HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!

Well we have a President who is on record as saying he is ashamed of America…

Well my response is: who is he to talk? He isn’t even a U.S. citizen; but I for one am very proud of my country, and I want to see it taken back by the People!!!

Happy Birthday America!


Below is an interesting article from WND on why America is still an EXCEPTIONAL Country, even today, with all our problems.

Truly today our weakest link is at the top; and that is a sure sign that our foundation is cracked.

Listen to some of the things Obama has said about America and what his vision is for our country:

Ask yourself, as an American, does this man speak for you?

Listen to some of Obama’s quotes:

“Whatever we once were, we’re no longer a Christian nation.”

“America does not presume to know what is best for everyone”

“As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”

“In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world.”

“The United States is still working through some of our own darker periods in our history.”

“Too often, the United States has not pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors.”

“The United States will be willing to acknowledge past errors where those errors have been made.”

“So let me be clear: no system of government can or should be imposed upon one nation by any other.” (Why don’t you tell that to your friends in the Islamic nations of the world Obama?)

“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.”

“Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”

“Our country still struggles with the legacies of slavery and segregation, the past treatment of Native Americans.” (and yet America still surpasses any place else in the world where people can have equal opportunities, regardless of race, color, or creed… that’s why we have so many people wanting to come here)

“The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person….”

“My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy. We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect.” (who attacked who on 9/11?)

“national security. It is a rallying cry for our enemies.” (So is that why we leave our southern most border wide open, to make our enemies feel better?)

“I would like to think that with my election and the early decisions that we’ve made, that you’re starting to see some restoration of America’s standing in the world.” (As far as I can tell the only arrogance and condescension that I hear these days, is coming out of your mouth, Obama.)

“The Holy Koran tells us, “O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.” (…and that you must convert to Islam or be killed – read your history Obama—and then look at the world today, it’s not Catholic nuns who are going around blowing themselves up!)

“While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms.”

“The danger I think is when the United States or any country thinks that we can simply impose these values on another country with a different history and a different culture” (… again look around you Obama, and see who it is in the world today who is trying to impose their belief system on the world… it is the Muslim nations.)

“So I read the book to help me understand what it is that makes white people so afraid, their demons, the way ideas get twisted around. It helps me understand how people learn to hate.” (Do you mean ‘Hate’ like Jeremiah Wright, where you went to church for 20 years?)

“…I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” (So is this your excuse for infanticide and abortion?)

“It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” (Hey folks, he’s talking about them ‘crazy right-winged Christians’ here; and no we are NOT against immigrants, just the illegal immigrants, who break the law… and while we are on the subject, where is your Birth Certificate Obama?)

“America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.” (How dumb a statement is that! Again it isn’t the Christians who are intolerant of other faiths, it is Islam… try taking Bibles into Saudi Arabia!)

“You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin,” Obama said. “Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we’re talking about the Iraq War, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest. (I suppose he is talking here about why he wouldn’t wear a flag pin… is that also why you refused to salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance?)

“Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions. I believe that many of these decisions were motivated by a sincere desire to protect the American people. But I also believe that all too often our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight; that all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions.” (Yeah, like the decision to ignore our U.S. Constitution and invoke Executive Orders that violate our Constitutional rights… which began under former President George W. Bush, and is today being continued under Obama.)

Folks, America’s greatest strength has always been our Judaic/Christian roots, and our long history and heritage as a Christian Nation!

Here are just a few quotes which our founding fathers have made on this subject; which I think are very relevant today, especially in light of what this current president has to say.

Just ask yourself, which one of the two lists (the one above or below) most reflect your core beliefs about our country?

George Washington

1st U.S. President

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”
The Writings of Washington, pp. 342-343.

John Adams

2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

“Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God … What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be.”
Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, Vol. III, p. 9.

“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”
–Adams wrote this on June 28, 1813, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson.

“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever.”
–Adams wrote this in a letter to his wife, Abigail, on July 3, 1776.

Thomas Jefferson

3rd U.S. President, Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event.”
Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237.

