"One Nation Under God." For how much longer?

Last time we opened this discussion with arguments on the premise that the U.S.A. was originally founded as a Christian (or at least a Christian-oriented) nation, and I used a series of historic “proofs” for that contention as presented by Dr. David Gibbs, Jr., President of The Christian Law Association, in his book, One Nation Under God.    I refer you to last’s week’s Part 1 of this article for a review of Dr. Gibb’s points, that indeed America was founded as at least a Christian oriented nation, and that most of her Founders were historic Christians and were NOT “DEISTS”, as proposed by many of the modern left wing brain damaged enemies of God and Country that infest our nation, with their progressive and unconstitutional agendas of violence and the long-sought Marxist overthrow of our historic Constitutional Republic—agendas which will surely be pushed with increased vigor now that the Klan of New Bolsheviks—and its two soon-to-be-anointed “leaders”—Comrades Sleazy Joe and Kommie-La—has supposedly won a “fair” election, protests to the contrary by President Trump and his supporters, notwithstanding.

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Satan's Unending War Against God's Word Never Ceases.
Satan's Unending War Against God's Word Never Ceases.

There is no doubt that this is a nation which was built upon the Christian faith—that the Lord, indeed, was the God of this nation, that it was founded upon the principles of God’s Word, upon the teachings of Christianity, and for the advancement of the Kingdom of Christ.  All these things are well documented, in the charters of the original colonies, in the original compacts (like the famous Mayflower Compact), covenants, and constitutions.  When the Supreme Court looked into the matter in 1892, poring over all the original documents, they concluded with one unanimous, unambiguous voice:  ‘This is a Christian nation.’”  (REV. D. JAMES KENNEDY)

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Why Shouldn’t We Despise And Defund Them, As The Enemies Of Our Constitutional Republic Desire?

"Support Your Local Police, and Keep Them Independent." You won't like the alternative!

58 years ago, in 1963, Americans began to hear the first beginnings of the clarion call that has become a crescendo of common sense and needful action:  “SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE, AND KEEP THEM INDEPENDENT”!  The man responsible for formulating this concept in the long list of freedom-preserving “actions” was the late patriot, Robert Welch, Founder in 1958 of one of the oldest and most effective organizations dedicated to the proposition that the Constitutional Liberties and Safeguards formulated by our Founding Generation were not up for grabs and were not to be negotiated away upon the altar of “world government”-- THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY. 

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24 Notes that Always Cause Us to Weep – The Story of “TAPS,” the Famous Bugle Call

TAPS Music Notes

“Fading light, falling night—
Trumpet calls as the sun sinks in flight.
Sleep in peace comrades dear—
God is near.”
(Words by John Mitchum)

What American in our time has not watched on TV or personally witnessed a military funeral for an honored countryman or woman who served his or her nation in some far off conflict, and who long ago or just recently “went home” to rest with his or her comrades?  I find it hard to witness that solemn event, especially as “Taps” is played over the grave, without tears coming into my eyes.  While I never had a relative or friend who was given this final honor in death, I know that many of you have had such.  It is for you, and in memory of your loved one/s, and in honor of ALL of our military, both living and dead, from the first fallen warriors on the immortal Green of Lexington, Massachusetts who sacrificed their lives on April 19, 1775, to those who gave their lives just recently in the contentious, the senseless, and seemingly unending wars in Afghanistan and in the Middle East, that I write this tribute.

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A “happy Christmas?”  What happened to “Merry Christmas”?    Back in the halcyon days of our cultural innocence and our racial/gender/transgender/non-mulicultural/age/class/political/religious/ educational “insensitivities”, Americans thought nothing of wishing their friends and family—even perfect strangers-- a “Merry Christmas”.  I still do so, and I refuse to capitulate to the smarmy progressive “moonbats” and their brain damaged, guano-producing flock in our midst who consider me to be hopelessly old fashioned, culturally elitist, set in my ways, and unwilling to change.  To those accusations I proudly and without apology plead “guilty”.  Period—end of discussion!  (But not the end of the article!)

