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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Prager University: What Should We Do About Guns?

"We teach what isn’t taught." - Dennis Prager

This semester of Prager University is presented by:  Nicholas Johnson

"To the glib critics of America's gun culture, we should make this demand:  If supply controls (on gun ownership) are the answer, describe precisely the full program of supply-side policies you propose to stop gun crimes, that we all abhor.  And then tell us, how those policies will also allow lawful gun owners to keep and protect themselves with firearms.  If you cannot square these two things, then you must convince Americans that they are better off under policies that would disarm good people, in a fruitless attempt to keep bad men from getting guns. " – N.J.


"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." – U.S. Constitution, Amendment II

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

PRAGER UNIVERSITY: The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party

"Give us five-minutes and we’ll give you a semester." - Dennis Prager

This semester of Prager University is presented by:  Carol Swain

"[T]he Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party.  Its mission was to stop the spread of slavery into the new western territories, with the aim of abolishing it entirely...The slavery question was, of course,  ultimately resolved by bloody civil war.  The Commander-in-Chief during that war was the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln - the 'man who freed the slaves'...Democrats falsely claim that the Republican Party is the villain, when in reality, it's the failed policies of the Democratic Party that have kept blacks down." - C.S.


"Since its founding in 1829, the Democratic Party has fought against every major civil rights initiative, and has a long history of discrimination.  The Democratic Party started the Civil War, opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, perpetrated lynchings, and fought against the Civil Rights Acts of the 1950's and 1960's...So now, the Democratic Party prospers on the votes of the very people it has spent much of its history oppressing." – C.S.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

"[I]f you believe, as I do, that as the family goes, so goes the nation, then there is no more important topic than marriage and the family."  - Mark West

Those who come to this blog regularly know how highly I think of Dennis Prager...Not surprisingly, Prager University has two perfect semesters for Father's Day.

I hope all of the fathers who visit my posts have a very Happy Father's Day...I also hope each of you will watch the two videos below - BECAUSE YOU ARE NECESSARY!!!!

"There is no greater value for a child to have a mother than a father...They need you. They need you. They need you. Put that message in your mind, and never let it out." - Dennis Prager


"[Y]ou'll never hear a poor working-class mom struggling to pay the bills, put food on the table, and fulfill both parental roles celebrate her 'liberation' from the shackles of the traditional family model.  Chances are when she lies awake at night contemplating her future and that of her children, she feels the absence of a husband and father lying in the bed beside her.  Every day, she and her children pay the price for a culture that has marginalized the role of men to that of mere inseminator." - Ken Connor


"Marriage is a clear path to a better life.  It always has been." - Brad Wilcox

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Flag Day (June 14)


Incredibly, and sadly, that is how many Americans see our Flag - the entire United States, for that matter...It's important for everyone to understand, it's not just the Flag or the country that they hate - MORE THAN ANYTHING, IT'S PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT THEY HATE!

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Luckily, most Americans not only respect our Flag, but revere what it stands for!

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, Indivisible, with liberty and Justice for all."

When you pledge allegiance to the flag you promise loyalty and devotion to your nation. Each word has a deep meaning.

"I pledge allegiance" = I promise to be true
"to the flag" = To the sign of our country
"of the United States of America" = A country made up of 50 states, each with certain rights
"and to the Republic" = A country where the people elect others to make laws for them
"for which it stands" = The flag means the country
"one Nation under God" = A single country whose people believe in a supreme being
"indivisible" = The country cannot be split into parts
"with liberty and justice" = With freedom and fairness
"for all" = For each person in the country
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HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FLAG

The Flag of the United States of America today has 13 stripes - 7 red and 6 white - and 50 white stars on a blue field - five rows of 6 and four rows of 5. The stripes remind us of the 13 original colonies that gained us our liberty. The stars represent the states that are bound together into one country.

The Flag of today grew out of many earlier flags raised in days gone by over American soil. From the time that America was discovered, different flags flew over different parts of the country; the flags of Spain, France, Holland, Sweden, and England (and Russia).

An English flag, known as the Red Ensign, waved over the 13 colonies from 1707 to the Revolution. The Red Ensign was the merchant flag of England. It was red with a union in the upper corner combining the cross of St. George (red on white), patron of England, with the diagonal cross (white on blue) of St. Andrew, patron of Scotland.

The flag that became known as the Grand Union flag was raised over George Washington's headquarters outside Boston on January 1, 1776. The Revolutionary War had started the year before and the colonies needed a flag of their own. The Grand Union flag retained the union of the English flag. Six white stripes broke the red field into seven red stripes - a total of 13 stripes.

The first official flag of the new nation was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia. The resolution was passed on June 14, 1777. That is the date we celebrate each year as Flag Day. The resolution specified "that the flag be 13 stripes alternate red and white; that the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." Since the resolution did not state how the stars were to be arranged, flag makers arranged them in different ways, among them; rows, in a half circle, and in a full circle. The one adopted was made by Betsy Ross and had the stars in a full circle.

The Flag that waved over Fort McHenry when it was bombarded, September 13-14, 1814, was a 15 star and 15 stripe flag. Two stripes and stars had been added to the original 13 on May 1, 1795. It became famous as the Star Spangled Banner. It was the Flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write our national anthem.

The Flag of 1818 had the stripes reduced to 13. Five more stars had been added, for a total of 20. When still more states joined the United States, it became evident that the flag would get to be an awkward shape if more and still more stripes were added. Therefore, on April 4, 1818, Congress passed a law that restored the design back to the original 13 stripes. It also provided that a star be added to the blue field for each new state
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Originally posted @ http://www.geocities.com/heartland/2328/flag.htm  (a dead link)

Monday, June 12, 2017

U.S. Army's 242nd Birthday (June 14)

I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.
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Since its birth on 14 June 1775 - over a year before the Declaration of Independence - the United States Army has played a vital role in the growth and development of our nation. Soldiers have fought more than 10 wars, from the American Revolution through the Cold War, the Gulf War, to the current Global War on Terrorism. This 242nd Birthday is a recognition of The Army’s history, traditions, and service to the Nation.

Our Army Is Serving A Nation At War

The Global War on Terrorism will not be short and it will require deep and enduring commitment. To fight this war and ensure our Nation's security into the future, the Army must provide the Joint Force with relevant and ready capabilities to support the National Security and Defense Strategies. Our Army is a campaign-quality Army with a Joint and Expeditionary Mindset, a proud member of the Joint Force expertly serving our nation and its citizens for 242-years.

The Army provides the Joint Force with the combat, combat support, and combat service support capabilities necessary to conduct sustained land warfare during extended campaigns. This is our unique contribution to the Joint Team and it will be maintained. The challenge we are addressing is how to transform our organizations, processes, doctrine and culture so that we are better able to provide this contribution in a more prompt and rapid manner.

As it has always been, Soldiers, both active and reserve, are the heart of the Army. Embued with the Warrior Ethos, our Soldiers are "Warriors of character" whose seriousness and sense of urgency are characteristic of an Army at war. Our Soldiers will always place the mission first, never accept defeat, never quit and will never leave a fallen comrade.


Re-posted from: http://www.army.mil/birthday/229/  (I only altered the number of years listed)

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Thursday, June 08, 2017

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