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Happy 4th!

Posted in Holiday with tags , , , , , , , on July 4, 2010 by rylanreed

Let’s go America, get back to the good ole days!

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Where are we at now?

Posted in Culture, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2009 by rylanreed

I thought this was thought provoking and an interesting read. Not sure who wrote it, as I received it in an email and can’t find the original source. It does seem true with what has happened with other countries in different centuries and how we have somewhat followed this pattern pretty close to the exact line of what it says for the sequence. I am definitely blessed to be living in such a great country as America, but there are just some things that we are doing right now that is pretty much killing us economically and spiritually.  How far have we fallen? That is the question that  I want to ask, and why has so many people forgotten where we came from and what our constitution is grounded upon?  We all need to shape up, or we will get shipped out, to places I’m sure we don’t want to be.  Here are a few other guys posts on the subject.

How Long Do We Have?

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.”

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;

8. From dependence back into bondage”

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:  Population of counties won by: Gore: 127 million; Bush: 143 million–Square miles of land won by: Gore: 580,000; Bush: 2,427,000–States won by: Gore: 19; Bush: 29–Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Gore: 13.2; Bush: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Gore’s territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…”

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

realize just how much is at stake, apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

Some ideas about Immigration

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , on October 20, 2009 by rylanreed

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt 1907 ~

With these hard economic times, it will be a little crazy to see what happens with what President Obama wants to do. You can check some stuff written about this topic and Obama here.

There were good times, now bad times

Posted in God, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2009 by rylanreed

This is a little excerpt from Coach Dave Daubenmire on April 13, 2006 with NewsWithViews.com.  It talks about the good times three years back and how wrong things were actually going.

Nothing seemed beyond the reach of American ingenuity. By all appearances God’s blessings were abundantly visible. The Greatest Generation lived in a nation where Christ was honored. He was at the center of schools, the foundation in our homes, and the pillar of our government. But in their desire to do bigger things, they forgot to do better things. They traded their spiritual inheritance for a pot of stew.  They didn’t mind the store.

Somewhere, in the desire to conquer outer-space, the Greatest Generation lost control of America’s inner-space. Working to increase their wealth, they lost their values. They cleaned up the environment but polluted America’s soul. They transferred their prosperity to their children, but not their Faith. They stood silently by as Christ was removed from this nation.  Yes, my friends, they spent the inheritance.

Let’s be gut honest here, folks. There is no liberty in America anymore. Government has become the over-reaching tyrant that our Founders warned us about.  Christ, the only firm foundation, was strip-mined from America. Outwardly the ground looked the same, but underneath, out of sight, a new support system was in place, and America was slowly sinking into the swamp. The spirit of the world replaced the Spirit of the Lord. When the authority of government overthrew the authority of Christ, America lost her way.

I guess no one listened to him and took to heart what was needed to get done, cause now we are where we placed ourselves, in a hole and what looks like a pretty long way out. Read all of what he has to say, cause it’s worth it.

bending to politics

Posted in Culture, following Jesus, God, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2009 by rylanreed

Some people say that rights are being taken away from people that don’t know Christ or want to follow Him, but that is only looking one sided, because this country was founded on the principles of the Bible and of who Christ was and now some people are having their rights of freedom of Religion being taken right out from under their seats!  This was a couple of years ago, but I still think its good to know about!

STATEMENT AT A FOOTBALL GAME

This is a statement that was read over the PA system at the football game at Roane County High School, Kingston, Tennessee, by school Principal, Jody McLoud.

It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games, to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and Country.” Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it “an alternate lifestyle,” and if someone is offended, that’s OK. I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and calling it, “safe sex.” If someone is offended, that’s OK. I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an unborn baby as a “viable means of birth control.” If someone is offended, no problem…  I can designate a school day as “Earth Day” and involve students in activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess “Mother Earth” and call it “ecology.”  I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depict people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as “simple minded” and “ignorant” and call it “enlightenment.”  However, if anyone uses this facility to honor God and to ask Him to bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case law is violated.

This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical.  Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except God and His Commandments. Nevertheless, as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree. For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical… I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression.  For this reason, I shall “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s,” and refrain from praying at this time. “However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank God and ask Him, in the name of Jesus, to bless this event, please feel free to do so.  As far as I know, that’s not against the law—-yet.”

One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands with one another and began to pray. They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They prayed at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer’s Box! The only place they didn’t pray was in the Supreme Court of the United States of America – the Seat of “Justice” in the “one nation, under God.”  Somehow, Kingston, Tennessee, remembered what so many have forgotten.

We are given the Freedom OF Religion, not the Freedom FROM Religion.  Praise God that His remnant remains!

Jesus said, “If you are ashamed of Me before men, then I will be ashamed of you before My Father.” Mark 8:38 & Luke 9:26

A disgrace

Posted in Patriotic, Politics, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2009 by rylanreed

With remembering the tragedy of 9/11, there comes with it knowledge of the conspiracy theorists and of what they really that happened with that day.  They pretty much say that out government did this to ourselves, so that they could be able to go into those countries that supposedly had terrorists and take what they wanted.  Totally Ridiculous! Why would you think the government wants to hurt it self and the people.  If you are calling them liars and traitors, then maybe you need to look at yourselves for even saying those kinds of things while your living in this Free nation!

If you can’t trust our government at all, then get out… go live somewhere else in the world!

Arlington

Posted in Patriotic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2009 by rylanreed

I think Trace said it best about this day and for the fallen soldiers that are layed to rest in Arlington:

Trace Adkins, Arlington

— I never thought that this is where I’d settle down,
I thought I’d die an old man back in my hometown,
They gave me this plot of land, me and some other men,
for a job well done.
— There’s a big white house sits on a hill just up the road,
The man inside he cried the day they brought me home,
They folded up a flag, and told my mom and dad, ‘We’re proud of your son’.
— And I’m proud to be on this peaceful piece of property,
I’m on sacred ground and I’m in the best of company,
I’m thankful for those thankful for the things I’ve done,
I can rest in peace, I’m one of the chosen ones,
I made it to Arlington.
— I remember daddy brought me here when I was eight,
We searched all day to find out where my granddad lay,
And when we finally found that cross,
He said, ‘Son this is what it cost, to keep us free’.
Now here I am a thousand stones away from him,
He recognized me on the first day I came in,
And it gave me a chill, when he clicked his heels, and saluted me.
— And I’m proud to be on this peaceful piece of property,
I’m on sacred ground and I’m in the best of company,
And I’m thankful for those thankful for the things I’ve done,
I can rest in peace, I’m one of the chosen ones,
I made it to Arlington.
— And every time I hear, twenty-one guns,
I know they brought another hero home, to us.
— We’re thankful for those thankful for the things we’ve done,
We can rest in peace, ’cause we were the chosen ones,
We made it to Arlington, yea, dust to dust
Don’t cry for us, we made it to Arlington.