Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quote of the Day

"…to renew American exceptionalism, we must recognize that our present crisis is not merely economic but moral in nature. At the root of these times should be the realization that people in positions of authority from Washington to Wall Street have walked away from the timeless truths of honesty, integrity, an honest day's work for an honest day's pay and the simple notion that you ought to treat the other guy the way you want to be treated.

"As strongly as I believe in the economic policies in this address, I know we will not restore this nation with public policy alone. It will require public virtue. …As we promote policies to restore American exceptionalism, we must also reaffirm our nation's commitment to the values that have made our prosperity possible. As we seek to build national wealth, we must renew our commitment to the institutions that nurture the character of our people -- traditional family and religion."
Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)
In a speech before the Detroit Economic Club

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Quote of the Day

"It is simply outrageous that Iran is in a position to negotiate women’s rights when the government routinely violates those rights. This is a condition comparable tohaving Nazis investigate the human rights violations of Jews. But to make matters worse, the Obama administration through its conspicuous silence is seemingly complicit in the crime against fundamental rights."

Friday, November 26, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Islamic supremacists in Egypt are very different from the KKK, but as they burned crosses in their recent clashes with Copts, their motive is the same as that of the KKK: to intimidate, to frighten. They want to "strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah" (Qur'an 8:60)."

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Song of the Day

Quotes of the Day

"I’m thankful the Tea Party, comprised of Republicans, Conservatives, Libertarians, Democrats and Independents, took action and voiced their concerns to Congress. These men and women are freedom-loving patriots, and whether or not they are parents, they believe in preserving a better country for future generations, so true liberty can be known."

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (6th district of Minnesota)


"What are you thankful for? A job? A warm home? A loving family? Good health? All of the above, or something completely different? Perhaps it has been a difficult year for you. Loved ones may have passed on or perhaps they are deployed overseas. Perhaps you, like so many others, are struggling in this difficult economy.

In spite of the personal and national challenges we face today, I believe all of us can be thankful to be Americans. We are the descendants of the patriots who declared that "All men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Those words inspire us still and bring hope to millions around the world. With all of America's problems, we are still the nation that represents man's last best hope on earth.

As President Reagan so often encouraged us to do, I pray that each of us in the weeks ahead will work harder to make America an even better place – a "shining city upon a hill.""

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families


"The past few years have been difficult for many Americans, which is what makes the spirit of optimism I see around our Commonwealth so encouraging, and the love of God and country that continues to flourish so remarkable.

Yet that has always been the American way. In his 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation, amidst the ravages of war, President Lincoln exhorted his fellow Americans not to forget the divine source of "these bounties which are so constantly enjoyed."

There are too many to count. We live in a country in which we enjoy the blessings of liberty, and each of us has so much more for which to be thankful.

As a Christian, Thanksgiving is, for me, a day to thank the God who has "blessed us ... with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today," as a Thanksgiving hymn has it. When I reflect upon the many blessings my family and I have enjoyed, and the many kindnesses of friends, family, and supporters, I am overwhelmed.

To my constituents, thank you for the opportunity to serve you as state senator, and to my many friends across the Commonwealth, thank you for your encouragement and support.

May you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving!
Mark D. Obenshain
Virginia State Senator

"Looking back over the last 21 months we have much to be thankful for. Who would have thought that a rant on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade would turn into one of the largest movements in modern American history?

Many of you have volunteered countless hours to this movement, you have made personal sacrifices for the sake of protecting liberty in the face of an ever expanding federal government, and even after countless, baseless attacks at your credibility, you continue to stand firm for the principles that we all hold so dear.

Thanks to you, the Tea Party Patriots all across America, our political system has a new life. The People have reclaimed a seat at the table and our reservations there have been extended indefinitely. You are the heart and soul of this movement and for that all of us on the National Coordinator Team are forever thankful.

We hope that you will take some time today to reflect on the successes you have accomplished, the many new friendships that have come from this movement, and most importantly we hope you find the time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your family."

In Liberty,

Your Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Team,

Debbie Dooley, Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler, Sally Oljar, Diana Reimer, and Dawn Wildman


"Although there are examples of single celebrations of Thanksgiving in the New World dating as far back as 1541 in Texas, the first call for an annual Thanksgiving was at Berkeley Plantation, Virginia, in 1619, when Captain John Woodlief and 38 settlers aboard the ship Margaret, proclaimed, "Wee ordaine that the day of our ships arrivall at the place assigned for plantacion in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually keept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God."

