One of three Presidents to marry in office and the only President to wed on White House grounds, Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom.
Together they had five children.
Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and 24th President – the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms.
In his 2nd Inaugural, March 4, 1893, Cleveland stated:
“Above all, I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people,
and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid.”
In a Message to Congress, December 2, 1895, President Cleveland stated:
“Reported massacres of Christians in Armenia and the development there and in other districts of a spirit of fanatic hostility to Christian influences naturally excited apprehension for the safety of the devoted men and women who, as dependents of the foreign missionary societies in the United States, reside in Turkey.”
President Cleveland continued:
“Several of the most powerful European powers have secured a right…not only in behalf of their own citizens…but as agents of the Christian world…to enforce such conduct of Turkish government as will refrain fanatical brutality.”
The next year, President Cleveland stated, December 7, 1896:
“The rage of mad bigotry and cruel fanaticism…wanton destruction of homes and the bloody butchery of men, women, and children, made martyrs to their profession of Christian faith…
The outbreaks of blind fury which lead to murder and pillage in Turkey occur suddenly and without notice…”
Grover Cleveland concluded:
“I do not believe that the present somber prospect in Turkey will be long permitted to offend the sight of Christendom.
It so mars the humane and enlightened civilization that belongs to the close of the 19th century that it seems hardly possible that the earnest demand of good people throughout the Christian world for its corrective treatment will remain unanswered.”
This story if true is disturbing on many levels. It says nothing of the executive branch requiring any approval from Congress, or even that Congress has approved anything.
Excerpt “The Obama administration is currently drawing up a set of rules about how the US military can defend against or conduct cyberattacks, the New York Times reports. The Obama administration is also allowing intelligence agencies to declare potential threats. But even if these threats are nothing more than a suspicion without evidence, the military now has the authority to attack foreign nations, regardless of whether or not the US is involved in a conflict with them.
At one time I thought that most people would automatically stop to help someone who was hurt or dying. There have been many stories lately of people that instead of stopping and helping, just walk on by. Or even sometimes steal from them or abuse them in some way.
I truly believe that this is one of the worst facets of our current culture of death. How can we expect people to respect life and consider the importance of that life, when it is treated with such disregard by a large portion of our society? How can people who are convinced that it is quite okay to kill an unborn baby, believe that life is sacred. How can they believe that life matters when it doesn’t seem to to all the people that they know?
We are facing a generation who have no concept of the importance of life, and worse, we have leaders who actively embrace this culture of death. These leaders are at the highest level of our government, from the President on down. And besides their own beliefs, they are determined that those of us who believe in life, must give in to their desires and encourage and promote death. They believe that we should even pay for it and will go to any lengths to force us to do so.
This is the ultimate battle between life and death. Unfortunately, death seems to be in the ascent at this time. It is important that we work together to change this trend. It will be something that God will consider when judgment day comes, because if you are not opposed to this, you are saying that it is okay. There is no fence that you can sit on here. There is no middle of the road. Either you choose life, or you are supporting death. There is an election coming up, and we know that those who are in charge now, support death, I would encourage you to investigate their positions yourself and choose life.
Biltrix has a post up this morning that was inspiring and a wonderful question for all those who would rather pretend that life does not begin at conception. Please take time to visit their site and read this and other important posts.
by Alan Sears
When Congress passed ObamaCare in March 2010, then Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.) admitted she didn’t know what was in the bill, but promised constituents and fellow politicians, “We’ll find out what’s in it once we pass it.” Talk about a harbinger of things to come.
And in the two years since the bill’s passage the American people have not only found out what’s in it, they’ve discovered that part of the legislation purposely hides the fact that ObamaCare covers abortions. (This although politicians supporting ObamaCare repeatedly told the American people that abortion would not be covered.)
