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Is Persecution Coming to America?

This is a sermon that was preached before the SCOTUS decision to approve gay marriage in all 50 states.

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I know there are some cringe-worthy moments in this video for those of us with discernment but I’m posting this video for its overall message to those who call themselves Christians and Americans.

CJS Viewpoint-President Obama’s Cheap Talk on Religious Liberty

By Erica Wanis

Much ado has been made over President Obama’s remarks at the recent National Prayer Breakfast, namely his comparison between the Christian Crusades and the racism of the Jim Crow South and the heinous tactics of ISIS. Christians are outraged, as are most conservatives. Even MSNBC‘s Andrea Mitchell found the President’s condescending (and, it turns out, inaccurate) history lesson in poor taste, coming as it did mere days after a Jordanian pilot was burned alive at the hands of Muslim extremists.Needless to say, enough ink and airtime and bandwidth have been expended excoriating the President on this point. So much so that a second and perhaps more fundamentally problematic issue with his speech has gone unaddressed. A good deal of the President’s talk revolved around the sacred importance of religious liberty. He praised it as a bastion of democratic society and a cornerstone of America’s constitutional order. He lauded the good work done by those who dedicate their lives to caring for “the least of these.” He had a great deal to say about the value of humility, the importance of heeding God’s commandments, and the responsibility to speak out against agents of hate, oppression, and religious perversion. From the speech:“And, first, we should start with some basic humility. I believe that the starting point of faith is some doubt – not being so full of yourself and so confident that you are right and that God speaks only to us, and doesn’t speak to others, that God only cares about us and doesn’t care about others, that somehow we alone are in possession of the truth.

Our job is not to ask that God respond to our notion of truth – our job is to be true to Him, His word, and His commandments. And we should assume humbly that we’re confused and don’t always know what we’re doing and we’re staggering and stumbling towards Him, and have some humility in that process. And that means we have to speak up against those who would misuse His name to justify oppression, or violence, or hatred with that fierce certainty. No God condones terror. No grievance justifies the taking of innocent lives, or the oppression of those who are weaker or fewer in number.

And so, as people of faith, we are summoned to push back against those who try to distort our religion – any religion – for their own nihilistic ends. And here at home and around the world, we will constantly reaffirm that fundamental freedom – freedom of religion – the right to practice our faith how we choose, to change our faith if we choose, to practice no faith at all if we choose, and to do so free of persecution and fear and discrimination.”

To read the above words, you’d think that the President is a man who in his own life and in his own administration accords great respect and deference to religious faith and those who embrace it. You’d think he is a man conscious of his own limitations, humble in the face of what he doesn’t clearly understand and hesitant to use his bully pulpit to impose his own religious beliefs upon others. As with so much of what our President says, however, his actions belie his words. In the same way that his promise of “if you like your health care, you can keep it” was a semantic manipulation that only a lawyer could muster, his proclamations of respect for religious liberty are dubious at best.

The President talks a good game, but when you examine his actions with regard to religious liberty, it’s quickly apparent that his talk is cheap. Unless you subscribe to his particular brand of “faith,” don’t expect this President to lift a pen or a phone in defense of your religious liberty. What you can expect is a man determined to eradicate every last vestige of orthodox religious influence from the public square.

In his book, The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis describes the watered-down understanding of the Christian God that prevails in contemporary secular society:

“By the goodness of God we mean nowadays almost exclusively His lovingness; and in this we may be right. And by Love, in this context, most of us mean kindness – the desire to see others than the self happy; not happy in this way or in that, but just happy. What would really satisfy us would be a God who said of anything we happened to like doing, ‘What does it matter so long as they are contented?’ We want, in fact, not so much a Father in Heaven as a grandfather in heaven – a senile benevolence who, as they say, liked to see young people enjoying themselves’, and whose plan for the universe was simply that it might be truly said at the end of each day, ‘a good time was had by all'”

So much of what our President and his ideological ilk mean when they refer to religious faith is contained in the sentiment above. For them, the only kind of acceptable faith and the only kind of acceptable God are those that offer uncritical affirmation. This brand of faith posits only one commandment: If it feels good and can be made to sound “nice,” do it. Any conception of God that includes uncomfortable moral prescriptions is not merely rejected, but targeted for eradication through litigation and cultural warfare. The President invokes a spirit of religious humility when in reality he could hardly be less tolerant. He is an influential agent of what Mary Eberstadt of the Ethics and Public Policy Center calls “the new intolerance.”