Today we have much to celebrate. We are blessed to live in a truly exceptional nation - envied by the world. Our basic freedoms are under constant attack both domestically and from foreign interests yet we endure by honoring Thomas Jefferson's admonition: "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."

As we give thanks for those freedoms and more endowed upon us by our Creator, let us not forget the eternal vigilance of our brave men and women in uniform. While we stay warm in comfortable surroundings enjoying a traditional holiday feast, we must remember and give thanks to those who will spend Thanksgiving sleeping in a cold, wet foxhole grateful for potable water to make their dehydrated field rations edible.

The coming years will demand constant effort on our part to preserve the freedoms and liberties established by our founding fathers. Let us prepare for that effort as we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy and celebrate today."

Patrick Murray


On Thanksgiving


On the fourth Thursday of every November

We reflect, rejoice and we all must remember

It is to give thanks this day that we all gather

With family, friends and others that matter.


We give thanks for our blessings and bountiful dinners

And pray for the Lord to forgive all that were sinners

Of those who no longer the journey can make, we will always remember,

The memories of them will burn in our minds like a glowing ember.


We celebrate the Pilgrims who survived those first harsh winters

Standing strong and grateful their hopes were not dashed to splinters

Give tribute to Squanto and the other caring Indians who,

Befriended the Pilgrims and helped them get through.


And to whom do we give thanks on this celebration day?

Certainly the patriots and leaders who a great part did play

In recognizing and defending all our God given rights

But, it is mostly to He on high whom shined the guiding light!


From Plymouth to Valley Forge and others where hard times were fought

Our Founders always reached out to thank God without second thought

Over the intervening years one fact has always remained clear

Our predecessors abiding faith in the Lord was always held dear!


Since the beginning there has always been the presence of God’s guiding hand

From the Declaration, to the Constitution, to the Great Seal of the Land.

“In God We Trust” is the motto of our great nation

To decry or dispute this would be beneath anyone’s station.


From ocean to ocean, from the Great Lakes to the Rio Grande

We celebrate the greatness and bounty of this our God given land

On our monuments and on our buildings our God we have praised

Yet among us are a few who would have all vestiges of God raised.


Now bow thy head please, for a moment and offer a prayer

That the Supreme Court of our Nation, the highest judicial layer

Might open their eyes and look around at all the abounding evidence

And realize that their separation of God and State is misguided jurisprudence!


Lest we forget or take for granted our most precious blessings and lose sight

Of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” our God given unalienable rights

Be thankful to be able at will to move about, for free speech and the right to assemble,,

For speedy public trial, fair bail and no unjust search and seizures, to make you tremble!


Be thankful this and each day for your blessings that do abound

Remember to be ever grateful, that your ship doth not run aground

Cherish your families and other loved ones who support you in all ways

Remain true to your heart and thank God for all, till the end of your days.


Tom Whitmore


Copyright 2010, Thomas J. Whitmore


“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free”.


Ronald Reagan
40th president of US (1911 - 2004)


Learn more about the history of Thanksgiving as an American holiday. Take a moment now and visit the official Thanksgiving timeline at the Library of Congress by clicking here:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This Thanksgiving: Focus As a Family on Gratitude

A wonderful message from Doug Phillips, The Vision Forum, Inc.

Seven Things to Do With Your Family This Thanksgiving

Many of my happiest memories as a young man, and now as the head of my own household, come from Thanksgiving. Traditionally, Thanksgiving has been a day where our dearest loved ones gather around the table and feast, followed by a time of poetry reading, Scripture recitations, song, more feasting, and family story-telling. But more than anything, Thanksgiving has come to be a time when we focus as a family on gratitude. It is a time to humble ourselves in the face of God’s great mercy and to chronicle the providences and blessings of God in our life. One of the blessings for which we are most grateful is you — the many friends of Vision Forum. So this year, the Phillips family wants to begin our Thanksgiving Celebration by sharing seven simple recommendations for your own day of thanksgiving.

