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Militant-Atheists don’t want you to read this: The truth is in the Establishment Clause (No, really)

Amendment 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

That pesky Establishment Clause. You know those words you hear when a particular individual, or group, gets their panties in a twist when someone opens a public gathering in prayer? “The Establishment Clause!” But it is that very clause that works for the defense of public prayer.

Those who throw down their “anti-prayer hammers” are either ignorant of the history and meaning behind the Establishment Clause, or are banking on you not doing your own history research.

Matt Barber (V.P., Liberty Counsel Action) writes an eye-opening piece at The Blaze, it is a must read. Barber writes, “The United States Supreme Court, which, with jaw-dropping irony, opens every session with prayer, recently heard – for the umpteenth time – oral arguments on whether local governing bodies can likewise open every session with prayer. (The U.S. Congress does it, too. Always has.)”

To steal a line from Alanis Morissette, “And isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?”.

Read the story by Matt Barber at The Blaze

 

 
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Government Shutdown = The Case made for Limited Government

The image of WWII veterans, the “Greatest Generation”, being barricaded from entering the open-air World War II Memorial, will be burned into the collective conscience of Americans forever.

This only happens in authoritarian countries with Marxist dictators, who use their citizens like chess pieces, right? But then again, we have a President, Barack Obama, who was raised by self-described Marxists. He’s acting like the men the very people who raised him idolized.

It’s lost on many, that Barack Obama began his career in politics, not in the Democratic Party, but the New Party- a fart left third party that attracted Marxists and socialists alike.

This government shutdown could be a God-send. Not because of the financial pain government workers may experience, or even the idiotic public monuments being roped off. No, this could be the bucket of cold water Americans needed to wake up from the coma called “Bloated Government”.

Wake up America- you’ve been sleeping!

There couldn’t be a better case for Constitutional, Libertarian, back to the basics limited government then what we have witnessed this past week. The proof is in the pudding, or in this case, the manure.

Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

The mainstream-media (MSM) warned the public that the shutdown would cause havoc…but the only havoc came from barricades constructed in open-air public memorials that are always open to begin with. In other words, the Federal Government spent more money, and manpower, to put fences up, backed by security officers to make a point.

The best (or worst) example of a government strung out on power is the use of cones and fences to block citizens from viewing open-air memorials, or simply pull over at road-side stops to take photos of Mt. Rushmore. Really?

Big government progressives have a long history of bullying the The People, but the latest actions have cemented the Obama Administration as being professional bullies.

 
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VIDEO: AR-15 Obsessed MSM look like fools…again.


As we mourn the loss of innocent men and woman who were senselessly killed at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC., there are some on the left who couldn’t wait hours before exploiting the tragedy for their own political agendas.

You could almost see the saliva spilling out of the corners of their mouths as they began to describe the killer’s weapon- that “evil black gun”, the AR-15.

MSNBC was so sure that the killer used one of those so-called “assault weapons”, they invested time into creating a computer-animated re-creation of the killing spree with murderer wielding, yes, an AR-15.

From MSNBC, to CNN’s Piers Morgan- the mainstream media (MSM) had their gun-control “torches” soaking and ready to be lit for the AR-15 witch-hunt.

But we’re talking about the MSM; we’re talking about the left. Instead of reporting truth, the news- they are serving up an all-you-can eat buffet of propaganda. Instead of waiting for the facts to come out, and then reporting the details, they chose to report the news based on their agenda. Enter #EpicFail

When the FBI gave their press conference, they made the MSM look like a high-school gossip-queen with mud on her face after getting busted for making up lies about half the school.

Not only was the gun the Navy Yard killer, Aaron Alexis, used wasn’t an AR-15, but it was the gun Vice President Joe Biden recommended- a shotgun.

In fact, it Aron Alexis went on a killing spree with a gun that the left always uses as their go-to firearm when they say they support the Second Amendment.

So it leaves us with this question: Will Senator Dianne “Fascist” Feinstein  and her control-obsessed progressives now take aim at the firearm they claim they don’t have a problem with?

It has sadly taken a tragedy to prove that gun-control, even in the strictest “gun free zone” of Washington, D.C., does absolutely nothing to save lives. In fact, had the hundreds of trained active military men and woman been able to carry their sidearm- as they are in the battle field, this killer could have been stopped before killing so many people.

At least our fine men and woman who are serving our country have a chance at defending themselves in Afghanistan or Iraq- they have a firearm. But back at home, they are left like sitting ducks. How incredibly sad.

When it’s all said and done with, someone with the intent to kill, will do what they will to fulfill that intent. Aaron Alexis was not a stranger to the Navy Yard- he had the security clearance, and an identification pass to go with it.

He didn’t need a so-called “assault rifle”.

Had Alexis brought in a knife, hammer, mace, tazer, or any object that could be used to assault someone (does that mean any object could be an “assault weapon”?), he could have taken control of the security guard’s weapon, and do on a killing spree.

Evil people do evil things. And until bureaucrats in Washington, progressive think-tanks, and the media step out of denial and acknowledge this, we will continue to see evil continue.

But unfortunately, we live in an era of moral relativism. The lines of “good and evil” are blurred.

In a society that distances itself from God, denies the idea of sin, who is to say what is right, wrong, or evil for that matter? In cold-blooded killer is “normal” in a room full of serial killers. Gun-control doesn’t fix the problem of the heart and mind.

We honor and pray for those murdered in this tragedy:

Michael Arnold, 59

Martin Bodrog 54

Arthur Daniels 51

Sylvia Frasier 53

Kathy Gaarde, 62

John Roger Johnson, 73

Frank Kohler, 50

Mary Francis Knight, 51

Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46

Vishnu Pandit, 61

Gerald L. Read, 58

 
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We still remember and honor those who lost their lives on 9/11

Published on September 11, 2013 by in 9/11


Sometimes there are little words that can be written or spoken to even begin to honor people who have passed on. We honor those lost with their names listed here on our site. Remember that each name represents a person who were friends, husbands, wives, children, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, neighbors, coaches, bosses, team-mates, teachers, doctors, veterans, human beings with lives they were living out just like we all were on September 10, 2011.

Each name listed affected so many others- and those who never knew them. We honor them.

“Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.” (Mathew 5:4)

Click on each link to see the list of names:

World Trade Center victims

Pentagon victims

American Airlines Flight 11

United Airlines Flight 175

American Airlines Flight 77

United Airlines Flight 93

The God of All Comfort

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. 6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7 And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.”

-2 Corinthians 1:3-7)

 
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9 out of the Top 10 States for Business have Republican Governors

Published on July 11, 2013 by in capitalism, economics

There is a glaring, obvious trend when looking at the lineup of the top 10 states in “America’s Top States For Business” in 2013.

All but one of the top 10 states for business, are headed by a Republican Governor. The only state lead by a Governor with a “D” next to their name is Colorado. And one could argue that Colorado’s positive economic standing is no thanks to the DNC. In fact, the leftist gun-control policies that were introduced in 2013 will most likely hurt the economy.

Meanwhile, California, a state that entrepreneurs would make their dreams come true is only four places away from last place, at #47! Should it surprise us that California is a gathering place for the wealthy, elitist, left? The numbers don’t lie.

 

 

 
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Happy Independence Day!

Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

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 unalienable 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 shewn 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.

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 harass 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 benefit 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.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British 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.

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts:
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut:
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania:
Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware:
Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland:
Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia:
George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia:
Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

- See more at: http://www.freestaterevolution.com/?page_id=95#sthash.RtibabwE.dpuf

 
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Staples compares gunsmithing to illegal drug activity and hate groups? Yes.


This is not a scandal, disaster, nor is it a drama-filled news item that will be played out on the prime-time mainstream news networks.

But this is a picture-perfect example of what the mainstream media (MSM), Obama Administration, and the left have done to both the working American, and those who have served this country. That is because it involves one of the oldest American trades, and servicemen.