When looking through the pages the healthcare overhaul, specifically Sec. 1310(b)(3), on page 781, one finds the “Secrecy Clause.” This clause outlines how ObamaCare both demands that insurance companies pay for abortion and that they co-operate with the White House by keeping this coverage secret. Read the rest at LifeNews.com
Most Americans know that things used to be much better in the United States, but they don’t have the facts and the figures to back that belief up. Well, after reading the shocking statistics in this article nobody should be left with any doubt that things have gotten worse in America. There are less jobs, incomes are down, home values have plummeted, poverty is up, consumer debt is way up, dependence of the government has skyrocketed and government debt is totally out of control. Sadly, it hasn’t really mattered which political party has had control over the White House. Things have gotten worse under Obama, they got worse under Bush, and they got worse under Clinton. We are in the midst of a horrific long-term economic decline and the American people desperately need to wake up.
The following are 35 shocking statistics that prove that things have gotten worse in America….
#2 There are 5.6 million less jobs than there were when the last recession began back in late 2007.
#3 The U.S. government says that the number of Americans “not in the labor force” rose by 17.9 million between 2000 and 2011. During the entire decade of the 1980s, the number of Americans “not in the labor force” rose by only 1.7 million.
#5 In 2007, 73.2 percent of all young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 that were not enrolled in school had jobs. Today, that number has declined to 65 percent.
#6 Back in the year 2000, more than 50 percent of all Americans teens had a job. This past summer, only 29.6% of all American teens had a job.
#10 According to the Obama administration, about 20 percent of all jobs in the United States were manufacturing jobs back in the year 2000. Today, about 5 percent of all jobs in the United States are manufacturing jobs.
Read the next 25 at Before it’s News
Is the Obama administration doing this? We have seen several examples of with one of the latest being their “truth squad” to counter any examples of what they consider wrong or misleading information. Never mind that they are constantly putting out wrong and misleading information…
They seem to think that they have the right to control what everyone does, thinks, says, or learns of in any type of media or even from one neighbor to the next. They are using the same tactics that were used in the Soviet Union in order to close down any type of dissent.
has a story that may just be another example of that. If it is it is another off the wall abuse of power by this administration and at some point in time, I sincerely hope that these people are held to some kind of accountability. Read it for yourself…..
IS OBAMA USING THE IRS TO SILENCE OPPOSITION VOICES?
Posted on February 14, 2012 at 4:56pm by Mike Opelka
Many of us joke about being audited by the IRS because our views are not in sync with the White House. President Obama himself has even joked about it back in 2009, when a visit to Arizona State University caused many to speak up against the President receiving an honorary degree:
That was back in 2009. And it was a joke, right?
Or was it? Read the rest at at Blaze
How far we have come in three years, from where we started when Barack Obama was elected. The promise that he offered to renew and restore America to the position of glory that she held, has turned into a nightmare of lawlessness and willful disobedience to the very Constitution that he swore an oath to protect.
Far from ending the wars that we were involved it, he has instead involved us in continuing conflict with no end in sight, with a promise of more at hand. We are now facing a future of uncertainty with diminished resources and increased insecurity. Instead of lifting America up, he has been busy trying to cut us off at our knees.
Many of us saw what kind of man that he was in 2008. We saw the man that did not respect human life and that believed that killing of infants after they were born alive was justifiable. Too many others believed his beautiful sounding rhetoric that was a empty as our pockets are now.
We are coming up to a new election and we have seen how little he regards the law and the judiciary system. We have seen him ignore rulings that he doesn’t like and interpret bills passed by the Congress in ways that are totally different than what they intended. What does the future hold? More of the same? Can we expect a man that has shown such little regard for the laws that he is supposed to uphold, to actually obey those very laws?
We have a court in Georgia that the President has declared that he has no obligation to obey, that as President he is above the laws of the state. And yet our very Constitution, of which he is supposed to be an expert, says quite the opposite. So the question has to be raised as to what laws will he obey? Will he obey the election laws?
Below is a very good article from WND that asks those same questions. Please take time to read the whole thing.
