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Let’s begin this essay by examining a well known Bible passage—Matthew 5:13-16, with two versions--one from my favorite 1599 Geneva Bible and one from the New International Version, super titled and subtitled together:

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Years ago, about 11:00 PM I exited the Cooper River Bridge from Mt. Pleasant and merged onto I-26 toward Summerville.  Suddenly, one tire exploded!  Driving slowly on the tire rim, I finally found a place wide enough to pull over.  Around midnight I began to pray for help.  Miraculously, a young, off-duty, black police officer stopped to help me.  He changed my tire and sent me on my way.  Feeling eternally grateful, I mailed our Charleston policeman a thank you note.  This story exemplifies America’s vision of our men in blue.

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I’m wondering how President Trump is handling all the many facets he has to be facing when he gets out of bed each morning. For now he has to be the Uncle Sam we are depending on to help us out of the mess we are in. We have a few others who think they play Uncle Sam better than Trump does, specifically a local House Chairperson with her mighty gavel who tells us we first have to pass a Law before we can find out what’s in it. She has another play-like Uncle Sam who thinks he should be the Senate leader instead of the republican who holds that chair. No one but God really knows what those two would do if they were in Trump’s position, and they seemingly don’t believe even God knows.

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BACK WHEN I was working for the government (1961 forward) I began seeing politics introduced into the working agenda. Early on, jobs assigned were well managed and the work-quality was a major concern. Everyone’s product was selectively reviewed for correctness and quantity was measured. Within a year or two I noticed things beginning to change; Civil Rights entered the picture. The difficulty of the tests used for the selection of potential employees was reduced because minority candidates were unable to pass the existing test in sufficient numbers to meet hiring quotas, which the public was told didn’t exist.

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The huge banner that still waved. On September 14, 1814,  Fort McHenry, Baltimore.
The huge banner that still waved. On September 14, 1814, Fort McHenry, Baltimore.

Political Shadows of Cultural Madness and Freedom’s Loss

The November 2020 Election could effectively end the Constitutional Republic declared on July 4, 1776, and also close forever any chance of recovering it. The Democrat Party has become so thoroughly dominated by radical Marxist ideology that they are an extreme danger to freedom, future American prosperity, any resemblance to just government, and even national survival.

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March 5, 1836: Texas Lt. Colonel William Travis, 26, admitting the hopeless situation in their defense of the Alamo, draws his
March 5, 1836: Texas Lt. Colonel William Travis, 26, admitting the hopeless situation in their defense of the Alamo, draws his "Line in the Sand," and tells his men, "Those prepared to give their lives in freedom's cause, come over to me!"

We all know the facts and/or the legend of “The Siege of the Alamo” in San Antonio, Texas in late February and early March of 1836.  A pitifully small number of Texans (or “Texians”) and American volunteers (about 180 men) determined to defend a small mission church called the “Alamo” that they had previously captured from its small Mexican garrison, fortified it, and eventually resisted a vastly superior enemy force—the Mexican Army under General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (1794-1876) for 13 days of glory”.  The Commander of the Alamo’s defenders, young Lt. Colonel William Travis, age 26, realizing that his situation by early March, 1836 was virtually hopeless, vowed to defend the Alamo to the end.  Gathering the remaining defenders on March 5, 1836, Travis, according to the “Legend of the Alamo”, gave a short talk to his ragged and battle-weary men. 

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Every summer, July 4th, Independence Day, is centered between June 19th, Juneteenth, and August 28th, I HAVE A DREAM DAY. This summer is no different; yet everything is different. Each of these days was once a much anticipated holiday; a monthly celebration denoting a cry for freedom and liberty.

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