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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mother's Day Giveaways at 5 Minutes For Mom's!

Mothers Day 2009

Happy Mother's Day! Treat yourself or someone you love to the Giveaways at 5 Minutes For Mom's!
Wow! Once again great stuff and lots of fun!
I just had to try for the Crock pot and camera!



Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Our Constitution, Virtues and Freedom, George Washington Wednesdays


This Constitution is really, in its formation, a government of the people...No government before introduced among mankind ever contained so many checks and such efficacious restraints to prevent it from degenerating into any species of oppression...The balances arising from the distribution of the legislative, executive, and judicial powers are the best that have [ever] been instituted." -George Washington

"The Constitution…approaches nearer to perfection than any government hitherto instituted among men." -George Washington
From "The 5000 Year Leap"




This from an interview From former president Bill Clinton in an Interview on MTV's "Enough is Enough" Forum:

"When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly.... [However, now] there's a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say there's too much freedom. When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it."


Progressive, Hillary Clinton, wife of Bill Clinton, and OUR United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama, TODAY.


Well, this is what I have to say, (or I will have Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine say it for me!)

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
- Benjamin Franklin


"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated." -Thomas Paine


Know your enemy.
"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within." -Josef Stalin

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"100th Post Giveaway @ Sister To Sister"!

Congratulations to Courtney at "Sister to Sister"!
She is having a big Giveaway celebrating her 100th post! She has a really great blog that I follow and you should go check it out and join!

The giveaway is great!A lot of great sewing and crafts to pick from!
I hope to get her 3 E-Books! They are SOOOO cute!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Freedom of Religion, James Madison Monday


"We hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, that religion, or the duty we owe our Creator and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence. The religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate. This right is in its nature an unalienable right." -James Madison

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Inspiring The Words of Our Founding Fathers, John Locke

Another great man, who's thoughts inspired the writings and speeches of our founding Fathers....John Locke (August, 29,1632 – October, 28, 1704) an English philosopher.

"Any single man must judge for himself whether circumstances warrant obedience or resistance to the commands of the civil magistrate; we are all qualified, entitled, and morally obliged to evaluate the conduct of our rulers. This political judgment, moreover, is not simply or primarily a right, but like self-preservation, a duty to God. As such it is a judgment that men cannot part with according to the God of Nature. It is the first and foremost of our inalienable rights without which we can preserve no other." -John Locke

Douglas Plush Toys Giveaway! ~ Check it out!~

WOW!
I won a firefly toothbrush this morning From Firefly Shop! My first win at a on-line give-a-way! You really should follow her and keep up with her great site and give-a-ways!

There is a new one for Douglas Plush Toys! These are soooo cute! I had to enter for the "Buffy Baby Goat"! The Girls will love it!

Go and enter the give-a-way today at: Douglas Plush Toys Giveaway!


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Samuel Adams Speech Part 2, The Words of Our Founding Fathers, Saturday


"Ye darkeners of counsel, who would make the property, lives, and religion of millions depend on the evasive interpretations of musty parchments; who would send us to antiquated charters of uncertain and contradictory meaning, to prove that the present generation are not bound to be victims to cruel and unforgiving despotism,--tell us whether our pious and generous ancestors bequeathed to us the miserable privilege of having the rewards of our honesty, industry, the fruits of those fields which they purchased and bled for, wrested from us at the will of men over whom we have no check. Did they contract for us that, with folded arms, we should expect that justice and mercy from brutal and inflamed invaders which have been denied to our supplications at the foot of the throne? Were we to hear our character as a people ridiculed with indifference? Did they promise for us that our meekness and patience should be insulted, our coasts harassed, our towns demolished and plundered, and our wives and offspring exposed to nakedness, hunger, and death, without our feeling the resentment of men, and exerting those powers of self-preservation which God has given us?" -Samuel Adams


To be continued....next Saturday, Lord willing!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Principles, Thomas Paine Thursday's, The Words of Our Founding Fathers



"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
-Thomas Paine
1776 - The Crisis, no 1
Category: Courage
Reference: respec. Quoted


What are your principles? Do you have any? Do you live by them?
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Virtues, Laws of Nature, George Washington Wednesdays




"The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained."