“I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.”
The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, p. 385.

John Hancock

1st Signer of the Declaration of Independence

“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.”
History of the United States of America, Vol. II, p. 229.

Benjamin Franklin
Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Unites States Constitution

“Here is my Creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshipped.

That the most acceptable service we render to him is in doing good to his other children. That the soul of man is immortal, and will be treated with justice in another life respecting its conduct in this. These I take to be the fundamental points in all sound religion, and I regard them as you do in whatever sect I meet with them.

As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and his religion, as he left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see;

But I apprehend it has received various corrupting changes, and I have, with most of the present dissenters in England, some doubts as to his divinity; though it is a question I do not dogmatize upon, having never studied it, and think it needless to busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an opportunity of knowing the truth with less trouble. I see no harm, however, in its being believed, if that belief has the good consequence, as probably it has, of making his doctrines more respected and more observed; especially as I do not perceive, that the Supreme takes it amiss, by distinguishing the unbelievers in his government of the world with any peculiar marks of his displeasure.”
–Benjamin Franklin wrote this in a letter to Ezra Stiles, President of Yale University on March 9, 1790.

http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=8755

We report… you decide!

Let’s take back our country and restore our Constitutional Republic… while we still can!

While we still have a country to save.

Pray America… watch and pray!

Shalom,

Skip Barland



From: WorldNetDaily [mailto:alerts@alerts.worldnetdaily.com]
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 2:05 AM
To: Skip Barland
Subject: AMERICA THE EXCEPTIONAL–Why it’s the greatest nation in human history

July 2010 – AMERICA THE EXCEPTIONAL:

Why it’s the greatest nation in human history

“America is – is no longer, uh, what it could be – what it, it once was. And I say to myself, I don’t want that future for my children.”
– Barack Obama to a 7-year-old girl asking why he wanted to be president, Elkhart, Indiana, Aug. 6, 2008

Whether Barack Obama is apologizing about America to a 7-year-old child or to European and Muslim world leaders, after 18 months as president there is no longer any doubt about which direction he’s taking America: Down.

  • “Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail.”
    – President Barack Obama in Cairo, Egypt, June 3, 2009
  • “Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower.”President Obama at close of two-day nuclear security summit in Washington, D.C., April 13, 2010
  • “[The world] cannot depend as much on the U.S. as it did in the past.”
    – U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to the BBC, June 25, 2010

By every objective measure, it’s clear that President Obama and those surrounding and guiding him are firmly committed to ending, once and for all, America’s economic, military and moral leadership in the world.

However, the problem with that is that history proves the only thing that has prevented the world from plunging into utter darkness and tyranny has been America’s leadership, strength, courage, generosity and legendary liberty – in short, its exceptionalism.

“‘AMERICA THE EXCEPTIONAL’ is the antidote to Obama and his vision of a dependant, enfeebled, American socialist utopia,” said David Kupelian, managing editor of WorldNetDaily and Whistleblower. It transports readers to the real America – the nation they loved as a child, the ‘shining city on a hill’ our founders gave us and the Pilgrims dreamed about and courageously pursued.”

Out of the thousands of years of suffering and oppression that comprise human history, a light burns brightly for just a couple of hundred years.

The American experiment: a revolutionary idea that the common man can be free, master of his own government, so long as he himself is ruled by God.

For a short time this brilliant young country dazzles all the world and all of history, not just with its power and productivity and progress, but with its goodness.

No question about it. For two centuries America has been the leader of the free world and inspiration to the unfree world. It has sent its soldiers to fight and die in foreign lands to protect the innocent, it has led the world in science, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, business and philanthropy – but above all, it has been a beacon of liberty. But that beacon today is under withering assault.

“Despite the attempted socialist transformation of our nation under Obama,” said Kupelian, “in November Americans have a chance, perhaps our last chance, to restore America’s exceptionalism and to reconnect with her original, transcendent purpose.”

“If you want to re-experience the real America,” he concluded, “and be refreshed and strengthened for the battles ahead, you must read this very special and inspiring issue.”

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