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William Andrew Dillard

I do not propose to be a constitutional lawyer, but I feel deeply that I understand more about that foundational document of the United States of America than a lot of “so-called” lawyers do, and much of what now makes up congress. If possible, I want to present some thoughts on balance of power in government without digressing too much on so many tempting thoughts.
Our republic is the expression of tremendous wisdom on the part of our founding fathers. The three branches of government: Executive, Judicial, Legislative are so designed to create a balance of power offering good governing actions, licenses, restrictions, etc. on the part of the governed: the citizens of the nation, most certainly including those who make up and staff those branches. In the simplist of terms, the legislative branch has the responsibility to make laws, and fund their implementation. The judicial branch has the responsibility of determining whether the laws the legislative branch makes are constitutional (not contrary to the meaning of the constitution as originally written). The executive branch has the responsibility of executing those laws, and of protecting by the power of his actions the citizens of the nation. Excuse me, but I am searching in vain for balance in the way the branches of government are operating today.
Congress refuses to make necessary laws for the good of the country. Judicial courts issue edicts blocking the actions of the executive branch. The process seems to be a designed program to bring the function of government to a halt, and swinging the doors wide open to lawlessness and chaos in other matters as well.
When will the judicial branch discipline itself? The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is obviously staffed with left wing liberals whose decisions are overturned most of the time. Yet, they have the power to stop the actions of the executive branch? It should be dissolved! The legislative branch revels in its own quagmire of do nothing but feather their own bed. What will happen to our beloved country when it becomes largely dysfunctional? Where are the statesmen? Revolution will undoubtedly occur, but the ensuing form will not be pleasing to those clamoring for its present demise, nor friendly toward freedom loving people. God’s people should be much in prayer for heavenly help to thwart the designs of the socialistic communists who are doing their dead level best to take the republic down. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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Just a thought on this election and some presumptions that are taking place in an era of social media.

I do not believe that one side and their reaction is indicative of the possible reaction if the tables were turned. Let me show what I mean by some explaining of my thoughts and reactions.

I live in the state where president Obama was an organizer and Senator. I followed his commission that he was head of that made decisions on abortion measures. I prayed as the decision was made that a baby that was aborted and lived would be laid some where and ignored until it died. Here is a baby fully formed and crying, that had beat the abortionist and sentence has been passed that that baby must die.

As a Bible believer and a preacher, believing that God gives life and God takes life, this was violently against what I knew the Bible to teach. There are many Bible believing people that knew of this injustice and we stood and lost at the ballot box. There was no one in the streets. We purposed to educate those that voted based upon emotion. We had some leaders in congress that made “bold” statements so that their constituents would feel better, then these leaders bent over backwards to accommodate the president. For 2 years the house, the senate, and the presidency was democrats holding the majority.

We still did not run out into the streets and demonstrate and riot and start fires because we are law abiding people. We continued to educate people about “character” and “Godliness” and aligning our thoughts and desires with Biblical standards.

The Clinton’s have a history that they cannot ignore. The white water scam reveals that they are an unethical people. Then we have Bill Clinton and rape and affairs and all the threats that go along with immorality. My father preached the funeral of a teenage boy that happened up on a drug deal and ended up dead. The coroner ruled the deaths of these two teenage boys was an accident. The call went out to an independent coroner and the rule was murder. This drug incident was traced through Mena Arkansas and to the governor’s mansion in Little Rock where Bill Clinton was governor.

After two years the aroused silent majority saw that the problem we were experiencing was not “color” but was character and “purpose”. The Clinton’s did not have the “character” to be put in the White house again. The “purpose” of Obama was not to govern by the constitution but by “fiat”, a pen and a phone. There for the silent majority, having been prodded out of slumber went into the streets to make a change at the ballot box and took the house and made it a republican bastion. Still weak and indecisive, yet some progress was made. Next, the senate was captured not because of rioting and burning but ballot box voting.

