Posts Tagged ‘American Heritage’
Discover the forgotten and astounding story of our nation’s founding in Historian David Barton’s “The American Heritage Series.”
Realize the amazing calling upon Christian citizens to be light and salt in their communities and nation. In addition to the DVD presentation with related discussions, there will be essential study of our Declaration, our Constitution and related subjects.
Many Americans are uninformed or misinformed about the truth of our nation’s
- Are we being told an altered view of history or has it altogether been rewritten?
- Are we a society that has forgotten the truth of its own past?
- What are the consequences if we have?
No Cost. But please pre-register, call 248.689.4713 x455.
(Indicate “American Heritage Series” and the names of attendees.)
6:45—8:45pm for Six Tuesday Evenings
Location: Faith Luthern Church
April 17 through May 22, 2012
37635 Dequindre Road
Troy, MI 48083
(1/4 mile north of 16 Mile, west side of Dequindre)
Today, President Obama
addressed the United Nations Assembly.
In President Obama’s speech, he praised the many regime changes that occurred over the past year, citing how change does not necessarily need to come by violence. Specifically, the portion of text from his speech to the U.N. Assembly was…
“So this has been a remarkable year. The Qaddafi regime is over. Gbagbo, Ben Ali, Mubarak are no longer in power. Osama bin Laden is gone, and the idea that change could only come through violence has been buried with him. Something is happening in our world. The way things have been is not the way that they will be. The humiliating grip of corruption and tyranny is being pried open. Dictators are on notice.”
Here again, is the same text,
parsed with snippets of news reports of the day.
“So this has been a remarkable year. (The unemployment rate in the United States was last reported at 9.1)
The Qaddafi regime is over.(Libyan rebels on Monday said they had sent more fighters and weaponry to Tripoli…)
are no longer in power (Rockets pound ghost city as allies say Gaddafi must go…)
Osama bin Laden is gone, (The president called the killing of bin Laden the “most significant achievement to date”…)
and the idea that change could only come through violence has been buried with him.
Something is happening in our world. (The crowd I saw and spoke with were well informed, and deeply concerned Americans about the direction their country was headed. They were polite, courteous and above all–patriotic.)
The way things have been is not the way that they will be. (“We’ve come to take our government back,” Paul declared to a cheering throng.)
The humiliating grip of corruption and tyranny is being pried open. (A federal jury found former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich guilty of 17 of the 20 counts…)
Dictators are on notice. (President Barack Obama is rapidly advancing an executive dictatorship)
The only question that remains is,
“Who will write the history”?
Take for example a seemingly small local event, like the
This annual event is run entirely by the good hearts of volunteers, who raise tens of thousands of dollars every year for some local charities. Meanwhile, the Mount Clemens Grand Prix demonstrates the basic American ideals of fairness, competition and good clean fun. The event is held every year on the first Saturday following Labor Day, in downtown Mount Clemens (Saturday 10th for 2011).
And who can deny the many many small organizations in Romeo that benefit from untold hours of volunteerism (like parking cars) at the Annual Peach Festival. Romeo’s major annual event, the Michigan Peach Festival spearheaded by the Romeo Lions Club is so close to our hearts, it is often forgotten the foundation of the event is to raise money for charity.
But, you don’t have to look in
to find acts of generosity and American Exceptionalism.
Take this recent example of a New York construction worker who thought to ease the tensions of his fellow man by “singing on the street corner”, during his lunch break. No, this guy (Gary Russo) doesn’t want any donations! He’s a giver! He just wants you to enjoy your lunch. Is this guy crazy for trying to lighten the spirits of his fellow citizens on the street? You decide.
Still doubt that “American Exceptionalism” is alive and well? How about these stories of what can be found in your local Starbucks or at the Gas Station? Or, even what one lady did to save a cop?
Are You Exceptional?
Quite probably you are!
Random Acts of Kindness are everywhere in America.
much as our own Declaration of Independence is recognized
From the earliest settlers’ Colony at Roanoke (1586) Easter played an important role in the colonists’ lives. Even Ben Franklin marks time in Poor Richard’s Almanac with his quotable “He that would have a short Lent, let him borrow Money to be repaid at Easter.” Ben (as Poor Richard) would go on to stress the power of Debt to enslave men to their creditors. Along with other great thinking, Ben would ponder the origins of the Egg as a symbol of Easter and rebirth.
“I Am The Resurrection And The Life…”.