July 9th- George Washington’s Troops

I came upon a very interesting fact. Though the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th, 1776 by the United States Continental Congress, it was read to George Washington’s troops on July 9th in New York City. I have to wonder what our first US troops were thinking. They knew they were going to…

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

On June 16, 1858, Abraham Lincoln won the newly formed Republican Party’s Senate nomination (he would loose the general election) and in his acceptance speech, he said these famous words: “A house divided against itself cannot stand” Now, more than ever, we need to stand together. We’ve seen so much turmoil in this nation. We’ve…

Why Does the 10th Amendment Matter?

Amendment X The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. The 10th Amendment is one that has been both ignored and abused since the founding of the United States of America. The Senate, the House…

Why Do the Sixth, Seventh, & Eighth Amendments Matter?

Amendment VI In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation;…

Why Does the 4th Amendment Matter?

Amendment IV The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be…

Happy Independence Day 2013

On July 3rd of 2013 my church came together to celebrate the birthday of our country. I watched happily as we all gathered together, ate together, had fun together, watched fireworks together, and I realized something very powerful: as long as Americans continue to come together, it’s going to be okay. Are things happening that…

Celebrate Flag Day!

What is Flag Day? Flag Day is the celebration of the adoption of the Stars & Stripes as the official banner of the United States of America. The President is suppose to declare on Sunday “Flag Week” to lead up to Friday. Every government building that does not ordinarily fly the flag are required to…

Why Does The Bill of Rights Matter?

WHY DOES THE BILL OF RIGHTS MATTER? Recently, there has been some discussion about the Constitution of the United States of America. There is a small portion of the Secular Left that sees the Constitution as an evolving document that is to be changed along with the times. While most of the Left simply argue…

My Top Favorite Walker, Texas Ranger Episodes

Walker, Texas Ranger was one of the best martial arts/western/cop drama series hybrid. It starred Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard, Sheree J. Wilson, Floyd Westerman (Season 1), Noble Willingham (Season 1 – 7), Nia Peeples (Seasons 7-8), and Judd Nelson (Seasons 7-8). Here is a list of my top favorite episodes! War Zone (Season 2)- The second season…

TOP 25 JOHN WAYNE FILMS

Today is John Wayne’s 106th birthday and as a celebration, I am posting a list of my 25 favorite films that feature the Duke in a starring role. He was a good man who was plain spoken and a true patriot. EL DORADO- Legendary producer-director Howard Hawks teams with two equally legendary stars, John Wayne…

Patriot Section Highlight- Francis Lewis Cardozo

We have begun Black History Month and today I want to honor that with a special American patriot: Francis Lewis Cardozo, the first black man to hold an elected statewide office in the United States of America. Born on February 1, 1836 in Charleston, South Carolina to an free African-American woman named Lydia Weston and Isaac…

Letter to the USA 2012 Olympians

Dear Olympians! Thank you for giving us your all and your best. Your country is very proud of your hard work, record breaking, and medal winning. For those of you who won no medals, don’t be ashamed, we’re very proud of the effort you made. For those who broke records, congratulations, you’ve earned your place…