1. Stop and Thank God from the Bottom of Your Heart and the Depths of Your Soul

O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. —Psalm 95:1-6

If you were to spend every waking moment of every day for the rest of your life noting God’s goodness, you would never begin to chronicle all the things for which you should thank the Lord. His blessings are innumerable. But on this day, take time to chronicle much. Get very specific. Thank the Lord for all things: Thank him for your provision, and the protection He has given to you all year. Thank Him for the pains and sorrows that are driving you closer to Him. Thank Him for the problems you have, and thank Him for all the horrors from which you have been spared. Thank Him for your parents, your children, and your loved ones. Thank Him for the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun. Thank Him for those friends who love you and whom you love. Thank Him for the opportunities He has given to you. Thank Him for the mentors in your life. Thank Him for the sweet seasons and the beautiful memories He has given to you. Thank Him for His Church and His Word. But, most of all, thank Him for Jesus Christ. Because of Christ, you can be forgiven of sins, reconciled to the Father, and have the promise of eternal life.

2. Share the Greatest Stories of the Pilgrim Fathers and God's Providence

Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.—Deuteronomy 32:7

Thanksgiving Day is a time for quizzes and story-telling. A great place to begin is by dedicating time to recount the rich historical evidence of the providence of God in the life of this nation through the story of the Mayflower Pilgrims. From their humble beginnings as a cadre of faithful friends and devoted Christians meeting in Scrooby, England, to their visionary leadership and perseverance in the New World at Plymouth Plantation, these faithful Separatists left one of the greatest legacies in the history of the New Testament Church. Yet most American Christians know little to nothing of the true story of these indefatigable men and women of God. This Thanksgiving, remedy the problem by telling their story. If you don’t have any of the many books on the Pilgrims available from Vision Forum, do a little online research. Visit the website of Pilgrim Hall Museum, for example. Share the stories of the friendship of William Bradford and William Brewster; of the persecution of the Scrooby Congregation; of the hardship and perseverance of the families on board theMayflower; of the first Sabbath at Pulpit Rock; of the importance of the Church covenant; and of the long first winter in America. Tell how God used a young Indian boy named Squanto to save the colonists, and share the story of the peace treaty between the Pilgrims and Chief Massasoit which lasted fifty years. Make sure to read the farewell letter of pastor John Robinson to his congregation. Have your children join in the story-telling. Make sure to emphasize the faithfulness and providence of the Lord.

3. Read the Fourth Chapter from Of Plymouth Plantation Aloud to Your Family

Last and not least, they cherished a great hope and inward zeal of laying good foundations, or at least making some ways toward it, for the propagation and advance of the gospel of the kingdom of Christ in the remote parts of the world, even though they should be but stepping stones to others in the performance of so great a work.—William Bradford

If you only read from one book outside the Bible this Thanksgiving, make it Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford. And if you only have time for one chapter, make sure it is the fourth. It is in this chapter that we learn about the true reasons why these home-schooling pilgrims debated over whether or not they should risk their lives to go to America, the ultimate reasons for their departure (including concern over bad peer influences with their children), and their tremendous confidence in God. Most importantly, it is here that you read of Bradford’s multi-generational vision of victory. Note: From the approximately fifty survivors of the first winter, more than 30 million descendants have come.

4. Take a Pilgrimage to the Homes of the Pilgrims — From Your Living Room

Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.—Proverbs 22:28

We are losing our landmarks to liberty in our nation. As I documented in my article,“Plymouth Crock”, we are even desecrating the landmarks to our Pilgrim fathers. This is one reason why I believe it is so important that we physically bring our children to the great Ebenezers of our freedom while they yet remain. Finally, after more than a decade leading families to Plymouth, home of the Pilgrim fathers, I was able to take 100 Americans this year on a journey to Scrooby, England, and the little manor house where the Pilgrim congregation was birthed. What a journey! Please let me share it with you by watching the video which I have posted on my blog. Then learn about the little eight-hundred-year-old manor house that changed the world in my article, “A Pilgrimage to Scrooby”.

5. Read George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation at the Dinner Table

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to “recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.—George Washington

The practice of setting aside days of prayer, days of fasting and humiliation before the Lord, and days of thanksgiving for the mercies of Jesus Christ was practiced by our Pilgrim and Puritan fathers, promoted by our legislatures and Congress, and honored by our presidents. On this national day of Thanksgiving, let’s remember that we do not honor a “turkey day,” but the God of Heaven who George Washington described in his Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789, as “the great Lord and Ruler of Nations.” I recommend that you print off theproclamation and read it before your dinner meal.

6. Tell the Story of the Providence of God in the Life of Your Family

I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. —Psalm 78:2-4

The Lord has not only blessed this nation with a rich providential history, but you too have a story that needs to be told. Your children need to hear it and understand the mercies of God in the life of your family. So, this Thanksgiving, chronicle all that God has done in the history of your family. How many generations has your family been in America? How did they get here? When, if ever, did your fathers embrace the Gospel?

