More Thought Provoking Writings

The First Amendment to The U.S. Constitution

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.

The New School Prayer

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the state.

We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s “inappropriate” to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such “judgments” do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Amen

The Second Amendment to The U.S. Constitution

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The Wisdom of Those in History

“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers

“Men trained in arms from their infancy, and animated by the love of liberty, will afford neither a cheap or easy conquest.” — From the Declaration of the First Continental Congress, 1775

“The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them” — Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story

“Militias, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves and include all men capable of bearing arms. […] To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.” — Senator Richard Henry Lee, 1788

“To disarm the people… was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” — George Mason, speech of June 14, 1788

“The great object is, that every man be armed. […] Every one who is able may have a gun.” — Patrick Henry, speech of June 14 1788

The Ten Commandments (or How To Live a Happy Life)

Commandments Are Like The Kite String

Commandments Are Like The Kite String

I am the Lord thy God …

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Thou shalt not kill.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Thou shalt not steal.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

— Jehovah

A Very Famous Sermon

Sermon

The Sermon on The Mount of Olives

Yea, blessed are the poor in spirit who come unto me, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

And again, blessed are all they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

And blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

And blessed are all they who do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled with the Holy Ghost.

And blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

And blessed are all the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

And blessed are all the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

And blessed are all they who are persecuted for my name’s sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

And blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake; For ye shall have great joy and be exceedingly glad, for great shall be your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

Liberty And The Old Soldier

[Note:  The painting on the right is called “The Title of Liberty” and was painted by Arnold Freiberg, the famous art director to Cecil B. DeMille’s movie “Ten Commandments”, staring Charleton Heston as Moses.  The following story inspired this famous painting.

The background to this story is a group of people called “Nephites” that had just come off a long war for freedom from the repression of their enemies.  The leader of their army was “Moroni” a simple and humble man, but determined to defend liberty to his very death.  The new nation had become prosperous and started taking their freedom and prosperity for granted.  An up and coming and handsome politician, Amalickiah, with rich friends begins to sweet-talk the people and promise power to his supporters.  He wanted to be King, and he knew deception and bribery was an excellent way to do it  Moroni caught wind of what was happening and was seeing everything he and a lot of men fought for was about to be dismantled, especially religious freedom.]

Friberg's Title Of Liberty

Aaron Frieberg's Title of Liberty

…Yea, we see that Amalickiah, because he was a man of cunning device and a man of many flattering words, that he led away the hearts of many people to do wickedly; yea, and to seek to destroy the church of God, and to destroy the foundation of liberty which God had granted unto them, or which blessing God had sent upon the face of the land for the righteous’ sake.
And now it came to pass that when Moroni, who was the chief commander of the armies of the Nephites, had heard of these dissensions, he was angry with Amalickiah.

And it came to pass that he rent his coat (ripped it); and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.

And he fastened on his head-plate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren, so long as there should a band of Christians remain to possess the land.

And when Moroni had said these words, he went forth among the people, waving the rent part of his garment in the air, that all might see the writing which he had written upon the rent part, and crying with a loud voice, saying:

“Behold, whosoever will maintain this title upon the land, let them come forth in the strength of the Lord, and enter into a covenant that they will maintain their rights, and their religion, that the Lord God may bless them.”

And it came to pass that when Moroni had proclaimed these words, behold, the people came running together with their armor girded about their loins, rending their garments in token, or as a covenant, that they would not forsake the Lord their God; or, in other words, if they should transgress the commandments of God, or fall into transgression, and be ashamed to take upon them the name of Christ, the Lord should rend them even as they had rent their garments.

Now this was the covenant which they made, and they cast their garments at the feet of Moroni, saying: We covenant with our God, that we shall be destroyed… if we shall fall into transgression; yea, he may cast us at the feet of our enemies, even as we have cast our garments at thy feet to be trodden under foot, if we shall fall into transgression.

Moroni said unto them: “Behold… let us remember to keep the commandments of God, or our garments shall be rent by our brethren, and we be cast into prison, or be sold, or be slain.  Yea, let us preserve our liberty…”

And now it came to pass that when Moroni had said these words he went forth, and also sent forth in all the parts of the land where there were dissensions, and gathered together all the people who were desirous to maintain their liberty, to stand against Amalickiah and those who had dissented, who were called Amalickiahites.

And it came to pass that when Amalickiah saw that the people of Moroni were more numerous than the Amalickiahites—and he also saw that his people were doubtful concerning the justice of the cause in which they had undertaken—therefore, fearing that he should not gain the point, he took those of his people who would and departed into the land of [their enemies].

