Wednesday, July 4, 2012

God Bless America!

***Still in a funk over the disastrous Supreme Court decision last week, but I'm still thankful for America. I'm thankful that we are still hanging on, and hopefully enough people have woken up that we can toss this socialist out of the White House and begin the business of turning this country around.

***Patriotic art:

                              "Washington Crossing the Delaware" by Emmanuel Gottlieb Leutze

                               "Signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence" by John Trumbull

                                       "Portrait of George Washington" by Gilbert Stuart

                                "The Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775" by John Trumbull


                                        "Uncle Sam" by J.M. Flagg

***70 facts President Obama does not want you to see. Here are a few:




23 - According to U.S. Representative Betty Sutton, an average of 23 manufacturing facilities permanently shut down in the United States every single day during 2010.
30 - Back in 2007, about 10 percent of all unemployed Americans had been out of work for 52 weeks or longer.  Today, that number is above 30 percent.
32 - The amount of money that the federal government gives directly to Americans has increased by 32 percent since Barack Obama entered the White House.
35 - U.S. housing prices are now down a total of 35 percent from the peak of the housing bubble.
40 - The official U.S. unemployment rate has been above 8 percent for 40 months in a row.
42 - According to one survey, 42 percent of all American workers are currently living paycheck to paycheck.
48 - Shockingly, at this point 48 percent of all Americans are either considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty.
49 - Today, an astounding 49.1 percent of all Americans live in a home where at least one person receives benefits from the government.

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***How long has it been since you actually read the Declaration of Independence? Read it here.

***The number of people on federal disability now exceeds the population of New York City.

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***Andy Griffith, RIP.

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God Bless America

Words and music by Irving Berlin
© Copyright 1938, 1939 by Irving Berlin
© Copyright Renewed 1965, 1966 by Irving Berlin
© Copyright Assigned to the Trustees of the God Bless America Fund
International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.
Used by Permission

"While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. "

God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.


***                             "The Prayer at Valley Forge"



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"Personal responsibility is the price of liberty." -- Michael Cloud

"A free society cannot work unless people take charge of their lives and assume responsibility for their actions." -- Jim Powell

"The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite." -- Thomas Jefferson

"Live free or die." -- Gen. John Stark, the hero of the battles of Bennington and Bunker Hill.  Now the motto of the state of New Hampshire

***Have a great day!

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