Maryland’s Christian Founding … And What Happened Since?

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On June 20, 1632, King Charles I of England granted a charter for the Colony of Maryland, named for his CATHOLIC wife, Queen Henrietta Maria, whose mother was the Queen of France, Marie de’ Medici, of the powerful Medici Italian banking dynasty…

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Irving Berlin & the classic song “God Bless America!”

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Irving Berlin was born in Russia, the son of a Jewish rabbi, on MAY 11, 1888. At 4-years-old, he immigrated with his family to New York.

Falling in love with America, he served as a U.S. infantry sergeant in World War I.

SOURCE: https://americanminute.com/blogs/todays-american-minute/irving-berlin-the-classic-song-god-bless-america-american-minute-with-bill-federer

Roman Empire Persecutions “Early Christians

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Roman Empire Persecutions “Early Christians … carried into the Coliseum to make a spectacle for those more savage than the beasts”-William Jennings Bryan

“A report ordered by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt … Christians were the most persecuted religious group … Mr. Hunt said he felt that ‘political correctness’ had played a part in the issue not being confronted …The interim report said the main impact of “genocidal acts against Christians is exodus” and that Christianity faced being “wiped out” from parts of the Middle East …Evidence shows not only the geographic spread of anti-Christian persecution but also its increasing severity.”

The Christian church was born into persecution from an anti-Christian one-world government — the Roman Empire…

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James Monroe, 5th President

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James Monroe, 5th President “When the people become ignorant & corrupt … they become the willing instruments of their own … ruin”

James Monroe’s great-grandfather, Captain Andrew Monroe, fought as a Royalist on behalf of King Charles I in the English Civil War. He was taken prisoner, and in 1647, was exiled to Virginia. There Andrew acquired a farm, which grew in two generations to 1,100 acres, part of which was inherited by Colonel Spence Monroe. Spence signed Richard Henry Lee’s Westmoreland Protests in 1765 against the British Stamp Act. Spence’s son, James Monroe,  was born APRIL 28, 1758, and was baptized in the Anglican Church in Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia, the same country George Washington was born in…

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NOTE:

The quote in the headline (also found in the text of the story) is from President Monroe’s first Inaugural Address. It is a warning the U.S. has failed to heed. Here it is in full context:

Such, then, being the highly favored condition of our country, it is the interest of every citizen to maintain it. What are the dangers which menace us? If any exist they ought to be ascertained and guarded against.

In explaining my sentiments on this subject it may be asked, What raised us to the present happy state? How did we accomplish the Revolution? How remedy the defects of the first instrument of our Union, by infusing into the National Government sufficient power for national purposes, without impairing the just rights of the States or affecting those of individuals? How sustain and pass with glory through the late war? The Government has been in the hands of the people. To the people, therefore, and to the faithful and able depositaries of their trust is the credit due. Had the people of the United States been educated in different principles had they been less intelligent, less independent, or less virtuous can it be believed that we should have maintained the same steady and consistent career or been blessed with the same success? While, then, the constituent body retains its present sound and healthful state everything will be safe. They will choose competent and faithful representatives for every department. It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin. Let us, then, look to the great cause, and endeavor to preserve it in full force. Let us by all wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.

James Monroe
FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1817

Ulysses S. Grant

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Ulysses S. Grant: Union General & 18th President “Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties” 

Hiram Ulysses Grant was born APRIL 27, 1822, to a Methodist family in Ohio. He did not like the initials H.U.G., so he rearranged them to U.H.G. When he was nominated at age 17 for a position at West Point, Congressman Thomas Hamer mistakenly wrote the “H” as an “S,” thinking it stood for Grant’s mother’s maiden name, Simpson. With the name, U.S. Grant, he attended West Point where he excelled in horsemanship, setting an equestrian high-jump record that lasted for nearly 25 years…

SOURCE: https://americanminute.com/blogs/todays-american-minute/ulysses-s-grant-union-general-18th-president-hold-fast-to-the-bible-as-the-sheet-anchor-of-your-liberties-american-minute-with-bill-federer

Trail of Tears, Oklahoma, Land Rush, Oil & Cherokee Cowboy Will Rogers

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Gold had been discovered in Dahlonega, Georgia, in 1828. It was the first major gold rush in America. Unfortunately, most of the gold was located on Cherokee land in what is today north Georgia...

Source: https://americanminute.com/blogs/todays-american-minute/trail-of-tears-oklahoma-land-rush-oil-cherokee-cowboy-will-rogers-american-minute-with-bill-federer

David Brainerd “It might have convinced an atheist, that the Lord was indeed in the place!”

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David Brainerd was born in Haddam, Connecticut, APRIL 20, 1718. His parents died while he was a young teenager…

Source: https://americanminute.com/blogs/todays-american-minute/david-brainerd-oh-how-precious-is-time-that-god-would-make-me-more-fruitful-american-minute-with-bill-federer

ALSO SEE: https://fsmandfsmwo.blog/2020/01/14/today-in-church-and-u-s-history-10/

Webster’s 1828 Dictionary:

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FYI This is my go too online dictionary

Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: “The Christian religion is … one of the first things in which all children … ought to be instructed” 

Noah Webster had served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. In 1781, Webster received his Master’s Degree from Yale, with his dissertation: “On the universal diffuse of literature as introductory to the universal diffusion of Christianity.”

In 1783, Webster published his Blue-Backed Speller, which eventually sold over 100 million copies...

Source: https://americanminute.com/blogs/todays-american-minute/websters-1828-dictionary-the-christian-religion-is-the-most-important-and-one-of-the-first-things-in-which-all-children-ought-to-be-instructed

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Today we share 2 stories

Insights of Ben Franklin: Printer, Postmaster, Ambassador, Author, Inventor, Scientist, and Founding Father 

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, January 17, 1706, the 15th of 18 children, to Josiah Franklin, a poor Puritan candle and soap maker, and dyer of cloth. At age 12, Benjamin was apprenticed to his brother James Franklin’s print shop…

Source: https://americanminute.com/blogs/todays-american-minute/insights-of-ben-franklin-printer-postmaster-ambassador-author-inventor-scientist-and-founding-father-american-minute-with-bill-federer


William Brewster, and How Pilgrim Covenant twisted into Social Contract, then Socialism

In 1534, England had officially established the Church of England. A revival movement to “purify” the Church of England was led by “Puritans.”Other groups simply separated themselves, meeting in secret, being referred to as “Separatists.” Members of one such group were known as “Pilgrims…

Source: https://americanminute.com/blogs/todays-american-minute/insights-of-ben-franklin-printer-postmaster-ambassador-author-inventor-scientist-and-founding-father-american-minute-with-bill-federer

Jefferson’s views on Jesus, Religious Freedom, Rights of Conscience, Government, Indians, Islam, Slavery & more

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Inscribed on the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, are his words: “God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

Thomas Jefferson was born APRIL 13, 1743. He was baptized in the Anglican Church. His father died when he was 14 years old. In 1760, he began attending the College of William and Mary, where he was educated by Anglican ministers and professors.

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