Now Moroni thought it was not expedient that the [their sworn enemies] should have any more strength; therefore he thought to cut off the people of Amalickiah, or to take them and bring them back, and put Amalickiah to death; yea, for he knew that he would stir up [their enemies] to anger against them, and cause them to come to battle against them; and this he knew that Amalickiah would do that he might obtain his purposes.

Therefore Moroni thought it was expedient that he should take his armies, who had gathered themselves together, and armed themselves, and entered into a covenant to keep the peace—and it came to pass that he took his army and marched out with his tents into the wilderness, to cut off the course of Amalickiah in the wilderness.

And it came to pass that he did according to his desires, and marched forth into the wilderness, and headed the armies of Amalickiah.

And it came to pass that Amalickiah fled with a small number of his men, and the remainder were delivered up into the hands of Moroni and were taken back into the [nation’s capital city].

Now, Moroni being a man who was appointed by the chief judges and the voice of the people, therefore he had power according to his will with the armies of the Nephites, to establish and to exercise authority over them.

And it came to pass that whomsoever of the Amalickiahites that would not enter into a covenant to support the cause of freedom, that they might maintain a free government, he caused to be put to death; and there were but few who denied the covenant of freedom.

And it came to pass also, that he caused the title of liberty to be hoisted upon every tower which was in all the land, which was possessed by the Nephites; and thus Moroni planted the standard of liberty among the Nephites.

And they began to have peace again in the land…

Great Wisdom & Humor

“Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first” — Ronald Reagan

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” — Ronald Reagan

“Liberals love America like O.J. loved Nicole.” — Ann Coulter

“Teach the people correct principles, and they will govern themselves.” — Joseph Smith Jr.

Songs and Poems

PrayerEre you left your room this morning,
Did you think to pray?
In the name of Christ our Savior,
Did you sue for loving favor
As a shield today?

When your heart was full with anger,
Did you think to pray?
Did you plead for grace, my brother,
That you might forgive another
Who had crossed your way?

When sore trials came upon you,
Did you think to pray?
When your soul was full of sorrow,
Balm of Gilead did you borrow
At the gates of day?

Oh, how praying rests the weary!
Prayer will change the night to day.
So, when life gets dark and dreary,
Don’t forget to pray.

— Mary A. Pepper Kidder

Musings

Bail ’em Out?

Back in 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it.  They failed and it closed.  Now we are trusting the economy of our country and our banking system to the same nit-wits who couldn’t make money running a whore house and selling whiskey.

U.S Lawmakers at work:

In 1999…

  • 29 members of Congress have been accused of spousal abuse.
  • 7 have been arrested for fraud.
  • 19 have been accused of writing bad checks.
  • 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses.
  • 3 have been arrested for assault.
  • 71 have credit reports so bad they can’t qualify for a credit card.
  • 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges.
  • 8 have been arrested for shoplifting.
  • 21 are current defendants in lawsuits.
  • And in 1998 alone, 84 were stopped for drunk driving, but released after they claimed Congressional immunity.

Now in 2009, it’s hard to find any Democrat, in Washington DC that has paid their taxes.  Many of them are in the Presidential cabinet.  Which is why it is so easy for them to raise your taxes and spend it as if it is theirs.

Today … 75% of them can’t pass a simple high-school level test on the Constitution, the organization and purposes of the three houses of the Federal Government, and (get this) Congressional ethics rules.

[The following was added in December 2009]

The Obama Administration continues to set records:

  • The national debt has been increasing since the early 1900’s.  Each President and the Congress has slowly increased it year after year.  George W. Bush, and the Democrat controlled Congress briefly held the record for being the largest increase in the national debt of any President and Congress.  However, Obama, not wanting to be outdone, in just four months quadrupled the national debt.  If you added up the amount of money from each President’s increase in the National Debt since it’s inception, from Washington to George W. Bush, Obama still beat them (all combined) in 4 months by four times that combined amount!!  Obama is in a league of his own.
  • The lowest number of people in a Presidential administration without any real-world job experience (has had a job that hasn’t been a government job or a job period) was previously held by the John F. Kennedy administration.  Once again, the Obama administration is in a league of its own with barely 7% having real world experience.  The other 93% are people that have NEVER held a public sector job EVER.  This means the inexperience doesn’t end with Obama, he brought the idiots with him.  The catastrophe that is the Obama administration is exactly what the Ivy League eggheads think things should be.  It’s not working out too well.
  • The current estimates are, as specific numbers cannot be established yet, due to cover up, is that the Obama administration has more people loyal to Marxist and communist organizations and supporters than any other in history.  In fact, it appears the percentage of Marxist supporters to “other” is now at approximately 68%.  This is unprecedented since the nation was founded.
  • The Obama administration holds the record for lowest first year approval rating of any President in history (since such polls were taken).  He also holds the record for lowest first year job approval for those who voted for him.

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