. You own one and I don’t. I decide that I want to have a T-Bird, so I take yours. Are you going to see it from my point of view and agree that it is good for me to have your car and let me drive off with it? I don’t think so.

We’ve arrived at the place in history where many people believe they are entitled to their own “reality.” They will say, “What’s true for you is not what’s true for me, and what’s true for me may not be what’s true for you.” They believe that there is no such thing as absolute truth.

Really?

Let’s carry that out to its logical conclusion:

If I’m entitled to my own reality, then in my mind, you should not exist. Prepare to die because I’m going to shoot you.

“You can’t do that?”

“Why not?”

“Because it’s wrong.”

“Who says?”

“I do.”

“Well, that’s your reality. My reality is that you should be dead.”

Without a standard by which everyone agrees to abide, we’re in for some serious trouble. Watch tonight’s news and you’ll see what I mean.

If only one person on the planet decided they were going to live according to their own reality, it would be a problem for the few around him or her. Unfortunately, we have an increasing percent of the population who are beginning to adopt this kind of thinking. As a result we see a sharp rise in murder, rape, war, slavery, theft, abuse of every sort.

On what grounds can anyone be convicted of a crime if there are no absolutes?

Is that what we really want?

Long ago, we were given a Book that contains absolutes. We call them the Ten Commandments. How different our world would be if everyone actually lived by them.

…Just sayin’ !

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‘If religious exercises are impermissible in schools…it is the establishment of a religion of secularism.’ – Ronald Reagan via American Minute

 by William Federer

AUGUST 11, 1984, by an 88-11 Senate vote and a 337-77 House vote, Congress passed the Equal Access Act, stating:

“It shall be unlawful for any public secondary school which receives Federal financial assistance and which has a limited open forum,to deny equal access or a fair opportunity to, or discriminate against, any students who wish to conduct a meeting within that limited open forum on the basis of the religious, political, philosophical, or other content of the speech at such meeting.”

Regarding this, President Reagan commented August 23, 1984 at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas:

“We even had to pass a special law in the Congress just a few weeks ago to allow student prayer groups the same access to school rooms after classes that a Young Marxist Society…would already enjoy.”

The Supreme Court upheld the Equal Access Act by a vote of 8-1 in Westside Community Schools v. Mergens, June 4, 1990:

“If a State refused to let religious groups use facilities  open to others, then it would demonstrate not neutrality but hostility toward religion.

The Establishment Clause does not license government to treat religion and those who teach or practice it…as subversive of American ideals.”

Ronald Reagan stated in a radio address, February 25, 1984:

“Former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart noted if religious exercises are held to be impermissible activity in schools, religion is placed at an artificial and state-created disadvantage.

Permission for such exercises for those who want them is necessary if the schools are truly to be neutral in the matter of religion.

And a refusal to permit them is seen not as the realization of state neutrality, but rather as the establishment of a religion of secularism.

U.S. District Court, Crockett v. Sorenson, W.D. Va,. 1983:

“The First Amendment was never intended to insulate our public institutions from any mention of God, the Bible or religion.

When such insulation occurs, another religion, such as secular humanism, is effectively established.”

This reaffirmed what George Washington wrote to the United Baptist Churches of Virginia, May 10, 1789:

“If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the Constitution framed by the Convention, where I had the honor to preside, might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical Society, certainly I would never have placed my signature to it.”

Ronald Reagan, on the National Day of Prayer, May 6, 1982, commented:

“Well-meaning Americans in the name of freedom have taken freedom away.

For the sake of religious tolerance, they’ve forbidden religious practice.”

On January 10, 1963, Democrat Congressman Albert S. Herlong, Jr., of Florida, read into the Congressional Record a list of Communist goals for America, (Vol 109, 88th Congress, 1st Session, Appendix, pp. A34-A35), which included:

“Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of ‘separation of church and state’…

Discredit American culture…Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and divorce…”

Rep. Herlong continued listing Communist goals:

“Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as ‘normal, natural, healthy’…
Infiltrate churches and replace revealed religion with ‘social’ religion…

Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a ‘religious crutch’…

Control schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda.

Soften curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put party line in textbooks… Control student newspapers…”

Ronald Reagan told the Annual Convention of the National Religious Broadcasters, January 30, 1884:

“I was pleased last year to proclaim 1983 the Year of the Bible. But, you know, a group called the ACLU severely criticized me for doing that.

Well, I wear their indictment like a badge of honor.”

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Why, America? Why?

People wonder why many in this nation now choose and exhibit self-destructive insanity. The fact that many have been given over to a reprobate mind explains why America is now so self-destructive. Here are 50 rhetorical questions for the sane people remaining in America to consider. After reading them, you also might be convinced that many Americans have been given over to a reprobate mind.

  1. Why did Americans elect and reelect a Godless administration that is leading it to its destruction?
  2. Why do Americans have an unconstitutional tyrannical government in power and why are Americans allowing it?
  3. Why do Americans allow a government that pushes evil on our society and obstructs good?
  4. Why does America get themselves into one war after another?
  5. Why is Marijuana the largest cash crop in this nation?
  6. Why can’t our political leaders recognized the real enemies of our nation? (no mirror?)
  7. Why do Americans allow their government to continually spend much more than it has?
  8. Why have Americans allowed a private bank to destroy the dollar?
  9. Why does one private bank have almost total control over the U.S. economic system?
  10. Why do the people of our nation elect and reelect reprobates to office?
  11. Why do Americans allow their government to spy on everything that they do?
  12. Why do Americans allow government to understate inflation to rob them and overstate employment to deceive them?
  13. Why does the American government prejudicially and selectively choose to enforce or not enforce laws?
  14. Why does the American government pretend that Islam is not a world threat?
  15. Why does the American government allow Iran and N. Korea to develop nuclear weapons that are being devolved to destroy America?
  16. Why has our government not protected us from the threat of an EMP attack?
  17. Why will our government not enforce our borders?
  18. Why do we live in a surveillance state if Islam is not our enemy and the war against terrorism has been won?
  19. Why do most Americans believe that homosexuality is a normal lifestyle when it is obviously abnormal and proves to be deadly?
  20. Why do half the marriages in America end in divorce?
  21. Why do most people shack up when they should be getting married?
  22. Why do woman in America choose to abort their babies?
  23. Why would blacks with sound minds allow themselves to be manipulated by black racists?
  24. Why do blacks overwhelmingly vote for the political party that enslaved them and that still enslaves them to the masters of the government plantation?
  25. Why do most black men abandon their children?
  26. Why is most everything on TV about sex, violence and the abnormal?
  27. Why is porn half the Internet traffic that is not SPAM?
  28. Why do most preachers in America not preach the gospel, and why do most Christians go to these churches?
  29. Why do Christian leaders teach works and humanism when the Bible teaches faith in Jesus Christ?
  30. Why do Christian leaders teach mysticism when the founders of the faith taught biblical doctrine?
  31. Why will most preachers in America not preach about the second coming of Jesus?
  32. Why do Christian leaders in America claim that unregenerate man is basically good when God says that none are good?
  33. Why do American Christians make their pastor an idol? Why do Christians support TBN?
  34. Why does Joel Osteen have the biggest church in the country?
  35. Why are Christian book stores full of heretical books?
  36. Why is the heretical “Jesus Calling” Part onePart two one of the top books in Christianity and why is the SBC sweetheart Beth Moore promoting this new age mystical clap trap?
  37. Why are Christian men allowing woman to feminize their churches?
  38. Why is Wal-Mart the largest employer in the country? Why is Kelly Temporary Services the second largest?
  39. Why are politicians still pretending that global warming is the big threat to the earth when the earth has not warmed in almost two decades?
  40. Why do Americans allow DUI check points that consistently arrest or ticket 95 percent of the citizens for something other than DUI?
  41. Why are the local police militarized? Why are there 50,000 swat raids in America annually?
  42. Why does America have the highest incarceration rate in the world?
  43. Why are inner cities in America controlled by gangs?
  44. Why do Americans allow their schools to indoctrinate their children in Humanism and Marxism?
  45. Why is sex being pushed in our grade schools and morning after pills being made available to children at drugstores without parents even knowing?
  46. Why do parent not protect their children from the most destructive influences in our society?
  47. Why are Americans obsessed with sports, especially on Sunday?
  48. Why is America the second fattest people in the world (Mexico is number one)?
  49. Why do Americans use more illegal drugs than any nation on earth?
  50. Why do Americans use legal mind alternating drugs more than any other nation on earth?

Many exhibit insanity because God gave them over to a reprobate mind


Slavery in Cuba…and the Battle of San Juan Hill via American Minute

Bill Federer

Slavery existed in Cuba longer than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, except Brazil.President James Buchanan wrote December 19, 1859:

“When a market for African slaves shall no longer be furnished in Cuba… Christianity and civilization may gradually penetrate the existing gloom.”


President Ulysses S. Grant stated, December 2, 1872:

“Slavery in Cuba is…a terrible evil… It is greatly to be hoped that…Spain will voluntarily adopt… emancipation… in sympathy with the other powers of the Christian and civilized world.”