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(Originally Published by The Times Examiner, December 24, 2003)

The Spirit of Christmas Past
The Spirit of Christmas Past

Old Ebenezer Scrooge would have loved the ACLU (‘Anti-Christian Liberties Union’) in his really bad days when he was the “Grinch” who hated Christmas.  At this time of year, especially, the ACLU is burning the midnight oil in its unceasing struggle to protect us from reminders of just Who is “the reason for the season”.  Columnist Cal Thomas once quipped, The ACLU and other groups are performing their annual ritual of keeping the public square (including the ‘public’ schools) clean of any mention of Jesus Christ, unless that mention is intended as a curse word.  In such a case, the ACLU will leap to the defense.”

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Back in 1899, at the start of the Boer War (in South Africa), in an essay titled, “The Old Issue”, Rudyard Kipling wrote, All we have of freedom—all we use or know—this our fathers won for us, long and long ago”.  At that time, the British Empire and its influence (for good or ill) extended over much of the world.  British “freedom”—at least as defined by Parliament and the English Monarchy—prevailed over most of its polyglot peoples, with or without their approval.

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Freedom Isn't Free! Freedom is fragile. Will we lose our Freedom? We Might!
Freedom Isn't Free! Freedom is fragile. Will we lose our Freedom? We Might!

God’s Word tells us, in Joel 1:3:  “Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation.”  This is still excellent advice for Americans today in regards to the topic of ‘freedom’, because if any group of people is in danger of losing the liberties bequeathed to them by their Fore Parents, it is the people of the U.S.   It is US!  The Founders of the United States were a pretty wise collection of men (aided and encouraged by a wise collection of their wives and mothers, I’m certain).  By declaring “Independence” from Mother England they knew they would be considered as traitors to the King and would suffer the consequences should they be caught by the King’s men.  Benjamin Franklin reminded his countrymen (and especially US) that, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”  Franklin’s words are doubly true today.

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(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY THE TIMES EXAMINER     WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2001)

“…And as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone forth unto many, yea in some sort to our whole Nation.  Let the glorious name of Jehovah have all the praise.”

So wrote William Bradford, longtime Governor of the Pilgrims’ colony at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1630, and one of the true giants of early American history.  Unfortunately, most Americans,  especially our youth, have never heard of William Bradford and know virtually nothing TRUTHFUL about our Pilgrim Forefathers and Mothers.  Today, the Pilgrim story is lost amidst the typical American celebration of Thanksgiving—turkey, dressing, gravy, football, parades, and naps.  Almost forgotten is the spiritual bravery, the courage, the sacrifices, the terror, the joys and sorrows that this brave little band experienced on their way to establishing not only a Christian colony in the frozen forests of Massachusetts, but ultimately the Country that most of us say we love—America.

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(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE TIMES EXAMINER NOV. 27, 2002)

"The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth," painted by Jennie Brownscombe in 1914. Attended by around 90 native people and perhaps 50 Pilgrims. It was not called "Thanksgiving" by the Pilgrims in 1621. It was a celebration of their harvest and a time to praise God for His Blessings.

It is sad that so much of true American history is being forgotten, consigned to the memory hole of left wing political correctness that infests what passes for public “education” in our country.  A case in point is the true story of the “first Thanksgiving” (the one in Plymouth, Massachusetts, not the probable real “first” thanksgiving that was held in Jamestown, Virginia).  The coming of the “Saints and Strangers”, or the people known to history as “the Pilgrims”, to the bleak shores of Massachusetts in December, 1620 should be as well known to our people—young and old—as is the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, but sadly Rudolph wins out every time.

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I’ve been a member of the National Rifle Association for decades, and despite some recent “family bickering” within that group, I’ve always been proud to be a member. Founded by two Union Generals in 1871 to promote civilian marksmanship training and improvement (following the dismal record of shooting abilities by Northern soldiers during The War For Southern Independence), the NRA became, in the 1970’s, the nation’s foremost advocate of maintaining  the INDIVIDUAL’S right to keep and bear arms, a Second Amendment Freedom which is usually attacked by liberals, firearms haters, freedom despising socialist “progressives” and Marxists, and mentally confused moonbats who love to parrot the left wing line that our Second Amendment is NOT an individual right, as are ALL other rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights, but applies only to the collective right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms as part of a State militia.  Balderdash!  I also belong to Gun Owners of America, an organization that many 2nd Amendment supporters believe is even more effective than the N.R.A.  If those facts make me “persona non grata” in your mind, perhaps you need to vacuum out some of the inaccurate “trash” therein and begin reloading it with TRUTH!

