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Christ Church – Times Two PDF Print E-mail
Written by Terry Thacker   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 00:00

The inside of Christ Church in  Lancaster County, Virgina. - Photo By Terry Thacker
Chesty Puller, about whom I wrote last week, shares a final resting place with some of the earliest inhabitants of colonial Virginia. The graveyard at Christ Church in Saluda, Virginia, contains graves not only on the outside grounds surrounding the building, but also underneath the center aisle of the church as well.

As I mentioned in my previous article, Christ Church is one of the oldest continually operating churches in America. As I was traveling through Virginia on my way to Maryland to celebrate my mother’s birthday, I happened upon an historical marker directing me to the grave of the famous Korean War general, which in turn led me to a fascinating church with a fascinating story, which was provided to me by the rector of the church.

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Constitution Week: September 17-23 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 00:00

The founders of our republic secured the principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence by establishing a government that derives its power from the consent of the American People. The government established by the Constitution formed a remarkably resilient structure, balanced necessary authority with inherent freedoms, national unity with individual rights, and Federal interests with State powers and sovereignty. A constitutional amendment process was built into the system that has proven to be an important mechan-ism.

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Listening to a Liar PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thomas Sowell   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 00:00

The most important thing about what anyone says are not the words themselves but the credibility of the person who says them.

The words of convicted swindler Bernie Madoff were apparently quite convincing to many people who were regarded as knowledgeable and sophisticated. If you go by words, you can be led into anything.

No doubt millions of people will be listening to the words of President Barack Obama Wednesday night when he makes a televised address to a joint session of Congress on his medical care plans. But, if they think that the words he says are what matters, they can be led into something much worse than being swindled out of their money.

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Why Parents Don't Trust the Educator-in-Chief and His Comrades PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Malkin   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 00:00

They think we're crazy. "They" are the sneering defenders of Barack Obama who can't fathom the backlash against the president's nationwide speech to schoolchildren next Tuesday. "We" are parents with eyes wide open to the potential for politicized abuse in America's classrooms.

Ask moms and dads in Farmington, Utah, who discovered this week that their children sat through a Hollywood propaganda video promoting the cult of Obama. In the clip, a parade of entertainers vow to flush their toilets less, buy hybrid vehicles, end poverty and world hunger, and commit to "service" for "change." Actress Demi Moore leads the glitterati in a collective promise "to be a servant to our president." Musician Anthony Kiedis pledges "to be of service to Barack Obama."

The campaign commercial crescendos with the stars and starlets asking their audience: "What's your pledge?"

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The Marbury v. Madison Mantra PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chuck Baldwin   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 00:00

[Note: My son, Tim, writes today's column. He is an attorney who received his Juris Doctor degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a former felony prosecutor for the Florida State Attorney's Office and now owns his own private law practice. He is author of a soon-to-be-published new book, entitled FREEDOM FOR A CHANGE. Tim is also one of America's foremost defenders of State sovereignty.]

The arguments against the power of the states to arrest federal tyranny are as predictable as the sun coming up in the morning, and they are as philosophical in nature as the Declaration of Independence. One of the most commonly used arguments against such a State power is the United States Supreme Court (US S CT) dicta opinion in Marbury v. Madison in 1803, written by Chief Justice John Marshall. Before getting into the misunderstandings and misapplications of that infamous decision, we must first recognize the source and character of Marshall's opinion. As Marshall himself admitted that the US is to be a country of "laws, not men," we must establish that Marshall's opinion does not equate to the "supreme law of the land" which the states and individuals are bound to obey. If our submission only requires that the US S CT speak, then we do not live as freemen, but as slaves.

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Un-American and Unlawful White House Projects PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phyllis Schlafly   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 00:00

The Obama Administration brags that Cash for Clunkers was a success because it revived the suffering auto industry. But who really benefited from this $3 billion program?

The majority of cars bought with taxpayer-paid incentives of $3,500 to $4,500 each were foreign cars. Toyota and Honda were the big winners.

For years, Americans have been pursuing the goal of self-sufficiency in oil, a natural resource essential to our standard of living. But the effort to get our government to revoke its ban on drilling for oil in American waters off of our shores has been consistently checkmated by the liberals and radical environmentalists.

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Jerusalem Rally Denounces Obama; Rabbi Calls Obama a Racist PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 00:00

An estimated 1,500 people crowded a Jerusalem square last week for an anti-Obama rally, protesting against unrelenting Amerrican pressure on the Israeli government.

