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Promoting America as a Nation Under God, But Not a National Church as the Church of England

Promoting America as a Nation Under God, But Not a National Church as the Church of England

Introduction:   While, in this day and age, it is difficult to see the United States as a nation under God, it was once commonplace for politicians to consult their Bibles, for children to pray openly in schools, for the Bible to be taught in public schools, and for the court system to reference the Bible for guidance.[1] These times have passed. The 1960s brought rampant change to American society, and years since have struck even heavier blows to our nation’s Christian heritage. Something integral to our nation has been lost, and it must be found again if America is to endure as its founders envisioned. This discourse will primarily focus on the United State’s Christian roots by examining the beliefs and practices of its founding fathers, namely George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, among others. By examining the claims of Thomas Jefferson, in particular, we hope to shed some light on common misconceptions about the meaning of the phrase, “separation of church and state,” and its modern day implications. We will also look at the various ways our nation has fallen from its Christian heritage and how Christians can make a difference. Read More

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84-year-old Widow to be EVICTED for Bible study

84-year-old Widow to be EVICTED for Bible study

  By Bryan Fischer Artis Breau is 84 years old, is the widow of a vet, and is about to be thrown out into the street. Her crime Leading a Bible study. Her husband served in the Merchant Marine and then in World War II as a member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He also served in the Air Force in the Korean War. Artis herself served in the Pentagon during the Korean conflict as a civilian in the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army. Read More

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Amok Time

Amok Time

What possible connection could there be between today’s society and a Star Trek episode Amok was a period during the Vulcan mating process where all their logic was cast aside. Raw emotion ruled their actions to such an extent they were willing to do anything to achieve their goal—because the end had to be achieved whatever the cost. Is our society any different today We see actions performed simply to achieve a stated end, whether the means are moral or not. Russian collusion, the green energy proposal, and recent infanticide bill vote are current examples. The previous article stated we would look at education. This article sets up that discussion by looking at three political rising stars; Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ilhan Omar Ms. Omar’s anti-Semitic comments have been news, along with new comments slamming former president Obama as another “pretty face” who “got away with murder.” However, she is just voicing her values, and if she adheres to Islam’s ideas she can have no other voice. Islam’s ideas are contrary to and incompatible with America’s. Islam sees our founding ideas as man-made and transitory, to be replaced by its sunna and sharia. (Islam series can be found here.) What is arguably more disgusting is her party’s failure to even pass a resolution denouncing her anti-Semitic statements. Justice is the virtue whereby we each receive what we are due, accountability for our actions. We select our actions from the ideas we hold. Ideas shape our character and determine who we choose to become. But congress could not even bring itself to denounce her for her statements, and by failing to do so has brought more shame upon itself. Rashida Tlaib Ms. Tlaib is little different. One of her first acts was claiming she represents Palestinians. Through her profanity laced diatribes she has shown where her true loyalties lie. They lie with her Palestinian people, and her state of Michigan as a “Palestinian community.” So much for the oath of office she took when sworn in. But in following Islam, she can hold no other view. Palestinians follow Islam, and Islam requires allegiance first and foremost to Islam.[1] All other promises and vows are secondary, and made only to advance Islam—for “war is deceit.”[2] Neither Jews nor Christians are believers according to Islam’s tenets. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Ms. Cortez is currently her party’s darling. Charismatic, she has done a brilliant job of Read More

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Noah Webster, God’s Law, and the United States Constitution

Noah Webster, God’s Law, and the United States Constitution

The following is by VCA Board Member Stephen McDowell and his library of excellent content on their website, linked below. By Stephen McDowell| The Providence Foundation American constitutionalism has been a keystone in the establishment of civil liberty in recent history. It has been said that next to the Holy Bible, America’s Constitution is the most important document ever written for the benefit of mankind. Such a statement seems justified when you consider that since the United States Constitution went into effect about two hundred years ago, over 175 nations have adopted constitutions, most modeled on that of America. To the extent these nations have applied, both internally and externally, the governmental principles in that document is the extent to which they have experienced liberty, justice, and prosperity. The civil liberty the world has experienced in the past two centuries is largely due to the gradual expansion of American constitutionalism. Christianity is the source of civil liberty and American constitutionalism. Read More

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Loving Your Neighbor

Loving Your Neighbor

The previous article outlined differences in ideas and why they matter, using Virginia’s proposed Equal Rights Amendment. I’ve written more generally in other articles about why ideas matter. They shape our decisions and influence our actions. Our actions form our character, and our character determines who we choose to become. But it all begins with ideas. You produce what you take in. Read More

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Why the ERA is Unequal

Why the ERA is Unequal

The op-ed below concerns the Equal Rights Amendment the Virginia legislature attempted to pass. It was provided to a local paper, but not printed. The bill's supporters are attempting to resurrect it again, even though the House of Delegates killed the bill in committee. I was at the capital last week and one of the delegates stated he couldn’t understand how any woman could be against this bill. He hit the nail on the head. He didn’t understand. Read More

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Rita Dunaway: Restoring America’s Soul: Advancing Timeless Conservative Principles in a Wayward Culture

Rita Dunaway: Restoring America’s Soul: Advancing Timeless Conservative Principles in a Wayward Culture

Everyone who calls themselves a 'conservative' must read this book. I haven't read a simpler, clearer description of conservatism or a better indictment of the forces that are trying to destroy the ideas that make America great. —Jim DeMint, former U.S. Senator The prescriptions outlined in Restoring America's Soul are just what the doctor ordered for the beleaguered conservative movement. —Tom Coburn, former U.S. Senator The true heart of conservatism is its desire to protect the principles worthy of being kept and to pursue virtue through disciplined self-governance. In Restoring Americas Soul, Dunaway refreshingly suggests an enlightened course forward for the thoughtful conservative in contemporary America. More about Rita Dunaway's book and recent interview follows below. Read More

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Pagans on the Wall

Pagans on the Wall

The positions over border security today, and what it should look like, provide a telling example of how much society has changed. Immigration is one of the few powers granted to the federal government. So why isn’t this power being exercised The arguments against a wall (barrier) provide an opportunity to examine the underlying ideas, and why they matter. Read More

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How One Senior Living Center Stole Christmas

How One Senior Living Center Stole Christmas

By Sarah Kramer Posted on: | December 18, 2018 You won’t find much Christmas spirit at Providence Place, a senior living center in Washington State. As Christmas approached, the Providence Place building manager informed residents of a new policy. They would no longer be permitted to say Merry Christmas, sing Christmas carols that reference Christ, or display any decorations (including Christmas cards) referencing the Christian religion. One Providence Place resident was even told to remove her mezuzah (a small case holding a parchment inscribed with Bible verses) from her doorframe. Read More

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Yes, Virginia, There Is a War on Christmas

Yes, Virginia, There Is a War on Christmas

k FRC If you think the malls are busy at Christmas, you should see the attorneys! From managers to pageants, the secular crowd is already gearing up for another flurry of complaints about anything remotely religious. At one Virginia school, the turkey hadn't even been carved when officials stuck a fork in something else: Christmas carols. Read More

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Second Open Letter to President Obama and Democrat Party

Second Open Letter to President Obama and Democrat Party

By Greene Hollowell   Throughout the years your Democratic Party has supported: SLAVERY- nearly 4,000,000 slaves, THE CIVIL WAR- over 600,000 deaths and destruction, ANARCHY-RESISTING RECONSTRUCTION with the killing thousands of Negros and White Republicans, SEGREGATION- White rule for 100 years- KKK- the Democrat terrorist unit, a step up from slavery, Read More