George Washington
1789 - First Inaugural Address


"`Tis substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule indeed extends with more or less force to every species of free Government."
George Washington
1796 - Farewell Address

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson Tuesday--3


"Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely


to surrender that freedom which we received


from our gallant ancestors, and which our


innocent posterity have a right to receive from


us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of


resigning succeeding generations to that


wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if


we basely entail hereditary bondage on them."


--Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking up Arms, 6 July 1775

Monday, April 20, 2009

The 1st Amendment and James Madison Monday



"The people shall not be deprived or abridged of


their right to speak, or to publish their


sentiments; and the freedom of the press,


as one of the great bulwarks of liberty,


shall be inviolable." -James Madison




"The Bill of Rights"


Amendment I


"Congress shall make no law respecting an


establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free


exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of


speech, or of the press; or the right of the people


peaceably to assemble, and to petition the


Government for a redress of grievances."




"If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb


and silent we may be led, like sheep to the


slaughter." -George Washington

Adorable Craft Give-a-way!

A really great and adorable Give-a-way From "A Little Birdie Told Me"

-vintage knitting needles
-needle gauge
-vintage craft magazines
-knitting pattern books
-donkey softie pattern
-vintage tin of vintage buttons
-11 pieces of fabric - new and vintage
-and a rabbit softie
What an adorable give-a-way! I can't wait till my girls are old enough to learn how to sew and knit and make crafty things! Go check it out!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Besties Give-A-Way!!

This is the Besties Give-A-Way!!


Beyond Pink and Blue is having a Neat give-a-way for our Tots!

Check it out! They are sooo cute and hard to choose from!

I like the Farm one, but my girls would probably prefer the puppys (Princess A.) and dinos (Princess S.)!!

God and Natural Law, Cicero, and Our Founding Fathers




"And there will not be different laws at Rome and at Athens,or different laws now and in the future, but one eternal and unchangeable law will be valid for all nations and for all times, and there will be one master and one rule, that is, God, over us all, for He is the author of this law, its promulgator, and its enforcing judge." --Marcus Tullius Cicero

The 4th Principle From "The 5000 Year Leap"
"Without Religion the Government
of a Free People Cannot be Maintianed"

From The Declaration of Independence
"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."

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, Samuel Adams Saturday

Samuel Adams, one of the most ardent of the Founding Fathers in his desire for independence from England, delivered this speech to a numerous audience at the State House in Philadelphia on August 1, 1776. Adams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, also served as Delegate to the First Continental Congress in 1774 and was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1794.


"Our forefathers, 'tis said, consented to be subject to the laws of Great Britain. I will not at the present time dispute it, nor mark out the limits and conditions of their submission; but will it be denied that they contracted to pay obedience and to be under the control of Great Britain because it appeared to them most beneficial in their then present circumstances and situations? We, my countrymen, have the same right to consult and provide for our happiness which they had to promote theirs. If they had a view to posterity in their contracts, it must have been to advance the felicity of their descendants. If they erred in their expectations and prospects, we can never be condemned for a conduct which they would have recommended had they foreseen our present condition."


To be continued.....

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Benjamin Franklin Fridays and "The American Form of Government"



Benjamin Franklin
Farrand?s Records of the Federal Convention of 1787
Category: Constitutional Convention

A lady asked Dr. Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what

have we got - a republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied the Doctor, "if you can

keep it."
Reference: The Records of the Federal Convention 0f 1781, Farrand, ed., vol. 3 (85)



"The American Form of Government"

"The Death of Common Sense"