Oh what a primary the Republicans had. So many to chose from. I had several to chose from that were christian and conservative and promising. Scott Walker, Huckaby, Carson, and Cruz. Some others were Republican in name only. That is a nice way of saying they were to liberal for a true conservative to vote for. Some would say, but…but….Rubio. He was with the gang of 8 that pushed a bill where companies such as Disney could hire illegal aliens and fire their American workers. He also was with the gang of eight to oppose a border wall. You understand, the silent majority are law abiding people. They believe that all others should be law abiding. We are strange and different that way. We simply believe in the rule of law. I chose Cruz because he claimed to be a christian and he was a strong constitutionalist. I lost in the primaries. Now I have a decision to make on my vote. I did not care the brash, abrasive and obnoxious Trump. Do I write in a vote? That is a question that prayed about and labored over. As I saw the situation and did research, there were things I came to realize. The maledictions uttered by the main stream press were very inaccurate. I replayed Trump speeches and statements. He was not a racist until he ran for president. He stood with Rosa Parks and Ali in a ceremony. He uttered some profane statements and I hated that cavalier attitude. He apologized. Bill Clinton never apologized for rape and affairs and Hillary never apologized for threatening those rape or the Whitewater scam. The more I research, the more I found. The Veritas tapes were so revealing about how far the democrats would go to try to create conflict at Trump rallies. Creamer, a democrat in contact with the democratic party paid people to disrupt Trump rallies. A truly despicable thing to do. The main street media did not investigate these disruptions because they were complicit in pushing Hillary Clinton’s agenda.

At a womens conference in New York, Hillary Clinton made this statement. “Cults and religions are going to have to change what they believe.” This would be part of her agenda if elected president. I, a Bible believer could not accept this. I would immediately become a law breaker.

Now let us talk emotions. The Bible teaches us, we are to rule our emotions and not let our emotions rule us. Our emotions are to be based on fact and not whimsy. My Bible says “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” II Timothy 2:15. We should learn to make this application to all of our life and not just Bible study. John 8:32 – “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. I enjoy the freedom of knowledge. Trump didn’t rile emotions. The media riled emotions because they mis-stated the things Trump said to turn the people against him. Honesty is the best policy and the silent majority seek honesty and reject the lies of main street media.

May we come together, not in the idea of compromise but in truth, lawfulness and civility. Compromise is right and wrong coming together in the middle and both becoming wrong. May we ever dwell together in truth thereby garnering unity as the result.

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Joseph Caples posted this.

I agree with the sentiments.

Dear Democrats and Liberals.
I’m noticing that a lot of you aren’t graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost. In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those of us who voted for Trump.
Some of you are apparently “triggered”. Because you are posting how “sick” you feel about the results.
How did this happen you ask?
You created “us” when you attacked our freedom of speech.
You created “us” when you attacked our right to bear arms.
You created “us” when you attacked our Christian beliefs.
You created “us” when you constantly referred to us as racists.
You created “us” when you constantly called us xenophobic.
You created “us” when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.
You created “us” when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.
You created “us” when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.
You created “us” when you attacked our flag.
You created “us” when you confused womens rights with feminism.
You created “us” when you began to
emasculate men.
You created “us” when you decided to make our children soft.
You created “us” when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.
You created “us” when you attacked our way of life.
You created “us” when you decided to let our government get out of control.
“You” created “us” the silent majority.
And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up.
And we did it with ballots, not bullets
or riots