In 1868, a Creole farmer in Cuba began a revolt. Cubans drafted a “10th of OctoberManifesto”:

“When rebelling us against the Spanish tyranny we want to indicate to the world the reasons…

Spain governs us with iron and blood; it imposes…taxes at will; it prevails us from all political, civil and religious freedom;

it has put us under military watch in days of peace, that catch, exile and execute without being subject to any proceedings…it prohibits that we freely assemble…

Spain loads us with hungry employees who live from our patrimony and consume the product of our work…

So that we do not know our rights it maintains us in the ignorance…

It forces us to maintain a expensive army, whose unique use is to repress and to humiliate us…

To the God of our consciousness we appealed, and to the good faith of the civilized nations…

We want to enjoy the freedom for whose use God created man

We want to abolish slavery…We want freedom of meeting, freedom of the press…”

The Spanish Government crushed the revolt in “The Ten Years War,” killing thousands. Under international pressure, Spain issued a Royal decree in 1886, ending slavery.

In 1879, the Little War took place, and in 1895, a final rebellion broke out.

Spain sent Governor Valeriano Weyler to Cuba to smash the anti-government protestors.

Weyler took the U.S. Government’s idea of interring Cherokee during the 1830′s Trail of Tears Indian Removal and developed it into notorious “concentration camps.”

He rounded up hundreds of thousands of Cuban civilians from their rural farms and marched them into crowded camps – an example that Hitler and Stalin followed.

Ultimately, between 1896-1897, over a third of Cuba’s population was in concentration camps, with over 225,000 dying from starvation, exposure and yellow fever.

Pleas for help reached the United States.


The USS Maine was sent to Havana’s harbor, but it blew up under suspicious conditions on February 15, 1898.

Newspaper publishers William Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer stirred the public with “yellow press” journalism into demanding President McKinley intervene militarily.


McKinley finally approved the Resolution of Congress, April 20, 1898:

“Whereas the abhorrent conditions which have existed for more than three years in the island of Cuba, so near our own borders,

have shocked the moral sense of the people of the United States, have been a disgrace to Christian civilization, culminating, as they have, in the destruction of a United States battle ship, with 266 of its officers and crew, while on a friendly visit in the harbor of Havana, and cannot longer be endured…

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives…that the people of the island of Cuba are and of right ought to be free.”


Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt, resigned and organized the first volunteer cavalry, made up of polo riders, cowboys and even Indians, helping to win the Battle of San Juan Hill.

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders charged up Cuba’s San Juan Hill and captured it on JULY 1, 1898. 

After eight hours of heavy fighting there were over 1,500 American casualties.


The wounded were cared for by Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.

When thousands of soldiers died from yellow fever, Army physician Walter Reed confirmed it was spread by mosquitoes.

After the Spanish-America War, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines were no longer controlled by Spain.

President William McKinley wrote, July 6, 1898:

“At a time…of the…glorious achievements of the naval and military arms…at Santiago de Cuba, it is fitting that we should pause and…reverently bow before the throne of divine grace and give devout praise to God, who holdeth the nations in the hollow of His Hands.”

Bill Federer will be in the Orlando area the first week in August.
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DOMA Supreme Strikedown Could Lead to Loss of Non-Profit Status for Traditional Religions

by JohnMcTernan

 Verse of the Day

2 Thess 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

Commentary

Notice in the above verse that God sends a strong delusion that people should believe a lie. When a person, or a nation in general, will not receive the love of the truth and reject it, God sends them a lie to believe. God designed everyone to believe, and if a person rejects truth, then lies will fill the void. The person who rejected truth and whose mind is full of lies the Bible calls a reprobate. Right now America is being led by reprobates and the corporate consensus is nearly reprobate. In some sections of the nation, the reprobates are in total control. It is happening so fast that it makes my head spin.

We have to face the fact that God has turned the nation over to reprobates for judgments. I hope that everyone understands this: the reprobates in authority, by itself, is a sign of judgment. God both sends delusions and turns people over to a reprobate mind as a form of judgment. Tens of millions of Americans are right now under God’s judgment and do not have a clue. They have been judged for their sin and rebellion against His word.

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

DOMA Supreme Strikedown Could Lead to Loss of Non-Profit Status for Traditional Religions 06/30/13 I am in total favor of this. The state needs to force these pastors to take a stand. Maybe some of them will become real men of God with courage and act like shepherds rather than hirelings. The faster this happens the better. For the first time in their lives, many of these pastors are going to have to make a stand! This is how people gain courage, by making a stand.

There is no doubt that the Hard Left is going to go after any church that even gives the appearance of believing in the Bible.

“The DOMA decision makes clear that marriage is a state-to-state issue, meaning that religious institutions that receive non-profit status on the federal level but do not perform or accept same-sex marriages in states where it is legal could have non-profit status revoked. Furthermore, should the IRS move to revoke federal non-profit status for churches and synagogues that do not perform same-sex marriage more generally, the Court could easily justify that decision on the basis of “eradicating discrimination” in religious education.”

The foundation is now set to go after the Christians just as the Nazis went after the Jews. The nexus now will be sodomy rights. Right now society is about split on homosexual “marriage”. The Hard Left needs to get society on their side, so watch the propaganda barrage begin. We will be called hateful, bigots, against humanity and human rights, and whatever else they can think of. The attack will come from every angle. The military will be full of this propaganda.

At first, it will be rhetoric and going after believers with legal action. After this phase will start the violence. Once again, if I ever told you anything that is true, this is it. They hate us because they hate God. They will act out that hate against us, when society is conditioned to go along with it. It is a process.

This is what the Nazis did when they took control. At first, the Germans did not fall for the propaganda, but after a few years, they either went along or where ambivalent. Either way the Nazis won as there were few people who would stand up against the Nazis and defend the Jews. Of course, the VAST amount of the pastors where nowhere to seen. They had very high “tall grass” in Germany back in the 1930s. It is the same grass that the American pastors are now hiding in.

Modern American pastors and the majority of the Christians better not condemn the German people for not standing against the Nazis. They are behaving exactly like the Germans did.  It is eerie to know history and watch the American church take the same path of nonresistance as what happened in Germany.

I do equate the American Left with the Nazis. These people are responsible for the legal murder of 55 million babies in the womb. They have already proven how bloodthirsty they are and will bend and twist the law to destroy life that they deem is not worthy of living. This is exactly what the Nazis did to the Jews and anyone else who got in their way. The Hard Left is America is ruthless and will destroy anyone who does not go along with their agenda.

Now is the time to live by faith and to be anchored in the Lord Jesus by faith. Everyone’s faith is about to be tested in a mighty way. God showed us what was coming and now it is here. There is no turning back from the Hard Left reprobate agenda. They are in control and will never give it up without bloodshed.

Those who live by faith will stand while the others will be overcome by fear and terror for what is coming to America. If you have not been living by faith now is the time to repent and ask the Lord Jesus to purge you of self and fill you with His faith and Holy Spirit.

May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you.

Hebrews 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

God’s Final Warning to America

The dream of Obama and Hard leftThe dream of Obama and Hard left

Obama clashes with African host over gay rights 06/27/13 It is bad enough that Obama is defiling the land of America with his sin, but now he wants to do the same with other countries. As a said before, he is now the world’s homosexual evangelist and the vector of sin. The American people elected him knowing this background! This all adds to the judgment coming on America.

“Obama said gay rights didn’t come up in their private meeting at the presidential palace, a mansion that looks somewhat similar to the White House. But Obama said he wants to send a message to Africans that while he respects differing personal and religious views on the matter, it’s important to have nondiscrimination under the law.”People should be treated equally, and that’s a principle that I think applies universally,” he said.”

Supreme Court Justice Denies Bid to Stop California Gay Marriages06/30/13 It seems the last day of June was the sealing of “homosexual marriage” , Kennedy rejected an appeal and the court sanctioned fornication started. The very day the state of California was baking in a record heatwave.

“Same-sex couples in California rushed to city and county offices to get marriage licenses after a federal appeals court lifted a hold on the weddings following a June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.The one-sentence order by the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco drew a challenge from gay-marriage opponents, who said the appeals court acted prematurely. Justice Anthony Kennedy today rejected the challenge, letting marriages continue. The first same-sex couple to be married in San Francisco City Hall since 2008 was Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, both plaintiffs in the court case against California’s Proposition 8. California Attorney General Kamala Harris performed the ceremony on a balcony overlooking the city hall rotunda.”

Heat Generator that is melting the West with record temperaturesHeat Generator that is melting the West with record temperatures

California temperatures could reach 130F as heat wave hits western US06/29/13 This is just the beginning for California. I think the following is the perfect verse for this state. This starting during “LGBT Month” is an indicator the destruction process might have begun.

Psalm 107:33,34 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

California town forecast to be the hottest place in the world EVER today: Temperatures soar in West again as heat wave intensifies 06/3013 I see this as God’s direct warning to California and America of what is coming.