The Death of Common Sense

Three yards of black fabric enshroud my computer terminal. I am mourning the passing of an old friend by the name of Common Sense.
His obituary reads as follows:
Common Sense, aka C.S., lived a long life, but died from heart failure at the brink of the millennium. No one really knows how old he was, his birth records were long ago entangled in miles and miles of bureaucratic red tape. Known affectionately to close friends as Horse Sense and Sound Thinking, he selflessly devoted himself to a life of service in homes, schools, hospitals and offices, helping folks get jobs done without a lot of fanfare, whooping and hollering. Rules and regulations and petty, frivolous lawsuits held no power over C.S.
A most reliable sage, he was credited with cultivating the ability to know when to come in out of the rain, the discovery that the early bird gets the worm and how to take the bitter with the sweet. C.S. also developed sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the adult is in charge, not the kid) and prudent dietary plans (offset eggs and bacon with a little fiber and orange juice).
A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, the Technological Revolution and the Smoking Crusades, C.S. survived sundry cultural and educational trends including disco, the men's movement, body piercing, whole language and new math.
C.S.'s health began declining in the late 1960s when he became infected with the If-It-Feels-Good, Do-It virus. In the following decades his waning strength proved no match for the ravages of overbearing federal and state rules and regulations and an oppressive tax code. C.S. was sapped of strength and the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, criminals received better treatment than victims and judges stuck their noses in everything from Boy Scouts to professional baseball and golf. His deterioration accelerated as schools implemented zero-tolerance policies. Reports of 6-year-old boys charged with sexual harassment for kissing classmates, a teen suspended for taking a swig of Scope mouthwash after lunch, girls suspended for possessing Midol and an honor student expelled for having a table knife in her school lunch were more than his heart could endure.
As the end neared, doctors say C.S. drifted in and out of logic but was kept informed of developments regarding regulations on low-flow toilets and mandatory air bags. Finally, upon hearing about a government plan to ban inhalers from 14 million asthmatics due to a trace of a pollutant that may be harmful to the environment, C.S. breathed his last. Services will be at Whispering Pines Cemetery. C.S. was preceded in death by his wife, Discretion; one daughter, Responsibility; and one son, Reason. He is survived by two step-brothers, Half-Wit and Dim-Wit.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Institute for Rational Thought.
Farewell, Common Sense. May you rest in peace.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine Thursday's--2


"These are the times that try men's souls. The


summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will,


in this crisis, shrink from the service of their


country; but he that stands it now, deserves the


love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny,


like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have


this consolation with us, that the harder the


conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What


we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.


Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon


its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so


celestial an article as Freedom should not be


highly rated." -Thomas Paine

April 15th Tea Parties! Be Inspired!


Dear Sisters',
I have been able to find some Great videos and pictures from Wednesday's "Tea Parties"!
I hope you enjoy them and are encouraged to be more involved in the days and events to come! You are not alone!
You may not see or hear this from most of the news media, but don't expect to have a far and balanced coverage from the liberal biased!

A big thanks to all the ladies at "Smart Girl Politics"!

Find more photos like this on Smart Girl Politics

Above:
Dallas TEA Party 2009
Added by Linda Knapik on "Smart Girl Politics"




Above:
Raleigh North Carolina
Courtesy of Windy Ess


Here is a "Honking" video! My husband is on the side walk in this video!

Above:
Nashville, TN.
Courtesy of Kate Wagner @ http://olbroad.com/
Above: Glenn Beck at the Alamo!



For more visit:
Here are some pictures I found there!
Baton Rouge, Louisiana:

Fort Myers, Florida:



Little Rock, Arkansas:

Sacramento, California:


(And my favorite, from Bozeman Montana!)
From http://taxdayteaparty.com/

"Bozeman, Montana: “Snowed all day in Bozeman.... (Thanks, Dick from Bozeman)"


Dear Sisters',
As a homeschooling mom, I am very concerned about my children’s future and the future of my country.
In this country, we have had freedom, family unity, faith, values and principles. Our country was founded on these valuable things and from them, our country became great. Our country has slowly been drawn away from these values though. Prosperity has made our lives easy and instead of remembering where our blessings originate from, we have turned to our selves and man. So, our prosperity has been abused and now our once great country, founded upon values and principles, has forsaken them and turned in, upon itself! Neighbor against their neighbors, parties against parties, family members against family members. We have been divided and divided we will fall.
As mothers and homeschoolers, I believe, it is our call and our duty to unit, no matter our religion, political party, background, or whatever divides us, and go in to the fight for the freedom of our country, our faith, and our family! We MUST live by the values and principles of our founding Fathers and apply them to our daily lives. We must educate ourselves about history, to make sure we know who we are and what our country stood for.
Why should we, mothers be involved?
Because We are the center of the home!
Because We are the teachers of our children (the next generation)!
Because the future of our country depends upon us.
If we do not educate ourselves about the founding of this country, the principles and values it is based upon, how will we be able to educate our children to be the next generation of leaders, parents, teachers, and businessmen, etc? How will they be able to live and thrive and raise their children (on values and principles) in a free country?
There are so many things happening in our lives and in our country right now. As the gatekeepers of our home, the "watch-women" in the watch towers of our castles, how will we meet what is approaching us? How will we be prepared?
I pray that You pray about these things everyday! I pray that you become involved, that you are concerned enough, and viligent, and strong enough, to take a stand, for Your Family, Faith and Freedom! After all, are you not homeschooling for this very reason?
God bless you in your High-calling as a mother!
A sister in Christ,
Hannah
@
http://preparingforourchildrensfuture.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, George Washington Wednesdays