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 Great true story! Oh, that Hillary had such courage.
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Phillip Jennings is an investment banker and entrepreneur, former Marine Corps Captain who flew missions  in Vietnam and, after leaving the Marine Corps, flew for Air America in Laos. He won the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society short fiction award in 1998. He has a degree in business administration and is the CEO of Mayfair Capital Partners.  He is the author of two novels and one non-fiction book.
He authored the following article which appeared in the May 26, 2016 edition of USA Today.  It is short and should be required reading for everyone.
Secretary without honor
When I hear people say Clinton emails don’t matter, I remember a young Marine captain who owned up to his career-ruining mistake.
Apologists for Hillary Clinton’s alleged criminal mishandling of classified documents say that it doesn’t matter, that she really did nothing wrong, or nothing significant. But the real question is not so much what she did as how she has responded to being found out.
Once during the mid-1960s when I was on active duty in the Marine Corps, I was the air liaison officer for a battalion of Marines aboard 11 ships in the Mediterranean. As the air officer and a senior captain, I had a rotating responsibility for the nuclear code book, kept in the safe in the operations room of the lead amphibious squadron command ship. I shared that duty with another captain, a squared away young man, liked by all he commanded and the son of a very high-ranking Marine.
On the day our ships were leaving the Mediterranean, we met the new amphibious squadron near Gibraltar and made preparations to transfer security codes and other sensitive material to the incoming Marine battalion. The young captain was on duty and went to the operations office to pick up the code book. He was alone in the office. He removed the code book and placed it on the desk while closing the safe. In a rushed moment, he stepped across the passageway to retrieve something he needed from his quarters. Seconds later, he stepped back into the operations office and found the operations sergeant having just entered, looking down at the code book.
Against all regulations, the code book had been out of the safe and unattended. It mattered not that it was unattended for only seconds, that the ship was 5 miles at sea, or that it was certain no one unauthorized had seen the code. The captain could have explained this to the operations sergeant. He could have told the sergeant that he “would take care of it.” He could have hinted that his high-ranking dad could smooth it over.
But the Marine Corps’ values are honor, courage and commitment. Honor is the bedrock of our character. The young captain could not ask the sergeant to betray his duty to report the infraction, no matter how small. Instead, the captain simply said, “Let’s go see the colonel.”
That captain had wanted to be a Marine officer all of his life. It was the only career he ever wanted. When he reported the incident to the colonel, he knew he was jeopardizing his life’s dream. But he did it.
The results went by the book. The amphibious squadron stood down. Military couriers flew in from NATO. The codes were changed all over Europe. The battalion was a day late in leaving the Mediterranean. The captain, Leonard F. Chapman III, received a letter of reprimand, damaging his career. He stayed in the corps and died in a tragic accident aboard another ship.
I saw some heroic acts in combat in Vietnam, things that made me proud to be an American and a Marine. But that young captain stood for what makes our corps and our country great.
Clinton is the antithesis of that young captain, someone with no honor, little courage and commitment only to her endless ambition. This has nothing to do with gender, party affiliation, ideology or policy. It is a question of character — not just hers, but ours. Electing Clinton would mean abandoning holding people accountable for grievous errors of integrity and responsibility. What we already know about her security infractions should disqualify her for any government position that deals in information critical to mission success, domestic or foreign. But beyond that, her responses to being found out — dismissing its importance, claiming ignorance, blaming others — indict her beyond anything the investigation can reveal. Those elements reveal her character. And the saddest thing is that so many in America seem not to care.

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Protected Beyond All Human Probability—George Washington

Protected Beyond All Human Probability—George Washington


To John Washington, July 18, 1755

Dear Brother, As I have heard, since my arrival at this place, a circumstantial account of my death and dying speech, I take this early opportunity of contradicting the first, and of assuring you, that I have not as yet composed the latter. But, by the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, although death was leveling my companions on every side of me!

Source: George Washington, as quoted in Life of George Washington, Part 1,  p. 207, by Washington Irving

They Were Believers is researched, compiled, and edited (with occasional commentary and explanatory notes) by Steve Farrell, Founder and Editor In Chief of The Moral Liberal. Copyright © 2012-2014 Steve Farrell.

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John Langdon died September 18, 1819.

John Langdon died September 18, 1819.

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At age 22 he became a sea captain, like his older brother Woodbury Langdon, sailing to the West Indies.