President Obama speaks of humility; he pays lip service to compassion and understanding while practicing an insidious form of civil persecution and oppression of those who dare to put their faith into practice. As Eberstadt writes:

“For there is no mercy for putting butchers and bakers and candlestick makers in the legal dock for refusing to renounce their religious beliefs – but that’s what the new intolerance does. There is no mercy in stalking and threatening Christian pastors for being Christian pastors, or in casting out social scientists who turn up unwanted facts, or in telling a flight attendant she can’t wear a crucifix, or in persecuting organizations that do charitable work – but the new intolerance does these things, too. . . . Above all, there is no mercy in slandering people by saying that religious believers “hate” certain people when in fact they do not; or that they are “phobes” of one stripe or another when in fact they are not. This, too, happens all over public space these days, with practically no pushback from anyone. This, too, is the new intolerance at work.”

I am reminded of President Obama’s infamous remark about bitter Midwesterners clinging to guns and religion. Despite later attempts to clarify his meaning (as usual, everyone misunderstood him and needed re-educating), he made the comments while speaking to a group of progressive liberal supporters in San Francisco, and his meaning was crystal clear: Religion – at least the kind of religion that still embraces ideas of moral absolutes, human sin, immutable truths and the like – is a crutch for the ignorant and disenfranchised, a crutch that needs to be replaced by an ever-evolving social consensus that defines what is politically correct, supported by the benevolent arms of Uncle Sam.. President Obama doesn’t identify with the faith of people like that; he sees them as lost sheep that need to be herded back into the Big Government fold, re-educated to believe that Christ came into the world and died on a cross so that everyone could be free to follow their bliss wherever it may lead.

The contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act is a reflection of this idea. The President and his ideological cohorts view free contraception as a fundamental, inalienable right; call it a penumbra or emanation of the Declaration’s “pursuit of happiness.” Anyone who disagrees with this notion or takes issue with the morality of preventing conception or terminating the life of an unborn child is an enemy of liberty that must be thwarted.

By now we’re all familiar with the cases. In response to the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act, certain entities petitioned the Obama Administration for a religious exemption. Hobby Lobby wanted an exemption from four of 20 varieties of contraception. Conestoga Wood Specialties and the Little Sisters of the Poor wanted nothing to do with offering contraceptives and abortifacients to their employees due to strong religious objections to such technology. They didn’t want to pay for it and they didn’t want the government paying for it for them. And they didn’t want extra time, as New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan famously said, to figure out how to violate their consciences.

President Obama refused to accept this. His religious humility wasn’t adequate to imagine that some people believe that God designed sex for the purpose of procreation and that preventing the creation of life, or worse, terminating a newly conceived life, is a grave sin. He was unable to imagine that an employer who holds these beliefs would be troubled by financing the commission of such sins by others. He couldn’t understand why Catholic nuns might have a problem with the morning-after pill, or any pill at all that prevents conception from occurring or terminates it after the fact. (Perhaps this shouldn’t be surprising considering that Mr. Obama twice voted against “born alive” legislation while serving in the Illinois senate).

In light of this inability to identify with those whose religious faith leads them to different conclusions than his own, the President branded these petitioners as foot soldiers in the Progressive-manufactured “war on women” and took them to court. So much for humility. Thankfully, the twelve justices that sit on the highest judicial bench in the land have a bit more appreciation for religious liberty than the current Commander in Chief, and the case for religious exemption to the contraception mandate was vindicated.

How any person of integrity could execute the above actions and then stand before an audience of religious leaders and claim spiritual solidarity with them is beyond comprehension, but that’s exactly what President Obama did. It’s what he does all the time, as consistency, transparency, and honesty don’t seem to rank high on his list of political priorities.

