Thanksgiving Proclamations

American Minute with Bill Federer

Thanksgiving Proclamations: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, Roosevelt, & more –

During the days of America’s founding, colonies would declare:
  • days of prayer when times were bad;
  • days of fasting when times were real bad; and
  • days of thanksgiving when things turned around.

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“Civil Rights in American History”

I received an email yesterday that I thought I would share with everyone since it contained a very interesting 10 question quiz. Take the quiz, no obligation and consider signing up for some of Hillsdale FREE classes. Learn the truth about American History not the revisionist crap being taught in Schools and most colleges today. – Mike

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How much do you know about the meaning and history of civil rights in America?

If you’re like most Americans—especially our youngest citizens—you probably only learned about a few important stories spread across the long history of our great nation.

That’s why we’re launching our latest free online course, “Civil Rights in American History,” next month.

This new course covers our Founders’ understanding of equality, natural rights, and civil rights; the quest for justice up to and through the Civil War, during Reconstruction, and in the 20th century; and the danger posed to civil rights today by identity politics.

So Mr. or MS. _______, how much do you know about this critical subject?

You can test your knowledge today by taking a brief quiz we’ve put together from the course lectures. You can use the link below to take this short (and fun) quiz.

https://lp.hillsdale.edu/2020-civil-rights-quiz/

How Mayflower Compact Influenced the American Concept of Rule of Law

How Mayflower Compact Influenced the American Concept of Rule of Law

How Mayflower Compact Influenced the American Concept of Rule of Law
A painting by Edward Percy Moran (1862-1935), from circa 1900, depicts the signing of the Mayflower Compact by Myles Standish, William Bradford, William Brewster, and John Carver aboard the Mayflower in November 1620. (Photo: Bettman/Getty Images)

Angela Sailor

A group of scholars meets this week to discuss the impact of the Mayflower Compact—signed 400 years ago last week, on Nov. 11, 1620—on the American concept of the rule of law.

The Heritage Foundation and the Religious Freedom Institute are co-hosting the second event in a webinar series exploring the major themes in one of America’s neglected founding documents.

“The Mayflower Compact reaffirmed one of the fundamental ideas of the Magna Carta; namely, that no political society could flourish without respect for the rule of law,” said Kim Holmes, executive vice president of The Heritage Foundation…

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John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress

Second only to the Bible in world publications Pilgrim’s Progress is a must read for “Christians” of all ages. – Mike


American Minute with Bill Federer

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress – “The monster was hideous to behold…scales…wings like a dragon, feet like a bear…out of his belly came fire & smoke”

 

John Bunyan 

What would it be like to be imprisoned by your government for 12 years just for preaching the Gospel?¹

This was the fate of John Bunyan, author of the world renown book Pilgrim’s Progress.

 

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Map of Moscow, Idaho
Moscow is a city in northern Idaho along the state border with Washington, with a population of 23,800 at the 2010 census. The county seat and largest city of Latah County, Moscow is the home of the University of Idaho, the state’s land-grant institution and primary research university.Wikipedia

¹ = Think this could never happen in America; think again it already has. READ MORE


 

OTHER RESOURCES:

The Pilgrim’s Progress: A Guided Tour Teaching Series by Derek Thomas

Today in Church History  Author, John Bunyan

A Picture of a True Minister (from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress)

See our Ministry Document and More Page

Next Generation of American Patriots

This Group’s Mission Is to Raise Next Generation of American Patriots

This Group’s Mission Is to Raise Next Generation of American Patriots

By Virginia Allen

Mom Rachel Gerli, along with friends Alli Pillinger Choi and Britt Riner, founded the online platform Primerrily to offer families the resources to help raise the next generation of American patriots…

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Primerrily WEBSITE  To inspire and support parents to raise their children with character-building foundational values and virtues.

Daily Devotional – Righteous Laborers

Average Hourly Wage of Construction Laborers, By State — Construction Junkie

Psalm 127:1a

AMP and RVR 1960


COMMENTS:

Today in America we celebration Labor Day. First celebrated in 1882 and continually since 1894, it is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. 

After 8 years of near record high unemployment the nations laborers had much to celebrate in Jan 2020 when for the a full quarter unemployment hovered at 3.5% the lowest in decades. Then COVID-19 and everything changed overnight. 

If you watch any political news on either side of the isle all they seem to want to do is play the “Blame Game“. While I believe it is important to point out the differences in POLICY between your positions and your opponents today that does not seem to matter only who has a better more likable personality. 

So today 07 September 2020, as we celebrate the 126th Labor Day,  let us put aside the Blame Game and concentrate on what really matters Laboring Together to Build A Better America. Is that not what the Founding Founder’s wanted. 


BREAKDOWN:

(A Song of degrees for Solomon.)

Except the LORD build the house, – Whatever you are building a family, a house, a nation the LORD is the essential ingredient our founding fathers (despite the naysayers) understood this. 

they labour in vain that build it: – there have been many “great men” in the world who have taken nothing with them to an eternity of self condemnation in hell. 


APPLICATION: 

We all have a choice, Individually and as a Nation, to Labor and Build upon the Constitutional Republic our Founding Fathers set forth, or let America dissolve.  

Further we can choose to Righteously Labor with God or Not. We have all seen the chaos and depravity running amok on many of our cities streets. Is that the building up of America we want to leave for the future?

 


The Treasury of David Psalm 127:1
John Gill’s Exposition of the Whole Bible
Calvin’s Commentary on the Bible

FAITH BUILDERS MINISTRY Our Church Building and Disaster Relief Ministry 

“What then is the spirit of liberty?”-Judge Learned Hand

“I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are false hopes.

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it …

And what is this liberty which must lie in the hearts of men and women?

It is not the ruthless, the unbridled will; it is not freedom to do as one likes. That is the denial of liberty, and leads straight to its overthrow.” 

 

American Minute with Bill Federer

 

Judge Learned Hand “What then is the spirit of liberty?”

 

“A conservative among liberals, and a liberal among conservatives,”

he was not consistently conservative enough for Republican President Warren G. Harding and he was not consistently liberal enough for Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt.

As a result, he was passed over several times to be a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court…

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Germany to Honor Sophie Scholl

BreakPoint Daily

Today’s BreakPoint: Germany to Honor Sophie Scholl

JOHN STONESTREET

In February of 1943, German university student Sophie Scholl was convicted of high reason against the Nazi regime and executed by guillotine. Last week, Germany announced it will honor this Christian martyr with a €20.00 sterling silver commemorative coin. Scheduled for circulation in time for her 100th birthday, which is in 2021, the coin will bear Sophie’s likeness with her words, “A feeling for what is just and unjust” along the edge.       

Sophie Scholl was raised, along with her older brother Hans, in a nominal Lutheran household. Like most German children at the time, she was a member of the League of German Girls and her brother a member of the Hitler Youth. However, as they grew up, they became more and more disillusioned by the Nazification of virtually every area of German life and Hitler’s tyrannical opposition to much they believed to be good, such as works of art and music considered to be non-Aryan…

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