From "The Patriot Post"

George Washington
1789 - First Inaugural Address
Category: Virtue
"There exists in the economy and course of
nature, an indissoluble union between virtue
and happiness; between duty and advantage;
between the genuine maxims of an honest and
magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of
public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to
be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles
of Heaven can never be expected on a nation
that disregards the eternal rules of order and
right, which Heaven itself has ordained."

Reference: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the U.S

Word Filled Wednesday-- Let Your Light Shine! God is on Your Side!!

We live in a time of great uncertainty and for many, fear. It is comforting to me to know that I serve a living God who is always with me, always watching over me and my family and friends, near and far. God is great and as long as I do as He commands and live right in the eyes of God, and strive to be more like my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I believe He will take care of me and be with me, no matter what the future holds! I believe He that is on my side is greater then he who is on the enemies side! Therefore, I will do my best to arm myself (Ephesians 6:10-18) and shine my light and pray that I may be a good example to lead my children and maybe a few others to the Way of light and Life!

Christ died for me and I will not be ashamed of my faith and love for Him! I will not be silent, I want others to know of Christ love for them too!

May God guide you and I, as we shine as His lights in this "crooked and perverse nation"! May Christ death and gift of life always be upon our hearts and minds that His death never be in vain! Praise the Lord for His gift to us!!



"Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain." Philippians 2:14-16


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Gov. Perry Backs Resolution Affirming Texas’ Sovereignty Under 10th Amendment



From http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/12227/

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states’ rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,” Gov. Perry said. “That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.”

A number of recent federal proposals are not within the scope of the federal government’s constitutionally designated powers and impede the states’ right to govern themselves. HCR 50 affirms that Texas claims sovereignty under the 10th Amendment over all powers not otherwise granted to the federal government.

It also designates that all compulsory federal legislation that requires states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties, or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding, be prohibited or repealed.

HCR 50 is authored by Representatives Brandon Creighton, Leo Berman, Bryan Hughes, Dan Gattis and Ryan Guillen.

To view the full text of the resolution, please visit:
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/html/HC00050I.htm.

Homeland Security on guard for 'right-wing extremists'


Homeland Security on guard for 'right-wing extremists'
Returning U.S. military veterans singled out as particular threats

Posted: April 12, 2009
9:40 pm Eastern

© 2009 WorldNetDaily

WASHINGTON – A newly unclassified Department of Homeland Security report warns against the possibility of violence by unnamed "right-wing extremists" concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty and singles out returning war veterans as particular threats.

The report, titled "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," dated April 7, states that "threats from white supremacist and violent anti-government groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts."

However, the document, first reported by talk-radio host and WND columnist Roger Hedgecock, goes on to suggest worsening economic woes, potential new legislative restrictions on firearms and "the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks."

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The report from DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines right-wing extremism in the U.S. as "divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups) and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."