Ultimately, the Prayer Breakfast speech was vintage Obama: A hefty dose of professorial lecturing about the sins of the majority (re. Western, white, Christian) as a means of downplaying the barbarous acts of a perceived minority (remember, to Progressives criticism of Islam is tantamount to racism). Offensive? Absolutely. Insensitive, given the atrocities being committed by ISIS on a daily basis? Yes. Surprising? Unfortunately no.

If Obama had spoken honestly, he would have talked more about his admiration for the separation between Church and State (at least as he understands it to be). He would have told the audience that he thinks religion is swell, so long as any and all vestiges of faithful conviction are checked at the front door. He would have explained that his understanding of God’s love requires an uncritical embrace of the social and political agendas of LGBTQs and feminists at the expense of historically venerated, traditional conceptions about marriage and family.

This is what he should have said because this is how he really feels, at least so far as his actions indicate. In his eyes, the faithful remnant in today’s secular progressive America only clings to guns and religion because government has let them down. The sooner Big Brother can realize its dream of cultivating a nation of Julia‘s, the sooner the need for old time religion and all its pesky notions about God and morality and man’s ultimate purpose will be relegated to the ash bin of history.

Erica Wanis is a consultant for the John Jay Institute’s Center for a Just Society. She resides in Burke, VA, with her husband and two children.

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Center for a Just Society

Obama Gets It Wrong for Islam’s Sake

From ACT for America:

Blaming the Victims:
Disinformation on the Crusades from President Obama

At ACT for America it is no secret that we have not been in agreement with President Obama’s national security policies, but have always been respectful of the office which he holds.

Unfortunately, President Obama has not always been respectful of others and perhaps the worst example of disrespect came on Thursday at, of all events, the National Prayer Breakfast.

It was in that setting that President Obama delivered remarks comparing the actions of the Islamic State to things done “in the name of Jesus Christ.” Among those things according to President Obama: slavery.

He then cited the Crusades.

Not only were his remarks inappropriate for the occasion and insulting to peace loving Christians everywhere, they were historically inaccurate.

In terms of slavery, while it is true that Christians owned slaves, slavery is not an integral part of Christian doctrine. Jesus did not own slaves. The same cannot be said of Islam. Mohammed owned many slaves and even shared concubines with his warriors. There are today forty different words in Arabic to describe slaves; that’s how prominent slavery has been in the Islamic world. The slave trade in Africa was largely run by Muslims. And when Western nations finally abolished the evil practice of slavery, that slave trade in Africa persisted without them. Remember, Saudi Arabia, the site of Islam’s holiest sites, did not outlaw slavery until the 1960s. Moreover, slavery is still practiced today in parts of Islamic Africa, notably Sudan.

But Obama’s biggest dose of disinformation came in the form of his remarks on the Crusades.

There is a myth that the Crusades were nothing but an aggressive series of wars in which Christendom attacked the Muslim world and committed atrocities.

The reality is somewhat different.

The Crusades actually began after centuries of Islamic jihad invading, pillaging and conquering Christian lands in present-day North Africa and parts of Europe.

After 400 years of systematic genocide of Christians at the hands of Islamic jihadists, Pope Urban II, acting on a plea from the Byzantine emperor whose people had been attacked by Muslim hoards, finally called on “Christ’s heralds” to sound the call for help for the Christians in the east and free the Holy Land.

So, the first Crusade was a defensive action in response to Islamic jihad.

This is an historical fact that our president unfortunately left out of his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.

Obama’s Prayer Breakfast Speech

Good Points!-Charlie Hebdo Comes to Speaker’s Corner

America, Bless God!

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“Our Founders didn’t just tell us that we have rights. They told us where those rights come from. And it was not from constitutions, and it was not from victories on the battlefield. It was not from stock markets and the strength of our economic life. It was not from any human power or any human judgments whatsoever. For in that great language, in those great words, they invite us to bow our knee before that source of our rights, which is the source of all our strength and all our dignity: the power, the will, the authority of our Creator, God.”

