Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
In January of that year President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect.
However September of 1863 saw,
The bloodiest two days in American history that cost the Federals 1,657 dead, 9,756 wounded, and 4,757 missing for a total of 16,170 casualties out of 58,000 troops. The Confederate losses were 2,312 dead, 14,674 wounded and 1,468 for a total of 18,545 out of 66,000 troops.
However in the midst of that terrible Civil War, a war where every casualty was American, President Lincoln issued a proclamation of national day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens....and...fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
Today we are engaged in a war. Although no shots have been fired, or blood shed, our country has been taken over in a bloodless coup by a Fascists regime that seeks to destroy our Republic with a Unconstitutional ideology.
This Thanksgiving let us give thanks for the bounty of America and let us fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand in repentance for our sins and in preserving our Constitution, our Republic and our very way of life as a free people of a Representative Republic that places our trust in God "In God We Trust"
Proclamation Establishing Thanksgiving Day
October 3, 1863
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.
In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.
Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four others accused in the attacks will be put on criminal trial in New York, Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce later Friday.
There have been reports in the past month about another potential terrorist attack disrupted in New York City. Bringing these high profile terrorist leaders to New York will just put a target on New York again.
Even worse, the White House is going to subject these terrorists to criminal trials in civilian courts. They will get all the due process rights of citizens in court and potentially will be able to get access to material evidence in a civilian court that could reveal intelligence we’d prefer them not to have.
In a splitting the baby moment, though,
in the announcement Friday will be plans to hold a military tribunal for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, alleged to have planned the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole.
So, the man who blew up New York gets a civilian trial and the guy who blew up the Cole gets a military tribunal.???
This is more than outrageous it is a "clear and present danger" to America's security! Not only in bringing this terrorists to the city where he was the master mind behind the slaughter of 3,000 innocent men and woman but also as the article states, intelligence information will be brought out under discovery. Not to mention that this trial could last for years at what costs to taxpayers?
This is man is not a US citizen, he is a terrorist and self declared enemy of the United States. As an enemy combatant he should be tried at a military tribunal.
And of course the question must be asked, Why the man who blew up New York gets a civilian trial and the guy who blew up the Cole gets a military tribunal.??? What was the criteria used to make that decision??
Call your Congressman and Senator right now. Tell them they should use every tool at their disposal to block this.
The number to call is 202-224-3121.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
On Face book:
First of all THANK YOU ALL!!! This cause is doing tremendous because of each of you taking the time to get involved. We appreciate the cards and prepaid boxes that have been received. You are all going to make such an impact in the lives of the soldiers who will receive these. Just think...if each one of you send just 3 cards, EVERY SOLDIER in Iraq AND Afghanistan will receive a card leaving thousands extra to go to troops in other countries.
As the number of people continue to grow, the same questions seem to be popping up. So here are some answers to the questions that may be hidden around on this page.
1. Do we sign our name?
Soldiers like the personal connection, but you certainly don’t have to if you are not comfortable.
2. Do we put a return address or email?
Some soldiers like to keep in contact with those that have touched their lives while they are so far from home. However, we do understand that some of you wish not to. For those that do not wish to, we are going to include some post cards with the cards for the soldiers to write back and then post them on the site.
3. Do we seal the envelopes?
Please do NOT seal the envelopes. Unfortunately some of the cards do have messages that we would not wish any of these men or women to read while they are serving this country.
4. Do we need to include a stamp on the cards?
No, you do not. We are sending these cards in bulk to chaplains and other service members to be distributed.
5. Can we have school aged children draw pictures?
Absolutely, these men and women love getting pictures from children and many of them have children of their own waiting for them at home. For those of you doing it with classes, please include the school address for the soldier to write back to.
6. Where do we mail the cards?
Operation Christmas Cards
PO Box 102
Shrewsbury MA 01545
7. Can we send donations instead of cards?
Because of the generosity displayed by so many of you wanting to do more, we have gone ahead to the next step for this.
Checks can now be made payable to "Operation Christmas Cards" and mailed to the address above.
Again, THANK YOU all for supporting these men and women this holiday season though they deserve it year round.
Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have.
Amanda and Michelle
Also, I just received this for anyone who is interested in expressing support for the victims of Fort Hood. You may send your cards and letters here:
Ft. Hood Public Affairs Building
1001 RM. W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544
Courtesy of Stephanie S. Jasky, Founder, Director - FedUpUSA.org those son is serving in the Army
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I usually just throw them out. Oh I intended to write a letter and give them a piece of my mind but somehow with the busy life I am leading it just didn't get done. However I still wanted to and felt I NEEDED to send a strong message to the GOP. I know you feel the same and I know, like myself, that despite our best intent, there wasn't the follow through.
So I decided how can I easily get my message to the GOP? How can you?
Well one picture is worth a thousand words...this graphic (below) is down-loadable and printable right off the site!
So next time you get one of those letters from the RNC asking for donations, all you have to do is print out, and return in the conveniently post-paid envelope supplied to you by the RNC!
Share with your friends, lets get thousands upon thousands of these to the RNC! Send the message..WAKE UP GOP!
Memo to GOP
Monday, November 9, 2009
Feel your counter-protesting has become less effective?
Perhaps it time to look outside the box for new, innovative and effective ways to maximize your next counter-protest of your local ObamaCare kool aid drinkers, MoveOn.org, ACORN, MEA etc and so on!
The new training video below shows you how! (enjoy:)
Because we all need a good laugh now and then..
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Join your fellow patriots around the country in a nation wide Nov. 5 D-Day Push to the Defeat Pelosi Health House Care Bill
Melt the phone lines, fax, email, send letter, show up at their on their doors. Fax or Take along a PINK SLIP if you visit your Rep’s Local Office and he/she supports the Bill.
DO WHAT YOU CAN BUT DO SOMETHING!
10 minutes to phone/fax to the time it takes to hop in your car and pay your Rep a visit TO HELP SAVE YOUR COUNTRY.
This BILL is a nail in the coffin of our Republic and every citizen will lose more of their liberties and pay for the “privilege” with INCREASED TAXES
BOTTON LINE: It MUST be stopped
DO WHAT YOU CAN BUT DO SOMETHING!
The phone lines, fax, email, and address of all Michigan Reps can be found HERE
Here is a phone script or Fax page to use. Add or subtract as so desired.
My name is____ I am calling from Michigan, my zip code is_____I am calling to tell Rep or Senator ______ that the Pelosi Health Care Plan needs to be killed.
It is massive government control paid for on the back of the taxpayers and future taxpayers, our children. We need to start fresh with a 10-20 page Bill that includes tort reform, medical savings account, tax breaks, buying insurance across state lines.
We want choice NOT control.
If the Congressman/woman votes for this Bill in any form, I will do whatever I can to see they do not return to Congress.
The very future of our country is at stake!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Is there voting your in County? (see list below)
Your vote determines what happens where you live!
Kalamazoo Residents: there is an important special rights for 'homosexual and transgender initiative' on your ballot, Ordinance 1865 VOTE NO
For more Information on this unconstitutional ordinance by the radical homosexuals to force their lifestyle choice on yet another community see a previous post HERE
Michigan Counties Voting November 3, 2009