7. Purpose to Fight Hard and Hold Fast

History is not made by majorities, but by dedicated minorities of like-minded friends who have joined together in common cause. This was the Pilgrim legacy, and it must be ours as well. To change the world, courageous men and women must “fight hard and hold fast” to the things they know to be true. Most people will not fight hard and hold fast (which is why most people are spectators instead of world-changers). If you are grateful, purpose to be engaged. Purpose to be part of an important work for the Lord. Purpose to stand with those who are fighting hard and holding fast. Purpose to be a twenty-first-century pilgrim for Jesus Christ.

Conclusion: Happy Thanksgiving!

On behalf of Beall, Joshua, Justice, Liberty, Jubilee, Faith Evangeline, Honor, Providence, and Virginia, and all the families of Vision Forum, we wish you a truly happy, truly grateful, truly blessed Thanksgiving Day!

May the Lord bless you and keep you, and may He cause His face to shine upon you.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Quote of the Day

"More than two centuries ago, Edmund Burke warned about the dangers of new people with new power. This administration, only halfway through its term, has demonstrated that in many ways."

Video/Audio Picks of the Day

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‎"This is an audio of the ‘Progressive Network’ podcast with communists discussing their view of the midterm election results. note the references to the Democrats and the Obama administration.

A new television ad about the U.S. national debt produced by Citizens Against Government Waste has been deemed "too controversial" by major networks including ABC, A&E and The History Channel and will not be shown on those channels. The commercial is a homage to a 1986 ad


This is so precious...enjoy and choose life for all unborn babies! Right to Life-no right to murder!

Words and Music: Cindee Martin Morgan.http://www.MtMoriahMusic.com/http://www.WalterMartinJude3.cOriginal Recording: Sharon Morgan, at the age of 7
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Don't touch my junk is the anthem of the modern man, the tea party patriot, the late-life libertarian, the midterm election voter. Don't touch my junk, Obamacare -- get out of my doctor's examining room, I'm wearing a paper-thin gown slit down the back. Don't touch my junk, Google -- Street View is cool, but get off my street. Don't touch my junk, you airport security goon -- my package belongs to no one but me, and do you really think I'm a Nigerian nut job preparing for my 72-virgin orgy by blowing my johnson to kingdom come?"

Video Pick of the Day

Quantative Easing Explained

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Quote of the Day

"If al-Qaida is planning against the U.S. multiple attacks in a day, in multiple airplanes, it could duplicate 9/11. Al-Qaida is testing inserting breast implants, stuffing breast implants with explosives...

We need to throw political correctness in the garbage where it belongs. This is the time for the public to rise up and demand public officials to come up with ways to identity the threats by name."

Brigitte Gabriel, founder of Act! For America

Dec. 4th: RWF Dance & Auction

You are Invited to attend the Republican Women's Forum Christmas Swing Dance and Live Auction on Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2010. Everyone is invited. The fun really begins at 6 PM with a pre-dance lesson, followed by the dance, plenty of party food, and a live auction. So, come celebrate GOP victories with RWF.

One of the main beneficiaries of the event is the annual Caring For America "Support the Troops" project, Operation Homefront, which is a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance to families of active duty military and wounded warriors.

There are two chapters that cover the state of Virginia and we will be sending our donation to the Sterling, VA chapter since it covers this area. The national website is www.operationhomefront.net. In addition, profits will be distributed to GOP committees represented and the candidate fund would also benefit.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2010
Location: American Legion, Post 74, 3025 Louisa Rd, Keswick, VA
Time: 6 - 9:30 PM (pre-dance lesson, dance, live auction)
Cost: $30/person or $50/couple or $250/table (Pre-dance lesson and extra $10/person)

Attire: Casual, socks & poodle-like skirts welcome
DJ: Ponch McPhee
Caterer: The Little Sweden Cafe
Auctioneer: Eric Miller

The sponsors for the event include: Tuel Jewelers, Cookie Chix, 1-800-Got Junk, Complete Video Services, Rose Scrap Metal, The Spectacle Shop, Old Dominion Day School, Critiques by Cheryl & SWOT Analysis for your Business, and Rob Bell, Classical Conversation of Charlottesville.

Media promotion includes radio announcements on: WINA - The Rob Schilling Show and WCHV with Joe Thomas.

Hope to see you on Saturday, Dec. 4th.