Alan Keyes

Fourth of July speech in Iowa, July 4, 1999

“The family has always been the cornerstone of American society.  Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation for our freedoms.  In the family we learn our first lessons of God and man, love and discipline, rights and responsibilities, human dignity and human frailty.

Our families give us daily examples of these lessons being put into practice.  In raising and instructing our children, in providing personal and compassionate care for the elderly, in maintaining the spiritual strength of religious commitment among our people – in these and other ways, America’s families make immeasurable contributions to America’s well-being.

Today more than ever, it is essential that these contributions not be taken for granted and that each of us remember that the strength of our families is vital to the strength of our nation.”

President Ronald Reagan in his writings, 1986.

Site for the above quotes 

Notable Quotes From A Few of Our Founding Fathers

John Adams (1735 – 1826)

Served eight years as Vice President under George Washington, second President of the United States, member of the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

“Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited!  Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow man; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God…What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be.”  ~In is diary entry dated February 22, 1756

“I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in Providence for the illumination of the ignorant, and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.” ~In his notes for A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765

“It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.” ~Wrote to Zabdiel Adams, June 21, 1776

“Religion and virtue are the only foundations…of republicanism and all free governments.” ~Wrote in June of 1776

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.  Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” ~In letter addressing the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia, October 11, 1798

“If it be the pleasure of Heaven that my country shall require the poor offering of my life, the victim shall be ready, at the appointed hour of sacrifice, come when that hour may.  But while I do live, let me have a country, and that a free country.” ~In a speech before the Continental Congress to the delegates from the Thirteen Colonies on July 1, 1776

 

“I have thought proper to recommend, and I hereby recommend accordingly, that Thursday, the twenty-fifth day of April next, be observed throughout the United States as a day of solemn humiliation, fasting, and prayer; that the citizens on that day abstain, as far as may be, from their secular occupation, and to devote the time to the sacred duties of religion, in public and in private;

that they call in mind our numerous offenses against the most high God, confess them before Him with the sincerest penitence, implore his pardoning mercy, through the Great Mediator and Redeemer, for our past transgressions, and that through the grace of His Holy Spirit, we may be disposed and enabled to yield a more suitable obedience to his righteous requisitions in time to come; that He would interpose to arrest the progress of that impiety and licentiousness in principle and practice to Himself and so ruinous to mankind;

that He would make us deeply sensible that ‘righteousness exalteth a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.’” ~He wrote on March 6, 1799 while calling for a National Fast Day.

More John Adams quotes

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Penned the words of the Declaration of Independence.  He was an author, architect, educator, and scientist.  The third President of the United States of America.

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have lost the only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God?  That they are not violated but with His wrath?  Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” ~Notes about slavery on the State of Virginia, 1781

“I am for freedom of religion, and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.”

“The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty…Students’ perusal of the sacred volume will make us better citizens, better fathers, and better husbands.”

“The practice of morality being necessary for the well-being of society, He has taken care to impress its precepts so indelibly on our hearts that they shall not be effaced by the subtleties of our brain.  We all agree in the obligation of the moral precepts of Jesus and nowhere will they be found delivered in greater purity than in His discourses.” ~The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, September 27, 1809

“The precepts of philosophy, and of the Hebrew code, laid hold of actions only.  Jesus pushed his scrutinies into the heart of man, erected his tribunal in the region of his thoughts, and purified the waters at the fountain head.” ~From the papers of Thomas Jefferson entitled, “Syllabus of an Estimate of the Merit of the Doctrines of Jesus, Compared with Those of Others.” April 23, 1803

“Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.  Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners. 

Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way.  Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.

Endow with Thy Spirit of wisdom to whom in Thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Thy law, we may show forth Thy praise among the nations of the earth.

In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in Thee to fail; all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.” ~His National Prayer for Peace on March 4, 1805.

More Thomas Jefferson quotes

George Washington (1732-1799)

Commander-in-Chief in the Revolutionary War, President of the Continental Congress, first President of the United States of America, known as “The Father of His country,” eulogized by Henry Lee as, “First in War, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countryman.”

