This Day In U.S. History October 30, 1776 – Congress Authorizes Just Compensation For Continental Navy Sailors

    1776 – RECOGNIZING THAT A QUALITY NAVY REQUIRED JUST COMPENSATION FOR SAILORS, CONGRESS AUTHORIZE SHARING OF BOUNTY FROM CAPTURED ENEMY SHIPS Source “The American Revolution Day By Day – Lighting Freedom’s Flame”   This Day In U.S. History October 30, 1776 – Struggle for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness – The …

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Quote: John Bunyan – Winter Experiences Bear Fruit

“It is said that in some countries trees will grow, but will bear no fruit because there is no winter there.” –John Bunyan, Author of Pilgrim’s Progress   Image credit     John Bunyan (28 November 1628 – 31 August 1688) was an English Christian writer and preacher. He is the author of The Pilgrim’s …

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This Day In U.S. History October 29, 1775 – American Privateer Vessels Set Sail From Cambridge MA To Patrol For Enemy Transports

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    This Day In U.S. History October 29, 1775 – Struggle For Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness – The American Revolution: Four armed American vessels sail from Cambridge as part of a fleet created to cruise the coast in search of enemy transports carrying arms and provisions. Source “The American Revolution Day …

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Jonathan Swift: The Steady Tyranny Of Law Over Rights

It is a maxim among lawyers that whatever hath been done before may be done again, and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind. These, under the name of precedents, they produce as authorities to justify the most iniquitous opinions, and …

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This Day In U.S. History October 28, 1776 – Washington’s Fledgling Army Defeated At Battle Of White Plains, NY

  This Day In U.S. History October 26, 1775 – Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness, The American Revolution: Early in the American Revolution George Washington’s Continental Army is compelled to retreat north of New York City after losing various engagements. On this day the Continental Army again faces defeat at the Battle of …

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American Quote: Nature Of All Creation – Black Elk, Oglala Sioux

Image credit Perhaps you have noticed that even in the slightest breeze you can hear the voice of the cottonwood tree; this we understand is its prayer to the Great Spirit, for not only men, but all things and all beings pray to Him continually in different ways. –Black Elk   Black Elk was born …

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This Day In U.S. History October 26, 1775 – King George III Declares War On The Rebellious Colonies

  This Day In U.S. History October 26, 1775 – Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness, The American Revolution: King George III of Great Britain goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorizes a military response to quell the American Revolution, six month after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, …

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Peter Marshall: A Prayer For The Nation

To Thy glory was this Republic established. For the advancement of the Christian faith did the Founding Fathers give their life’s heritage, passed down to us. We would pray that all over this land there may be a return to the faith of those men and women who trusted God as they faced the perils …

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This Day In History October 23, 1832 – The People Of Texas Mean To Govern Themselves

  This Day In U.S. History October 23, 1832 – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness – Texian political delegates convened at San Felipe de Austin to petition for changes in the governance of Mexican Texas.   Mexican Texas is the name given by Texas history scholars to Texas during the period between 1821 …

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Quote: George Washington Carver

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Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. —George Washington Carver   Image credit angellee2066’s Bucket/AUTUMN WALLPAPER

This Day In U.S. History October 22, 1777 – The Battle of Red Bank, Fort Mercer, New Jersy – Attempted Revenge For Trenton Results In Hessian Humiliation

  1777 – Early in the Revolution in a chain of failed battles against the British, the American Patriots this day win a battle against a superior German Hessian force at Fort Mercer along the banks of the Delaware River, New Jersey. With support from six British man-of-war in the river the fort is attacked …

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This Day In U.S. History October 21, 1797 – The USS Constitution Is Launched – A Living Legend Still Sails

USS CONSTITUTION vs. HMS GUERRIERE
August 19, 1812

  1797 – TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO THE USS CONSTITUTION IS LAUNCHED THIS DAY, NAMED BY GEORGE WASHINGTON AFTER THE U.S. CONSTITUTION – A LIVING LEGEND   This Day In U.S. History October 21, 1797 – A Living Legend in the U.S. Navy: In Boston Harbor, the 44-gun United States Navy frigate USS …

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Breitbart: USCIS Solicitation ‘Startling Confirmation of the Crisis Facing Our Republic’

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) warns of the crises executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants represents to the Republic.   His (Obama’s) planned executive immigration order will nullify the immigration laws of the United States and its sovereign people” Sessions: USCIS Solicitation ‘Startling Confirmation of the Crisis Facing Our Republic’. How do American’s protect themselves …

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This Day In U.S. History October 21, 1774 – First Liberty Flag Flown In The American Colonies Following A Decade Of British Tax And Punitive Acts

Teapot calling for the repeal of the Stamp Act

  1774 – THE FIRST LIBERTY FLAG IS FLOWN IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES IN THE WAKE OF THE STAMP ACT, SUGAR ACT, TEA ACT, REGULATORY ACT, CURRENCY ACT, DECLARATORY ACT AND OTHER MOUNTING ABRIDGMENTS OF A FREE PEOPLE, SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE BATTLE OF LEXINGTON AND CONCORD   This Day In U.S. History October 21, …

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Daily Quote – Benjamin Franklin

Faith, Strength & Transformation

Great faith is not gained until it is needed.   PSALM 23 A psalm of David 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, 3 He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s …

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This Day In History October 18, 1775 – The Burning Of Falmouth, Maine – Fanning The Flames Of Revolution

  This Day In History October 18, 1775, six months after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, while under siege in Boston, the British attack, bombard and burn the city of Falmouth, Massachusetts (modern Portland, Maine) during a campaign of retaliation along the New England coast for the nascent uprising in the Colonies. British Admiralty …

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This Day In History October 17 – Three Remarkable Events In The History Of Liberty

  This Day In History October 17 – The History of Liberty – 539 BC Cyrus the Great captures Babylon releasing the Jews from 70 years of exile, 1777 the Battle of Saratoga British John Burgoyne surrenders his army to the Americans a turning point in the American Revolution, and 1781 British Gen. Cornwallis surrenders …

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“America” the Trailer

A new movie “America” by filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza emphasizing what is good about America, and taking head on the Progressive, liberal view that the U.S. is based on theft and plunder. The film is set to be released around July 4, 2014.

American Spirit & Heritage – Appalachian Dulcimer & Music

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of America’s traditional songs and music have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies, hymns and traditional instruments reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, joys, travails, …

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