Gay month 2013 started with the widest most powerful tornado in history and ending with possibly the hottest recorded temperature on earth. God is using nature as one of His weapons to destroy America.

Western U.S. Swelters Amid Dangerously High Heat 06/30/13 Events like this with the weather will most likely be non-stop as the Lord uses nature against the nation. Watch for the “worst ever” or “record event” happening now on a regular basis. It is already happening regularly but there is coming a great increase.

The land is going to “vomit” the Americans off it. Why or why did not the church repent and call the Lord for mercy and an outpouring of His Spirit, why?

“Scorching heat baked the western United States and Sunday’s forecast offered no relief from the soaring temperatures that prompted health warnings and sent scores of people to the hospital with heat-related illness.Cities in California, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Utah and Texas all recorded temperatures over 100 degrees on Saturday.”

Attorney envisions same-sex marriage in all 50 states 06/30/13 The goal of the Hard Left reprobates is to defile the entire nation. I do not see any force that can stop them.

Bert and Ernie come out 06/28/13 Notice how the reprobates are after the children. Their evil knows no bounds. When reading this, a verse came to mind which directly applies to the reprobates corrupting children. The word offend means “entice to sin”! This is exactly what these evil people want to do with our children with sodomy. They want to place the spirit of Sodom in them. Their judgment will be true and swift.

Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

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Did Franklin foresee Rise…and Fall of Constitution? via American Minute

Bill Federer

The Constitutional Convention was in a deadlock over how large and small states could be represented equally.Some delegates left.

Then, on JUNE 28, 1787, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin spoke and shortly after, the U.S. Constitution became a reality.

Franklin stated:

“Groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights…

In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for Divine protection.

Our prayers, Sir, were heard and they were graciously answered.

All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending Providence in our favor…

And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance?”

Franklin concluded:

“We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that ‘except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.’…

I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed…no better than the Builders of Babel.”

Ben Franklin gave another address at the Constitutional Convention, 1787, titled Dangers of a Salaried Bureaucracy:

“Sir, there are two passions which have a powerful influence in the affairs of men…ambition and avarice-the love of power and the love of money…

When united…they have…the most violent effects.

Place before the eyes of such men a post of honor, that shall, at the same time, be a place of profit, and they will move heaven and earth to obtain it…

What kind are the men that will strive for this profitable preeminence, through all the bustle of cabal, the heat of contention, the infinite mutual abuse of parties, tearing to pieces the best of characters?

It will not be the wise and moderate, the lovers of peace and good order, the men fittest for the trust.

It will be the bold and the violent, the men of strong passions and indefatigable activity in their selfish pursuits.

These will thrust themselves into your government and be your rulers…

Franklin explained further:

“There will always be a party for giving more to the rulers, that the rulers may be able, in return, to give more to them.

All history informs us, there has been…a kind of warfare between the governing and the governed; the one striving to obtain more for its support, and the other to pay less…

Generally, indeed, the ruling power carries…and we see the revenues of princes constantly increasing, and we see that they are never satisfied, but always in want of more.

The more the people are discontented with the oppression of taxes, the greater need the prince has of money to distribute among his partisans, and pay the troops that are to suppress all resistance, and enable him to plunder at pleasure.

There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh-get first all the people’s money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants for ever.

It will be said that we do not propose to establish kings…But there is a natural inclination in mankind to kingly government…

They would rather have one tyrant than five hundred. It gives more of the appearance of equality among citizens; and that they like.

I am apprehensive, therefore-perhaps too apprehensive-that the government of the States may, in future times, end in a monarchy…and a king will the sooner be set over us.”

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U.N. began with high hopes…but ‘a growing disregard for U.N. Charter’-Reagan

Bill Federer

The name ‘United Nations‘ was coined by Franklin Roosevelt for nations fighting the National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) and their axis powers.

Speaking on Justice for War Crimes, March 24, 1944, Roosevelt explained how the original goal of the United Nations involved protecting the Jews:

“In one of the blackest crimes of all history – begun by the Nazis…the wholesale systematic murder of the Jews of Europe goes on unabated…Hundreds of thousands of Jews…are now threatened with annihilation as Hitler’s forces descend…

The United Nations have made it clear that they will pursue the guilty…All who knowingly take part in the deportation of Jews to their death…are equally guilty with the executioner…

The United Nations are fighting to make a world in which tyranny and aggression cannot exist.”

On November 11, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt complimented the Jewish Theological Seminary of America:

“If the world to emerge from the war after a victory of theUnited Nations is to be a world of enduring peace and of freedom, that peace and that freedom must be founded on renewed loyalty to the spiritual values…

Enemies of mankind who are arrayed in battle against us realized this, and therefore began their effort to subdue the world with an assault on religious institutions…which…taught…the dignity and worth of human personality…

In cooperation with Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant scholars…it will in time, I trust, become an increasingly powerful instrument for enlightening men of all faiths.”

The day after Franklin D. Roosevelt’s funeral, President Harry S. Truman told Congress, April 16, 1945:

“Our forefathers came to our rugged shores in search of religious tolerance…Within an hour after I took the oath of office, I announced that the (United Nations) San Francisco Conference would proceed…

In the memory of our fallen President…I appeal to every American…to support our efforts to build a strong and lastingUnited Nations Organization…with Divine guidance, and your help…

I humbly pray Almighty God, in the words of King Solomon: ‘Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart.’””

In April 25, 1945, President Truman addressedUnited Nations delegates at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco:

“At no time in history has there been a more important Conference than this one in San Francisco which you are opening today…

We beseech our Almighty God to guide us in the building of a permanent monument to those who gave their lives that this moment might come.”

The United Nations Charter was signed JUNE 26, 1945, by 51 member nations. It began with high hopes, as President Harry S Truman stated, March 6, 1946:

“We have just come though a decade in which the forces of evil in various parts of the world have been lined up in a bitter fight to banish from the face of the earth both these ideals-religion and democracy….founded on one basic principle, the worth and dignity of the individual man and woman.

Dictatorship…is founded on the doctrine that…men and women and children were put on earth solely for the purpose of serving the State…

The Protestant Church, the Catholic Church, and the Jewish Synagogue – bound together in the American unity of brotherhood – must provide the shock forces to accomplish this moral and spiritual awakening…Unless it is done, we are headed for the disaster we would deserve…

We have tried to write into the Charter of the United Nations the essence of religion.”

One of the first acts of the United Nations was to recognize Israel as a nation on May 15, 1948.

In 1953, President Eisenhower addressed theUnited Nations:

“The whole book of history reveals mankind’s never-ending quest for peace and mankind’s God-given capacity to build.”

Eisenhower’s delegate to theUnited Nations was Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., who sent a letter to every member state, December 30, 1955:

“I propose that God should be openly and audibly invoked at the United Nations

I do so in the conviction that we cannot make the United Nations into a successful instrument of God’s peace without God’s help – and that with His help we cannot fail.

To this end I propose that we ask for that help.”

The U.N.chose not act on Lodge’s proposal.

Charles Habib Malik, President of the United Nations’ General Assembly, 13th Session, who helped write the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, stated in 1958:

“The good (in the United States) would never have come into being without the blessing and power of Jesus Christ…

Whoever tries to conceive the American word without taking full account of the suffering and love and salvation of Christ is only dreaming.

I know how embarrassing this matter is to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and cynics; but, whatever these honored men think, the irrefutable truth is that the soul of America is at its best and highest, Christian.”

In subsequent years, the mission of the United Nations has become unclear.

Former President Herbert Clark Hoover told the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1950:

“I suggest that the United Nations should be reorganized without the Communist nations in it.

If that is impractical, then a definite New United Front should be organized of those peoples who disavow communism, who stand for morals and religion, and who love freedom…

What the world needs today is a definite, spiritual mobilization of the nations who believe in God against this tide of Red agnosticism. It needs a moral mobilization against the hideous ideas of the police state and human slavery…

It is a proposal to redeem the concept of the United Nations to the high purpose for which it was created…It is a proposal for moral and spiritual cooperation of God-fearing free nations…in rejecting an atheistic other world.”

By June 10, 1963, President Dwight Eisenhower confided to the National Junior Chamber of Commerce:

“The United Nationshas seemed to be two distinct things to the two worlds divided by the iron curtain…

To the free world it has seemed that it should be a constructive forum…

To the Communist world it has been a convenient sounding board for their propaganda, a weapon to be exploited in spreading disunity and confusion.”

Ronald Reagan addressed the U.N. General Assembly, June 17, 1982:

“Eleanor Roosevelt, one of our first ambassadors to this body, reminded us that the high-sounding words of tyrants stand in bleak contradiction to their deeds…

In these times when more and more lawless acts are going unpunished…some members of this very body show a growing disregard for the U.N. Charter…

President Truman said, ‘If we should pay merely lip service to inspiring ideals, and later do violence to simple justice, we would draw down upon us the bitter wrath of generations yet unborn.’”

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by theUN General Assembly,December 10, 1948, recognized basic human rights, such as:

freedom of opinion and expression; freedom to change religions; right to education; no slavery; no forced marriages; no torture; and no inhumane punishment.