“No country upon Earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings…Much to be regretted indeed would it be, were to neglect the means and depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to, so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass.  The Great Governor of the Universe has led us too long and too far…to forsake us in the midst of it…We may now and then, get bewildered; but I hope and trust that there is good sense and virtue enough left to recover the right path.” ~In Washington’s letter to General Benjamin Lincoln, his deputy in the War, who accepted British General Cornwallis’ sword at his surrender.

“I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.” ~In his letter written to John Armstrong, 1792

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morals are indispensable supports…Let it simply be asked, ‘Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice?’  And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.  Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar stature, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”~In his Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789

More George Washington quotes

 

Beware! Deceptive Ecumenism at its Finest

The Message of the Coming One World Religion

After Five Centuries of Division, Catholics and Lutherans Consider Their Common  Heritage  

FTA:

A new document, “From  Conflict to Communion: Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation in  2017,” has been released to pave the way for joint observances of Luther’s  action by both Lutherans and Catholics, a development that certainly could  not have been foreseen in previous centuries.

Signed by Catholic Bishop Karlheinz Diez, auxiliary bishop of Fulda,  Germany, acting on behalf of the Catholic co-chairman of the International  Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, and Lutheran co-chairman  Bishop Eero Huovinen, the bishop emeritus of Helsinki, Finland, “From Conflict  to Communion” is the latest fruit of the dialogue between Lutheran and Catholic  scholars that has been taking place since shortly after the Second Vatican  Council, which put a new emphasis on ecumenism.

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/after-five-centuries-of-division-catholics-and-lutherans-consider-their-com/#ixzz2vlaX4x00

LBJ’s Great Society

Thanksgiving Proclamations

http://www.youtube.com/user/SalvationByGraceOrg?feature=watch

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“The whole world is delusional…”

What was the number one concern for the USA and Russia back in late 50’s to early 60’s? Ridding the world of nuclear bombs, of which was being done slowly, but surely, until the last ten or so years when Iran wanted to build up their arsenal. Back then, the world leaders were extremely concerned with unstable despots getting their hands on them. Today, the world leaders know what Iran’s intent with nuclear weapons is. Or the possibility of their use by Iran. Iran has not hidden its desire to annhilate Israel. The world is not as delusional as Netanyahu has declared. I think he was being “diplomatic” when he said that. He knows, just as everyone knows, that the political islamists will not be satisfied until Israel is wiped off the map of the world. Some can’t wait for it to happen and I believe our nation is one of those who wish to speed it along.   The world is not a safer place now that Iran has the go-ahead to enrich uranium whose only purpose is to build the bombs which destroys more than its intended target.

These critical days in November will be remembered for years to come. The Free World stands before a fork in the road with a clear choice: Either stand strong and insist Iran dismantles its nuclear-weapons program, or surrender, cave in and allow Iran to retain its 18,500 centrifuges. Years from now, when an Islamic terrorist blows up a suitcase in New York, or when Iran launches a nuclear missile at Rome or Tel Aviv, it will have happened only because a Bad Deal was made during these defining moments. ~Economy and Commerce Minister Naftali Bennett

http://ddclaywriter.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/obama-turns-of-israel-middle-east-forum/

The 150th Anniversary of The Gettysburg Address

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50 Years Later: Does There Need to be Another March Like This for Jobs for the Black Citizens of America?

I didn’t vote for Obama in either election-the first one because he was shown to be a communist loving man and, more than that, one who cared not a whit for the unborn, which told me that he would care less about anyone else for that matter. Seems that little one issue “rule” of mine has, once again, been proven true, which is why he got nothing but my scorn in blog posts during his run for re-election.

TV-Womens HistoryWe have the equality that the Civil Rights Movement championed. There’s no racism in America as a national or regional norm. Racism is within individuals now and even private business owners cannot discriminate based on skin color. So, as an aside here, don’t give me the bull that racism is alive and well in this nation of America. It just isn’t.