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Pray that Americans will always honor God first and then our Nation!
Pray that Americans will always honor God first and then our Nation!

Can you complete that Scriptural quote I began in the title to this article?  Some who claim to be knowledgeable of God’s Word probably can’t.  Some who don’t claim to be Christians, or who are “pagans”, probably can.  Our world can be a strange place at times, and no more strange than in our application of God’s Holy Word to both our national affairs and our daily lives.  So, let’s begin by completing the quote from the title to this article,  found in PSALM 33:12:

“Blessed is that nation, whose God is the Lord, even the people that he hath chosen for His inheritance.” - 1599 Geneva Bible

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” - 1611 King James Bible

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.” - New International Version Bible

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Our hands may be wrinkled, but our spirits are still resolute.
Our hands may be wrinkled, but our spirits are still resolute.

We’ve all heard that sage observation that “getting old isn’t for the faint of heart, or for wimps”.  At the age of 83, I can verify the truth of that wisdom, as the “aches and pains” of the years constantly do battle with me.  Each week I seem to discover new joints that I never knew I had, and getting “started” in the morning is becoming  a painful challenge.  Younger folks sometimes question the abilities of “experienced” seniors, but are themselves often in a mental fog when we relate historical events that are perfectly clear to us, even though they may have occurred decades previously.  (True history is a “foreign concept” to many of our younger citizens, sadly.)

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Choose Wisely on Nov. 3, Because Your Life May Depend on It!

I wrote a version of this article for The Times Examiner just before the November, 2016 presidential election.  I warned my readers then of the serious threats to the loss of our constitutional freedoms if the treacherous and anti-American Democrat ticket, led by Comrade Hillary Clinton, was victorious.  Thankfully, despite the best illegal efforts of that Klan of New Bolsheviks to threaten and lie their way into the White House,  the American people elected Donald Trump, and at least the worst potential for the trashing of our republic was averted for a time.  Now the still somewhat free but increasingly frustrated and fearful citizens of the U.S. are faced with a looming cultural catastrophe so serious and so potentially devastating to our freedom that it must be considered as nothing short of the potential termination of our battered republic as it has existed under the U.S. Constitution since 1787 should the Klan of New Bolsheviks (formerly called Democrats) take control of the White House and both houses of Congress.  Yes, it IS that serious!

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Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” - Colossians 3:1-2 (N.I.V.)

 God’s Word seems clear enough on the surface.  Christians, at least, are cautioned to not overly concern themselves with what goes on “in the world”, because while we are “in” the world, we are not to be a part “of” the world (or as some teach—the world “system”).  The implications these admonitions have for Christians who have some degree of concern for what happens in the world—and especially the country-- in which we live have been cause for disputations and hurt feelings and possibly misinterpretations of motives for generations, and even more so in our present society, which appears to be rapidly disintegrating around us, as the once strong influence of Christianity obviously is waning in our country due to the indifference of many who call themselves “Christian”, at the same time that the “Satanic Disciples of Godless Socialism” are infesting our body politic, shredding  our culture, rampaging and pillaging in many of our cities, and who appear to be in the ascendency (but they aren’t).

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Yes, I know.  Mars is called the “Red Planet”.  Over the past few decades we’ve seen some phenomenal pictures from the various NASA “Vikings”, “Mariners”, “Pathfinders”, and “Rovers”, those intrepid little explorers who send back great panoramas and detailed photos of Mars over 200 million miles or more back to Earth.  As Mr. Spock from Star Trek might observe:  “Fascinating”!  But when I observe the “color” of Planet Earth, I’m referring to the “color” of its prevailing political structures, which are heavily skewed to the collectivist/socialist hue---RED (the despicable socialist commies are not known as “blues”, are they?)  But, you say—everyone knows that “communism” is dead over most of the world, with the exceptions of China, Russia, North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Mongolia, Ethiopia and---well, it might still be “twitching” here and there, but it is dead or dying over most of the world.  Right?  Well, I hate to disillusion you, but in reality there has never been a real “communist” country anywhere in the history of the world!

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