Then the British imposed trade restrictions with the Revenue Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765.

When John Langdon sailed his ship into Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the British seized his cargo of sugar and rum.

The British then imposed the Tea Act, provoking the Boston Tea Party, December 16, 1773.

The same day Portsmouth resolved to refuse all British ships from landing with tea.

King George III issued a royal order, October 19, 1774, banning the export of gunpowder and arms to America.

When word reached Portsmouth, John Langdon led 400 men to capture British Fort William and Mary in New Castle, seizing arms and 100 barrels of gunpowder.

In 1775, John Langdon was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress, as was later his brother, Woodbury Langdon.

In 1776, John Langdon oversaw the building of American warships, including the “Ranger,” which he recommended be captained by John Paul Jones.

Langdon was elected Speaker of the New Hampshire House, 1776-1782, where he championed fiscal responsibility of using silver and gold instead of paper currency.

When the British recaptured Fort Ticonderoga, Speaker John Langdon reportedly told the Legislature:

“I have 3,000 dollars in hard money. I will pledge the plate in my house for 3,000 more, and I have 70 hogsheads of Tobago rum which shall be disposed of for what it will bring. These and the avails of these are at the service of the state. If we defend our homes and our firesides, I may get my pay; if we do not defend them, the property will be of no value to me.”

Langdon built seven ships with which he raided British ships.

As a colonel, he led a voluntary company of soldiers to Saratoga, where he witnessed the surrender of British General Burgoyne.

He commanded soldiers in 1778 with John Sullivan’s army in Rhode Island.

In 1784, John Langdon was a State Senator and in 1785 he was elected President (Governor) of New Hampshire.

As President (Governor) of the State of New Hampshire, John Langdon issued A Proclamation for a Day of Public Fasting and Prayer. February 21, 1786:

“…that the citizens of this State may with one heart and voice, penitently confess their manifold sins and transgressions, and fervently implore the divine benediction, that a true spirit of repentance and humiliation may be poured out upon all orders and degrees of men, and a compleat and universal reformation take place…

that he would be pleased to bless the great Council of the United States of America, and direct their deliberations to the wise and best determinations…

and above all, that he would rain down righteousness upon the earth, revive religion, and spread abroad the knowledge of the true GOD, the Saviour of man, throughout the world.”

In 1786, John Langdon was chosen as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify, making the U.S. Constitution law, June 21, 1788.

Governor John Langdon wrote to George Washington:

“I have the great pleasure of informing your Excellency that this State has this day adopted the Federal Constitution…thereby placing the Key Stone in the great arch.”

In 1788, John Langdon was elected New Hampshire’s first U.S. Senator, traveling to the U.S. Capital in New York City.

The Senate elected him President of the Senate, where he counted the votes of the electoral college in the first national election.

Langdon informed George Washington that was elected President, and on April 30, 1789, he administered the oath of office to the nation’s first chief executive.

Returning to New Hampshire as Governor, John Langdon issued a Proclamation, October 10, 1805, acknowledging the nation’s victory over the Muslim Barbary Pirates of North Africa:

“It has been customary…to set apart a certain day…for…publicly recognizing their dependence upon Almighty God for protection, and that they might express their gratitude to Him for all blessings and mercies received and implore a continuance of them;-

I therefore…appoint Thursday, the 28th day of November…as a day of public Thanksgiving and Prayer…in praising and adoring Almighty God, and in offering up our thanks to Him as the great author of every good and perfect gift…

For the termination of our contest with one of the African powers; the liberation of our fellow-citizens from bondage…

But above all, for the inestimable blessings of the gospel of peace and salvation, the means of grace and hopes of future glory, through the merits of a crucified Savior. ..

That he would bless the means used for the promulgation of his word, and make pure religion and morality more and more abound.”

After retiring, John Langdon founded the New Hampshire Bible Society in 1812, four years before the American Bible Society was founded.

