Post Tagged with: "Declaration of Independence"

Without Hope You’re Hopeless

Without Hope You’re Hopeless

Truth often becomes the victim of expediency. For what seems true at the moment may end up as the lie of the hour. Politicians bend truth like gravity bends light: the heavier the perceived need, the greater the unperceived distortion. Lies can become so widely believed that truth is swallowed in truism. Lies become the accepted wisdom of professional pundits chattering endlessly, supporting that which ultimately must fall for those who seek to surf a tsunami into a safe harbor.

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Democrats: You Belong to the Government

Democrats: You Belong to the Government

The government is the only thing we all belong to. – Democrat Party, September 4, 2012. Yeah, that really sums up the difference between the Democrat Party philosophy and that of the Republican Party. You belong to the government. That’s how the Marxist statists in the Democrat Party see Americans: as serfs who belong to the state.

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From the Declaration of Independence, at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Billy Hathorn)

God-Given Rights, Man-Made Anti-Rights, and Why ‘Safety Nets’ are Immoral

It is the dogma of our time that proponents of government safety net programs hold the moral high ground. Accordingly, Democrats preen over their own “compassion”; and Republicans chime in that they too “believe in safety net programs”. But safety net programs are unconstitutional and immoral. They are unconstitutional because “charity” is not one of the enumerated powers of the federal government. They are immoral because they are based on a fabricated system of man-made anti-rights which negate the Rights God gave us.

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Black and white lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1876 depicting members of the Declaration Committee, left to right: Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin, Robert R. Livingston, and John Adams working at a table.

He ever Adorned the Profession of Christianity

Roger Sherman was the only person to sign all four of America’s founding documents: the Articles of Association-1774, the Declaration of Independence-1776, the Articles of Confederation-1777, and the U.S. Constitution-1787. At age 19, Roger Sherman’s father died and he supported his family as a shoe cobbler, helping two younger brothers attend college and become clergymen. Roger Sherman was elected a state senator, a judge and a delegate to the Continental Congress.He was on the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.

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Declaration of Independence the Foundation of American Law

Declaration of Independence the Foundation of American Law

Have you ever pointed a Leftist to one of America’s founding principles found in the Declaration of Independence, only to have the Leftist snootily dismiss you with the claim that the Declaration of Independence is irrelevant, that it came before the U.S. Constitution, or similar blather? You might want to invite them to read the United States Code, which lists the Declaration of Independence as the first of the organic laws of our nation.

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Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land

Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land

The Liberty Bell got its name from being rung JULY 8, 1776, to call the citizens of Philadelphia together to hear the Declaration of Independence read out loud for the first time. Made in England in 1752, this massive bell, weighing over 2000 pounds, was rung on each anniversary, until JULY 8, 1835, when it cracked tolling at the funeral of the famous Supreme Court Justice John Marshall.

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Congress Voting Independence, a depiction of the Second Continental Congress voting on the United States Declaration of Independence.

Restoring the Sovereign to Whom All Ought to be Obedient

The Declaration of Independence was approved JULY 4, 1776. John Hancock signed first, saying “the price on my head has just doubled.” Benjamin Franklin said: “We must hang together or most assuredly we shall hang separately.” Of the 56 signers: 17 served in the military;11 had their homes destroyed; 5 were hunted and captured; Abraham Clark had two sons imprisoned on the British starving ship Jersey; John Witherspoon’s son was killed in battle; Francis Lewis’ wife was imprisoned and died from the harsh treatment; many, such as Thomas Nelson and Carter Braxton, lost their fortunes; and 9 died during the War.

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GOP, American and Christian Values: Open Government

GOP, American and Christian Values: Open Government

In this continuing series which examines a number of “controversial” issues in light of Republican values, American values, and Christian values, we now turn to the subject of open government. Previously we have examined illegal immigration, limited government, and marriage and family. The term “open government” typically describes a doctrine that says citizens have a right to know what their government is doing, for the purpose of oversight of those activities.

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The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

Respect for the Founding Fathers on Father’s Day

Today many in the United States are crying out to President Obama and Government (i.e., Washington D.C.) to do more and more to fix our social ills while a rising Tea Party movement is sweeping across the land to vainly counter this aggressive socialistic movement. The notion that Big Government has all our answers and the solutions we need in this very chaotic and unstable world is fairy tale. Our Founding Fathers wisely understood that the less power government possessed the better off we as Americans would be.

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Quote of the Day: Dealing With Grave Threats

Quote of the Day: Dealing With Grave Threats

A quote from Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) in defense of his plan to put the financial industry under the thumb of the federal government provides an important lesson to the American people. Senator Dodd should also be forced to eat his very own words, doing so by the light of the truth of the Declaration of Independence.

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