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A Politically Incorrect Merry Christmas

A Politically Incorrect Merry Christmas

You may (or may not) have heard that the PC Police have been out on Capitol Hill during this Christmas, er, holiday, er, winter season and told congressmen that they are not allowed to wish their constituents “Merry Christmas” in official mailings. Representative Scott Rigell (R-VA) has a very politically incorrect Christmas message for you this Christmas season.

Ronald Reagan Thanksgiving Proclamation

Ronald Reagan Thanksgiving Proclamation

This Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by President Ronald Reagan on November 15, 1985: Although the time and date of the first American thanksgiving observance may be uncertain, there is no question but that this treasured custom derives from our Judeo-Christian heritage. “Unto Thee, O God, do we give thanks,” the Psalmist sang, praising God not only for the “wondrous works” of His creation, but for loving guidance and deliverance from dangers…

John F. Kennedy Thanksgiving Proclamation

John F. Kennedy Thanksgiving Proclamation

This Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by President John F. Kennedy on October 27, 1961: “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.” More than three centuries ago, the Pilgrims, after a year of hardship and peril, humbly and reverently set aside a special day upon which to give thanks to God for their preservation and for the good harvest from the virgin soil upon which they had labored…

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

This Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on October 3, 1863 in the midst of America’s most bloody conflict ever: 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…

Thanksgiving Proclamation of the Third President

Thanksgiving Proclamation of the Third President

This Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by our nation’s third president, James Madison, in 1815: The senate and House of Representatives of the United States have by a joint resolution signified their desire that a day may be recommended to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity as a day of thanksgiving and of devout acknowledgments to Almighty God for His great goodness manifested in restoring to them the blessing of peace…

Rush Limbaugh on a Lesson for Today From Thanksgiving

Rush Limbaugh on a Lesson for Today From Thanksgiving

Yesterday on his show, Rush Limbaugh shared what he calls the “true story of Thanksgiving” as recorded in his best-seller “See I Told You So.” It’s the story of the Pilgrim’s well-intentioned but misguided and nearly disastrous flirtation with socialism (before there was such a name for such behavior), and how free market principles saved the colony. It’s a story that every, every, EVERY American needs to know.

The Secret Pilgrim History

The Secret Pilgrim History

If you’ve never heard Medved’s Thanksgiving story, then you are about to have all your assumptions about our Thanksgiving holiday challenged. Particularly, Medved talks about the economic model the pilgrims tried when they first came to New England. Medved tells when the pilgrims arrived, they instituted a socialist collective where everyone would work together and everyone would get a share of the crops. It turned out to be the same kind of debacle socialism always turns out to be.

Thanksgiving Proclamation of the Second President

Thanksgiving Proclamation of the Second President

This proclamation by America’s second president, John Adams, was actually for a day of fasting and humiliation, but it did contain a call for thanksgiving as well. It was issued in 1798: As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and the blessing of Almighty God, and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him…

Thomas Jefferson Thanksgiving Proclamation

Thomas Jefferson Thanksgiving Proclamation

This Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson in 1779: Whereas the Honourable the General Congress, impressed with a grateful sense of the goodness of Almighty God, in blessing the greater part of this extensive continent with plentiful harvests, crowning our arms with repeated successes, conducting us hitherto safely through the perils…

Thankful at the StopLight

Thankful at the StopLight

While you’re here at this StopLight, take a moment and think about what we have to be grateful for. Also, think about all that our forefathers went through, while still maintaining a thankful attitude.

First National Thanksgiving Proclamation

First National Thanksgiving Proclamation

This is the first national Thanksgiving proclamation of the United States, issued by Congress on Nov. 1, 1777: Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of; and it having pleased him in his abundant mercy…

Judiciary Myth – Courts Should Favor Minorities

Judiciary Myth - Courts Should Favor Minorities

You hear this one sometimes from socialists: the job of the judiciary is to protect the minority from the majority. No it isn’t. Lawbreakers are in the minority; is it the job of the judiciary to protect the minority of lawbreakers from the majority of law-abiding citizens? No, it is the job of the judiciary to uphold the law–which, in this case, involves protecting the majority from the lawbreaking of the minority.

Giving Thanks: A National Tradition

Giving Thanks: A National Tradition

As we, once again, approach this national day of “thanksgiving” I thought it necessary to reflect upon our nation’s long history of acknowledging and giving thanks to Almighty God. On October 3, 1789 George Washington issued the nation’s first presidential proclamation in which he called the nation to set aside a day for giving thanks to that “great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be….”

Thanksgiving Family Forum: GOP Candidates on Social Issues

Thanksgiving Family Forum: GOP Candidates on Social Issues

The Thanksgiving Family Forum, a discussion of what is known in modern culture as “social issues” by the GOP presidential candidates. It was held yesterday at the First Federated Church, Des Moines, Iowa. It was moderated by Frank Luntz. Most of the GOP candidates were there to participate in this forum that was very different than all the conventional debates we’ve seen so far, and they talked about what George Washington called the “indispensable supports” of our political prosperity. The issues discussed here make this forum quite likely the most important one you can view leading up to the 2012 election.

