Not in Rivalry to Man

“To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality.”
~ Indira Gandhi,
Stateswoman & Prime Minister of India (1966–77) & (1980-1984)

Americans’ Rules of Conduct

“Fron the time of the Declaration of Independence, the American people were bound by the laws of God and the laws of the Gospel which they all acknowledge as their rules of conduct.”
~ John Quincy Adams,
Statesman, Diplomat, Lawyer, Diarist, Abolitionist, United States President (1825-1829) & United States Secretary of State (1817-1825)
 

The Cornerstone of Liberty

“The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty.

Perusal of the sacred volume will make us better citizens, better fathers, and better husbands. The practice of morality being necessary for the well-being of society.

“He has taken care to impress its precepts so indelibly on our hearts that they shall not be effaced by the subtleties of our brain.”

~ Thomas Jefferson,
United States Minister to France (May 1785 – September 1789,
1st United States Secretary of State (March 1790 – December 1793)
2nd Vice President of the United States (March 1797 – March 1801)
3rd President of the United States (March 1801 – March 1809)
Founder – University of Virginia

The American Revolution’s Highest Glory

“The highest glory in the American Revolution was this: that it tied together into one indissolvable bond the principles of civil government and the principles of Christianity.”
~ John Quincy Adams,
Statesman, Diplomat, Lawyer, Diarist, Abolitionist, United States President (1825-1829) & United States Secretary of State (1817-1825)
 

Government’s First Duty

“Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”
~ Ronald Reagan,
Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), &
40th President of the United States (1/20/1981–1/20/1989)
 

USA: Subsidizing Abhorrent Ideas with OUR Taxes

“To compel a man to subsidize, with his taxes, the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
~ Thomas Jefferson,
United States Minister to France (May 1785 – September 1789,
1st United States Secretary of State (March 1790 – December 1793)
2nd Vice President of the United States (March 1797 – March 1801)
3rd President of the United States (March 1801 – March 1809)
Founder – University of Virginia

USA: Government of, for & by Us OR A Small Elite?

“The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”
~ Thomas Jefferson,
United States Minister to France (May 1785 – September 1789,
1st United States Secretary of State (March 1790 – December 1793)
2nd Vice President of the United States (March 1797 – March 1801)
3rd President of the United States (March 1801 – March 1809)
Founder – University of Virginia

USA: Everything You Want vs. Everything You Have or Will Have?

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.”
~ Thomas Jefferson,
United States Minister to France (May 1785 – September 1789,
1st United States Secretary of State (March 1790 – December 1793)
2nd Vice President of the United States (March 1797 – March 1801)
3rd President of the United States (March 1801 – March 1809)
Founder – University of Virginia

USA: Tyranny or Liberty?

“When the people fear the government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people there is LIBERTY.”
~ Thomas Jefferson,
United States Minister to France (May 1785 – September 1789,
1st United States Secretary of State (March 1790 – December 1793)
2nd Vice President of the United States (March 1797 – March 1801)
3rd President of the United States (March 1801 – March 1809)
Founder – University of Virginia

Secure Liberty in the People’s Hands

“The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people’s hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice.”
~ John Quincy Adams,
Statesman, Diplomat, Lawyer, Diarist, Abolitionist, United States President (1825-1829) & United States Secretary of State (1817-1825)
 

Experienced Patriots

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”
~ Samuel Adams
Statesman, Political Philosopher, Founding Father of the United States & Politician
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Assuring the Survival & Success of Liberty

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
~ John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

