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IRS targeting paychecks…via American Minute

 Bill Federer

Withholding taxes from paychecks began JUNE 9, 1943.It was an emergency measure by Congress during World War II to get money to fight Hitler.

It was the idea of Beardsley Ruml, the treasurer of Macy’s Department Store who became chairman of New York’s Federal Reserve Bank.

Ruml was helped by Bernard Baruch and Milton Friedman.

The Federal Government would forgive people not paying their annual lump sum taxes at the end of 1941 if they signed up to have future taxes withheld from each paycheck.

It was called the “Pay-As-You-Go” tax.

It was part of the patriotic war enthusiasm which included slogans such as:

“UNCLE SAME NEEDS YOU”;

“BUY WAR BONDS”;

and

“SMASH THE AXIS-PAY YOUR TAXES.”

So much money came in from the “Pay-As-You-Go” tax with so few complaints that it continued after the war.

John F. Kennedy told Congress, April 20, 1961:

“Introduced during the war when the income tax was extended to millions of new taxpayers, the wage-withholding system has been one of the most important and successful advances in our tax system in recent times.

Initial difficulties were quickly overcome, and the new system helped the taxpayer no less than the tax collector.”

But Americans were not always so taxed.

Jefferson noted in his 2nd Annual Message, 1802:

“We are able, without a direct tax, without internal taxes, and without borrowing, to make large and effectual payments toward the discharge of our public debt and the emancipation of our posterity from that mortal canker…

It is an encouragement, fellow-citizens, of the highest order to proceed as we have begun in substituting economy for taxation.”

President Andrew Jackson stated in his 8th Annual Message, December 5, 1836:

“There is no such provision as would authorize Congress to collect together the property of the country, under the name of revenue, for the purpose of dividing it equally or unequally among the States or the people.

Indeed, it is not probable that such an idea ever occurred to the States when they adopted the Constitution.”

Andrew Jackson told Congress, May 27, 1830:

“Through the favor of an overruling and indulgent Providence our country is blessed with general prosperity and our citizens exempted from the pressure of taxation, which other less favored portions of the human family are obliged to bear.”

Jackson stated December 5, 1836:

“No people can hope to perpetuate their liberties who long acquiesce in a policy which taxes them for objects not necessary to the legitimate and real wants of their Government…

The practical effect of such an attempt must ever be to burden the people with taxes, not for the purposes beneficial to them, but to swell the profits of deposit banks and support a band of useless public officers…

There would soon be but one taxing power, and that vested in a body of men far removed from the people…

The States…would not dare to murmur at the proceedings of the General Government, lest they should lose their supplies;

all would be merged in a practical consolidation, cemented by widespread corruption, which could only be eradicated by one of those bloody revolutions which occasionally overthrow the despotic systems of the Old World.”

Jackson stated in his Farewell Address, 1837:

“There is, perhaps, no one power conferred on the Federal Government so liable to abuse as the taxing power…

Plain as these principles appear to be, you will yet find there is a constant effort to induce the General Government to go beyond the limits of its taxing power and to impose unnecessary burdens upon the people…to fasten upon the people this unjust and unequal system.”

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Prior to 1913, other than during the Civil War, the Federal Government was financed primarily from tariff taxes on imports, called imposts.

President Franklin Pierce stated in his First Annual Message to Congress, December 5, 1853:

“Happily, I have no occasion to suggest any radical changes in the financial policy of the Government.

Ours is almost, if not absolutely, the solitary power of Christendom having a surplus revenue drawn immediately from imposts on commerce.”

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D-Day -beginning of the end of National Socialist Workers Party via American Minute

    Bill Federer

D-Day was JUNE 6, 1944.Over 160,000 troops from America, Britain, Canada, free France, Poland, and other nations landed along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast of France.

It was the largest amphibious invasion force in world history, supported by 5,000 ships with 195,700 navy personnel and 13,000 aircraft.