Islamic leaders of 57 countries rejected the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

They formed the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. In 1990, they passed the ‘Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam’ affirming Shariah law as supreme, with the death penalty for those leaving Islam, censoring free speech insulting Islam, and allowing men to be polygamous and beat their wives.

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Christians Now: “Enemies of the human race.”

by JohnMcTernan

Verse of the Day

Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Commentary

I wonder if the sodomites in Sodom were getting “married” at the time of its destruction? I know that Americans will be “marrying” homosexuals at the time of its destruction.

Justice Kennedy is to homosexual “marriage” what Justice Blackmun was to abortion. They both used the Supreme Court to advance the heart of the Hard Left reprobate agenda. These two issues are killing babies in the womb and promoting sodomy. In God’s eyes those that support, promote or encourage homosexuality are exactly like those who commit the act. They are linked to this sin. Kennedy has unleashed demonic spiritual forces that are now going to quickly destroy America.

This has all happened so fast because God has turned America over to the reprobates for judgment. I see America as a terminally ill cancer patient rapidly dying. Day by day, you can actually see the power draining out of the person. At the end, death comes very rapidly. This is now America.

The cancer of sin is now consuming the nation. The cancer has metastasized all through society. The entire federal government is now ruled by reprobates. The reprobates own the Executive Branch, the federal courts, the Senate and most of the House. They own the Democratic Party and huge chunks of the Republican Party. Watch the mainline Republicans jettison the Religious Right. They own the school system, along with the medical profession and lawyers. They also own most the mainline churches. I would say the reprobates control about 90 percent of America. Americans seem to now really embrace homosexuality. It is as if they “fell in love with it”.

Romans 1:24,25 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Romans 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Justice KennedyJustice Kennedy

Scalia: ‘High-Handed’ Kennedy Has Declared Us ‘Enemies of the Human Race’ 06/16/13 Read what Kennedy wrote about those who disagree with homosexual “marriage”. They have declared war on us! The Hard Left is going to use this decision to vilify all who stand for the Lord Jesus and His word. Wow, literally the battle lines are now drawn. They have taken the fight to us. There is no hiding from them or trying to run, these people mean business, and they are out to destroy anyone who stands against them. America as you knew it is now dead. We are in the death throes of a nation.

“But to defend traditional marriage is not to condemn, demean, or humiliate those who would prefer other arrangements, any more than to defend the Constitution of the United States is to condemn, demean, or humiliate other constitutions. To hurl such accusations so casually demeans this institution. In the majority’s judgment, any resistance to its holding is beyond the pale of reasoned disagreement.

To question its high-handed invalidation of a presumptively valid statute is to act (the majority is sure) with the purpose to “disparage,” “injure,” “degrade,” “demean,” and “humiliate” our fellow human beings, our fellow citizens, who are homosexual. All that, simply for supporting an Act that did no more than codify an aspect of marriage that had been unquestioned in our society for most of its existence— indeed, had been unquestioned in virtually all societies for virtually all of human history. It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race.”

Kennedy has codified what the Hard Left Fascists/reprobates think of us. Kennedy wrote it into the decision for all to see. Anyone who stands for the Holy God of Israel, the Bible, righteousness, and marriage: “disparage,” “injure,” “degrade,” “demean,” and “humiliate” our fellow human beings, our fellow citizens, who are homosexual.”  It will not be long before the government begins to deal with these enemies of the state.

The President God Raised Up To Oversee the Destruction of AmericaThe President God Raised Up To Oversee the Destruction of America

Obama: I won’t make churches conduct gay marriages 06/26/13 This is so nice of Mr. Obama! Of course, he is going to force the church or what little is left it. Just give it a year or two, if America has that much time left, and the pressure will come. The Hard Left reprobates hate Christianity and they will not pass up an opportunity like this to destroy it.

“On an issue as sensitive as this, knowing that Americans hold a wide range of views based on deeply held beliefs, maintaining our nation’s commitment to religious freedom is also vital,” Obama said. “How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions.  Nothing about this decision — which applies only to civil marriages — changes that.”

If he forced the churches to “marry” homosexuals, I do not think there would be much resistance. The church died a while ago. There is no fight left in it. All he would have to do is threaten to take away the churches’ tax exemption status, and the pastors would cry like babies while great numbers would cave.  They would find some excuse to go along with the government. I see them as cowards. I wonder if preaching from the NIV and other modern translations left them so powerless?

It is very difficult for me to write this without spilling out disgust for the VAST amount of pastors and church leaders in America. I really do think the vast amount do not have one ounce of God’s power. The American pastors are exactly like the ones in Germany with Hitler. They failed to stand against the Nazis both before and after Hitler came to power. I am more angry at the church than with the Supreme Court.

The final judgment for America is now set and sure. The highest court has codified homosexuality and demonized all who stand with the Holy God of Israel.

If you are going to work for the Lord Jesus, now is the time. The darkness is closing very fast. The reprobates will soon be after the real believers, and the LORD will then deal with America like He did with the sodomites at the time of Lot. When they went after the angels who represented God, they were destroyed. When they come after the believers, God will deal directly with the nation. It is not too far off as hell is now energized. Always remember that the Hard Left hate us with the same venom as the Nazis had for the Jews.

No matter what happens, always draw closer to the Lord Jesus and stay fixed on His coming. This will keep you from depression and fear. Remember, the joy of the Lord is our strength.

Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

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ABOMINATION: National Cathedral Rings Bells to Cheer Gay Marriage06/26/13 Remember, this “church” promoted homosexual “marriage” in Washington, DC, and then an earthquake damaged the building. That earthquake was just a warning. There is destruction coming that not only is going to destroy this “church” but all of Washington, DC.

Pentagon celebrates gay troops 06/25/13 This could only happen because the moral fiber of the country was destroyed.

“The Pentagon on Tuesday toasted gays in the military, with a top adviser to President Obama declaring the country is “safer” now that they may serve openly in the ranks.”Because we repealed ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ our military … is stronger and our country is safer, more equal and more just,” said Valerie Jarrett, the keynote speaker at the Pentagon’s gay pride celebration.”

Rainbow Flag Flies At Governor’s Residence 06/25/13 I see this as a sign of surrender. When the US defeated Japan they took down the Japanese flag and raised the American flag. America has been overthrown and surrendered to the Hard Left reprobates.

Pediatricians have a new mission: Fight ‘homophobia’ 06/24/13 The day is coming that if parents try to deal with a child that is confused with sex, the state will take the child away. It will be viewed as child abuse to deal with a child that feels he is a homosexual. Homosexuality is going to be protected at all costs.

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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Voting in America via American Minute

    Bill Federer

In Medieval Europe, most countries had only one person vote – the King.
In colonial America only landowners voted, then those owning a certain amount of personal property.

After the Revolution, States gradually let those without land vote if they paid taxes, but many States continued religious and literacy tests.

In 1870, the 15th Amendment let former slaves vote.

In 1920, the 19th Amendment let women vote. 

In 1924, American Indians could vote in Federal Elections.

In 1961, the 23rd Amendment let District of Columbia residents vote in Federal Elections.


In 1964, the 24th Amendment let vote those who could not pay a poll tax.

In 1965, the Voting Rights Act removed literacy tests.

On JUNE 22, 1970, President Nixon extended the Voting Rights Act to let 18-year-olds vote.

The Supreme Court, in Oregon v Mitchell, limited this right so the 26th Amendment was passed in 1971 to confirm it.

President Nixon stated March 24, 1970:

“In other areas, too, there were long struggles to eliminate discrimination…Property and even religious qualifications for voting persisted well into the 19th century - and not until 1920 were women finally guaranteed the right to vote.”

On August 24, 1972, Nixon said:

“For the first time in the 195 year history of this country, men and women 18 to 21 years of age will have the chance to vote.”

In 1832, Noah Webster wrote in his History of the United States:

“When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you tochoose for rulers ‘just men who will rule in the fear of God.’

The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty.

If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made not for the public good so much as for the selfish or local purposes;

corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded…”

Noah Webster continued:

“If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because thecitizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.”

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Maryland Religious Tolerance, First Catholics, then Puritans, then Christians, then… via American Minute

Bill Federer

JUNE 20, 1632, King Charles I of England granted a charter for the Colony of Maryland, named for his CATHOLIC wife, Queen Henrietta Maria, stating:”Charles, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith…

Whereas our well beloved… subject Cecilius Calvert, Baron of Baltimore, in our Kingdom of Ireland… being animated with a laudable, and pious zeal for extending the CHRISTIAN RELIGION…

hath humbly besought leave of us that he may transport, by his own…expense, a numerous colony of the English Nation, to certain…parts of America… partly occupied by savages, having no knowledge of the Divine Being…

With the increasing worship and RELIGION OF CHRIST within said region…shall…be built…Churches, Chapels, and Places of Worship.”

Lord Baltimore Cecilius Calvert, a CATHOLIC, sent two ships, the Ark and the Dove, to settle the colony of Maryland.

