Turning to the back of the American one-dollar bill, I behold on the right side the “obverse” and on the left side the “reverse” of the Great Seal of the U.S. I pause to mention that to heraldry experts the “obverse” is the front and the “reverse” is the back of something. Why bring up heraldry experts? Because heraldry is the discipline of designing coats of arms, armorial bearings, and such things, and the Great Seal of the United States is a product of that art combined with the art of the statesman.
I grew up in an era (maybe the last) when citizenship, common courtesy and patriotism meant something. Today those characteristics are being systematically destroyed from the American culture.
“The left is not the Democratic Party anymore, and it’s not even the Progressive Party. This is a Jacobin, out of the French Revolution, or proto-Bolshevik party,” says Hanson…
This article talks about prophecy and some other Biblical things that I normally do not comment on. But with the overall downhill trends I see in America I can not argue with the final premise, the demise of our nation.
To many observers, our Southern border policy is wrong-headed, our Afghanistan withdrawal was a fiasco, and the Democrat party’s $3.5 trillion, 2500-page budget…
The Difference Between a Democracy and a Republic
If you ask Americans to name their country’s form of government, most of them will say they live in a democracy.
However, the real answer is more complicated (and unexpected) than that. Robert George, Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, explains.
Debunking the 1619 Project by Mary Grabar Regnery History (2021) Mary Grabar has authored a serious, mature book that should be in every American household and classroom. Its message is so critical to understand that it might usefully …
Source: Debunking the 1619 Project
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American Minute with Bill Federer
Justice Joseph Story appointed to Supreme Court by James Madison
His father was a Boston Tea Party “Indian.” Joseph Story graduated second in his class from Harvard. He was a U.S. Representative, then was elected Massachusetts Speaker of the House.
“The Relation of Christianity to Civil Government in the United States”
“The most essential duty of citizenship is to keep the country worthy of the last full measure of devotion.”[…]
SOURCE: WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
American Minute with Bill Federer
For those who may not read these our posts regularly, I will repeat our contention that America is not a Christian Nation nor was it founded as such. HOWEVER, there can be no doubt it was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles.
Likewise Christians are commanded to be obedient to civil government (see our 11 part series beginning here: Sunday’s Sermon Series – Civil Government: Part I ) as long as that government uses it’s limited authority in a way that does not break God’s law. Whenever that happens we have a problem.
Chief Justice James Kent explained in People v. Ruggles, 1811, what made OATHS effective:”
In Taylor’s case … the court … said, that Christianity was parcel of the law, and to cast contumelious reproaches upon it, tended to weaken the foundation of moral obligation, and the efficacy (effectiveness) of OATHS.”