2011 Pulpit Freedom Sunday a Success

2011 Pulpit Freedom Sunday a Success

Eric Stanley of the Alliance Defense Fund was on Wallbuilders Live yesterday, discussing the Pulpit Initiative. This effort started in 2007 by the Alliance Defense Fund to challenge the unconstitutional tax code provision fostered in 1954 by then Senator Lyndon Johnson to silence his nonprofit political enemies. This year, 539 pastors participated, and next year even more are expected to come on board.

The Story Behind the ‘Star Spangled Banner’

The Story Behind the 'Star Spangled Banner'

Do you know how the United States got its national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner”? If you don’t, you should. If you do, you probably thrill to hear the story again and again. Watch this vide of historian David Barton telling the story.

Obama Makes Contempt for Christian Heritage Clear

Obama Makes Contempt for Christian Heritage Clear

Thanks, President Obama, for making it even more clear where you stand with your contempt for America’s Christian heritage. After the U.S. House of Representatives reaffirmed yesterday our national motto of “In God We Trust,” President Obama proceeded this morning to mock and minimize this act. Remember that Obama has on more than one occasion misled people about our national motto, as well as shown his disdain for our Christian heritage. What did Benjamin Franklin say about a people who think they no longer need God’s assistance?

America a Christian Nation

America a Christian Nation

On Faith Under Fire, historian David Barton and secularist Annie Lauri Gaylor debated the question of whether America is a Christian nation. Gaylor spun her best spin, but when the dust settled, the evidence told the story: America was founded by Christians on Christian principles, and the vast majority of Americans today still identify with Christianity.

Onward, Christian Soldiers

Onward, Christian Soldiers

Liberals are nervous. They should be. As the 2012 election grows closer a soft rumble builds throughout thousands of Evangelical Christian churches across America. Pastors and churchgoers alike are waking up to the disturbing reality that we as a nation have strayed drastically from our historical Judeo-Christian moorings. John Adams, our second president, once said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

The Question of a Christian Nation

The Question of a Christian Nation

Since egregious ignorance has been the order of the day among the general population for decades, and since there has been an ongoing campaign of lies, propaganda and revisionism intended to muzzle, silence and tie the hands of Christians in America over those same decades, you may be completely unaware of America’s rich Christian heritage. Indeed, the evidence is overwhelming that America was founded by Bible-believing Christians on Christian principles.

A New Black Robed Regiment Needed

A New Black Robed Regiment Needed

Today is Pulput Freedom Sunday, when nearly 500 pastors across America will re-assert their God-given, constitutional freedom to address the moral excellence and/or moral failings of government policies and procedures in our nation. In doing so, they will be challenging a 57 year old tax code provision prohibiting tax exempt organizations from exercising their right to free speech–and in the case of pastors and churches, their right to freedom of religious expression. They will also be re-asserting a rich heritage going back far more than even the 235 year life of our country–that of speaking to the moral ills and attacks on God-given freedoms in our society.

Pulpit Freedom for Nearly 500 American Pastors

Pulpit Freedom for Nearly 500 American Pastors

Pastors from more than 475 churches nationwide have registered to participate in the Alliance Defense Fund’s fourth annual Pulpit Freedom Sunday on Oct. 2. The total reflects nearly five times as many participants as last year’s total of approximately 100 pastors.

Kansas Town Relents on Church ‘Driveway Tax’

Kansas Town Relents on Church 'Driveway Tax'

As part of a settlement of an Alliance Defense Fund lawsuit, the city of Mission voted Wednesday to exempt from its “driveway tax” churches and other entities who are exempt from property taxes under state law. The odd tax, similar to ones struck down by supreme courts in two other states, bills property owners based on the number of trips in and out of their driveways.

Forcing Right to Bend to What is Wrong

Forcing Right to Bend to What is Wrong

As our nation slides ever deeper into the moral abyss, one has to wonder where are to be found the people who best understand the dangers of such folly. With few exceptions they are AWOL When Christians allow what is right to be marginalized, we soon have the situation we see today where what is right is forced to bend to what is wrong, when moral people are told to “get over” their moral convictions.

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Sept. 17, 2011

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Sept. 17, 2011

The best of the best from Dakota Voice last week, including: Obamas ‘Attack Watch’ not for the Strong of Mind; Democrats Defend the Tea Party; Chris Matthews Agrees: Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme; Republicans Begin to Rein in NLRB; Why Aren’t Republicans Cutting More Spending?; Pulpit Freedom Sunday 2011 Coming Up; and more!