"[T]he consequences of a prolonged economic downturn – including real estate foreclosures, unemployment and an inability to obtain credit – could create a fertile recruiting environment for right-wing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities similar to those in the past," the report says.
It adds that "growth in these groups subsided in reaction to increased government scrutiny as a result of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and disrupted plots, improvements in the economy and the continued U.S. standing as the pre-eminent world power.""Proposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bans likely would attract new members into the ranks of right-wing extremist groups as well as potentially spur some of them to begin planning and training for violence against the government," the report continues. "The high volume of purchases and stockpiling of weapons and ammunition by right-wing extremists in anticipation of restrictions and bans in some parts of the country continue to be a primary concern to law enforcement."Most notable is the report's focus on the impact of returning war veterans."Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists," it says. "DHS/I&A is concerned that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize veterans in order to boost their violent capacities."The report cites the April 4 shooting deaths of three police officers in Pittsburgh as an example of what may be coming, claiming the alleged gunman holds a racist ideology and believes in anti-government conspiracy theories about gun confiscations, citizen detention camps and "a Jewish-controlled 'one-world government.'"It also suggests the election of an African-American president and the prospect of his policy changes "are proving to be a driving force for right-wing extremist recruitment and radicalization."The report also mentions "'end times' prophecies could motivate extremist individuals and groups to stockpile food, ammunition and weapons. These teachings also have been linked with the radicalization of domestic extremist individuals and groups in the past, such as the violent Christian Identity organizations and extremist members of the militia movement.""DHS/I&A assesses that right-wing extremist groups' frustration over a perceived lack of government action on illegal immigration has the potential to incite individuals or small groups toward violence," the report continues. The report states the DHS will be working with state and local partners over the next several months to determine the levels of right-wing extremist activity in the U.S.Last month, the chief of the Missouri highway patrol blasted a report issued by the Missouri Information Analysis Center that linked conservative groups to domestic terrorism, assuring that such reports no longer will be issued. The report had been compiled with the assistance of DHS.The report warned law enforcement agencies to watch for suspicious individuals who may have bumper stickers for third-party political candidates such as Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin.It further warned law enforcement to watch out for individuals with "radical" ideologies based on Christian views, such as opposing illegal immigration, abortion and federal taxes.Chief James Keathley of the Missouri State Patrol issued a statement that the release of the report, which outraged conservatives nationwide, prompted him to "take a hard look" at the procedures through which the report was released by the MIAC."My review of the procedures used by the MIAC in the three years since its inception indicates that the mechanism in place for oversight of reports needs improvement," he wrote. "Until two weeks ago, the process for release of reports from the MIAC to law enforcement officers around the state required no review by leaders of the Missouri State Highway Patrol or the Department of Public Safety.""For that reason, I have ordered the MIAC to permanently cease distribution of the militia report," he said. "Further, I am creating a new process for oversight of reports drafted by the MIAC that will require leaders of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety to review the content of these reports before they are shared with law enforcement. My office will also undertake a review of the origin of the report by MIAC."

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, Madison Monday

This is very timely! Hear Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “Why shouldn’t we look to the wisdom of a judge from abroad with at least as much ease as we would read a law review article written by a professor?” she asked." http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/12/us/12ginsburg.html?_r=1&ref=global-home
This is our supreme court justice! And wasn't it just a few months ago that another justice said that our laws evolve?
I wonder what James Madison would have thought about all of this.....?
-Hannah


James Madison
1788 - Federalist No. 51
Category: Justice
"Justice is the end of government. It is the end

of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be

pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be

lost in the pursuit."

Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 51.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Rome, B.C., Cicero, and America Today?--Sunday's Quote

I hope at least one person, at each of the "Tea Parties" this week, will repeat these words of Cicero!
-Hannah


"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury

should be refilled, public debt should be

reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be

tempered and controlled, and the assistance to

foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome

become bankrupt. People must again learn to

work, instead of living on public assistance." -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter Sunday To You!

Alleluia! He Lives!

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"Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today"

--Charles Wesley

""Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!Lo! the Sun’s eclipse is over, Alleluia!Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Hail, the Lord of earth and Heaven, Alleluia!Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!Hail, the resurrection, thou, Alleluia!

King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia!Thus to sing and thus to love, Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains that He endured, Alleluia!Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!Now above the sky He’s King, Alleluia!Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!"

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I Serve A Risen Savior!


Friday, April 10, 2009

Christ Died---For Me! Happy Easter!!


Happy Easter to you, from me!

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I was looking for the song "Jesus Paid it All" and found this. I mostly wanted to share for the music, but you may enjoy the video too!