A Tribute Never Equal to the Debt They Are Owed

“Today, we gather to honor those who gave everything to preserve our way of life. The men and women we honor here served for liberty. They sacrificed for liberty. And in countless acts of courage, they died for liberty. From faraway lands, they were returned to cemeteries like this one, where broken hearts received their broken bodies — they found peace beneath the white headstones in the land they fought to defend.
… The men and women of American armed forces perform extraordinary acts of heroism every single day. Like the nation they serve, they do not glory in the devastation of war. They also do not flinch from combat when liberty and justice are embattled. Ronald Tucker, Nathan Hardy and Mike Koch make clear, they do not waver — even in the face of danger.
And so today, here in Washington and across our country, we pay tribute to all who have fallen — a tribute never equal to the debt they are owed. We will forever honor their memories. We will forever search for their comrades, the POWs and MIAs. And we pledge — we offer a solemn pledge to persevere and to provide the security for our citizens and secure the peace for which they fought.
The soil of Arlington and other sites is filled with liberty’s defenders. It is nourished by their heroism. It is watered by the silent tears of the mothers and fathers, and husbands and wives, and sons and daughters they left behind. Today we pray for God’s blessing on all who grieve and ask the Almighty to strengthen and comfort them today and everyday.
The soil of Arlington and other sites is filled with liberty’s defenders. It is nourished by their heroism. It is watered by the silent tears of the mothers and fathers, and husbands and wives, and sons and daughters they left behind. Today we pray for God’s blessing on all who grieve and ask the Almighty to strengthen and comfort them today and everyday.
On this Memorial Day, I stand before you as the Commander-in-Chief and try to tell you how proud I am at the sacrifice and service of the men and women who wear our uniform. They’re an awesome bunch of people and the United States is blessed to have such citizens.
I am humbled by those who have made the ultimate sacrifice that allow a free civilization to endure and flourish. It only remains for us, the heirs of their legacy, to have the courage and the character to follow their lead — and to preserve America as the greatest nation on earth and the last best hope for mankind.
May God bless you and may God bless America.”
~ George W. Bush,
Politician, Businessman, 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) & 43rd President of the United States (2001-2009)

The Enjoyment of Life & Liberty, Americans

““That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.” ”
~ George Mason IV
Primary Author – Fairfax Resolves, Author – Bill of Rights Chapter N.S.D.A.R.
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Americans’ Freedom

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”
~ Ronald Reagan,
Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), &
40th President of the United States (1/20/1981–1/20/1989)
 

This 2021 Federal Government

“The federal government has taken too much tax money from the people, too much authority from the states, and too much liberty with the Constitution.”
~ Ronald Reagan,
Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), &
40th President of the United States (1/20/1981–1/20/1989)
“Will today’s conservative, patriotic, true Americans have to soon say,
“We WERE free.” or be able to continue saying “WE’RE free.”?”
~ Michelle Boddie

Law & Liberty, America

“Law and liberty cannot rationally become the object of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.”
~ James Wilson
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We Want a Righteous Invasion of Truth

‘R.I.O.T.’ Lyrics (2007)
Written by: Carmelo ‘Carman’ Domenic Licciardello & Tommy L. Sims
 
“Webster’s dictionary say a riot is like an unrestrained
Uproar in a public place, turbulent right in your face
With the facts we’re gonna spread God’s Word
And attack every lie you’ve heard

Like the doctrines of men that are still fallen prey
To the silvery sword of God’s Word today
It’s true, we look to Heaven and our mansions in the sky
And it’s true we’ve got the gaze of Eternity in our eyes

But before this Church is raptured
There’s no way we’re gonna leave here quiet
We want a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

Jesus, we’re callin’ on Your name
Jesus, we’re gonna see a change
Jesus, we’re taking on Goliath
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

Righteous, to conform to the Bible
Invasion an armed attack
Of truth, the real state of affairs
Like a church on the move that will not double back

From the fight, ’cause we’re salt and light
And we thrive on Jesus, the theme of our lives
And here’s the spin
Love nothin’ but God, hate nothin’ but sin

It’s true, now’s the time to win nations for the Lord
And it’s true, now’s an hour, the saints must go to war
We’ll preach it, we’ll sing it, we’ll shout it, we’ll cry it
‘Cause desperate times need desperate action
And that means we need a R.I.O.T.

Satan is a madman, a relentless entity
He’s the source of every plague known to the human family
We understand the mortal conflict in which we are engaged
And the gates of Hell come crashing down
When the saints of God begin to praise

Jesus, we’re callin’ on Your name
Jesus, we’re gonna see a change
Jesus, we’re taking on Goliath
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.”

