Category Archive: Patriots & Principles

Founding patriots and principles

The First Prayer In The Continental Congress 1774

  ” Plead my cause, Oh, Lord, with them that strive with me, fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of buckler and shield, and rise up for my help. “ –Psalm 35: 1 & 2, King David of Israel A Psalm of David appealing to God for deliverance and victory over his …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Free Americay’ – c. 1770’s

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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Faith Forced Out Of American Politics – License Waxes, Liberty Wanes

  Almost all the civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the Christian religion…. The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother or sister and a citizen with …

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Declaration of Independence – An Expression Of The American Mind

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A good article at The American Spectator about the sentiments in the colonies 235 years ago regarding independence and two relatively unknown but great American statesmen and their role in helping America take that momentous step and move into the future. The two men were Roger Sherman of Connecticut and Robert R. Livingston of New …

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General Douglas MacArthur: “Duty, Honor, Country”

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  On this day in 1962, Gen. Douglas McArthur delivered his famous Duty, Honor, Country speech as he accepted the Sylvanus Thayer Award at West Point. Patriotic, challenging, anciently inspired words that America has sadly not heard for decades. Forsake the challenge America, as McArthur reminded us, a host of wraiths will rise from beneath …

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States Flex Sovereignty

Maybe it is not surprising to see impertinent independence rise in the Lone Star State, State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst has introduced a bill that directs her state’s attorney general to conduct an investigation and report to the Legislature of how international treaties and agreements might affect Texas law.

Samuel Clemens: Opinions & Horse Races

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“It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.” — Mark Twain   [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) Source: Pudd’nhead Wilson Liberty Tree Quotes

Liberty! The American Revolution

Liberty! The American Revolution One of the best researched and developed history docu-dramas depicting the events that led to the birth of the American Revolution and the Republic. A re-enactment of well known events as well as private moments that shaped the people and the future of the nation – the challenges, uncertainties, hopes, fears, …

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American Hunters & National Defense

Duck Hunting A reminder of why the heritage of hunting in America is the most basic form of National Security we maintain. In WWII, Japan’s highest ranking naval officer was Isoruku Yamamoto. Although he was Japanese, and his loyalties were unquestionably with The Empire, he studied for many years in America, graduating from Harvard University. ……………

Americans: A Free People?

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“I rejoice in a belief that intellectual light will spring up in the dark corners of the earth; that freedom of enquiry will produce…….

-George Washington, draft of First Inaugural Address, 1789

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