On that day, the sea along the heavily fortified beaches of Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno, Sword and Pointe du Hoc ran red with the blood of almost 9,000 killed or wounded.

It was a major turning point in World War II.


Adolph Hitler had seized power in Germany in 1933 by promising hope to the German people after a depression and a devaluation of their currency.

Hitler’s National Socialist Workers Party eliminated all political opposition, took control of healthcare and confiscated guns.

Using diplomatic intimidation, deception, and lightning attacks they proceeded to take control of:

Austria, The Sudeten Region, Bohemia, Moravia, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, France, Monaco, Greece, The Channel Island (UK), Czechoslovakia, the Baltic states, Serbia, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Finland, Croatia and more.

The National Socialist Workers Party operated over 1,200 concentration camps where an estimated 4,251,500 people lost their lives.

Shortly after D-Day, courageous German resistance attempted an assassination of Hitler, but he survived and retaliated by killing over 7,000 Germans.

In his D-Day Orders, JUNE 6, 1944, Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight Eisenhower sent nearly 100,000 Allied troops marching across Europe to defeat Hitler’s National Socialist Workers Party:

“You are about to embark upon a great crusade…The eyes of the world are upon you.

The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you…

You will bring about…the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe…

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened, he will fight savagely…

And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”

President Franklin Roosevelt stated JUNE 6, 1944:

“My fellow Americans: Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation…

I ask you to join with me in prayer:

Almighty God, Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion, and our civilization…

Give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith. They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard.

For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces…

We know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph…

Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom…”

FDR concluded:

“Help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice…

I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer.

As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.

Give us strength…and, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee…With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy…

And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.”

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JFK via American Minute

Bill Federer

He was awarded the Navy’s medal of heroism during World War II for helping to rescue sailors from the PT109.

He won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage.

He was the youngest elected President, serving just over 1,000 days before being shot.

This was John F. Kennedy, born MAY 29, 1917.

Kennedy stated in his Inaugural, January 20, 1961:

“I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago. The world is very different now.

For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.”

John F. Kennedy continued:

“Yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe – The belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.”

Writing to Brazil’s President, Janio da Silva Quadros, January 31, 1961, John F. Kennedy stated:

“Once in every 20 years presidential inaugurations in your country and mine occur within days of each other.

This year of 1961 is signalized by the happy coincidence.

At this time, each of us assumes challenging duties…

To each of us is entrusted the heavy responsibility of guiding the affairs of a democratic nation founded on Christian ideals.”

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‘If we want to keep these freedoms, we may have to fight again’ – John Wayne via American Minute

Bill Federer

Oscar winning actor Marion Michael Morrison, better known as John Wayne, was born MAY 26, 1907.

Of Presbyterian Scots-Irish descent, his grandfather, Marion Mitchell Morrison, fought in the Civil War.

John Wayne played football for U.S.C. and worked behind-the-scenes at Fox Studios, before being discovered by director John Ford, who cast him in epic western and war films.


A January 2011 Harris Poll ranked John Wayne third among America’s favorite film stars.

On MAY 26, 1979, Jimmy Carter said:

“I have today approved…a specially struck gold medal to John Wayne.

For nearly half a century, the Duke has symbolized the American ideals of integrity, courage, patriotism, and strength and has represented to the world many of the deepest values that this Nation respects.”


Ronald Reagan said November 5, 1984:

“I noted the news coverage about the death of my friend, John Wayne. One headline read ‘The Last American Hero.’…

No one would be angrier than Duke Wayne at the suggestion that he was America’s last hero.

Just before he died, he said in his unforgettable way, ‘Just give the American people a good cause, and there’s nothing they can’t lick.’”


John Wayne had become an icon to all the branches of the United States Armed Forces, starring in films about World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, such asSands of Iwo Jima (1949),Flying Tigers (1942), They Were Expendable (1945), and the Ford cavalry trilogy: Fort Apache (1948); She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949); Rio Grande (1950).

In 1975, when Japanese Emperor Hirohito visited the United States, he asked to meet John Wayne, the symbolic representation of his country’s former enemy.   

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In 1979, John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, was named for him.

In his album, America-Why I Love Her, 1977, John Wayne stated:

“Face the Flag, son, and face reality.

Our strengths and our freedoms are based in unity.

The flag is but a symbol, son, of the world’s greatest nation,
And as long as it keeps flying, there’s cause for celebration.

So do what you’ve got to do, but always keep in mind,

A lot of people believe in peace…but there are the other kind.

If we want to keep these freedoms, we may have to fight again.

God forbid, but if we do, let’s always fight to win,

For the fate of a loser is futile and it’s bare:
No love, no peace…just misery and despair.

Face the Flag, son…and thank God it’s still there.”

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Salute to Our Veterans — God bless you All

Veterans sacrifice so that those of us who remain behind, may retain our freedom. Too often they are ignored or demeaned when they should be saluted and honored. Veterans Day is set aside by a one time grateful nation to do just that, honor and salute those who have served and sacrificed. While I am no longer sure that this nation is grateful for the sacrifice given, I know that I am. This post is a reminder to honor those who have served and are serving. If you love our Vets please take a moment to pray for them and pray for peace. Perhaps one day soon, it will no longer be needed for some to sacrifice for others.