Serving as its first President, its goal was to put a Bible in every New Hampshire home.

John Langdon had been visited in 1817 by President James Monroe, as the newspaper reported:

“While at Portsmouth, the President spent that part of the Sabbath which was not devoted to public divine service, with that eminent patriot and Christian, John Langdon.

His tarry…was probably longer than the time devoted to any individual in New England.”

John Langdon died SEPTEMBER 18, 1819.

As Governor, John Langdon had issued a Proclamation, October 21, 1785:

“It therefore becomes our indispensable Duty, not only to acknowledge, in general with the rest of Mankind, our dependence on the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, but as a People peculiarly favoured, to testify our Gratitude to the Author of all our Mercies, in the most solemn and public manner…

To celebrate the Praises of our divine Benefactor; to acknowledge our own Unworthiness, confess our manifold Transgressions, implore his Forgiveness, and intreat the continuance of those Favours which he had been graciously pleaded to bestow upon us;

That he would…bless our Seminaries of Learning, and spread the Gospel of his Grace over all the Earth. And all servile Labour is forbidden on said Day.”

Bill FedererThe Moral Liberal contributing editor, William J. Federer, is the bestselling author of “Backfired: A Nation Born for Religious Tolerance no Longer Tolerates Religion,” and numerous other books. A frequent radio and television guest, his daily American Minute is broadcast nationally via radio, television, and Internet. Check out all of Bill’s books here.

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V-J Day, August 14, 1945

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V-J Day, AUGUST 14, 1945, President Harry S Truman stated at a News Conference announcing the end of World War II:

“I have received this afternoon a message from the Japanese Government…

‘His Majesty the Emperor is prepared to authorize and ensure the signature of his Government and the Imperial General Headquarters of the necessary terms for carrying out the provisions of the Potsdam declaration…and all the forces under their control wherever located to cease active operations, to surrender arms.’”

The next day, in anticipation of the Jewish New Year, President Truman stated:

“I extend to all my fellow Americans of Jewish faith my hearty congratulations and best wishes for New Year’s Day.

The enemies of civilization who would have destroyed completely all freedom of religion have been defeated. All faiths unite in thanksgiving to Almighty God on our victory over the forces of evil.

Let us now all join to create the kind of peace settlement which will keep alive freedom of religious belief all over the world, and prevent the recurrence of all this misery and destruction.

That is the most fitting memorial we can erect to those who have fought and suffered and labored and died in this struggle to preserve decency for mankind.”

On August 16, 1945, Truman proclaimed a Day of Prayer:

“The warlords of Japan…have surrendered unconditionally…

This is the end of the…schemes of dictators to enslave the peoples of the world, destroy their civilization, and institute a new era of darkness and degradation.”

Truman continued:

“Our global victory has come from the courage…of free men and women united in determination to fight. It has come from the massive strength of arms…created by peace-loving peoples who knew that unless they won, decency in the world would end.

It has come from millions of peaceful citizens…turned soldiers overnight – who showed a ruthless enemy that they were not afraid to fight…”

Harry S Truman concluded:

“It has come with the help of God, Who was with us in the early days of adversity and…Who has now brought us to this glorious day of triumph.

Let us give thanks to Him and…dedicated ourselves to follow in His ways.”

Bill FedererThe Moral Liberal contributing editor, William J. Federer, is the bestselling author of “Backfired: A Nation Born for Religious Tolerance no Longer Tolerates Religion,” and numerous other books. A frequent radio and television guest, his daily American Minute is broadcast nationally via radio, television, and Internet. Check out all of Bill’s bookshere.

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Charles Thomson

August 16th marks the 190th anniversary of the death of Charles Thomson. Charles Thomson, Secretary of the Continental Congress and a strong Christian, was one of only two people who signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th (John Hancock was the other; the rest signed weeks later).
Thomson is also responsible for the Great Seal of the United States, which he prepared — and Congress approved — in 1782.