Not coincidentally, four top United States officials were in Israel at the time, including Obama's special envoy, George Mitchell. They were there to pound the message to Prime Minister Netanyahu to stop building in the Jewish so-called "settlement" towns in Judea and Samaria and in East Jerusalem.

The major slogan of the protest rally was, "Yes to Israeli independence: No to American dictates."

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An Open Letter To Every Member Of The US Congress PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ray Simmons   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 00:00

I would like to use the salutation "Honorable Senator" or "Honorable Congressman/woman" but I cannot because I do not believe that salutation fits most of you.  Honorable men and women would not vote on legislation they have never read.  Only "yes" men and women, or those who have been bought and paid for could do such things.

Honorable men and women do not vow to uphold our Constitution and then go about doing everything they can to destroy it, by aiding and abetting one whose goal is obviously the destruction of our Republic.  One who has been allowed to create dozens of administrative positions never before dreamed of and which shifts the power from a triune structure to a dictatorial one.  There is no Constitutional provision for Czars in our Free Republic, Czars who are exercising federal power over issues that are constitutional issues left to the States or the people.

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How Could So Many People Have Missed It? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walter McSherry   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 00:00

We’ve gt a deep recession, a credit crunch, job losses, and business failures, all started by a mortgage loan crisis.   We are paying for that mortgage loan crisis, and it appears that nobody saw it coming.

How could so many knowledgeable people have missed it?   When Jimmy Carter signed the Community Redevelopment Act of 1977, requiring financial institutions to make loans to people in low-income areas, it should have been clear that a lot of these loans weren’t going to be repaid.   But they all said, we’ve got to stop redlining, the federal government is going to insure the loans anyway, and the government’s sending monitors to make sure we make these loans, so we’ll go ahead and make them although we’re pretty sure they won’t be repaid.

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Democrats' Despicable Duplicity PDF Print E-mail
Written by Henry Lamb   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 00:00

Democrats insisted on changing the law in Massachusetts to require an election to fill the office of Sen. John Kerry, should he be elected president in 2004. They argued that the people, not the governor, should choose the senator's replacement. Of course, the governor at the time was a Republican, Mitt Romney. Now that the governor is a Democrat, the people should not choose Ted Kennedy's successor; the governor should make the appointment. The duplicity here is despicable.

Democrats went berserk over what they called President Bush's "power grab," but are silent in the face of President Obama's massive consolidation of power. The duplicity here is despicable.

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National Taxpayers Protest Set for 9-12 in DC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00

Obama Forces Plan Counterattack for 9-13

Thousands of patriotic Americans from across the country who are fed-up with the antics of the Obama administration, especially the overspending and health care plan, are heading for Washington, D. C., Saturday, September 12 for a National Taxpayers Protest and march on the U. S. Capitol.

Several hundred individuals will travel to the nation’s capitol from Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Organizers Satisfied with Flag Rally Turnout PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00

Rev. Stan Craig conducts prayer service at Springwood Cemetery with H.K. Edgerton assisting.
Almost two hundred men,   women and children braved the scorching heat and high humidity Saturday afternoon to make a statement in support of Southern Heritage and in opposition to the outrageous alleged NAACP and ACC baseball boycotts of South Carolina.

Leaders of the rally encouraged everyone to join the effort to protest the ACC’s intolerance, anti-Southern regional prejudice, and lack of respect for our history and heritage.

A single NAACP demonstrator showed up to ensure equal time in front of the television cameras. A second individual joined him later.

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Gowdy Responds Vigorously to Inglis “Dig” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00

Congressman and Solicitor Addressed GOP Women’s Club

SarahGanzFourth District Congressman Bob Inglis drew the first “blood” when he opined that Seventh District Solicitor Trey Gowdy is the “most curious” of his challengers before a packed house of more than two hundred members and guests of the Greenville County Republican Women’s Club at the Poinsett Club last Thursday.

Inglis informed the audience that Gowdy told him in February that he was considering a run for Attorney General in South Carolina and implied his support of Inglis for another term in Congress. Inglis said he was “shocked” to face Gowdy as one of his four opponents a few months later. Inglis concluded with a dig at his formidable opponent’s reliability saying: “Voters need a candidate with credibility.”

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Remove ICLEI - Restore the Republic! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom DeWeese   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00

Many Americans ask how dangerous international policies can suddenly turn up in state and local government, all seemingly

uniform to those in communities across the nation and around the globe.