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The Words of Our Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin Fridays--4

As Easter approaches, how many of us will observe just the Holiday and not His precepts?
-Hannah


"How many observe Christ's birth-day! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments." -Benjamin Franklin

"Here is my creed: I believe in one God, Creator of the universe. That He governs it by his providence. That He ought to be worshipped. That the most acceptable service we can render to him, is doing good to his other children. That the soul of man is immortal, and will be treated with justice in another life respecting its conduct in this. These I take to be the fundamental Principles of all sound religion." -Benjamin Franklin

Why Should We Be Involved? My Humble Opinion.

Dear Sisters,
As a homeschooling mom, I am very concerned about my children’s future and the future of my country.
In this country, we have had freedom, family unity, faith, values and principles. Our country was founded on these valuable things and from them, our country became great. Our country has slowly been drawn away from these values though. Prosperity has made our lives easy and instead of remembering where our blessings originate from, we have turned to our selves and man. So, our prosperity has been abused and now our once great country, founded upon values and principles, has forsaken them and turned in, upon itself! Neighbor against their neighbors, parties against parties, family members against family members. We have been divided and divided we will fall.
As mothers and homeschoolers, I believe, it is our call and our duty to unit, no matter our religion, political party, background, or whatever divides us, and go in to the fight for the freedom of our country, our faith, and our family! We MUST live by the values and principles of our founding Fathers and apply them to our daily lives. We must educate ourselves about history, to make sure we know who we are and what our country stood for.
Why should we, mothers be involved?
Because We are the center of the home!
Because We are the teachers of our children (the next generation)!
Because the future of our country depends upon us.
If we do not educate ourselves about the founding of this country, the principles and values it is based upon, how will we be able to educate our children to be the next generation of leaders, parents, teachers, and businessmen, etc? How will they be able to live and thrive and raise their children (on values and principles) in a free country?
There are so many things happening in our lives and in our country right now. As the gatekeepers of our home, the "watch-women" in the watch towers of our castles, how will we meet what is approaching us? How will we be prepared?
I pray that You pray about these things everyday! I pray that you become involved, that you are concerned enough, and viligent, and strong enough, to take a stand, for Your Family, Faith and Freedom! After all, are you not homeschooling for this very reason?
God bless you in your High-calling as a mother!
A sister in Christ,
Hannah

Here are some places for you to join and become involved!
http://conservativehomeschooler.ning.com/
http://www.the912project.com/
http://www.the912project.us/
http://smartgirlpolitics.ning.com/
http://www.resistnet.com/

Thursday, April 9, 2009

"Don't Tread on Me" The Gadsden flag


By Chris Whitten, based on his extensive personal research
"The origins of the Gadsden flag, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps
By 1775, the snake symbol wasn't just being printed in newspapers. It was appearing all over the colonies: on uniform buttons, on paper money, and of course, on banners and flags.
The snake symbol morphed quite a bit during its rapid, widespread adoption. It wasn't cut up into pieces anymore. And it was usually shown as an American timber rattlesnake, not a generic serpent.
We don't know for certain where, when, or by whom the familiar coiled rattlesnake was first used with the warning "Don't Tread on Me."
We do know when it first entered the history books.
In the fall of 1775, the British were occupying Boston and the young Continental Army was holed up in Cambridge, woefully short on arms and ammunition. At the Battle of Bunker Hill, Washington's troops had been so low on gunpowder that they were ordered "not to fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
In October, a merchant ship called The Black Prince returned to Philadelphia from a voyage to England. On board were private letters to the Second Continental Congress that informed them that the British government was sending two ships to America loaded with arms and gunpowder for the British troops.
Congress decided that General Washington needed those arms more than the British. A plan was hatched to capture the cargo ships. They authorized the creation of a Continental Navy, starting with four ships. The frigate that carried the information from England, the Black Prince, was one of the four. It was purchased, converted to a man-of-war, and renamed the Alfred.
To accompany the Navy on their first mission, Congress also authorized the mustering of five companies of Marines. The Alfred and its sailors and marines went on to achieve some of the most notable victories of the American Revolution. But that's not the story we're interested in here.
What's particularly interesting for us is that some of the Marines that enlisted that month in Philadelphia were carrying drums painted yellow, emblazoned with a fierce rattlesnake, coiled and ready to strike, with thirteen rattles, and sporting the motto "Don't Tread on Me."