OBAMA ACCUSED OF DISRESPECTING COURT, STATE, AMERICANS ‘My belief is if Supreme Court held he was ineligible, he might simply ignore the ruling(via WND)
By Dave Tombers
One of the attorneys who fought a court case over Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court says he fears that even if the U.S. Supreme Court declared Obama unqualified, he’d simply ignore the ruling and continue issuing orders
But those who observed a court hearing today in Atlanta say it could be the beginning of the end for the Obama campaign, because of the doubt that could surge like a tidal wave across the nation.
He was commenting on today’s hearing before a Georgia administrative law judge on complaints raised by several state residents that Obama is not eligible to run for the office in 2012. That hearing went on after Obama and his lawyer decided to snub the court system and refuse to participate. Read the rest at WND
On NOVEMBER 1, 1800, John Adams became the first U.S. President to move into the White House. The following day he wrote a letter to his wife, Abigail, in which he composed a beautiful prayer. A portion of that prayer was inscribed on the mantlepiece in the State Dining Room by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It reads: “I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.” The first building constructed on Lafayette Square after the White House was St. John’s Episcopal Church. Because every President since James Madison worshipped there at some time, Pew 54 has been designated as the traditional seat for the First Family. Other historic Washington, D.C. area churches where Presidents worshipped include Christ Church in Alexandria, where President Washington attended; the National Presbyterian Church; the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, where President Lincoln attended and where Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall pastored from 1937-1949; and Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where John F. Kennedy attended.
Dear Mz. Finney, your statement was quite startling, especially since I know how you meant it. You meant to show that Republicans and Tea Party Conservatives were racist. And I am quite sure that you believe that. The thing is Mz. Finney, without meaning to be, you were quite right. Supporting Herman Cain does indeed show people that we know where a black man belongs, in the White House! You see Mz. Finney, without knowing it, you acknowledged what we have been saying all along. It is not the color of Mr. Obama‘s skin that we do not like. It is his policies.
In Mr. Cain we have a man that fits with our idea of what a President should be. He believes in the same policies and the future of the country that we do. We believe that unlike Mr. Obama, Mr. Cain loves the country. We believe that unlike Mr. Obama, Mr. Cain believes that what a man earns, he deserves to keep.
Yes, Mz. Finney, we believe that Herman Cain knows where his place is! In the White House! And Mz. Finney, just for your edification, even the most wrong people can be right sometimes, even when they don’t mean too
I want to start this post out with a little clarification for all of you who would like to call me a hypocrite! I was a Democrat when Bill Clinton was in office and I voted for him as President twice. This is my friends is a false flag if you try to use it to disqualify me from speaking on this issue. I am also a white woman and to my shame a former member of NOW. This attack on Herman Cain is really ridiculous on it’s face.
It is an attack filled with hearsay and innuendo. There are no facts there. The Liberals have been doing their best to find something that will stick against Herman Cain. They have tried to demean him as a “plantation” black. They want people to believe that there could never be a conservative black. Since I am white, I truly am amazed that anyone would accept this kind of demeaning attitude from members of the press without standing up and yelling at the top of their lungs. But what I see instead is a large percentage of the American public remaining silent and seemingly just accepting it as fact.
We have seen this kind of attack on Conservatives before. We have seen the destructive ploy’s that they used on Sarah Palin. We saw the way they would accuse her of the wildest things and then come back and say that she had to prove them wrongs. This my friends is evil!
Herman Cain is know for his honesty and integrity, and it is a great threat to the Obama administration and to their meme that Conservatives are all racist and our morals are such that we won’t even listen to someone who has a hint of immoratily about them. My friends the one thing that they have forgotten is that we don’t judge an person based on the color of their skin, we judge them on what kind of person they are. And we will not listen to innuendo and rumors without a shred of proof.
If the Obama administration and the main stream media think that this is going to get Herman Cain out of the way, they have learned nothing in the past few years. We already knew that they were ignorant and could not learn from their mistakes, but they have proven that they are even stupider that we thought they were.