Thomson served fifteen years in the Continental Congress, and his political career came to a close when he notified George Washington that he had been unanimously selected the President of the United States.

But Thomson was not only a great patriot and supporter of the American cause, he was also a great supporter of the Word of God. In fact, his name is associated with some of America’s greatest Biblical works.

For example, his name, as Secretary of Congress, is found in the introduction to theAitken Bible, also known as “The Bible of the Revolution,” which was the first Bible printed in English in America. That Bible was printed by Robert Aitken, the official printer of the Continental Congress (Aitken described that Bible as “a neat edition of the Holy Scriptures for the use of schools”), and was reviewed and approved by a committee of the Continental Congress, with an official congressional endorsement published in the front of that Bible. (All of the original books pictured below that are associated with Charles Thomson are from our library at WallBuilders.)

Thomson was also responsible for the first American translation of the Greek Septuagint (the full Greek Bible) into English in 1808 – a task that consumed nearly two decades of his life.  Called Thomson’s Bible, it is a four volume-set that is considered one of the most scholarly of American Bible translations, and that translation is still available today.
Thomson also had an 8 volume set  in which every other page was blank, thus allowing scholars a place to write notes on Scriptures as they studied them.
In 1815, Thomson published his famous Synopsis of the Four Evangelists, in which he took all the passages from the four Gospels and arranged them chronologically, thus producing something like one super long Gospel, with all Jesus’ words and acts arranged sequentially. Today, we call such a work a synoptic Gospel.

Sadly today, Charles Thomson has become a forgotten Founding Father, but his contributions, both politically and spiritually, permanently shaped the course of America and blessed American life.

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Herbert Hoover born August 10, 1874

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Herbert Hoover was born AUGUST 10, 1874.

The son of a Quaker blacksmith, he studied at Stanford and became a world renowned engineer.

Trapped in China when the Boxer Rebellion broke out in 1900, Herbert Hoover directed the building of barricades under heavy fire while his wife worked in the hospital.

In World War I, at the request of the American Consul, Hoover helped 120,000 Americans stranded in Europe return home.

He directed the feeding of Belgium after Kaiser Wilhelm II overran it and orchestrated feeding the Allied nations while avoiding rationing at home.

After the war, Herbert Hoover arranged the feeding of millions starving in Central Europe and Russia.

He served as Secretary of Commerce for Presidents Harding and Coolidge.

Of President Harding, Hoover wrote in his memoirs, (published 1952):

“[Harding] had another side which was not good. His political associates had been men of the type of Albert B. Fall [Teapot Dome Scandal]…Harry Daugherty [bootlegging scandal]…Charles Forbes [embezzled $225,000]…He enjoyed the company of these men [in] weekly White House poker parties…the play lasted most of the night…It irked me to see it in the White House.”

When the Mississippi River flooded in 1927, leaving 1.5 million people displaced from their homes,

Herbert Hoover mobilized state and local authorities, militia, army engineers, the Coast Guard, and the American Red Cross, and set up health units which stamped out malaria, pellagra and typhoid, gaining him national appreciation.

In 1929, Herbert Hoover became the 31st U.S. President.

In his Inaugural, March 4, 1929, President Herbert Hoover entreated:

“Ill-considered remedies for our faults brings only penalties after them. But if we hold the faith of the men in our mighty past who created these ideals, we shall leave them heightened and strengthened for our children…

I ask the help of Almighty God in this service to my country.”

Less than eight months later, the Stock Market crashed due to domestic and international conditions.

Though implementing a volunteerism plan of aid through the States, political opposition tended to prolong recovery, thereby sabotaging his reelection.

Hoover warned in a speech at Madison Square Garden, NY, October 31, 1932, against his opponent’s collectivist “New Deal” plans of the government taking control of businesses:

“To enter upon a series of deep changes…would be to undermine and destroy our American system…

No man who has not occupied my position in Washington can fully realize the constant battle which must be carried on against incompetence, corruption, tyranny of government expanded into business activities…

Free speech does not live many hours after free industry and free commerce die.”