An American Guesser
In December 1775, "An American Guesser" anonymously wrote to the Pennsylvania Journal:
"I observed on one of the drums belonging to the marines now raising, there was painted a Rattle-Snake, with this modest motto under it, 'Don't tread on me.' As I know it is the custom to have some device on the arms of every country, I supposed this may have been intended for the arms of America."
This anonymous writer, having "nothing to do with public affairs" and "in order to divert an idle hour," speculated on why a snake might be chosen as a symbol for America.
First, it occurred to him that "the Rattle-Snake is found in no other quarter of the world besides America."
The rattlesnake also has sharp eyes, and "may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance." Furthermore,
"She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage. ... she never wounds 'till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her."
Finally,
"I confess I was wholly at a loss what to make of the rattles, 'till I went back and counted them and found them just thirteen, exactly the number of the Colonies united in America; and I recollected too that this was the only part of the Snake which increased in numbers. ...
"'Tis curious and amazing to observe how distinct and independent of each other the rattles of this animal are, and yet how firmly they are united together, so as never to be separated but by breaking them to pieces. One of those rattles singly, is incapable of producing sound, but the ringing of thirteen together, is sufficient to alarm the boldest man living."
Many scholars now agree that this "American Guesser" was Benjamin Franklin.
Franklin, of course, is also known for opposing the use of an eagle -- "a bird of bad moral character" -- as a national symbol."
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The Words of Our Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine Thursday's--1


Another great find, from "The Patriot Post" !
-Hannah

Thomas Paine
1791 - Rights of Man
Category: Taxation

"If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute."

Reference: Thomas Paine: Collected Writings , Foner ed., Library of America (549)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, George Washington Wednesdays---4




George Washington on "Happiness"!


"Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness." -George Washington


"Your love of liberty - your respect for the laws - your habits of industry - and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness." -George Washington


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson Tuesday---2

Remember this, next week on Tax Day!
-Hannah

"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude.If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our calling and our creeds...[we will] have no time to think,no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselvesto rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers...And this is the tendency of all human governments.A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for [another ]...till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery... And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression." -Thomas Jefferson

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, Madison Monday


I found this at "The Patriot Post" and just Had to use it for todays quote!
-Hannah


James Madison
1790 - Speech in Congress
Category: Budget

"There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises. To say that the United States should be answerable for twenty-five millions of dollars without knowing whether the ways and means can be provided, and without knowing whether those who are to succeed us will think with us on the subject, would be rash and unjustifiable. Sir, in my opinion, it would be hazarding the public faith in a manner contrary to every idea of prudence."

Reference: Advice to my Country, Mattern, 38.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday's Quote from 58 yrs. B.C.-- Cicero and Saving the Republic

To find out more about Cicero's impact on the Founding of our country, read "The 5000 Year Leap"!!

History is reapeating itself.

-Hannah


"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." -Marcus Tullius Cicero(106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator
58 BC, Speech in the Roman Senate

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, Samuel Adams Saturday 2


"A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely over throw the liberties of Americathan the whole force of the common enemy...While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued;but once they lose their virtue,they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader... If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people,they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security." -Samuel Adams

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin Fridays 3


"... as all history informs us, there has been in every State & Kingdom a constant kind of warfare between the governing & governed: the one striving to obtain more for its support, and the other to pay less. And this has alone occasioned great convulsions, actual civil wars, ending either in dethroning of the Princes, or enslaving of the people. Generally indeed the ruling power carries its point, the revenues of princes constantly increasing, and we see that they are never satisfied, but always in want of more. The more the people are discontented with the oppression of taxes; the greater need the prince has of money to distribute among his partisans and pay the troops that are to suppress all resistance, and enable him to plunder at pleasure. There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh, get first all the peoples money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants for ever ..." -Benjamin Franklin, before the Constitutional Convention, (June 2, 1787)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, George Washington Wednesdays


"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest prop of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge in the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle... Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct; and can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it?" -George Washington