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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The dignity exemplified by our Secret Service the world over

Just saw this on Facebook, and must share it!  How proud it makes me feel to know there be such dignified patriots throughout the world!

Daniel Bongino 
About 14 years ago I was assigned to a protection operation in Toronto in support of a visit by Vice-President Cheney. We didn't have a lot of down-time between the travel/walk-thru day and the visit and, as a result, I was extremely exhausted when the Vice-President arrived the next day.

Approximately 8 hours in to my 16-hour-plus day, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer I was working with, seeing that I was tired, offered me a chair to sit in. I thanked him but turned down the chair and stood for the rest of the shift.

I didn't turn down the chair because I didn't want it, I turned down the chair because it looked bad. I was a Secret Service Agent and I wasn't going to give off the impression of weakness to our cordial RCMP counterparts. I was proud of our agency and, although I have long since departed the Secret Service, I still am.

Relatively minor acts like this are repeated all over the world, every day, by men and women in our military, law enforcement and diplomatic corps who proudly wrap themselves in our flag and conduct our country's business with dignity and honor.

I write this because our President could learn something from these men and women. Golfing every weekend, taking multiple, extended vacations, attending fundraisers the day following our Ambassador's murder in Benghazi, and fooling around in bars in Colorado taking pictures, such as the one attached, while our border is collapsing, Iraq is falling, our IRS is targeting innocent citizens, and our vets are dying on VA waiting lists, is an embarrassment to our county and to the citizens looking for answers to the tidal wave of crises going on right now.

It's long past the time to lead and the President has nearly impeached himself. We do not have 2 more years to wait for him to take this job seriously. The people of the United Stated deserve better. Get serious, get out of the bar, and get down to the border.

My posted comment:
Helga Hickman Very poignant the personal experience your relate, Daniel Bongino! Thanks to you and all such as you, who uphold the dignity of this our battered country! BO lacks any dignity, consequently, a sense of propriety is foreign to the likes of him, who have only brought shame to us!


2014 Summer Family Bible Conference, Chicago, IL


2014 Summer Family Bible Conference


2014 Grace Impact Summer Family Bible Conference

“Renewed Mind: Renewed Hope

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Saturday July 12th

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7:00 p.m Renewed Mine – Renewed Hope Rick Jordan Watch Now

Sunday July 13th

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9:00 a.m. Anyone Seen My Bible? Russ Hargett

10:00 a.m. Jesus Was a Dispensationalist! Ray Keable

11:00 a.m. Two Programs – One Purpose Alex Kurz

3:00 p.m. Revelation's Seven Churches and Church History David Reid

7:00 p.m. Bringing Grace to Life Richard Jordan

Monday July 14th

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7:00 a.m. Christ Our Purpose Ed Yarber

10:00 a.m. Why Israel? Rodney Beaulieu

11:00 a.m. Why the Mystery? Alan Ragan

7:00 p.m. G.R.A.C.E. 101:Grace Riches At Christ's Expense Ted Fellows

Tuesday July 15th

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7:00 a.m. Christ Our Patter Charlie McQuillan

9:00 a.m. Suffering Sickness and Grace Fred Bekemeyer

10:00 a.m. Should We Tithe? Matthew Hawley

11:00 a.m. Grace and Your Spouse Carl Hayes

7:00 p.m. G.R.A.C.E. 201:Grace Rightly Applied Changes Everything Tom Bruscha

Wednesday July 16th

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7:00 a.m. Christ Our Prize Ron Thomson

9:00 a.m. What's the Deal with Water Baptism? Perry Lemmons

10:00 a.m. Life Changing Forgiveness Steve Ross

11:00 a.m. Why Prayer Won't Save You Bryan Ross

7:00 p.m. G.R.A.C.E. 301:Glorious Revelations at Christ's Exaltation John Verstegen

Thursday July 17th

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7:00 a.m. Christ Our Provision Kinney Beisel

9:00 a.m. Who is the Bride of Christ? Matt Walker

10:00 a.m. A Better Way to Pray Ken Scharf

11:00 a.m. Is There a Bible "Wealth Code"? Art Johnson

7:00 p.m. Taking God's Grace To the World Des Strydom



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Here Are Thirteen Powerful Quotes From Presidents Throughout American History


Here are 13 powerful quotes from presidents throughout American history:
1. George Washington – The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die. – Address to the Continental Army before the Battle of Long Island (27 August 1776).