When two Nebraska gunsmiths found out about the office supply chain Staples’ PUSH It Forward Contest, they saw it as an opportunity to help their business. The contest, sponsored by Staples, gave local businesses the chance to win money to put toward marketing.

After applying for the contest, the gunsmith company, Maple Creek Gunsmithing, received a rejection e-mail that read:

“We’re sorry, but your small business entry into the Staples PUSH It Forward Contest has been rejected for the following reason(s):

Entry contains content that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message; is obscene or offensive; or endorses any form of hate or hate group.”

It is hard to imagine that one of America’s oldest trades is placed in the same category as “illegal drugs” and “hate groups”.

There was a time in our history when every town had at least one gunsmith. A town without a gunsmith was a town in trouble- because without working firearms, they could not put food on the table, not to mention protecting themselves from danger.

Take a moment to imagine winning WWII without gunsmiths. Police departments, and every arm of the military couldn’t survive without gunsmiths. One could make a valid argument that America would be living under the King or Queen had we not had talented gunsmiths working on the firearms of the American Revolution.

So it should be an embarrassment to the Staples organization, that they would treat gunsmiths this way, not to mention, Army veterans who served this nation.

It would be interesting to know if Staples allowed restaurants to enter the contest that serve wine, beer, or any alcohol. Most places that serve food have a bar, and promote “happy hour”…but that would be pointing out truth, and Staples’ political agenda.

 
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#PrayForOklahoma Donate to Mercury One- 100% goes to those who need it!

Published on May 22, 2013 by in charity

Mercury One is an amazing organization that donates 100% of it’s donations to the people who need it most.

They had trucks on the ground in Oklahoma, meeting people where they were at- literally. If you plan on making a donation, we feel that Mercury One sets the bar for what it means to meet people’s needs on the ground, personally. These people have a passion for loving on people, and we are blessed to be able to help them out.

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2013 NRA Convention: Taya Kyle, widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, gives emotional speech

Published on May 4, 2013 by in 2nd amendment, NRA, video

 
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10-Year-old boy placed in 24-hour isolation…for bringing Swiss Army knife to camp…no, really.


As progressives talk about the problem of the “corporate prison system” and the “inhumanity” of 24-hour isolation of inmates in high-security prisons, many in the failing public education system have no problem with putting children in 24-hour isolation.

Welcome to America in the year 2013.

That is exactly what happened to a 10-year-old California boy who brought a tiny Swiss Army knife on a school camping trip. The hammer and tent spikes were closer to a “weapon” than the little tool that is considered the official knife of the Boy Scouts of America.

We can debate about the rules related to this school camping trip, but the problem lies in how the school officials reacted when they found out that his boy had this Swiss Army knife with him.

The situation could have easily been addressed with a simple confiscation of the knife, and given to the parents at the end of the trip- case closed. But that is not what happened. This boy was treated like a criminal.

Fox News reports, “According to a school incident report, the boy showed the small knife to other students who then reported him to teachers. The incident report stated that law enforcement was also notified. However, no charges were filed.”

The boy’s father received a call from the school’s principle. He was informed that his son had brought a weapon to school.

The father explained the call from the school principle “She threatened to expel him,” he said. “She kept telling me, ‘you can’t bring a weapon to school.’ A Swiss Army Knife is a tool not a weapon.”

But the story doesn’t stop here.

Fox News reports that, “Since he was unable to pick up his son, the principal put the boy in 24-hour isolation at the camp – held in a teacher’s lounge where he was forced to eat and sleep in solitude.”

Instead of this boy having an opportunity to have social interaction, learn, and come away with an experience that is reflective of “education”, he essentially is left feeling like a criminal for doing something the Boy Scouts of America do.

The father’s reaction sum up this situation, as well as the state of our public school system as a whole:

“I felt as though I want to pull him out of the public education system and home-school him…I felt as though the public education system is becoming the bottom of the barrel. I felt sorry for today’s kids.”

He also added, “They’re not teaching critical thinking…That’s what she’s teaching these kids – to react on your emotions instead of gathering information.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves…

 
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