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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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7 Deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan! (via blogsense-by-barb)

7 Deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan! I hear often from civilians, what a "shame" it is that some of these young men and women are sent back over for multiple tours in Iraq or Afghanistan, and while I certainly understand their rational, I also understand that a vast majority of these soldiers CHOOSE to go back, not for any exceptional zeal or bravery, but simply to be "of service," … Read More

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We MUST Not Forget Them … PLEASE!!!!! (via blogsense-by-barb)

We MUST Not Forget Them ... PLEASE!!!!! Clearly, many Americans do not share the pride of the majority of those wearing a military uniform. These men and women were not drafted or tricked into joining. They volunteered! They offered their very lives in the service of their country, because they cherish the history of American values they have known. They are NOT politicians! They certainly have opinions on some to … Read More

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For those who know, no explanation is necessary … (via blogsense-by-barb)

For those who know, no explanation is necessary ... "For those who know,no explanation is necessary.For those who don't,no explanation is possible." Our "mission" in the Middle East conflicts is as vague as President Obama's stand on … ANY issue. There seems to be no goal, no clearly defined objective, and without that, how can those actively involved (or we) know if progress is being made? I'm sure I'm not the only one aro … Read More

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Calling all Feminists … What’s up with Sharia??? (via blogsense-by-barb)

Calling all Feminists ... What's up with Sharia??? Women Under Islamic Sharia Law For decades, liberal women, feminists, have fought to re-build the FEMALE image as strong, independent, and complete in and of herself. There are a handful of physical tasks better suited to the male physique, but women are amazing being, certainly not a "lesser" being as some religious leaders believe. "Sharia, or Islamic Law, has been seriously proposed as the answer to the world’s problems. Even in Great Britain, … Read More

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DOD identifies servicemembers killed in CH-47 crash (via blogsense-by-barb)

DOD identifies servicemembers killed in CH-47 crash The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 30 servicemembers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. Sailors assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit: Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La. Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of San … Read More

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The Average American Soldier (via blogsense-by-barb)

The Average American Soldier SGT Joseph Prince, a soldier from 3rd Platoon, Company A, Task Force 3-66 Armor, pulls security while Iraqi Army soldiers search a house during a patrol Thursday in Tahweela, Iraq. The IA, supported by soldiers from Company A, kicked off Operation Dark Wolf Pursuit One to execute the “clear, hold and build” strategy in southern Balad-Ruz District of Iraq’s Diyala Province. (Ben Bloker/Stars and Stripes photo.) Who is the Average American Soldier? … Read More

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The Sacrifice of “Defense of Fort McHenry” (via blogsense-by-barb)

The Sacrifice of “Defense of Fort McHenry” The Star-Spangled Banner [UPDATED POST] "In 1807, Britain introduced a series of trade restrictions to impede on-going American trade with France, with which Britain was at war. The U.S. contested these restrictions as illegal under international law. The British did not wish to allow the Americans to trade with France, regardless of their theoretical right as neutrals to do so."(Wikipedia) The tensions increased and the wealthy politicians in Br … Read More

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Presidential Prayer Team: Morality in America! HELP!!!!! (via blogsense-by-barb)

Presidential Prayer Team: Morality in America! HELP!!!!! Who determines morality – Scripture or Congress? Once again watchdog groups are on the prowl in Washington, this time attacking possible bias in the data used to support the current repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy in regard to homosexuality. Morality in America When studying the founding of the United States, you can’t help but encounter the faith of the nation’s forefathers. Time and again they recognized God’s han … Read More

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Commandos killed in Afghanistan were fighting war few see (via blogsense-by-barb)

Commandos killed in Afghanistan were fighting war few see I know others have already posted this article from other sources, but I thought it was important to include the Stars & Stripes (a Military newspaper) version. PLEASE … as Americans, pray for the families and loved ones of these heroes. God, have mercy! KABUL, Afghanistan — The 30 U.S. troops killed when their Chinook helicopter was shot down Saturday in western Afghanistan — many of them Navy SEALs — were fighting a war rarely talked abou … Read More

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The final honor: The Old Guard Soldiers conduct Arlington funerals with decorum, respect (via blogsense-by-barb)

The final honor: The Old Guard Soldiers conduct Arlington funerals with decorum, respect The final honor: The Old Guard Soldiers conduct Arlington funerals with decorum, respect The image is as tragic as it is iconic: A grieving widow or mother sobs and clutches Old Glory like a lifeline while a proud, decorated Soldier in dress blues and white gloves kneels and murmurs condolences “on behalf of a grateful nation.” S … Read More

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Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (Israel)! (via blogsense-by-barb)

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (Israel)! Barak: Israeli, U.S. positions on 1967 lines not contradictory Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem Have you looked at a map of Israel? Have you noticed they are surrounded on all sides but the sea side by lethal enemies that desire to wipe Israel off the map? Can you imagine living like that day after day, year after year? [caption id="attachment_1947" align="aligncenter" width= … Read More

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HEART to HEART: The problem is much deeper than the government (via blogsense-by-barb)

HEART to HEART: The problem is much deeper than the government It is more and more clear to me (is it to you, too?) that WE-THE-PEOPLE have succeeded in making quite a mess of the wondrous gift given us in this great nation. We cannot rightly blame one political party or the other, nor can we put all the blame on the current administration. As I see it, the blame falls squarely on the backs of the US … of WE-THE-PEOPLE! OK … blame placed! Now, how to fix what we've allowed to happen. HEART to HEART: The … Read More

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Accept Responsibility & Stand UP for FREEDOM! (via blogsense-by-barb)

We're Trying … We slept while decades of over-spending dug the hole in which we are now fully submerged. We thought we could trust those we elected. WRONG! We know that now. Sorry for our irresponsibility and complacency. Forgive us! We are awake now … at least some of us are. We will work to repair the damage we have allowed on our watch. Hopefully, by God's grace, we will cut the spending, reduce the deficit, and pass a Constitutional amend … Read More

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National Popular Vote: Coming YOUR Way … 10th Amendment? (via blogsense-by-barb)

National Popular Vote: Coming YOUR Way ... 10th Amendment? Almost 2 months ago, I ran across an article about the National Popular Vote (NPV). I was flabbergasted! I have since found a few more articles on the topic, but I confess frustration in my attempts to learn more! I have written multiple times to my state officials, to Rush, to Hannity, and to GB with not one reply! So, I’m posting what I have found. BTW … it is yet another breach of the Constitution, as I understand it! Former Article HERE!!! … Read More

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