But, our “black”, aka, “African-American” President has done so very little for us to be proud of in helping to maintain the employment opportunities among the minorities whom civil rights leaders of the ’60’s labored for. In fact, he hasn’t done any American citizen a favor economically or jobs-wise.

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Here are some good videos from History.com about the March on Washington 1963. We can celebrate America’s repentance of racism but can we be proud of the taking away of opportunities for prosperity for all Americans after 50 years? It shows that progressives are not about progress, imho.

Islamophobia or Islamo-Reality?

Our Modern Day Education System

The training up of future brownshirts…

Hmmm…

 

The Inaugural Speech I Would Rather Have Heard…

http://www.youtube.com/user/BillWhittleChannel?feature=watch

Videos: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy

http://www.youtube.com/user/encounterbooks

Next video is graphic!

http://www.youtube.com/user/ezHealthyDiet?feature=watch

Our Fearless Leader and SOS:

http://www.youtube.com/user/PBSNewsHour?feature=watch

 

 

Going Back in Time to be Reminded of an Awful Historic Marker for Our Nation

I wonder if his oath mess-up was because he knew he wasn’t about to abide by the U.S. Constitution and defend it to the best of his ability…

Obama was elected to prove our nation had risen above racism and what happened? Racism and bigotry and division are worse now than I can even remember since the late 60s. Obama’s big plans have come to naught in his first term. Hmmm…if he is re-elected, will he swear an oath on the Koran? No one should be allowed to do that in our nation. It means they give their allegience to sharia law over and above our Constitution. And that will be the least of our worries. Listen carefully to his speech and feel free to express your thoughts in the comment line.

transcript: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/inaugural-address/

“Is it a Crime for a Citizen of the United States to Vote?”

Friends and fellow citizens: I stand before you tonight under indictment for the alleged crime of having voted at the last presidential election, without having a lawful right to vote. It shall be my work this evening to prove to you that in thus voting, I not only committed no crime, but, instead, simply exercised my citizen’s rights, guaranteed to me and all United States citizens by the National Constitution, beyond the power of any state to deny.

The preamble of the Federal Constitution says:

“We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people – women as well as men. And it is a downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republican government – the ballot.

For any state to make sex a qualification that must ever result in the disfranchisement of one entire half of the people, is to pass a bill of attainder, or, an ex post facto law, and is therefore a violation of the supreme law of the land. By it the blessings of liberty are forever withheld from women and their female posterity.

To them this government has no just powers derived from the consent of the governed. To them this government is not a democracy. It is not a republic. It is an odious aristocracy; a hateful oligarchy of sex; the most hateful aristocracy ever established on the face of the globe; an oligarchy of wealth, where the rich govern the poor. An oligarchy of learning, where the educated govern the ignorant, or even an oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured; but this oligarchy of sex, which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters, of every household – which ordains all men sovereigns, all women subjects, carries dissension, discord, and rebellion into every home of the nation.

Webster, Worcester, and Bouvier all define a citizen to be a person in the United States, entitled to vote and hold office.

The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not. Being persons, then, women are citizens; and no state has a right to make any law, or to enforce any old law, that shall abridge their privileges or immunities. Hence, every discrimination against women in the constitutions and laws of the several states is today null and void, precisely as is every one against Negroes.

Susan B. Anthony – 1873

http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/anthony.htm

 

 

Its A Romney/Ryan Ticket!

 

He Never Said That…even though he did…

The Don Smith Show

FDR’s D-Day Prayer-“Let Our Hearts Be Stout”

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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. It has come to pass with success thus far.

And so, in this poignant hour, 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, and to set free a suffering humanity.

Lead them straight and true; 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. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest — until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war.

For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

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

And for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas, whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them — help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.

Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, 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, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.

And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keeness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment — let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace — a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. 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.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt – June 6, 1944

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Speaking While Christian in Muslim America

David Wood — once arrested in Dearborn, MI and tried for SWC (speaking while Christian) — joins Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer for a conference on the conflict between Sharia law & the U.S. Constitution, the honor killing of Muslim girls and the religious inspiration for that grisly practice.

Out of the Race But Still in the Process

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