A Nation’s Strength

“A nation’ s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.”
~ Indira Gandhi,
Stateswoman & Prime Minister of India (1966–77) & (1980-1984)

Providence’s Gift: The Choosing of Our Rulers

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is their duty, as well as their privilege, in the interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
~ John Jay
Statesman, Patriot, Diplomat, Founding Father, Abolitionist, Negotiator, & Treaty of  Paris Signatory (1783), 2nd Governor of New York, & 1st Chief Justice of the United States (1789–1795).
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The Real & Right Memorial

“What we do with this peace — whether we preserve it and defend it, or whether we lose it and let it slip away — will be the measure of our worthiness of the spirit and sacrifice of the hundreds of thousands who gave their lives in two World Wars, Korea, and in Vietnam.”
“This Memorial Day should remind us of the greatness that past generations of Americans achieved from Valley Forge to Vietnam, and it should inspire us with the determination to keep America great and free by keeping America safe and strong in our own time, a time of unique destiny and opportunity for our Nation.”
“Peace is the real and right memorial for those who have died in war.”
~ Richard Nixon
37th President of the United States (1969-1974),
U.S. Representative, Senator, &
36th Vice President of the United States (1953-1961)

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)

America’s Good vs. Evil & Truth vs. Lies

“In our current situation, very clear lines are being drawn. There is a line between good and evil, a line between truth and lies, and a line between God’s agenda and the agenda of hell. It is critical that we fast and pray and make a resolute decision to side with the Lord. We must be diligent about asking the Lord to search our hearts and determine to let go of everything that does not align with His purpose and plan in this hour. This is not about our human opinions, it’s about us being completely aligned with God’s heart, will, and intention for the United States and really, for the entire world.”
~ Hank Kunneman
Co-Pastor – Lord of Hosts Church, Co-Minister – One Voice Ministries & Co-Host – New Level
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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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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

The Seat that Drives This Nation

“God says, “For God says, “But I am in control of the seat that drives this nation through the turbulence. There will be decisions that will be made that will deal with nations, and as the hosts were released in the days when Herod pressed against the Church, know this: I am releasing hosts that will deal with leaders who have stood against My plan and against this nation.””
~ Hank Kunneman
Co-Pastor – Lord of Hosts Church, Co-Minister – One Voice Ministries & Co-Host – New Level
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The Soul of America 2020 & Beyond

“If the cost of silence is the soul of the country, if the cost of tacit support is that we lose the very things that make this nation the greatest in human history, then the price is too high.”
~ Spider-Man
Superhero
a.k.a. Peter Parker
Created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko
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Where One Stands in Times of Challenge & Controversy

“The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Pastor, Activist & Humanitarian

To Represent All the People

“Donald intends to represent all the people, not just some of the people.
That includes Christians and Jews and Muslims;
it includes Hispanics and African Americans and Asians, and the poor and the middle-class.
Throughout his career, Donald has successfully worked with people of many faiths and with many nations.”
~ Melania Trump,
Model (former), Jewelry Designer &
First Lady of the United States (2017 – )

Ignorance is an Enemy

“Ignorance is the enemy not just of our democratic system, but also of
our moral integrity as a nation, as the land of the free and home of the brave.”
~ Jay Sekulow, Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore
Chief Counsel – American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), Radio & Television Talk Show Host,
Commentator, Founder – Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism (CASE), Author,
National Law Journal’s Power List (1994) & The American Lawyer’s Public Sector 45 Award (1997)
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Proponents of Socialism: Gaining Power Via the Dependency, Disintegration, Decay, & Death of People

“We must remember that nations that choose socialism suffer the slow and agonizing
death of moral and cultural decay and disintegration. Why?
Because the high priests of socialism who offer the temptations of statist programs and benefits
aren’t seeking the welfare of their people. Socialism at its heart is atheistic and has no moral compass.
Its lifeblood is power—power gained through dependency, and
once dependency is accomplished, socialism becomes the great destroyer!
It destroys:
Wealth
Dignity
Faith
Family
Freedom
We cannot allow our beloved nation to go down the path of totalitarian states.”
~ Frank Wright, PH.D.,
President & CEO – D. James Kennedy Ministries

Independence & Permanent Peace

“Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral.
I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results.
Nations have frequently won their independence in battle.
But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Pastor, Activist & Humanitarian

There’s Something About Christmas

“Our many different cultures notwithstanding,
there’s something about the holidays that makes the planet communal.
Even nations that do not celebrate Christmas can’t help but be caught up
in the collective spirit of their neighbors, as twinkling lights dot the landscape
and carols fill the air. It’s an inspiring time of the year.”
~ Marlo Thomas,
Actress, Producer, Social Activist
National Outreach Director – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,
Emmy Awards (4), Golden Globe Award, George Foster Peabody Award,
Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame,
Grammy Award (Thanks & Giving All Year Long),
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2014)

Soar High: Don’t Try to Hold Others Down

Good afternoon, Everyone!  A sage quote, as follows:

“No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people,
and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down,
so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.”

Marian Anderson