He gave instructions to his brother, Leonard Calvert, the Governor of the expedition, 1634:

“To preserve peace and unity amongst all the passengers…treat the PROTESTANTS with as much mildness and favor as justice will require.”

Buying land from the Indians, they founded the St. Mary’s City, considered the birthplace of religious tolerance in the United States.

In 1649, they extended liberty to PROTESTANTS by issuing the Maryland Toleration Act, which stated:

“That no person…within this province…professing to believe in JESUS CHRIST shall…from henceforth be any ways troubled or molested…in respect of his or her religion.”

When the neighboring colony of Virginia drove out anyone who was not an ANGLICAN, settlers who were PURITAN fled to Maryland because of the Maryland Toleration Act.

Meanwhile, back in England, a Civil War broke out between PURITANS and ANGLICANS.

The PURITANS won and chopped off the head of ANGLICAN King Charles I in 1649.

At this time, an ANGLICAN named John Washington emigrated to Virginia. His great-grandson was George Washington.

In Maryland, PURITANS took over the colony in 1650 and passed laws against CATHOLICS, such as the Act Concerning Religion, October 20, 1654:

“That such as profess Faith in GOD by JESUS CHRIST, though differing in Judgment from from the Doctrine, Worship or Discipline…should not be restrained but protected in the Profession of the Faith and Exercise of their Religion…PROVIDED SUCH LIBERTY WAS NOT EXTENDED TO POPERY…

That none who profess and exercise the PAPISTIC, commonly known as the ROMAN CATHOLIC RELIGION, can be protected in this province.”

PURITANS lost control of England, and in 1658, Lord Baltimore was restored to being Maryland’s Governor.

In 1688, the last CATHOLIC King of England, James II, was driven out during “the Glorious Revolution,” and William and Mary ruled as ANGLICANS.

In Maryland, ANGLICANS took control of the colony, and CATHOLICS were again denied freedom of conscience, as stated in an Act to Prevent the Growth of Popery, September 30, 1704:

“That whatsoever POPISH Bishop, Priest or Jesuit, shall baptize any child…other than such who have POPISH Parents or shall say Mass…shall forfeit…fifty pounds Sterling…and shall also suffer six months imprisonment…

And be it further enacted…if any PAPIST…shall keep school or take upon themselves the education…or boarding of youth…such persons…shall upon conviction be transported out of this Province.”

QUAKERS, SCOTCH PRESBYTERIANS, GERMAN MORAVIANS, MENNONITES and other PROTESTANT DISSENTERS began moving into Maryland.

The wealthiest man in Maryland, Charles Carroll, Sr., sailed to France in 1752, to obtain land from CATHOLIC King Louis XV in the Louisiana Territory in order to move Maryland CATHOLICS there.

Then the Revolutionary War started and everything changed.

The different colonies in America, with their different denominations, realized they had to work together in order to defeat the ANGLICAN King George III.

Maryland, at first, resisted the Revolution, as almost every member of the ANGLICAN clergy supported King George III.

Charles Carroll, son of the wealthiest landowner in the colony, was the sole CATHOLIC to sign the Declaration of Independence. He wrote to Rev. John Stanford, October, 9, 1827:

“To obtain religious as well as civil liberty I entered jealously into the Revolution, and observing the Christian religion divided into many sects, I founded the hope that no one would be so predominant as to become the religion of the State.

That hope was thus early entertained because all of them joined in the same cause, with few exceptions of individuals.”

In 1776, Maryland’s original State Constitution generously granted religious freedom to every denomination of PROTESTANTS and CATHOLICS:

“ARTICLE 33: That, as it is the duty of every man to worship God in such manner as he thinks most acceptable to him; all persons, professing the CHRISTIAN RELIGION, are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty;

wherefore no person ought by any law to be molested in his person or estate on account of his religious persuasion or profession, or for his religious practice…

yet the Legislature may, in their discretion, lay a general and equal tax for the support of the CHRISTIAN RELIGION.”

Maryland’s original Constitution continued:

“ARTICLE 55. That every person, appointed to any office… shall… take the following oath:

I…do swear, that I do not hold myself bound in allegiance to the King of Great Britain, and that I will be faithful, and bear true allegiance to the State of Maryland; and shall also subscribe a declaration of his belief in the CHRISTIAN RELIGION.”

In 1851, Maryland’s Constitution stated:

“ARTICLE 34. That no other test or qualification ought to be required…than such oath of office as may be prescribed by this Constitution…and a declaration of belief in the CHRISTIAN RELIGION; and if the party shall profess to be a JEW, the declaration shall be of his belief in a future state of rewards and punishments.”

In 1864, Maryland’s Constitution stated:

“ARTICLE 37. That no other test or qualification ought to be required…than such oath of allegiance…to this State and the United States…and a declaration of belief in the CHRISTIAN RELIGION; or in the existence of GOD, and in a future state of rewards and punishments.”

In 1867, Maryland’s Constitution stated:

“ARTICLE 37. That no religious test ought ever to be required…other than a declaration of belief in the existence of GOD.”

In 2002, Maryland’s Constitution stated:

“ARTICLE 37. That no religious test ought ever to be required…other than a declaration of belief in the existence of GOD.”

In 1835, French political writer Gustave de Beaumont, a contemporary of Alexis de Tocqueville, wrote in, Marie ou L’Esclavage aux E’tas-Unis:

“In the United States, the law is never atheistic…All of the American constitutions proclaim freedom of conscience and the liberty and equality of all the confessions…

Maryland’s Constitution also declares that all of the faiths are free, and that no one is forced to contribute to the maintenance of a particular Church.

However, it gives the legislature the right to establish a general tax…for the support of the CHRISTIAN RELIGION…Maryland Law declares that, to be admitted to public office, it is necessary to be a CHRISTIAN.”

In October of 1789, George Washington wrote to the Quakers’ yearly meeting for Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware:

“GOVERNMENT being, among other purposes, instituted to PROTECT the persons and CONSCIENCES of men from oppression…the liberty enjoyed by the People of these States of WORSHIPING ALMIGHTY GOD agreeable to their CONSCIENCES is not only among the choicest of their blessings, but also of their rights.”

George Washington wrote to the Congregation of New Church in Baltimore, Maryland, January 27, 1793:

“Every person may here WORSHIP GOD according to the dictates of his own heart. In this enlightened Age and in this land of equal liberty it is our boast that a man’s religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the laws.”

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Fought Stamp Tax, signed Declaration, became Supreme Court Justice, defended Religious Liberty via American Minute

Bill Federer

Samuel Chase signed the Declaration of Independence and was appointed by President George Washington as a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.Born April 17, 1741, the son of an Anglican clergyman, he was home-schooled till age 18, traveled to Annapolis, Maryland, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1761.In 1764, Samuel Chase was elected to the Maryland General Assembly.

With a reputation as a firebrand, he founded a Maryland chapter of The Sons of Liberty to protest The Stamp Act of 1765 and the British Government’s usurpation of citizen’s rights.

At the age of 24, Chase challenged the authority of the English Parliament to tax the Colonies without their consent, and forcibly opened the public offices in Annapolis, seized and destroyed the hated stamps.

When Maryland learned that Boston’s harbor had been closed in 1774 to punish the Tea Party colonists,  Samuel Chase and four other Marylanders were appointed as delegates to the Continental Congress for:

“agreeing on a general plan of conduct…for the relief of Boston and preservation of American liberty.”

Chase served on dozens of committees, and in the spring of 1776, even traveled with Ben Franklin, Charles Carroll of Carrollton and his cousin Bishop John Carroll, in an unsuccessful attempt to get Canada to join the Revolution.

Samuel Chase, more than any other, was responsible forpersuading Maryland to vote for independence.

On August 2, 1776, Samuel Chase along with other Maryland delegates, William Paca, Thomas Stone and Charles Carroll of Carrollton signed the Declaration.

At the beginning of the Revolutionary War when political intrigues arose to remove George Washington from being Commander-in-Chief, Samuel Chase staunchly support Washington.

After the War, at Maryland’s 1788 Convention to decide whether to accept the new United States Constitution,Samuel Chase initially voted against it, as he thought the States were relinquishing too much control.

In a letter he signed “Caution,” (Maryland Journal, October 12, 1787), Samuel Chase warned of the rush to adopt the Constitution:

“Suspicion should take the alarm… Questions of consequence…ought not to be hastily decided…The decision, for or against the plan…involves no less than the happiness or miser of you and all your posterity forever.”

In 1788, he was appointed Chief Justice of Baltimore’s District Criminal Court, and in 1791, he became Chief Justice of the Maryland General Court.

In 1796, President George Washington appointed Samuel Chase as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

A controversial personality, Samuel Chase had articles of impeachment filed against him in 1804, but he was acquitted of all charges.

Samuel Chase was one of the most influential Justices on the early Supreme Court, following Chief Justice John Marshall, serving till his death, JUNE 19, 1811.