Veteran’s Day Prayer

Dear Lord,
Today we honor our veterans,
worthy men and women
who gave their best
when they were called upon
to serve and protect their country.
We pray that you will bless them, Lord,
for their unselfish service
in the continual struggle
to preserve our freedoms, our safety,
and our country’s heritage, for all of us.
Bless them abundantly
for the hardships they faced,
for the sacrifices they made
for their many different contributions
to America’s victories
over tyranny and oppression.
We respect them, we thank them,
we honor them, we are proud of them,
and we pray that you will watch over
these special people
and bless them with peace and happiness.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs
~~~~~~

Veteran’s Day Prayer

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No Rest for the Dead or the Eldery

My friend Grumpy Elder has a story on a Vet that is being forced from his home. Now this is bad enough but to add insult to injury, the man is being forced to exhume his wife who is buried on the property and move her as well. I realize that sometimes bad things happen, but this is a case where there are other options available if the people involve were willing to work with the man. Please take time to read the rest of the story at Grumpy’s Opinions

WWII Vet Being Forced Out of Home, Forced to Exhume

Wife

I’m no lawyer at all, but it looks like Warren C. Bodeker   is getting a raw deal, I have no idea what can be done about it except to ask if someone knows a smart,  obnoxious lawyer with some ethics willing to take on another obnoxious lawyer…….

A legal fund has been set up, details are at the bottom of the article linked below..

Publicity will help the old gentleman, and won’t help the trustee’s law practice any, so make sure the story gets around….

Read the rest and watch the video at Grumpy’s Opinions…..


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On NOVEMBER 9, 1954, President Eisenhower addressed the National Conference on the Spiritual Foundation of American Democracy at the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel, Washington D.C.: “Now Dr. Lowry said something about my having certain convictions as to a God in Heaven and an Almighty power. Well, I don’t think anyone needs a great deal of credit for believing in what seems to me to be obvious…This relationship between a spiritual faith…and our form of government is…so obvious that we should really not need to identify a man as unusual because he recognizes it.” Eisenhower continued “Our whole theory of government finally expressed in our Declaration…said…Man is endowed by his Creator…When you come back to it, there is just one thing…that a man is worthwhile because he was born in the image of his God…Democracy is nothing in the world but a spiritual conviction…that each of us is enormously valuable, because of a certain standing before our own God.” Eisenhower concluded: “Any group that…awakens all of us to these simple things…is, in my mind, a dedicated, patriotic group that can well take the Bible in one hand and the flag in the other, and march ahead.”

Grandpa’s Gun ??? By dmparkman (via 2012 Patriot)

Why Grandpa carries a gun
> PEOPLE ASK WHY?
>
> Why Carry a Gun?
>
> My old grandpa said to me ‘Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles
and starts bustin’ caps and
> usually it’s when he becomes too old to take a– whoopin.’
>
> I don’t carry a gun to kill people…
> I carry a gun to keep from being killed.
>
> I don’t carry a gun to scare people…
> I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.
>
> I don’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid…
> I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.
>
> I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil…
> I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.
>
> I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government…
> I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.
>
> I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry…
> I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be
prepared.
>
> I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone…
> I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere
tomorrow afternoon.
>
>
>
> I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man…
> I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.
>
> I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate…
> I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.
>
> I don’t carry a gun because I love it…
> I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.
>
> Police protection is an oxymoron…
> Free citizens must protect themselves.
> Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and
then call someone in to clean up the mess.
>
> Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take a– whoopin’…..author
unknown (but obviously brilliant)
>
> **********************************************
> A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
>
> In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents,
unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
> ——————————
>
> In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
> ——————————
>
> Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others
who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
> ——————————
>
> China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to
defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
> ——————————
>
> Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
> —- ————- ————-
>
> Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
> ——————————
>
> Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to
defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
> —————————–
>
> Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56
million.
> ——————————
>
> You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
>
> Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely
affect only the law-abiding citizens.
>
> Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!
>
> The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
>
> With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’.
>
> During WW II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
>
> If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends.
>
>
> The purpose of fighting is to win.
> There is no possible victory in defense.