All this is doing is making us more angry and outraged at the lengths that Herman Cains enemies will go too. And for all those RINO‘s who think that this will derail Herman Cain, keep on wishing friends. Romney has proven that he is a loser, and there is no reason in the world for us to pick a loser.
Our goal is to remove Barack Obama from the White House and Democrats from the Senate. They are the ones who have led this country down the path of destruction. This attack on Herman Cain is frivolous and shameful. It is an attempt at personal destruction by the very people who refused to even report on the very real actions and intents of Barack Obama. They have spent almost four years covering up and making excuses for everything that Obama has done, and yet breathlessly attack Herman Cain on whispers without even bothering to supply their evidence.
This is not about anything that Herman Cain may or may not have done, this is simply about removing a very real and credible challenger to Barack Obama. If Herman Cain is the Conservative Republican candidate for President, it calls into serious question Democrats charge that if people don’t vote for Obama they must be racist. They also can no longer say to all the world that black people are all the same, ignorant and under the heel of Democrats. Because the very real possibility of Herman Cain shows that the illusion that the Democrats have been putting out there is as false as the Wizard behind the mirror.
I have not decided who I will support but this makes me more and more certain that Herman Cain is well worth paying attention to. And if anyone listens to the drivel that is being put out by the main stream media, you have to question their honesty and willingness to have an open mind as well as their desire for a change in the direction of this country. If you are foolish enough to listen to those that would spread rumors without any evidence, you are proving that you are not interested in restoring this country and that you are a coward my friend. We have seen what they did to Sarah Palin and we are not going the take this rumor mongering and personal destruction against Herman Cain either!
Everytime we turn around we have more and more evidence that the Obama administration is choosing to side with muslims over Christians. It is almost a given that this administration has give approval, if not verbally but by their actions, for the killing off of Christians throughout the Middle East! This is being done with our tax money and without our permission my friends. We have seen the churches burned and Christians killed in Egypt and all the other African and Middle Eastern states where we are sending troops and money. Our soldiers are instructed to follow muslim ways even if they are Christian. They are told not to show any visible support for Christ or in many cases Bibles are burned. What gives Mr. Obama and his administration the right to do this in our name? Have we given him the authority? Why are our Congressional leaders not speaking out against the violence against Christians in these countries? They are quick to jump to the defense of any perceived threat against muslims in this country. Have we become, without our consent and knowledge, a country that supports the tenets of Islam? Wake up my friends, it is not just for physical freedom that is at risk here, but also your spiritual freedom. Read the story linked below and find your voice before you lose it forever!
Think back to 2008. It was hope and regulation President Obama ran on. It was bipartisanship and an end to war. Yet somehow we are three years removed from such speeches and our economy is worse off, are troops still aren’t home and the leadership in the White House can only make fun of those trying to come up with solutions to improve our country’s morale.
A reminder to President Obama and his administration – you ran for this position. You wanted to become President of the United States of America. After three years in office, how and why are there still excuses? This was the job you wanted! If you care about the country, do your job better or let someone fill the position who will.
It is now the Obama Administration, not conservatives, who are the beltway game players and rough-neck politicians. Those who dare to oppose them are targeted with mudslinging and rhetoric. Herman Cain leads a group of conservatives who are renewed, modern, and ready to lead now!
Conservatives are straight-forward, tough – we will state facts and pitch our plans, and if the plans need work, we will continue to craft them until they are suitable for the American people. Conservatives are problem solvers – we acknowledge the hardships currently plaguing our country and spend every moment on this campaign working towards solutions based strategies to solve problems. Conservatives are careful and detailed – we are putting together specific, efficient, effective plans that can immediately apply to our limping economy. Conservatives are determined – we will not be deterred by the administrations attempts to mock our ideas, we will continue to strive to develop policies that will help our country out of some of its toughest days; we will not stay quiet when the bully asks us to.