Justice Samuel Chase was decisive in a 1799 case involving whether Irish emigrant Thomas M’Creery had become a naturalized American citizen and thereby able to leave an estate to a relative in Ireland.

The Court decided:

“Thomas M’Creery, in order to become…naturalized according to the Act of Assembly…on the 30th of September, 1795, took the oath…before the Honorable Samuel Chase, Esquire, then being the Chief Judge of the State of Maryland…

‘Maryland; I, Samuel Chase, Chief Judge of the State of Maryland, do hereby certify all whom it may concern, that…personally appeared before me Thomas M’Creery, anddid repeat and subscribe a declaration of his belief in the Christian Religion, and take the oath required by the Act of Assembly of this State, entitled, An Act for Naturalization.’”

In the Maryland Supreme Court case of Runkel v. Winemiller, 1799, Justice Samuel Chase rendered the court’s opinion:

Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.

By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty.”

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“Gay Month”: God’s Final Warning to America

“Gay Month”: God’s Final Warning to America

by JohnMcTernan

Verse of the Day

Leviticus 18:24,25 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

Commentary

Fleeing Colorado fire: "Land vomiting out its inhabitants?"Fleeing Colorado fire: “Land vomiting out its inhabitants?”

If you examine the disasters hitting America, there is a vast increase from 25 years ago. The droughts and floods are showing that God is now in the process of setting the land up to “vomiteth” out the American people just as His states will happen. America is defiled with the blood of 55+ million babies and the homosexual agenda and other sins such as pornography and divorce. The nation is unclean and the land is defiled.

When I was first called into this ministry in 1987, there was maybe one massive disaster a year. Sometimes there were no disasters for a year. Now, the nation is being hit with 10 or more a year! In 2011 there were 14 $billion events which is more than one a month. Last year there were 11 such events.

There was no national “LGBT month” in 1987. Can you see how the disasters are matching the level of national sin and rebellion against God’s word?

I used to match every major disaster with national sin such as “Gay Pride Day”. I can no longer do this as many disasters are connected to long-term drought and heat waves. Some I can, like the recent Oklahoma tornadoes which are tied into homosexual events.

What is missing in these disasters hitting America are earthquakes. I have a “gut” feeling that massive, I mean massive, earthquakes are about to shake this nation. Earthquakes in the 8.0 to 9.0 are on the way. This is a part of the land “vomiting out its inhabitants”.

Extreme weather caused $110 billion in damage in 2012 06/13/13 There are more hurricanes on the way along with powerful earthquakes. Americans are about to be driven off the land for the national rebellion against God and His word.

Remember, and do not forget this: the disasters match the level of national rebellion against God and His word. God is holy and a nation can offend His holiness which America is grossly guilty of. Plus there is so little intercession by His church.

“All told the United States saw 11 weather and climate disasters last year with losses exceeding $1 billion in damages.The total puts 2012 second in total damages behind 2005, which saw four devastating hurricanes, including Katrina and Rita, and incurred $160 billion in costs.Hurricane Sandy was responsible for more than half of 2012′s total, with approximately $65 in claims.

The Midwest drought soaked up another $30 billion.Sandy also incurred the worst loss of life, with more than 130 fatalities tied to the storm that engulfed nearly 500 miles along the East Coast.But heat waves last year caused more than 100 deaths, and the largest drought in the United States since the 1930s had the federal government declaring drought disasters in 2,600 of the nation’s 3,143 counties.Drought conditions also led to several devastating wildfires that burned more than 9 million acres in 2012, NOAA reported.

The 11 billion-dollar disaster events in 2012 rank second behind the 14 events in 2011. Those 11 events killed more than 300 people and had “devastating economic effects” on the regions impacted, NOAA said.”

NOAA: Billion-Dollar Weather/Climate Disasters If you want to view all the events, just go to this site.

2 Peter 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

God’s Final Warning to America

The judgment matches level of national sinThe judgment matches level of national sin

Residents displaced byColorado wildfire see destruction firsthand 06/16/13 “Homosexual month” is not over yet. If the Supreme Court votes to advance the homosexual agenda with homosexual “marriage”, this could be the final act of rebellion against God. The last two months of June have seen awesome disasters hit Colorado. This year was far worse than last year. As the sin gets more bold, so the disasters get more intense.

“El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said the fire’s destruction has made it difficult for his deputies to assess damage. Deputies have said “it looks like a nuclear bomb went off in some of those areas, and you can’t even recognize whether it was a house or some other kind of structure,” Maketa said. “That is the level of incineration and destruction that took place in some areas.”

Colorado PrideFest: Gay Pride isn’t just for downtown Denver anymore06/14/13 The theme of this is “Gay-er Pride”. Notice that it is not for “Denver anymore!” As the rebellion against God spreads, so the judgment is a perfect match for the rebellion against God’s word.

“The main event, of course, remains the Gay Pride Parade, and the 2013 version steps off from Cheesman Park at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, turning down Colfax Avenue toward Civic Center where the weekend-long PrideFest (running Saturday and Sunday) offers up booths, music and more than a few speeches to get the crowds revved up toward the next political goal.”

At least 400 homes destroyed in Colorado wildfire 06/14/13  The number is closer to 500. The worst disaster coincides with a “gay-er” Colorado. What is next for this state and the nation, as God has now warned for two years in a row!

“The number of homes destroyed  in the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history has risen to 400, officials said Friday night. Developers describe the Black Forest as the largest contiguous stretch of ponderosa pine in the United States. Once home to rural towns and summer cabins, it is now dotted with million-dollar homes and gated communities as a result of the state’s population boom over the past two decades.”

Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example,suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

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Technology Emboldened the NSA via John McTernan

Technology Emboldened the NSA

by JohnMcTernan

                   The 666 Surveillance System

Revelation 13:16-18 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (666).

Introduction (Please read this if it is your first time with this section. It continues to a full teaching article.)

There is not a more spine-chilling chapter in the entire Bible than Revelation chapter 13. This chapter describes the rise to power of a demonically inspired world dictator, similar in nature to Adolph Hitler. He is called “the Beast”, but better known as the Anti-Christ. He uses a world financial system to control the people, as no one can buy or sell unless they are linked by a mark with a number to this system. This is found in Revelation 13:16,17 with the number being 666. It seems that everyone knows about the number 666, even those with little knowledge of the Bible, as it is identified as the devil’s number! This is probably one of the best known verses in all the Bible.

For centuries, the fulfillment of these verses was a mystery. The mark was believed to be a tattoo. Christians believed by faith that, just prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, a system would be in place where no one could buy or sell without this Mark. However, the understanding of these verses along with the possible fulfillment has really come into focus in the last 25 years. (Continued see: The 666 Surveillance System)

Commentary

For many years I warned of the vast government computers and how dangerous they were for identifying each person and our activities. I warned that these computers would be the heart of the coming 666 Surveillance System. God in His mercy has pulled the covers back and let us look into the “beast system.” It is not future, but it is here now.

The technology is now available for massive spying and controls over the people. It is only going to get worse as the technology is rapidly increasing. The day is approaching when all this information will be available in real time! All of the surveillance cameras and drones will be tied in. It will then all be linked through the Wi-Fi to an electronic tattoo that people will wear. The system will control every aspect of a person’s life.

Through the Wi-Fi and e-tattoo, mind control will be part of this system. The foundation is here right NOW. To pull this off, what is needed is more technology and ways to mass produce and implant the e-tattoo, and the same with mind control.

God is showing and warning what is coming.

Technology Emboldened the NSA Even greater technology is coming. This system cannot be stopped and I doubt even slowed down. The people running it are “drunk” with power and control. Think of this power in the hands of Hitler! Well, this is what is on way in the near future.

“The NSA’s advances have come in the form of programs developed on the West Coast—a central one was known by the quirky name Hadoop—that enable intelligence agencies to cheaply amplify computing power, U.S. and industry officials said. The new capabilities allowed officials to shift from being overwhelmed by data to being able to make sense of large chunks of it to predict events.”The in-country intelligence was paired with larger computer networks capable melding cellphone data with information collected from sensors on drones and other sources, said former officials and defense contractors. Some of these drones use high-power cameras to scan large tracts of earth to look for changes that could indicate the locations of improvised explosive devices.Analysts discovered that the system’s analysis improved when more information was added, so they moved to merge 90-day batches of data. The result, said a former U.S. official, was an ability to predict attacks 60% to 70% of the time.”It’s the ultimate correlation tool,” a former U.S. counterterrorism official said. “It is literally being able to predict the future.”A computing and software revolution, launched in Silicon Valley a few years earlier, made sifting all that data easier. That was particularly true with the development of Hadoop, a piece of free software that lets users distribute big-data projects across hundreds or thousands of computers.”

CIA says it ‘wants to know everything’ The beast system has an unquenchable thirst for information. It literally will not rest until it has complete information about everyone.

The government is watching you 06/13/13 What we are now seeing is the merging of the government and corporation computers! There is no separation of the two. All this information is heading into one gigantic database under the control of NSA. You are now looking right into the foundation of the 666 Surveillance System!