The answer - meet ICLEI, a non-profit, private foundation, dedicated to helping your mayor implement all of his promises. Originally known as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), today the group simply calls itself "ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.”

In 1992, ICLEI was one of the groups instrumental in creating Agenda 21. The group's mission is to push local communities to regulate the environment - and it's having tremendous success.

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Greenville County Dedicates Bridge in Memory of Troy Brown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00

Tom Brown unveiled sign naming bridge for his father. Billy Keller, half-brother of the late Troy Brown, unveiled the sign at the opposite end of the bridge. - Photo by Bob DillDuring the 1960s Troy Brown had a road cut through his farm off Highway 101, North of Greer. A bridge was built over a stream that drained a swamp. The road was eventually named Forest Court and maintained by Greenville County.

On Saturday, August 29, a new concrete and steel bridge crossing the stream was named the Troy D. Brown Bridge and dedicated to honor the late Troy D. Brown, the man who provided the land and funds to build a public road through his Greenville County farm.

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Invisible Forces Behind the “Greening of Greenville” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00

Individual freedom and ownership of private property are rights available to citizens of the United States of America that have made our republic the envy of the world and provided Americans a standard of living and degree of individual freedom not experienced by others in the history of the world.

Freedom, including property rights, is currently under attack at the city and county level where citizens tend to trust elected officials because they are their relatives and neighbors and are in many instances readily available for face to face discussions.

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ACLU: Spying for America's Enemies PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Malkin   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00

Savor the silence of America's self-serving champions of privacy. For once, the American Civil Liberties Union has nothing bad to say about the latest case of secret domestic surveillance -- because it is the ACLU that committed the spying.

Last week, The Washington Post reported on a new Justice Department inquiry into photographs of undercover CIA officials and other intelligence personnel taken by ACLU-sponsored researchers assisting the defense team of Guantanamo Bay detainees. According to the report, the pictures of covert American CIA officers -- "in some cases surreptitiously taken outside their homes" -- were shown to jihadi suspects tied to the 9/11 attacks in order to identify the interrogators.

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Inductees into the South Carolina Gospel Music Association PDF Print E-mail
Written by Keith Crowe   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00

Left: H.I. (Ingram) Willis, Sr. Right: Bobbie Jean White
This week’s article will be focused on some of this year’s inductees into the South Carolina Gospel Music Association.

First is H. I. (Ingram) Willis, Sr. He lived in Greenville County and was a very big part of the “Shape Note” singing and schools for the better part of his life, in fact for some 50 years. During his involvement in Gospel Music he was the president of the South

Carolina State Singing Convention and President of the North Greenville Singing Convention. In addition to these activities he was choir director for 2 churches and sang second tenor in the Nelson Stamps Quartet, as well as playing guitar for the group. At one time the members of this group included Paul Burroughs singing Bass, W. H. Nelson singing Baritone, Woodrow Pittman singing First Tenor and as mentioned Willis rounding out the group.  This group had a regular spot on WESC radio on Sunday morning.

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DeMint: President Must Be Stopped Or He Will Spend Country Into Oblivion PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thomas C. Hanson   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:00

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Sen. Jim DeMint told a packed crowd at Tommy’s Ham House, Aug. 20, that a lot of Congressmen and Senators are going to return to Washington after the August break with a new frame of mind because they are hearing from the American people.

Sen. DeMint, who opposes the president’s health care plan, said he knows the president’s motive is not to get the uninsured insured and that his motive is not to lower the cost of private health insurance because he has introduced bills that would have moved the country in that direction, and they were voted down by the Democrats.

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Carol Goldsmith Discussed Career in Television PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:00

Carol-Goldsmith---frontPopular Television Anchor, Carol Goldsmith, discussed her career in television before a group of retired military officers and spouses of the Military Officers Association of America at the Hilton in Greenville, Friday evening.

She was introduced by LaVerne Tremblay, a member of the board of directors of the Greenville MOAA Chapter, who discovered she had something in common with the veteran news anchor. The ancestors of both had lived on the north side of Chicago in the days of Al Capone and had moved their families to safety away from the criminal activity about the same time.

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Ken Ard Running for Lt. Governor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:00

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Ken Ard, above, made a courtesy call on Greenville County Republican Women’s Club President Geri Warren and Past President Betty Poe. A small business owner and current member of county council in Florence, South Carolina, Ard was in Greenville recently seeking support as he pursues the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor of South Carolina. During his first Greenville visit as a potential statewide candidate, Ard met briefly with several local Republican Party leaders and elected officials.

 

 
   

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