Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving, America!

November 24, 2010 by John Myers
Personal Liberty Digest, All Rights Reserved

Tomorrow is perhaps America’s most important holiday, and it comes amidst the most positive change that has happened in a generation.

The Tea Party led the GOP to victory and it has given new hope to America. Furthermore, it is the Tea Party that has inspired many to challenge a leftist President and overthrow a liberal House of Representatives. It is the Tea Party that is setting a new course; one based on the blueprints that built this great nation. Read entire article from Personal Liberty Digest.
It is important that the Tea Party, and we bloggers who are either members of the Tea Party, or supporters, keep ourselves vigilant and hold our newly elected representatives feet to the fire. We also need to keep in mind what it says in 2 Chronicles chapter 7, verse 14,
"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
Fellow Christians, do you understand that the healing of our land is up to us?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving: A Time to Count our Blessings

Thanksgiving is not just about turkey, but a time to count our blessings

Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony held their first Thanksgiving in fall 1621 in what is now Massachusetts. They invited the Wampanoag Indians who had helped them to the feast celebrating the bountiful harvest.

This also was an occasion to give thanks to God for their survival through the previous brutal winter. Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.
The precise historical origin of our present Thanksgiving day is disputed. There is evidence of other Thanksgiving events for earlier celebrations than the Thanksgiving that occurred in 1621 at Plymouth, Massachusetts, but this is what our Thanksgiving day is based on.

Several U.S. presidents throughout our history have proclaimed that Thanksgiving as a holiday be observed on a specific day. Today, in the United States Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. In Canada it is celebrated on the second Monday of October.

The important thing is that we take time out to than God for the blessings he has given us. It is not “Turkey Day,” a term which I despise and which detracts from the day’s purpose. We are a Christian nation, despite what President Obama has said to the Islamic nations. Thanksgiving day is so important to the American people, that more of our citizens travel on this holiday than they do for Christmas.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving Part I

Some schools are now teaching that the Colonists in Massachusetts were celebrating their being thankful that the Indians helped them during a period of drought. Today, historical revisionists have present multiple versions of the origin of Thanksgiving. There are liberal, antheist, anti-Chrisitan, and Native Ameerican versions of the origin of this American and Christian holiday. In the days prior to Thanksgiving 2010, I wish to present the arrival of the Pilgrims and what we call the first Thanksgiving, upon which is based our present celebration of Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November.

The passengers aboard the Mayflower were looking for a place where they could establish a land where they could worship as they pleased. These passengers were Pilgrims who were persecuted in England by the established state church. While enroute to the New World, they developed a legal document called the "Mayflower Compact."
The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. It was written by the colonists, later together known to history as the Pilgrims, who crossed the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower. Almost half of the colonists were part of a separatist group seeking the freedom to practice Christianity according to their own determination and not the will of the English Church. It was signed on November 11, 1620 (OS)[1] by 41 of the ship's one hundred and two passengers,[2] in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod.

The original document was lost, but the transcriptions in Mourt's Relation and William Bradford's journal Of Plymouth Plantation are in agreement and accepted as accurate. Bradford's hand written manuscript is kept in a special vault at the State Library of Massachusetts. Bradford's transcription is as follows:

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, Covenant and Combine ourselves together into a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.

In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini 1620. Source: Wikipedia.
Contrary to what some anti-Christian revisionists of historical truth falsely teach, the original passengers of the Mayflower were Christians looking for a place to worship freely.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Kansas Passes Right to Bear Arms

Kansas State Rifle Association News Release
November 5, 2010

Right To Bear Arms Vote Sets A National Record!

(Bonner Springs, KS) - The citizens of Kansas voted overwhelmingly on November 2nd to insure that their Second Amendment rights are never questioned in Kansas.

Voters decided with 710,255 votes (89% of votes cast) that the Kansas Constitution should be changed to insure that every individual has the right to bear arms in Kansas. Only 91,004 persons (11% of votes cast) declared they did not want this change made.

It was a great victory and shows how important the people of Kansas believe this issue is. This was a record setting vote as no other gun rights initiative has passed with this overwhelming of a vote in the entire country.

The previous record was set in 1986 when West Virginia voters approved their Constitutional Amendment with an 83.6% approval.

Article 4 of the Kansas Constitution will now read, "A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, for lawful hunting and recreational use, and for any other lawful purpose."

The Kansas State Rifle Association worked with the NRA and Senator Mike Petersen and several other members of the Kansas legislature to pass a resolution to provide for this new language and get it placed on the ballot for this general election.

The Kansas State Rifle Association would like to thank everyone who assisted in educating the voters about this amendment. It was a huge effort to inform voters to make sure they understood what was being done and why it needed to be done. Volunteers spent countless hours passing out bumper stickers, flyers and yard signs and explaining the issue to citizens.

Our voices have been heard loud and clear and the Second Amendment prevails in the great State of Kansas!