“They watch from the air, from cameras, from computers. And you help them, volunteering vast amounts of information about yourself in the magnetic stripe on the back of your credit card, the SIM card in your phone, the sites you visit on the Internet.”

U.S. Agencies Said to Swap Data With Thousands of Firms  06/13/13 Wow, this is a fantastic article loaded with great information. Make sure that you read it. Once again, the government and private sector are now becoming one gigantic database.

“Makers of hardware and software, banks, Internet security providers, satellite telecommunications companies and many other companies also participate in the government programs. In some cases, the information gathered may be used not just to defend the nation but to help infiltrate computers of its adversaries.Along with the NSA, the Central Intelligence Agency (0112917D), the Federal Bureau of Investigation and branches of the U.S. military have agreements with such companies to gather data that might seem innocuous but could be highly useful in the hands of U.S. intelligence or cyber warfare units, according to the people, who have either worked for the government or are in companies that have these accords.”

The tract that explains the coming 666 SystemThe tract that explains the coming 666 System

To view the 666 tract click: The 666 Surveillance System

God has warned in the Bible where this system is heading. The 666 Surveillance System is now on the fast track. There is no stopping it. Are you going to be with Jesus Christ and eternal life, or are you going to take the “666 Mark” and be eternally damned? The stakes could not be higher: eternal life or eternal damnation. Now is the time to repent of sin and trust Jesus Christ as your Savior.

May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you.

The following verse states what the Bible says happens to all who reject salvation through Jesus Christ and receive the “Mark of the Beast”:

Revelation 14:9-11 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever:and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

E-Tattoos

Biometric stamp is phase heading to Mark of the Beast.Biometric stamp is phase heading to Mark of the Beast.

Biostamps – freedom from password tyranny, or Hollywood science? This articles mocks the idea, but it shows how scientists are working to make such a tattoo.

“The biostamps are basically flexible electronic circuitsattached to the skin, which theoretically can communicate wirelessly with any device which needs to check who you are.The concept evolved from medical research, and was picked up by Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility, who are looking into making it a reality.”

Biometric payments are top option for security-concious shoppers This goes along with the e-tattoos as scanners like these are needed to read the tattoos. All advancement in the bio-scanners are fine tuning for the Mark of the Beast.

The Mind

Remember, that mind control is part of the coming 666 System. These articles show advancement into unlocking the mind and mind control. Like all other areas of technology it is coming fast.

BRAIN Initiative Challenges Researchers to Unlock Mysteries of Human Mind The cover to do this is that it is to benefit mankind. Notice the all-out effort to unlock the mind. Mind control is going to play a major part in the coming 666 System. It will be part of locking the people into this system with no way out.

How the BRAIN intiative will support national security Notice that DARPA is behind this. This is a sinister military think tank that is leading the way into the 666 Surveillance System.

Brain Says Guilty! Neural Imaging May Nab Criminals This is all part of monitoring the thought process. There will be no thinking “outside the box” under the 666 Surveillance System.

Non-invasive brain-to-brain interface: links between two brains This is heading towards mind control. This will allow thoughts to be placed in people’s mind. It is right out of science fiction.

“But the research could go a lot further. In a concept right out of the movies The Cell (an FBI agent persuades a social worker to enter the mind of a comatose serial killer to learn where he has hidden his latest kidnap victim) and Brainstorm (a team of scientists invents “the Hat,”a brain/computer interface that allows sensations to be recorded from a person’s brain so that others can experience them), the researchers also see this happening between two awake human subjects. And it could be bidirectional, and over great distances, using the Internet.”

Secret NSA mind reading at U.S. university?

“With the entire Internet and thousands of databases for a brain, the device will be able to respond almost instantaneously to complex questions posed by intelligence analysts,” read the report, referring to the NSA’s high-tech program.Continued PBS: “As more and more data is collected – through phone calls, credit card receipts, social networks like Facebook and MySpace, GPS tracks, cell phone geolocation, Internet searches, Amazon book purchases, even E-Z Pass toll records – it may one day be possible to know not just where people are and what they are doing, but what and how they think.”

Articles

Hawk attacking Robo Raven DroneHawk attacking Robo Raven Drone

Army’s new robotic bird drone is so realistic it gets attacked by hawks The robotic sciences have accelerated at a fantastic rate. The drones are going to play a major part in this surveillance system.

Spy Drone Can See What You are Wearing From 17,500 Feet In a few years, there will be 30,000 in the skies over America!

Report: Secret court order forces Verizon to turn over telephone records of millions  We are now a long way down the road to the 666 Surveillance System. It is coming very, very fast. As the technology increases, so will the amount of information that can be identified about you and correlated. What we are now looking at is a complete surveillance society.

The Watchers and The Watched: America’s ‘Electronic Concentration Camp’ This is only going to get worse. Look what Obama did with the IRS against the people! Think of what he can do five years from now as this surveillance system really gets rolling! The surveillance system is now!

Obama on NSA surveillance scandal: nobody is listening to your phone calls  06/11/13 What a joke this is.

The biometrics boom This is all part of identifying and keeping watch over the population. There will be NO hiding in this coming system.

“The U.S. military is already using radar that can detect the unique rhythm of a person’s heartbeat from a distance, and even through walls. That technology is being developed for use in urban battlefields, but may one day become a law-enforcement tool. A person’s gait, too, is completely individual, and the technology to recognize it has advanced to the point where a person can be identified by hacking into the sensor that tracks the movement of the cellphone in his or her pocket. “Because it does not require any special devices, the gait biometrics of a subject can even be captured without him or her knowing,” said Carnegie Mellon University biometrician Marios Savvides.”

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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‘Communist…totalitarian…almost entire banning on Christianity’ – G.H.W. Bush via American Minute

Bill Federer

He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his WWII service in the Pacific.He studied at Yale, was a Congressman, Ambassador to the U.N., CIA director and Vice-President under Ronald Reagan before becoming the 41st U.S. President.

His name was George H.W. Bush, born JUNE 12, 1924.

George H.W. Bush told Amish and Mennonite leaders in Lancaster, PA, March 22, 1989:

“Barbara and I went to China as your emissary…in 1974, and we had wondered about the family in China - Communist country, totalitarian

We knew that there had been almost entire banning on practicing and teaching Christianity…This was right after the Cultural Revolution.”

In his Inaugural Address, January 20, 1989, President Bush said:

“I have just repeated word for word the oath taken by George Washington 200 years ago, and the Bible on which I place my hand is the Bible on which he placed his…

And my first act as President is a prayer. I ask you to bow your heads…”

On February 22, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed Joint Resolution 164 declaring 1990 the International Year of Bible Reading:

“Among the great books produced throughout the history of mankind, the Bible has been prized above all others…

The Bible has had a critical impact upon the development of Western civilization…

It was a biblical view of man – one affirming the dignity and worth of the human person, made in the image of our Creator – that inspired the principles upon which the United States is founded

The historic speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., provide compelling evidence of the role Scripture played in shaping the struggle against slavery and discrimination…

We recall the words of the prophet Isaiah, who declared, ‘The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand forever.’…

When you have read the Bible you will know that it is the Word of God…

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the year 1990 as the International Year of Bible Reading.

I invite all Americans to discover the great inspiration and knowledge that can be obtained through thoughtful reading of the Bible.”

On May 3, 1990, President George Bush declared a National Day of Prayer:

“The great faith that led our Nation’s Founding Fathers to pursue this bold experience in self-government has sustained us in uncertain and perilous times…

Like them, we do very well to recall our ‘firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence,’…and to pray for continued help and guidance from our wise and loving Creator.”

President George Bush stated in his 1992 National Day of Prayer Proclamation:

“Whatever our individual religious convictions may be, each of us is invited to join in this National Day of Prayer…

Each of us can echo this timeless prayer of Solomon, the ancient king who prayed for, and received, the gift of wisdom:

‘The Lord our God be with us, as He was with our fathers; may He not leave us or forsake us; so that He may incline our hearts to Him, to walk in all His ways…that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.’”

In his Christmas Message, December 8, 1992, President George H.W. Bush stated:

“As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, whose life offers us a model of dignity, compassion, and justice, we renew our commitment to peace…Christ made clear the redemptive value of giving of oneself for others…

The heroic actions of our veterans, the lifesaving work of our scientists and physicians, and generosity of countless individuals who voluntarily give of their time, talents, and energy to help others – all have enriched humankind and affirmed the importance of our Judeo-Christian heritage in shaping our government and values.”

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CIA and NSA ‘want to know everything

 

by JohnMcTernan

    Reprinted with Permission of the Author

Verse of the Day

Revelation 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (7) And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

Commentary

Major player in the coming 666 Surveillance SystemMajor player in the coming 666 Surveillance System

The recent revelations about the NSA shows us the prophetic hour we are now living in. There is NO doubt that massive computer spying and controls are on us. The spying is about to explode as NSA just put the Utah Data Center online. All the information in the world will pass through this center! With all this information, the government will soon be placing controls on the people. There is no doubt this is coming.