Jesus, we’re callin’ on Your name
Oh, Jesus, we need to see a change
Jesus, we’re taking on Goliath
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

Jesus, Jesus
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

Jesus, Jesus
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

~ Carmelo ‘Carman’ Domenic Licciardello & Tommy L. Sims
Carman: Music Artist & Evangelist || Tommy L. Sims: Singer-Songwriter & Music Producer
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In America, Again

‘America Again’ Lyrics
Written by: Carmelo ‘Carman’ Domenic Licciardello & Michael Omartian
 
“George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
Samuel Adams, First Chief Justice John Jay
Names synonymous with the spirit of our country
Founding fathers of the U.S.A.

Over 200 years ago they shook off the chains of tyranny from Great Britain by divine call
Citing 27 Biblical violations they wrote the Declaration of Independence
With liberty and justice for all

But something happened since Jefferson called the Bible the cornerstone
For American liberty then put it in our schools as a light
Or since “Give me liberty or give me death”, Patrick Henry said
Our country was founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ

We eliminated God from the equation of American life
Thus eliminating the reason this nation first began
From beyond the grave I hear the voices of our founding fathers plead
You need God in America again

Of the 55 men who formed the Constitution
Fifty-two were active members of their church
Founding fathers like Noah Webster who wrote the first dictionary
Could literally quote the Bible chapter and verse

James Madison said, “We’ve staked our future on our ability to follow
The Ten Commandments with all our heart”
These men believed you couldn’t even call yourself an American
If you subvert the Word of God

In his farewell address, Washington said, “You can’t have
National morality apart from religious principle,” and it’s true
‘Cause right now we have nearly 150,000 kids carrying guns
To these war zones we call public schools

In the ’40’s and ’50’s student problems were chewing gum and talking
In the ’90’s, rape and murder are the trend
The only way this nation can even hope to last this decade
Is to put God in America again

The only hope for America is Jesus
The only hope for America is Him
If we repent of our ways stand firm and say,
“We need God in America again.”

Abe Lincoln said, “The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation
Will be the philosophy of the government of the next”
So when you eliminate the Word of God from the classroom and politics
You eliminate the nation that Word protects
America is now number one in teen pregnancy and violent crime
Number one in illiteracy, drug use and divorce
Every day a new holocaust of 5,000 unborn die
While pornography flood our streets like open sewers

America’s dead and dying hand is on the threshold of the Church
While the spirit of Sodom and Gomorrah vex us all
When it gets to the point where people would rather come out of the closet than clean it
It’s the sign that the judgement of God is gonna fall

If there’s ever been a time to rise up Church, it’s now
And as the blood bought saints of the living God proclaim
That it’s time to send the alarm from the Church house to The White House
And say, “We want God in America again”

I believe it’s time America to stand up and proclaim
That one nation under God is our demand
And send this evil lifestyle back to Satan where it came from
And let the Word of God revive our dying land

For Jesus Christ is coming back again in all His glory
And every eye shall see Him on that day
That’s why a new anointing of God’s power’s coming on us
To boldly tell the world you must be saved

Because astrology won’t save you, your horoscope won’t save you
The Bible says these things are all farce
If you’re born again you don’t need to look to the stars for your answers
‘Cause you can look to the very One who made those stars

History tells us time and time again
To live like there’s no God makes you a fool
If you want to see kids live right
Stop handing out condoms and start handing out the Word of God in schools

The only hope for America is Jesus
The only hope for America is Him
If we repent of our ways stand firm and say,
“We need God in America again.”

(repeat)

We need God in America
God in America
God in America again”

~ Carmelo ‘Carman’ Domenic Licciardello & Michael Omartian
Carman: Music Artist & Evangelist || Michael Omartian: Singer-Songwriter, Arranger, Keyboardist & Music Producer
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A Nation Under God or A Nation Gone Under?