2. Ronald Reagan: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

3. Calvin Coolidge: “In its main features the Declaration of Independence is a great spiritual document. It is a declaration not of material but of spiritual conceptions. Equality, liberty, popular sovereignty, the rights of man — these are not elements which we can see and touch. They are ideals. They have their source and their roots in the religious convictions. They belong to the unseen world. Unless the faith of the American people in these religious convictions is to endure, the principles of our Declaration will perish. We can not continue to enjoy the result if we neglect and abandon the cause. — Speech on the Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (1926)

4. Thomas Jefferson: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable Rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. — Declaration of Independence

5. John Adams: “We have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness 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.”

6. Dwight D. Eisenhower: “The true purpose of education is to prepare young men and women for effective citizenship in a free form of government.” – Speech at Williamsburg College (15 May 1953).

7. Grover Cleveland: “Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters. Not only is their time and labor due to the Government, but they should scrupulously avoid in their political action, as well as in the discharge of their official duty, offending by a display of obtrusive partisanship their neighbors who have relations with them as public officials. – Message to the heads of departments in the service of the US Government (14 July 1886).

8 John F. Kennedy: “I believe in an America where the free enterprise system flourishes for all other systems to see and admire – where no businessman lacks either competition or credit – and where no monopoly, no racketeer, no government bureaucracy can put him out of business that he built up with his own initiative. – “Speech by Senator John F. Kennedy, Convention Hall, Philadelphia, PA,” October 31, 1960.

9. Abraham Lincoln: “All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” — The Lyceum Address (1838)

10. James Madison: “It is of great importance in a republic, not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part. Different interests necessarily exist in different classes of citizens. If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure. There are but two methods of providing against this evil: the one by creating a will in the community independent of the majority, that is, of the society itself; the other, by comprehending in the society so many separate descriptions of citizens as will render an unjust combination of a majority of the whole very improbable, if not impracticable.” – Federalist 51

11. George W. Bush: “From the day of our Founding, we have proclaimed that every man and woman on this earth has rights, and dignity, and matchless value, because they bear the image of the Maker of Heaven and earth. Across the generations we have proclaimed the imperative of self-government, because no one is fit to be a master, and no one deserves to be a slave.” — Second Inaugural Address

12. Andrew Jackson: “But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.” Farewell Address, (4 March 1837)

13. Theodore Roosevelt: “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism… a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen.

Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else.

The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic. The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

For an American citizen to vote as a German-American, an Irish-American, or an English-American, is to be a traitor to American institutions; and those hyphenated Americans who terrorize American politicians by threats of the foreign vote are engaged in treason to the American Republic. — Theodore Roosevelt, 1915 speech to the Catholic group the Knights of Columbus”
Here are 13 powerful quotes from presidents throughout American history



Independence Day, and very interesting trivia associated with it.

I just love the trivia offered in this marvelous post I found in the GACA Nation Politics/GNP Facebook page!
Don Beau White   (Actually written by Charles@Poppa's Patriots, according to Don)
During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier (July 3), John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:

"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, GUNS, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."

Adams's prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.

In a remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third President in a row who died on this memorable day. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only President to have been born on Independence Day.

^from Charles Raney@Papa's Patriots group

Star Spangled Banner Madison Rising

John Wayne "America - Why I Love Her"
The distinct voice of the "Duke", John Wayne bellows the praise of "Why I Love Her" referring to Our great country, "America".

Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance