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A Few Words from Our Founders

James Madison, Hamilton's major collaborator, ...

James Madison, Hamilton’s major collaborator, later President of the United States and “Father of the Constitution” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood” James Madison



“The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”    James Madison

“Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy of monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” John Adams

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams

“Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.” Benjamin Franklin

“Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.” Benjamin Franklin

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The Clash of the GIANTS!!! We Must Understand! (via blogsense-by-barb)

The Clash of the GIANTS!!! We Must Understand! As I see it, there are three major global systems, three GIANTS, at play on our current stage. They are all old and well-steeped in cultural tradition among those who adhere to them. They incorporate all facets of life, from family to politics, from education to religion. The tenets of these systems are "bred" into individuals, passed down from generation to generation. The fact that these systems cover all areas of life make them extraordinarily … Read More

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The Eagle Is Molting (via blogsense-by-barb)

The Eagle Is Molting The Eagle Is Molting by Rick Joyner As Sammy Rodriguez shared in one of our first Oak Summits, we are not following the donkey or the elephant, but we will follow the Lamb. This has been our resolve. Even so, it would be disingenuous to not admit that the majority of Oak members are conservative and Republican. However, we do have many who consider themselves independents, and quite a few who are registered Democrats. For these we are thankful. A … Read More

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How Much American History do You Remember? (via blogsense-by-barb)

How Much American History do You Remember? I often hear in the media today that America has never been an truly Christian nation, and that those who presume so are deceived. Well … the evidence indicates to the contrary. OUR AMERICAN ROOTS: Many have recently argued that our beginnings were not essentially Christian. I suppose that depends on your definition of Christian, but the central focus, and the source of strength, wisdom, and consolation in the early American settlements was the … Read More

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44 Years Ago: A Brief History Lesson (via blogsense-by-barb)

44 Years Ago: A Brief History Lesson John Dittmann ©Stars and Stripes South Vietnam, September 17, 1967: A soldier from 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry pauses during a 25th Infantry Division, 1st Brigade helicopter assault just south of the Ho Bo Woods. Three companies swept north from the landing zone to clear the area and assess bomb damage from a B-52 raid earlier in the day. One of the companies, trailing as a reaction force, was ambushed and engaged in a 45-minute fire fight. … Read More

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Does the USA Still have a Legal North Star? (via blogsense-by-barb)

Does the USA Still have a Legal North Star? "Without justice being freely, fully, and impartially administered, neither our persons, nor our rights, nor our property, can be protected. And if these, or either of them, are regulated by no certain laws, and are subject to no certain principles, and are held by no certain tenure, and are redressed, when violated, by no certain remedies, society fails of all its value; and men may as well return to a state of savage and barbarous independence. … Read More

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What Could be Better than Helping an Injured Vet achieve a Dream? (via blogsense-by-barb)

What Could be Better than Helping an Injured Vet achieve a Dream? At times Operation Once in a Lifetime has been compared to a Make-A-Wish foundation by helping soldiers and their families participate in “Once in a Lifetime” events and activities. We have taken thousands of soldiers to professional NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL games across the country as well as to restaurants and events that they may not have been able to go otherwise. We recently received a very unique request from a sincere and genuine soldier and … Read More

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Calling the Patriot Guard!!!!! (via blogsense-by-barb)

Calling the Patriot Guard!!!!! Westboro to Protest SEAL Crash Victim’s Funeral As if the Chinook crash wasn't devastating enough, it seems the loving and compassionate family that is Westboro Baptist Church intends to protest the funerals of these heroes, adding insult to injury!!!! How dare these people dishonor these fallen warriors with their lies and misplaced outrage!!! Why does the Southern Baptist Conventionor the National Baptist Church Associationpermit the misuse of … Read More

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Help Veterans Heal From Wartime Wounds (via blogsense-by-barb)

Help Veterans Heal From Wartime Wounds Help Veterans HealFrom Wartime Wounds Even decades after war, veterans can suffer the extreme mental and physical consequences. Agent Orange was a warfare herbicidal weapon the US government used during Vietnam in order to kill vegetation and force guerrillas out of hiding. But the chemical has had other detrimental effects — it's killed humans, caused birth defects, and continues to cause health problems for those who were exposed to it. It has … Read More

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Marine Organ Donor Family and Recipient Aim To Meet (via blogsense-by-barb)

Marine Organ Donor Family and Recipient Aim To Meet "On Aug. 7, Sgt. Jacob Chadwick, 23, of San Marcos, Calif., underwent a four-and-a-half hour kidney transplant at UC San Diego Medical Center that saved his life. His kidney donor was a fellow marine, … Read More

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