“Without God, there is no virtue, because there is no prompting of the conscience … without God, there is a coarsening of the society; without God, democracy will not and cannot endure … if we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
~ Ronald Reagan,
Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), &
40th President of the United States (1/20/1981–1/20/1989)
“Will today’s conservative, patriotic, true Americans have to soon say,
“We WERE free.” or be able to continue saying “WE’RE free.”?”
~ Michelle Boddie

A Human in the Womb, Anywhere in the World

“As a Pediatric Neurosurgeon I know, unequivocally, that life starts before birth, and I even operated on precious babies inside their mother’s wombs. The Biden Administration’s EO allowing funds for global abortions is reprehensible. I started ‘American Cornerstone Institute’ to promote Faith, Liberty, Community and LIFE. Please, join me in supporting our cause.”
~ Dr. Ben Carson
Neurosurgeon, Author, Politician, 17th Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (3.2.2017-1.20.2021), Presidential Medal of Freedom Award (2008) & Founder – American Cornerstone Institute’
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Americans’ Freedom(s): One Generation from Extinction, Now More Than Ever Before, Unless We the People …

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
~ Ronald Reagan,
Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), &
40th President of the United States (1/20/1981–1/20/1989)
“Will today’s conservative, patriotic, true Americans have to soon say,
“We WERE free.” or be able to continue saying “WE’RE free.”?”
~ Michelle Boddie

The Founding Fathers’ Promissory Note to Every American

“When the architects of our Republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. ”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.,
‘Our God is Marching On!’ Speech (a.k.a ‘How Long? Not Long!’) – March 25 1965 in Montgomery, Alabama
Pastor, Activist & Humanitarian

The Fifth Amendment: Our States’ Rights

“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
~ James Madison
Statesman, Diplomat, Expansionist, Philosopher, Founding Father of the United States, President of the United States (1809-1817), “Father of the Constitution”, Drafter – Constitution of the United States, Drafter – The Bill of Rights, Co-Author – The Federalist Papers, Co-Founder – Democratic-Republican Party, & United States Secretary of State (1801-1809)
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Citizens’ Duty

“Duty is ours. Results are God’s.”
~ John Quincy Adams,
Statesman, Diplomat, Lawyer, Diarist, Abolitionist, United States President (1825-1829) & United States Secretary of State (1817-1825)
 

We Pledged Allegiance to Our ‘One Nation’

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
~ Captain George Thatcher Balch & Francis Bellamy
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Do Senate Republicans Love Wealth More Than Liberty?

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, may your chains set lightly on you and may posterity forget you were our countrymen.”
~ Samuel Adams
Statesman, Political Philosopher, Founding Fathers of the United States & Politician
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Democracy or Socialism: Choose Liberty or Choose Restraint & Servitude

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality.
But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty,
socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
~ Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville,
Political Thinker & Historian

A National Ethos

“The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States,
the set of ideals (democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity and equality) in which freedom
includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility for
the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers.”
~ Wikipedia,
The Free Encyclopedia

Our Blunders in History

Statue of Liberty, American flag, quote by Gloria Estefan,
“As an immigrant I appreciate, far more than the average American,
the liberties we have in this country.
Silence is a big enemy of morality.
I don’t want our blunders in history to get repeated.”
~ Gloria Estefan
a.k.a Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Hotelier, Restaurateur, Writer,
Grammy Awards (7X), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Las Vegas Walk of Fame, Continue reading “Our Blunders in History”

A Destiny of Freedom

“Paradoxically, freedom requires the need to impose control on self,
require more responsibility than slavery,
and the decision to accept a destiny of freedom,
recognizing the process and discipline that personal and political freedom require.”
~ Myles Munroe,
Inspirational / Motivational Speaker,
Founder of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI),
Founder of Myles Munroe International (MMI),
CEO & Chairman of International Third World Leaders Association,
President of the International Leadership Training Institute & Author

Our Choice for Freedom & Liberty

“This election presents a stark choice –
we can continue down the road of the Obama Democrats,
more and more spending, debt and government control of the economy,
or
we can return to the founding principles of our nation –
free markets, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty.”
~ Ted Cruz,
Attorney & Unites States Senator (2013- )

Our Liberty

“As government expands, liberty contracts.”
~ Ronald Reagan ,
Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), &
40th President of the United States (1/20/1981–1/20/1989)

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Outrageous Duplicity

“Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like,
but if anyone says anything back that is an outrage.”

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchilll,
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ( 1940-1945 ) & (1951–1955),
Non-academic Historian, Writer, Artist,
Nobel Prize in Literature (1953) &
Honorary Citizen of the United States (1963)