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Independence Day 2012

Religious Freedom

Jerry Nordskog by Jerry Nordskog

John Quincy Adams, 6th president stated:

America’s glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind.  She has a spear and a shield; but the motto upon her shield is Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her Declaration: this has been, as far as her necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice.

We are Americans and are unique in that we founded the First Christian Constitutional Republic in the history of the world.

Our National Motto is “In God We Trust.”

Our Pledge of Allegiance affirms we are “One Nation under God.”

Our Declaration of Independence proclaims our inalienable God-given rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (or Private Property).

The Preamble of our Constitution states:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

What makes us special among nations? We were established based upon Biblical principles and foundation of Just Laws and Liberty for all.

Our National Anthem rings out we are “the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave”!

52 of our 55 Founding Fathers who worked on the Constitution were members of orthodox Christian churches, Catholic and Protestant.

The structure of our Constitution limited national government due to the fallen nature of sinful man with the Separation of Powers in a three-Branch System of Federalist Government, along with States Rights, local control, and tax-exemption for Churches.

94% of the Founders’ quotes, according to a University of Houston sampling of over 15,000 writings were directly or indirectly based upon the Bible.

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Featured Video: Health Care Ruling Reaction: Pacific Justice Institute

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Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, calls the decision upholding the individual mandate of Obamacare "a huge setback for freedom and liberty" in America: "The court has renamed ObamaCare as a tax in order to avoid the whole issue of expanding federal powers under the Commerce Clause. But nonetheless, it is what it is — and that is, an overt control and intrusion into the lives of individuals."

"The Principles of all genuine liberty and of wise laws and administrations are to be drawn from the Bible and sustained by its authority."
Noah Webster, 1832

Road to Repeal

Jerry NordskogCall to Arms: A response to the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Health Care Act

by Billy Falling

Call to arms, Christians in America: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts just sold the Constitution down the river. By siding with the liberals, who have a very warped view of our founding document, he has betrayed his own oath, just as have the liberals, to uphold it. The Health Care Act has been upheld due to his vote in a 5-4 decision. We must vote Obama out, along with all those who agree with him in our fight to preserve what is left of our freedoms. This battle is not for those who are willing to compromise our liberties, the indifferent, the fearful, or the “space cadets” who do not live in “Realville,” but for those who are armed, or willing to arm themselves with the armor to take on real enemies to  liberty, freedom, and our faith. In other times and by other means, Christian Americans have worn the uniform, defended the flag, and preserved our Constitution. Millions of them gave their lives in doing so. We only have to engage the enemies within by our votes, our dollars, our witness, and our activities that tear down the strong holds of wrong opinions, wrong decisions, wrong legislation, and wrong policies. Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court will awaken again the sleeping giant and prove to be a positive force, a motivator, an inspiration, and a tool of recruitment in our perpetual struggle to preserve this great nation, the greatest nation in the history of the world. If you agree with me, you are my friend, If you do not, you are not my enemy, but you are my opponent. Thank God for a country where we can disagree, voice our disagreements, and still live together peaceably.  May the best opinions and values prevail. Go Tea Party, and God bless the USA. Up with our Constitution. 

p.s. Today the U.S. Supreme Court created a tax. That is not within their jurisdiction.

Billy Falling was founder and president of Christian Voters League in 1980/1990s, and is pastor of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Featured Video: ObamaCare Mandate Is Worse Than You Think

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Obamacare and its Mandates Fact Sheet (PDF)

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut — January 1639

Star Parker by Ben Gilmore

Big doors swing on little hinges. John Locke was only seven years old. He is called "The Philosopher of American Liberty." So we cannot credit "the world's first written Constitution" to his influence. What then was the root inspiration for the citizens of three settlement villages along the Connecticut River in the inland wilderness of the Massachusetts colony to do something that had never been done before?

In 1382, Wycliffe translated the Bible into English. It was another hundred forty-four years before Tyndale's Bible (1526), then The Great Bible (1539), Geneva Bible (1559), King James Bible (1611). Having the Bible available in English stimulated the greatest explosion of public literacy in human history. The man on the street wanted to read God's Word.

The New England Pilgrims and Puritans brought the Bible to North America and settled the northeastern coast.  Literacy and the sound reason that goes with it were rampant in America. In the spring of 1637, a group of settlers, "about a hundred souls,"moved from the coast to start settlements (Windsor, Hartford, & Wethersfield) along the Connecticut River. They were led by Rev. Thomas Hooker.

We have notes, taken by a Mr. Henry Wolcott, of Hooker's lecture on Thursday, May 31, 1638. This sermon was delivered at the opening session of the "General Court." Rev. Hooker said, "The foundation of authority is laid in the free consent of the people, that the choice of public magistrates belongs unto the people by God's own allowance", and that "They who have power to appoint officers and magistrates have the right also to set the bounds and limitations of the power and place unto which they call them."
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Star ParkerThe Declaration of Independence Defines Our Principles

by Star Parker

We must understand and apply our operating manual—our Constitution—in a manner consistent with the principles of our nation's founding.

It is encouraging news that the Supreme Court has decided to consider the constitutionality of key provisions of Obamacare—the Affordable Care Act.

By the end of next summer we'll know if the federal government can force individuals to buy health insurance and if they can force states to comply with a newly expanded Medicaid program.

Professor Walter Russell Mead of Bard College blogs that in the debates to ratify the Constitution, it was considered a weakness "that important laws could be passed and would operate for some time before people knew whether they were legal..."

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"What do we mean by the American Revolution? The war? That was no part of the Revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The Revolution was in the minds of the people....a change in their religious sentiments."
John Adams

William MiklerThe Sacred-Secular Extinction

by William Mikler

In the hands of secularists, the so-called sacred-secular distinction is really aimed at the extinction of the sacred.
If there is one lie the secularists don’t want Christians to discover, dismantle, and have done with, it’s the lie that is summed up in the phrase, “the sacred-secular distinction”. It is by means of this lie that secularists attempt to imprison Christians in their church houses so that they, the secularists, can run and ruin the world.

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