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  • feedwordpress 19:42:26 on 2017/05/27 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , Patriotism, , Quotes   

    Mark Twain on patriotism 


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    Mark Twain is known primarily for his literary works, but a close second notable talent was his ability to say so much with so few words on a wide variety of topics. He’s one of the most oft-quoted historical figures and his perspectives on politics encompass some of his best.

    Here’s a great one that highlights the way many Americans feel today. It’s challenging when, on one hand, we love our country immensely but on the other hand we feel our leaders have failed us. The betrayals from the Democratic-Republicans in recent years have made the formation of the Federalist Party necessary.

    “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”

     
  • feedwordpress 18:28:18 on 2017/05/24 Permalink
    Tags: Alexander Hamilton, , Federalists, , , Quotes, Rights   

    The sacred rights of mankind 


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    The founders had a clear understanding about and reverence for the source of our rights. They didn’t design the Constitution to give us these rights. They designed it to protect them from the machinations of men, particularly those in government. This is one of the biggest reasons the party is so clear in its philosophies towards these rights. We want to defend the Constitution because the Constitution is the only way to defend our freedoms.

    The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.

     
  • feedwordpress 04:56:05 on 2017/05/22 Permalink
    Tags: Albert Einstein, , , , , Quotes   

    The strength of the Constitution 


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    Everyone knows Albert Einstein was arguably the sharpest mind to walk the earth in modern history. What many don’t realize is that his insights into culture, society, and politics were often just as profound as his understanding of physics. This quote is quite true and demonstrates an ideal that may never be achieved, but that we still should strive for as Americans blessed to be part of this great nation.

    The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.

     
  • feedwordpress 10:18:19 on 2017/05/19 Permalink
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    Regarding federal and state powers 


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    James Madison was an enigma to many because he believed in both state and federal powers. He helped to promote ratification of the Constitution to establish a strong national government but he also made certain there were measures in place to empower the states. In many ways, he was the original embodiment of modern Federalism. We’re confident he would be fighting on our side if he were leading the party today.

    “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”

     
  • feedwordpress 19:51:46 on 2016/03/22 Permalink
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    Mark Twain (or somebody) Nailed the Trump/Obama Phenomenons 


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    It’s ironic that one of the most oft-quoted brilliant sayings of Mark Twain was probably not said by him. It’s even more ironic when you read the quote itself: “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.”

    Regardless of who actually said it, this is exactly what we’re seeing today. Donald Trump has fooled millions of people into believing his every word. His own lies are too numerous to list in any-sized blog post, yet he’s made the “lyin’ Ted” moniker for Ted Cruz stick. He’s changed his opinions faster than most people change their oil, yet with every new iteration of a policy proposal his followers embrace them as gospel. He has truly fooled the masses… just like Barack Obama did for six years. Even today, in the wake of his failed Presidency, he still has millions of fans who adore him. Hopefully, we won’t see the same trend drive American politics with Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton at the helm.

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  • feedwordpress 09:02:53 on 2016/02/12 Permalink
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    To Any Discerning Christian, this Trump Quote Says Volumes About His ‘Faith’ 


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    Whether or not Donald Trump is a repentant born-again Christian is between him and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I won’t even attempt to judge him since it’s not my place. However, when deciding who to vote for in the coming election, it’s important to take faith into account. We’ve seen what happens when we keep faith out of the White House as we have for the last seven years.

    Personally, I read the Bible daily. I pray regularly. I write about faith and attempt to answer questions of people who are interested in learning about Christianity. I know with certainty that I am not a “great Christian.” I am a sinner who doesn’t deserve the Salvation that is granted through Grace. Any discerning Christian knows that nobody is a “great Christian.” None of us are good, let alone great. Trump has demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding about the faith he claims to hold.

    There are Christians who choose to vote without applying faith into their decision and that’s perfectly fine, albeit not advisable considering how the country has fallen through seven years of a President who does not possess a Biblical worldview. However, it’s ridiculous for any evangelical to say that they are voting for Trump based upon his alleged faith and his ability to defend out religious rights.

    I attempted to listen to the speech so I could find the exact point that he makes the statement about being a great Christian, but I couldn’t sit through it. I’ll leave it at the bottom so anyone who wants to check for the quote can listen, though I don’t recommend it. If you can trust ABC News, they quoted him saying it as well.

    I’ll also leave a couple of other videos that I do recommend watching simply because they will do a better job at pointing out the fallacies of Trump’s alleged faith.

     
  • feedwordpress 08:42:41 on 2015/12/30 Permalink
    Tags: C.S. Lewis, , , , , Quotes,   

    C.S. Lewis on the Importance of Christianity 


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    It may be the biggest challenge facing America today. So many people, perhaps a majority, seem to be heading towards the “mushy middle” that is popular in politics but that has no place in Christianity. It isn’t just the loss of faith that has hurt the country. It’s the willingness of many to accept certain secular aspects of life that belong in the realm of faith.

    We do this for convenience. We do it because it’s more popular. We do it to avoid arguments. We do it because some respected pastor or other religious leaders tell us to do so in the names of “tolerance” and “unity.” In reality, the rise of the “lukewarm church” in America is making our problems worse.

    The same thing is happening on the other side of the fence. As science advances, so too do the questions that seem to scientifically point to the presence of the Creator. This is causing many atheists and agnostics to turn towards metaphysics, humanism, or other religions in an effort to answer the questions that science cannot. Some are seeing the truth, the Creation as it was intended by the One true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. These people are realizing that the Bible is true. Unfortunately, the rise of the lukewarm church appears to be progressing more rapidly than the number of those being exposed to the truth.

    C.S. Lewis understood how important Christianity is regardless of which side of the fence you’re on. He also recognized that to hold it as either the most important aspect of our lives or a non-issue are the only two viable options. To be moderate about our religious views simply doesn’t make sense.

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  • feedwordpress 03:59:51 on 2015/12/22 Permalink
    Tags: , , Federal Government, , , , Quotes,   

    William F Buckley on Expansion of Federal Activities 


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    One of the hardest lessons for political novices to learn is that the federal government has a natural tendency to grow when its true purpose is and always has been to remain as small as possible. This isn’t something for Constitutional scholars to debate with modern political pundits. It has been demonstrated time and again that a focus on individual citizens and support of localized governments is the right way to keep the country operating properly.

    When the federal government steps in, there are invariably problems with scale. The guidelines that communities use differ so dramatically from area to area, city to city, and state to state that the very concept of the federal government involving itself too deeply in matters that should be localized usually gets butchered. The US government should keep us safe and empower smaller levels of government to thrive.

    The problem, as William F. Buckley Jr. so eloquently points out, is that those who rise to federal power want more of the say in what happens at the lower levels. This is why now more than ever we need a President who understands how the Constitution works and is willing to defend it.

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  • feedwordpress 06:10:23 on 2015/11/30 Permalink
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    Ronald Reagan on the Rule of Law Under God 


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    Ronald Reagan on the Rule of Law Under God

    Moderate Republicans and a huge percentage of Democrats downplay the need for the rule of law under God to be acknowledged. It’s not really a religious matter that begs the question about the separation of church and state. Christian conservatives like myself embrace the need for religious freedoms and do not want politics to be influenced by religion, but we also must be aware of the importance of values that flow through our laws as a direct result of our Judeo-Christian heritage.

    Just as church must not influence state, so to must state not influence church.

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  • feedwordpress 06:15:12 on 2015/11/25 Permalink
    Tags: , Force, , , , , Quotes,   

    Thomas Sowell on Force 


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    Thomas Sowell on Force

    With all that’s happening in the world today, more people are waking up to the unfortunate reality that barbarism still exists. There are those who will do harm to the innocent for the sake of their unrighteous desires. This is why we have a military. This is why we must defend ourselves. This is why even in the 21st century there are still times when we must resort to force.

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