At a reception for his 80th birthday in West Branch, IA, August 10, 1954, Herbert Hoover stated:

“I have witnessed on the ground in 20 nations the workings of the philosophy of that anti-Christ, Karl Marx…

I want to say something…not in the tones of Jeremiah but in the spirit of Saint Paul…

Our Founding Fathers did not invent the priceless boon of individual freedom and respect for the dignity of men.

That great gift to mankind sprang from the Creator and not from governments…

Today the Socialist virus and poison gas generated by Karl Marx and Friedreich Engels have spread into every nation on the earth…

Their dogma is absolute materialism which defies truth and religious faith…”

Hoover continued:

“A nation is strong or weak, it thrives or perishes upon what it believes to be true. If our youth are rightly instructed in the faith of our fathers…then our power will be stronger.”

Hoover concluded:

“To this whole gamut of Socialist infections, I say to you…God has blessed us with…heritage.

The great documents of that heritage are not from Karl Marx. They are from the Bible, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Within them alone can the safeguards of freedom survive.”

In 1935, the Hoover Dam was dedicated. Later that year, September 17, 1935, Herbert Hoover stated in San Diego, CA:

“Our Constitution…is based upon certain inalienable freedoms and protections which in no event the government may infringe…

It does not require a lawyer to interpret those provisions.

They are as clear as the Ten Commandments…

Behind them is the conception which is the highest development of the Christian faith-the conception of individual freedom with brotherhood.”

In his Memorial Day Address at Valley Forge, PA, 1931, President Herbert Hoover stated:

“If, by the grace of God, we stand steadfast in our great traditions through this time of stress, we shall insure that we and our sons and daughters shall see these fruits increased many fold.”

Bill FedererThe Moral Liberal contributing editor, William J. Federer, is the bestselling author of “Backfired: A Nation Born for Religious Tolerance no Longer Tolerates Religion,” and numerous other books. A frequent radio and television guest, his daily American Minute is broadcast nationally via radio, television, and Internet. Check out all of Bill’s bookshere.

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Leslie Lynch King, Jr. AKA Gerald Rudolph Ford

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Gerald Rudolph Ford was the 38th U.S. President.

Born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., on JULY 14, 1913, he was renamed by his stepfather.

He was the only Eagle Scout to be President.

He attended the University of Michigan on a football scholarship, graduated from Yale Law School and served in the Navy during World War II.

Gerald Ford was House Minority Leader until chosen to be Vice-President when Spiro Agnew resigned, then President when Richard Nixon resigned.

He was the only President not elected.

Gerald Ford stated upon assuming the Presidency, August 9, 1974:

“I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, and so I ask you to confirm me as your President with your prayers.”

On September 8, 1974, President Ford stated:

“The Constitution is the supreme law of our land and it governs our actions as citizens. Only the laws of God, which govern our consciences, are superior to it.

As we are a Nation under God, so I am sworn to uphold our laws with the help of God.”

In a Proclamation of Prayer, December 5, 1974, President Ford quoted President Eisenhower:

“Without God there could be no American form of government… Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first-the most basic-expression of Americanism.”

At a Southern Methodist University Convocation, September 13, 1975, President Ford stated:

“I see a century…which equips young men and women…to make their own decisions rather than permit their future to be programmed by massive government structures that an imaginative writer foresaw for 1984–a nightmarish fantasy of what our third century could be.

It is my deepest conviction that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have…

Men and women must prevail over the endless agencies and bureaus that would reduce human beings to computerized abstractions and program people into numbers and statistics.

Today’s mounting danger is from mass government…we must not let them prevail…

Never forget that in America our sovereign is the citizen…The state is a servant…It must never become an anonymous monstrosity that masters everyone.”

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