It is our life’s work to gather information and form an opinion based on that information. And you have taken the initiative, by signing up to receive emails, to hear our goals of Common Sense Solutions.
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Fast And Furious: 22 Shocking Facts About The Scandal That Could Bring Down The Obama Administration
The American Dream
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Could Fast and Furious be the scandal that brings down the Obama administration? With the full knowledge of the Department of Justice, ATF agents facilitated the sale of thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels and dropped all surveillance of those weapons once they crossed the border.
Weapons sold during Operation Fast and Furious have been used to shoot U.S. border control agents. Weapons sold during Operation Fast and Furious have been found at dozens of crime scenes in Mexico. Nobody has been held accountable for this scandal yet.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been stonewalling all efforts by members of Congress to look into Fast and Furious. A CBS reporter that has been aggressively investigating this story was recently screamed at and cussed at by a high ranking official that works in the White House. It has become abundantly clear that the Obama administration desperately wants to hide what went on during Operation Fast and Furious. So will they succeed or will we eventually find out the truth? Read the rest at
Can the White House get away with transparently political attempts to silence the press?
The Department of Health and Human Services’ just-released media policy makes it official that staff members and reporters are forbidden to speak to each other without reporting to public information officers and supervisors. The rules have “formalized a creeping information-control mechanism that informally began during the Clinton Administration and was accelerated by the Bush and Obama administrations,” writes FDA Webview & FDA Review editor Jim Dickinson. “The U.S. now takes a large step toward joining other information-controlling countries like my native Australia, where government employees who talk with the news media without permission commit a federal crime. I came to the U.S. in 1974 to escape this oppression.”
Poynter goes on to print Dickinson’s letter in full, where he describes HHS’ new policy as a ‘‘Soviet-style power-grab.” It’s bad enough that America is devolving into an onerous regulatory state, but impeding those who report on federal agencies and the rules they make is inexcusable. It’s hard to conjure a rationale for this that isn’t wholly political, given the unending stream of unflattering reports about the impact of Obamacare as HHS struggles to implement it.
And the Obama administration has a disturbing track record of unjustifiable press restrictions. Things were particularly bad during the gulf oil spill:
Media outlets such as The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, and NPR have written damning reports of the government’s unreasonable attempts to limit access to the spill. The New Orleans Times-Picayune was prohibited from flying a plane over the spill so a photographer could get pictures. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., was denied permission to take a boat out to the spill with reporters and examine the catastrophe affecting his state. The Associated Presssent a letter of protest with the White House over the arbitrary restrictions. A CBS camera crew was threatened with arrest for trying to report from a beach affected by the spill. Read the rest….
The only U.S. President to also serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, he had previously been appointed by President McKinley to be the first governor of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War and was later appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as Secretary of War. The largest President, weighing 300 lbs, a bathtub was installed for him in the White House big enough to hold four men. His name was William Howard Taft, and he was born SEPTEMBER 15, 1857. On Thanksgiving, November 7, 1912, President Taft proclaimed: “A God-fearing nation, like ours, owes it to its inborn and sincere sense of moral duty to testify its devout gratitude to the All-Giver for the countless benefits its has enjoyed.” Speaking at a missionary conference, 1908, William Howard Taft stated: “No man can study the movement of modern civilization from an impartial standpoint and not realize that Christianity, and the spread of Christianity, are the basis of hope of modern civilization in the growth of popular self government.” Taft concluded: “The spirit of Christianity is pure democracy. It is equality of man before God – the equality of man before the law, which is the most God-like manifestation that man has been able to make.”
Attack Watch Obama thought police, Nazi Germany and 1984 revisited, Too scary to be funny (via Citizen WElls)
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Attack Watch, Obama Birth Certificate, Justice Department attorneys, Robert Bauer, AttackWatch.com, Report Citizen Wells (via Citizen WElls)
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