Life as we knew it is now just about to come to an end. Mankind is heading into the 666 Surveillance System, which will be in place, just prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ with His bride, the church.

Think of all this high tech and computer power in the hands of someone even worse than Obama! This is exactly what is coming. All this power will be under the control of a world dictator the Bible identifies as the antichrist. The high tech system is now getting ready for him, just as the social system, through the homosexual agenda, is getting ready for him.

Technology Emboldened the NSA 06/09/13 This is truly a great article that shows how this massive spying came about. It was stunning to read how it took just about 10 years to build this massive spying system. Just think of what its capabilities will be 10 years from now? There is now no stopping this system. It is now heading into high speed and eventually complete control over the people.

“The NSA’s advances have come in the form of programs developed on the West Coast—a central one was known by the quirky name Hadoop—that enable intelligence agencies to cheaply amplify computing power, U.S. and industry officials said. The new capabilities allowed officials to shift from being overwhelmed by data to being able to make sense of large chunks of it to predict events.

“The in-country intelligence was paired with larger computer networks capable melding cellphone data with information collected from sensors on drones and other sources, said former officials and defense contractors. Some of these drones use high-power cameras to scan large tracts of earth to look for changes that could indicate the locations of improvised explosive devices.Analysts discovered that the system’s analysis improved when more information was added, so they moved to merge 90-day batches of data.

The result, said a former U.S. official, was an ability to predict attacks 60% to 70% of the time.”It’s the ultimate correlation tool,” a former U.S. counterterrorism official said. “It is literally being able to predict the future.”A computing and software revolution, launched in Silicon Valley a few years earlier, made sifting all that data easier. That was particularly true with the development of Hadoop, a piece of free software that lets users distribute big-data projects across hundreds or thousands of computers.”

NSA's Utah Data Center which will know everything  about you.NSA’s Utah Data Center which will know everything about you.

CIA says it ‘wants to knoweverything’06/10/13 With the software that is coming, along with the massive high-speed computers, this is going to be a reality. The Utah Data Center is now all set up and running. It is just waiting for all this information to build a dossier on everyone on the planet! 

I hope that you can see how all this is now converging. satan is setting this up for the “man of sin.” It is breathtaking to watch all of this coming together. What an honor that God allows us to see this happening.

Use all of this to draw closer to the Lord Jesus, so you can prepare, just as a bride would for the groom. There is NOTHING left for this world but “A” and “A”: antichrist and Armageddon.

We look forward to the two blessings: The Blessed Hope of Jesus returning for His church, and the blessing of being called to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

What do you look forward to? Is it the Blessed Hope of being with Jesus Christ, or is it looking for the antichrist? Now is the time to choose Jesus Christ as time is running out.

This entire system that we are watching being built will be totally destroyed at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Nothing of it will be left.

May the LORD God of Israel bless and protect you.

Revelation 1:7  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Hard Left

Kerry: ‘In Africa, Asia, Europe, and Americas, Our Diplomats Are Assisting Local LGBT Organizations 06/08/13 The American government is now a vector for sin throughout the world. I believe that this is going to bring a special judgment on the government and the nation. The American people voted twice for him, and America is now given over to sodomy. Day by day we can see America falling to the Hard Left reprobate agenda. America and sodomy are becoming one. This is the point that triggers God’s righteous judgment on the nation. It has to be very close.

“I wanted to take a moment to join people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month,” Kerry said.”Across the globe, in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas our diplomats are assisting local LGBT organizations and supporting local human rights advocates working to promote equality, create dialogue, and ensure protections for LGBT individuals.Kerry indicated that this support extended to U.S. financial aid. “Through the Global Equality Fund, the State Department has already provided critical emergency and long-term assistance to promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons in over twenty-five countries,” said Kerry. “And our support will continue to grow, in cooperation with other equality-minded governments, foundations and corporations.”

The Not-So-Veiled Threat to Non-Muslims in Tennessee 06/07/13 This shows how serious Obama is to protect and promote Islam! I am going to follow this very closely.

“A well-informed crowd responded with calls of “taqiyyah” when members of AMAC, a group that bills itself as “a bridge between the Muslim community and law enforcement,” touted Muslim contributions to U.S. society and their dedication to upholding American values. (Taqiyyah doctrine obligates Muslims to deceive infidels as part the required effort or jihad to institute Islamic doctrine or shariah).”

Muslims Demand (& Get) Prayer In Public Schools – Attack Off Campus Bible Studies 06/07/13 Americans do not want the God of Israel in their schools so now they are getting allah.

Air Force Removes Video that Mentions God 06/07/13 The purge is on. The Hard Left reprobates are just using the Muslims and atheists as an excuse to purge anything to do with God from the military and then the country.

Administration Defends ‘Prism’ Surveillance Program 06/07/13 When reading this, think of what the IRS just did, along with all the lies from the Justice Department forcing people to support the homosexual agenda.

Israel and the Middle East War

Benjamin Netanyahu hints at Israeli action in Golan Heights 06/09/13 Syrian tanks were close to the Israeli border and Israel warned Syria it was going to attack. Syria keeps on getting more dangerous by the week.

“Only last week, we saw battles close to out border on the Golan Heights,” he said. “The crumbling of the UN force on the Golan Heights underscores the fact that Israel cannot depend on international forces for its security. They can be part of the arrangements. They cannot be the basic foundation of Israel’s security.”

First clash between Syrian rebels and Iraqi soldiers. Baghdad bankrolls Assad’s war 06/09/13 This war is expanding very fast. If Assad wins, Israel will have the Iranian army on its border. If Assad losses, the Muslim Brotherhood is on the border. I still think that Assad is going to fall.

“The failure of the rebels’  first assault set back their bid to loosen the grip of loyalist Syrian troops on this strategic border crossing.debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report that while all eyes have been drawn in recent days to Hizballah’s proactive military involvement in Assad’s war, the Iraqi role has been under-reported an treated as scattered and sporadic military actions, whereas in fact, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has even outdone Hassan Nasrallah in the generosity of his assistance for propping Assad up. We have learned that he has advanced unlimited Iraqi credit for his war chest,, placing Iraq’s multibillion-dollar oil revenues at his disposal. US, British and French importers may not realize they are contributing to Assad’s war effort against the rebels with their purchases.”

Jordan war games: Patriot batteries, F-16s and 4,500 US troops near Syrian border 06/10/13 War games getting ready for war? Hardly any news source is covering that our military is now in Jordan.

Iran eyes 30 nuclear bombs a year: Israel minister 06/10/13 This causes a problem, not only for Israel, but also for Saudi Arabia and the Sunni Muslims. Iran wants to dominate Islam as well as destroy Israel. Saudi Arabia is in great danger with Iran. Because of this, the Sunnis must defeat Assad and break Syria’s alliance with Iran. The war going on in Syria has huge consequences, and I think it is going to get bigger.

‘US successfully tests bunker buster bombs’ 06/09/13]

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel06/06/13 This shows that 79% of the Hard Left in Great Britain believe in sanctions against Israel.

Financial Armageddon

U.S. Suffers Biggest Pay Drop On Record, As Workers Squeezed Tighter06/05/13

“Hourly pay for nonfarm workers fell at a 3.8 percent annualized rate in the first quarter, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Wednesday. This was the biggest quarterly decline since the BLS started keeping track in 1947. Some of the drop was payback for a 9.9 percent surge in hourly pay in the fourth quarter of 2012, as employers shoveled money out the door to avoid tax changes they expected to take place in 2013.”

Islam and IslamoFascism/Jihad

Muslim Riots and Leftist Willful Blindness 06/10/13 It is amazing to watch the Hard Left defend Islam. In country after country, the Left will not blame the Muslims for anything. They simply are bonded with the Muslims and will not break that bond. Even as the Muslims burn cities, they still defend them.

Jihad on Egypt’s Christian Children 06/07/13 The violence committed by Muslims is never ending. It is not limited to one country but all over Islam.

Is Europe on the verge of demographic collapse? 06/07/13 The answer is, yes. God is turning this continent over to Islam for judgment. The Europeans do want the God of Israel and babies, so, He is turning them over to allah and Islam. This is a very slow judgment, but it is a very sure judgment. Great bloodshed is coming to the Europeans as Islam is fast gaining power.

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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Separation of Church and State: Prager University


Press Release from The Arkansas Sheriff’s Association on the 2nd Amendment

“The Arkansas Sheriff’s Association supports the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment rights of our citizens’. We recognize the recent increase in violence and mass shootings have raised questions relating to the sale and possession of firearms. The Arkansas Sheriff’s Association further believes that we must hold offenders responsible, not law abiding citizens.

The Arkansas Sheriff’s Association does support enforcement of the existing gun laws and the strengthening of current back ground checks including identifying individuals with mental health issues. The Arkansas Sheriff’s Association does not support legislation that restricts current gun possession or sales to our citizens that weakens our 2nd Amendment rights.

Thanks to Johnson County Sheriff, Jim Dorney, for the heads up!


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