Obamacare: The Increasingly Onerous Power To Tax And Regulate The Lives Of Americans

  21 new taxes accompany Obamacare A current article at Forbes Magazine highlights the poorly understood new taxes, 21 of them that accompany Obamacare. The largest tax is a sales tax for simply purchasing the now Federally mandated and enforced healthcare insurance, adding further burden to individuals and businesses during an economic recession. And most …

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This Day In History January 5, 1781 – Now traitor Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia to the ground

  This Day In History January 5, 1781: American Struggle For Independence And Self-Determination: Benedict Arnold captures and destroys Richmond, Virginia. Gen. Washington had warned the governor of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson, of imminent invasion; nonetheless, Jefferson was ill-prepared and doubtful of initial reports that British ships were sailing into the Chesapeake Bay.       …

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This Day In History October 20, 1881 – American Revolution: Ft. Ticonderoga Sermon & Prayer Compel Patriots To Fight The Righteous Fight

      This Day In History October 20, 1781 – American Struggle For Independence: Rev. William McKay gives a sermon at Ft. Ticonderoga admonishing the Patriots to be strong, brave and fight for the cause of Independence and Liberty, a spiritual-political message common amongst many religious leaders at the birth of the Nation   …

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Be Silent And The Rocks Will Cry Out

  ‘2016: Obama’s America’ to Screen at Churches Before DVD Release In possible defiance of an IRS code, churches are licensing a movie critical of Obama and showing it to their congregants.       A hit documentary film challenging President Obama will be screened in tax-exempt churches, whether the IRS likes it or not. …

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This Day In History October 13, 1775 – American Revolution: The Continental Navy is formed

  This Day In History October 13, 1775 – American Struggle For Independence: The Continental Congress authorizes the first American naval force, the Continental Navy   On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress authorizes construction and administration of the first American naval force—the precursor to the United States Navy. Since the outbreak of open …

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Early American’s Charge ~ Joseph Story (Supreme Court Justice) 1779 – 1845: Teach American Youth Their Noble Inheritance, Their History, Their Sacred Duty

  “Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance…”   “Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings and blood of their ancestors; and capable, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings …

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This Day In History July 7, 1777 – American Revolution: Battle of Hubbardton, Vermont – British and German Hessians surprise attack Patriots retreating from Ft. Ticonderoga

  The Green Mountain Boys, the Massachusetts militia and Colonel Nathan Hale’s forces stave off the European oppressors at a sanguineous cost, while main Patriot force moves safely south and future victories.   On this day in 1777, British and Patriot forces in the Saratoga campaign engage in the only battle fought in Vermont territory …

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Sunrise At Washington Monument – Laus Deo

  The Washington Monument capstone inscription “LAUS DEO – PRAISE BE TO GOD”. A reminder of the Presence that has always been in Washington DC, indeed at the Founding of the Nation, that needs to be powerfully reemphasized.     On the aluminum cap atop the Washington Monument in Washington, DC are two words: Laus …

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Friday Psalm ~ 10 “Why Do The Wicked Succeed? King David

  “In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises. But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.”     Why, Lord, do …

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Founder’s Council ~ Patrick Henry: Constitution Designed For The People To Restrain Government

  “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” –Patrick Henry (American Lawyer, patriot, and orator, symbol of the American struggle for liberty, 1736-1799)          

This Day In History July 6, 1777 – American Revolution: End of Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

  After the British occupy a mountain overlooking the fort training their cannon on the Americans, followed by a skirmish the Americans withdraw. The British will pursue the Americans south but will bog down in the heavy forests and Lt. General Burgoyne’s campaign ultimately failing when he surrenders at the Battles of Saratoga.   The …

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This Day In History July 5, 1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Carthage, Missouri – Brother Against Brother, A State Divided

  The western plains of Missouri become the scene of an important battle in the early months of the Civil War. The Missouri State Guard, under Major General Sterling Price, moved south toward Confederate reinforcements in Arkansas, with the Union Army under Brigadier General Nathanial Lyon in hot pursuit, the engagement at Carthage, on July …

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This Day In History July 5, 1775 – American Revolution: Continental Congress adopts Olive Branch Petition

  A year before the American-British Colonies issued their Declaration of Independence, members of the Continental Congress attempt to avoid full scale war with Great Britain by issuing the Olive Branch Petition. This action followed the outbreak of bloodshed at the Battles of Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill in April and June of the same …

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This Day In History July 4, 1776 – American Revolution: American colonies declare independence & destiny

  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” -Preamble to the United States Declaration of Independence     Ten years of rising tensions and hostilities between Great …

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American Independence ~ Not A Work Of Men Alone

  The Fourth of July, the United States’ Independence Day is more than just a date on a calendar. It is the celebration of an event which transformed a nation and eventually changed the world.   This day on which our founding fathers declared their independence and forged the way for fledgling nation to become …

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Ragged Old Flag by Johnny Cash

  Happy Independence Day America!   A poem by Johnny Cash recounting the events in American history where Old Glory has flown, been shot at, cut and bled on. A timely reminder of the American ideals the national flag stands for, the price that has paid by so many that she may fly proudly, and …

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Founder’s Insight ~ John Adams: Change, Virtue & Independence Spring From Affliction

  “I am surprised at the suddenness as well as the greatness of this revolution… It is the will of Heaven…I must submit all my hopes and fears to an overruling Providence, in which, unfashionable as the faith may be, I firmly believe.”   In a letter to his wife Abigail Adams July 3, 1776, …

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New Mexico Sunset

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This Day In History July 3, 1901 – Old West: Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid & Wild Bunch first robbery, Montana

  1901- Wagner, Montana- Butch Cassidy and Sundance with the help of Kid Curry and the Wild Bunch rob a Great Northern train. It was their last American robbery.   More than $40,000 was taken from the safe but most of it was in unsigned bank notes. This never bothered the Wild Bunch. Bill Carver …

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This Day In History July 3, 1863 – American Civil War: Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg

  On this day in 1863, troops under Confederate General George Pickett begin a massive attack against the center of the Union lines on the climactic third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the largest engagement of the war.   For the first two days of the battle, General Robert E. Lee’s Army of …

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