> The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.
> The final weapon is the brain.
> All else is supplemental.
>
> SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
> SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
> SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
>
> IT’S A NO BRAINER!
> DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING
CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.
>
> I’m a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!
> If you are too, please forward.

Check out dmparkman’s blog for more great stories and reports. He is one of the most thorough investigators our there and resourse’s his work extremely well! visit him at…

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An Argument Against Gun Control in America (via Village of the Banned)

After the Japanese decimated our fleet in Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941, they could have sent their Troop Ships and Carriers directly to California To finish what they started.

The prediction from our Chief of Staff was we would not be able to stop a Massive Invasion until they reached the Mississippi River.

So, why did they not Invade?

After the war, the remaining Japanese Generals and Admirals were asked that question. Their answer……They know that almost every home had guns and the Americans knew how to use them..Read the rest…

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Death to America? Is the Liberal Agenda Ushering in Anarchy? (via Voting American)

Death to America? Is the Liberal Agenda Ushering in Anarchy? Coming Soon to America End the Madness and Vote the Bum out in 2012 Related articles The Communist Agenda to Grind America Down is Alive and Well (ireporters.wordpress.com) The Communist Agenda to Grind America Down has Worked (votingamerican.wordpres … Read More

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Failed Liberal Progressive Social Programs Bankrupting America (via Village of the Banned)

Failed Liberal Progressive Social Programs Bankrupting America The United States of America has had a AAA credit rating since 1917. That rating survived WWI, the Great Depression, World War II, The Korean War, Vietnam, Jimmy Carter, 9-11, and those “unfunded” wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It however could not survive less than one term of the current President’s misguided “Social” Policies. The Smoking Gun of America's Financial Meltdown [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPSDnGMzIdo&feature=player_ … Read More

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Business as Ministry (via YOU DECIDE)

Business as Ministry TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman Friday, August 12 2011 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3:23-24 The Bible is very clear that the purpose for our work life is to re … Read More

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Waking the Sleeping Giant (via YOU DECIDE)

Waking the Sleeping Giant Here is an excellent article, a must read and passed along. God Bless The USA! Middle East Intelligence reports since March 6th, 2000 Waking the Sleeping Giant AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY By Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely THE SLEEPING GIANT MUST WAKE UP Many of us who were around during World War II and slightly thereafter may remember the famous quote regarding America bei … Read More

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1,325 New Houses for Illegal Immigrants Welfare = Social Security Refugee Pay !!! (via 2012 Patriot) True or False?

1,325 New Houses for Illegal Immigrants Welfare = Social Security Refugee Pay !!!

According to two of my readers, the information in the video is false. I am including their comments on the post.

From tacomamama “It’s not a development for “illegal aliens.” It’s a very nice mixed-income development here in my home town, and to live in the subsidized rental housing portion of it you have to qualify (including immigration status.) Just about everything in that video is made up, except for the part about the buildings being nice.”

From John Delaney

“It’s not possible – and it’s an outright lie. Just because someone posted it on YouTube doesn’t make it a fact. The development mentioned was built after World War II – in the late 1940′s. It became low income housing in the early 1950′s. The development went through a revitalization in 2001 – when George W. Bush was President.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu6ok5ykyuQ&feature=player_embedded#at=62/a> Asians Koreans & Chinese: Here is a development in Tacoma WA (Salishan) that was built for Illegal Immigrants! 1325 Homes created! Refugee Pay offers them $2642 per month in SSI benefits, plus Food Stamps, plus Section 8 Housing. You will see new expensive cars in this video. Wouldn’t you like to get a free ride like the illegals? http://www.salishan.net/projeRead More

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Change and Hope! (via YOU DECIDE)

Change and Hope! This picture captured on the back of a Marine's jeep is priceless and definitely a "sender"! I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. — Winston Churchill This is so good !!! Hwy 59 at Hwy 43 – across from Marshall High School ———————————————————————————————————————– … Read More

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Honor the Fallen: The Cost of War: this 4th of July (via The Mad Jewess, Donna & Co.)

These are the pictures of the fallen military, the cost of freedom.  Take the time to view the video in its entirety. You will experience heavy heart, when you glanced at their pictures. The music is live by The Wandering Madman.  It is powerful and soul-searching with layers upon layers of lyrical elements. Maybe you know someone who laid down their life for our Country.  Their picture is there. Not one photo is repeated. Is it fair that War is … Read More

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Just How Green was that Older Generation? (via Village of the Banned) (via YOU DECIDE)

Scotty Chopping Wood Pictures, Images and Photos

Sami has a wonderful post here about a different time in America and comparing to some of the things today. I would like to take a few minutes and add a little to it. I remember getting up in the morning and having to get wood for the stove. I remember pushing the hay out of the loft for the cows and milking before I went to school.
Women milking the cows. Pictures, Images and Photos
I remember gathering eggs and feeding the chickens.
feeding chickens Pictures, Images and Photos
I remember my grandfather slopping the hogs and butchering them for ham, bacon and pork chops. I remember going hunting with my family and getting a deer, rabbit or even squirrel. We didn’t go to the store for everything we ate. I remember working in the garden, hoeing, weeding and harvesting the crop.
Weeding the garden Pictures, Images and Photos
I remember helping my mother to can. My grandmothers and aunts canned everything, even fish.
harvest canning Pictures, Images and Photos
I still occasionally make clothes for myself or my granddaughter. I know how to knit and crochet. I know how to build furniture and my husband knows how to build houses from the ground up, including cabinets, plumbing and electricity. We have always recycled. My grandfather ran the town dump before they outlawed people getting stuff from them, we got most of our toys and clothes that way. It’s amazing what other people throw away. Diamond wedding rings, wedding gifts. A veritable treasure was to be had going through the dump. Are people greener today than back then? Think of the way we used to live and take time to read a little history and perhaps you will rethink you first answer!

How Wasteful the Older Generation Was!

In the line at the

Just How Green was that Older Generation? (via Village of the Banned)

store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day! The clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. The former generation did not care enough to save our environment.” He was right, that generation didn’t have the gr … Read More

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Remembering

When Decoration Day began in the south it started as a time to remember those who had died, not just those who served in the Military and in many of our small towns across the south, it still is. After World War II it morphed to include all the military that died in the war as a way for the nation to honor and remember the sacrifice that those who died had given. I think that perhaps it is one of our most important holidays and if we lose our memories of the sacrifices it lessens us as a people,
In places like Arkansas where I live, we celebrate Memorial day, but we also participate in Decoration Day. Unfortunately, because of the emphasis on backyard BBQ‘s and trips to the lake, it is beginning to die out. For many years ladies in my church would make the flower arrangements to put of the graves of the loved ones but this year we decided not to do it. There were plenty left from last year and there just was not the demand for the flowers.
I think that when Decoration Day began it was a way to make sure that people didn’t forget their history. Many of those were immigrants from other lands and this was a way of reminding their relatives of where they had come from and why they had come. It was also a way, in a time where death came often, and many times unexpectedly, that no matter what, that person was still am important part of the family and their history. It was a time that showed the importance of God and family.
With the massive loss of life abroad in WWII, it also became a time that included country in with the family and God. More than ever it is important that we encourage people to remember those who have died and the reasons that they did. If we lose that memory and it becomes just a day to party, we lose more that just tradition, we lose our history. And if we lose our history, I am afraid that we will lose our own relevance in the world.

It is my hope that each person in the United States would take a few minutes to remember all those who have died that we may remain free. In a time when we are involved in three wars, we need, more than ever to remember the people, their families and the country. We also need to take a few minutes to pray for those who are still fighting, that God will watch over them and should they die, they will not be forgotten.


In Memory II

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Every year on Memorial Day we honor our fallen soldiers that gave their life that we might be free! Today more than ever we need reminded that freedom isn’t free. With each day our liberties are being eaten away by a voracious government that seems determined to decide for us every minute detail of our lives.

This country’s Constitution states that our rights are given to us by God, and the Bible tells us that what He gives, no man can take away. They may kill our bodies, but our souls belong to the Creator. We can choose to keep those rights that our men and women died for, or we can give them up. So if we should lose those rights, it is only because we weren’t willing to die for them.

This post is for the men and women who have already proven to God and the world that they are willing to die to keep those rights. If we do nothing else in the next few hours, let us show that honor proudly and let us not be cowed by those in power who have little or no respect for either God, the country, or those who died to protect and save her!

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Where Are We Headed In The United States?

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Constitutional Crisis–A constitutional crisis is a situation that the legal system’s constitution or other basic principles of operation appear unable to resolve; it often results in a breakdown in the orderly operation of government. Often, generally speaking, a constitutional crisis is a situation in which separate factions within a government disagree about the extent to which each of these factions hold sovereignty. Most commonly, constitutional crises involve some degree of conflict between different branches of government (e.g., executive, legislature, and/or judiciary), or between different levels of government in a federal system (e.g., state and federal governments).

A constitutional crisis may occur because one or more parties to the dispute willfully chooses to violate a provision of a constitution or an unwritten constitutional convention, or it may occur when the disputants disagree over the interpretation of such a provision or convention. If the dispute arises because some aspect of the constitution is ambiguous or unclear, the ultimate resolution of the crisis often establishes a precedent for the future. For instance, the United States constitution is silent on the question of whether states are allowed to secede from the Union; however, after the secession of several states was forcibly prevented in the American Civil War, it has become generally accepted that states cannot leave the Union.  A constitutional crisis is distinct from a rebellion, which is defined as when factions outside of a government challenge that government’s sovereignty, as in a coup or revolution led by the military or civilian protesters. A constitutional crisis can lead to government paralysis, collapse, or civil war. https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Constitutional_crisis

If you go by the way the dictionary defines a Constitution Crisis, it would appear that we are already in one, or facing the potential of suffering a major Crisis, that could lead to the destruction of the United States itself.

I have a question that has been bothering me for sometime, that is “What would happen if we have a sitting President that suspended elections, or refused to step down if he lost an election?”

Barack Obama has shown us that he does not believe that he has to obey laws that he does not agree with. If he lost the election, and refused to step down, who would remove him from office? Eric Holder? He was appointed by Barack Obama and has shown the same disdain for the law that Mr. Obama has. I don’t think that we could count on him, do you?

What about Congress? We know that Republicans would, but what about the Democrats? Would they choose to go by the Constitution? Or would they decide that this was a way for them to continue to put into place the policies that they think are best for this country? And even if all of them agreed,  how would they go about it? Would there be a way for them to take charge of the Military? Who would the Military answer to? Would they even attempt to remove a man from office who was their Commander In Chief? Would they operate inside the United States border in violation of the Constitution themselves?

What about the Secret Service? Would they choose the President that is their current responsibility or would they consider that they were obligated to enforce the Constitution?

Then you have the FBI! Barack Obama is asking Congress to extend the director, Mr. Mueller’s term, for an additional two years. That is quite a request, would that put him beholden to Barack Obama. Not that I am implying that he would consider himself to be beholden, but don’t we have to consider that?

What about Homeland Security?  The head of Homeland Security is Janet Napolitano, under her we have seen Homeland Security erode our Constitutional rights, and she seems to believe that Government should be able to stop anyone and search them or their possessions without a warrant. They are beginning to do so on American streets even now. Plus they are setting up checkpoints at train stations and bus stations. Why? Is this to secure the safety of the American people or to control our means of transportation? Do we truly believe that Janet Napolitano would try a remove a President that appointed her and that she obviously agrees with on every issue. She is also in charge of FEMA and the possibilites of using it against the citizens of the country are massive. If someone were to attempt to remove Barack Obama from office, it would take only moments to declare a national emergency. And we now have a way for them to get their message out, whether news outlets decided to air them or not. They will simply send the message directly over your cell phone. 

Radar Magazine reports that: Under law, during a national emergency, FEMA and its parent organization, the Department of Homeland Security, would be empowered to seize private and public property, all forms of transport, and all food supplies. The agency could dispatch military commanders to run state and local governments, and it could order the arrest of citizens without a warrant, holding them without trial for as long as the acting government deems necessary. From the comfortable perspective of peaceful times, such behavior by the government may seem farfetched. But it was not so very long ago that FDR ordered 120,000 Japanese-Americans—everyone from infants to the elderly—be held in detention camps for the duration of World War II.

So where would that leave us? Would we have a complete breakdown of the rule of law? Would FEMA decide that they have the authority to start to imprison people that wanted to remove the President from office? Who side would the rest of the World come down on? Would the UN decide that they would get involved and settle our disputes like they are doing in other countries at this moment?

This may seem to you to be crazy talk, but I have to ask “If you have someone who has already shown that they do not feel that the law applies to them, what makes you think that they will feel that they have to obey it?” Barack Obama has already proven to us that he thinks that he is above the law, do you truly believe that if he wants to retain power, that he would stop when he has the ability to seize even further power?

The next question has to be what would we be able to do to stop him?

White House bans cameras at daily news briefing

ncreasingly the White House is distancing itself from news reporters, withholding vital information from the press and the public, and essentially dictating to the media when and where they are allowed to video or take pictures of the President.

In what was supposed to be ‘the most transparent Administration in history,’ the Obama Administration has increasingly miffed reporters, leaving them totally in the dark concerning the decision-making process, with former Press Secretary Robert Gibbs declaring curtly, ‘Some things should not be done in publc view,’ meaning of course that this White House and this President have become perhaps the most closed and hidden Administration in history. Continue reading on Examiner.com: White House bans cameras at daily news briefing – National Conservative | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-national/white-house-bans-cameras-at-daily-news-briefing#ixzz1MLIitkoA

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