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I am half way through The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe and it is surprisingly giving me hope! The book is based on generational sociology. While reading about generational swings from the past I have great hope for the future. If we stay involved and focused we can turn America back to the constitution. P.S. make sure you prepare yourself for the Fourth turning crisis that is going to get us there…

Such a time as this

Such a time as this

I believe God’s timing is perfect and if we let Him, He can use us for such a time as this!

78: How Christians Can Save America…

I just finished 78: How Christians Can Save America by Peter Heck and it is a must read! In the last few years I have been reading more books than I ever have in my life. The passion to restore America to it’s rightful foundations, has turned into a hunger to fill my mind with knowledge, insight from fellow patriots, and history. This is one of those books that is on my top ten list. Peter Heck’s book 78 places responsibility for the deterioration of the nation, precisely where it belongs, with the Christian’s in America. The premise of the book is that 78% of Americans claim to be Christians, however they are letting our nation be hi-jacked by the progressive left.

Peter was a featured speaker at the last tea party conference that I attended, after reading this book I am kicking myself, for not asking him sign the copy I bought!

Peter Heck

Peter points out that we passively sit by, while our children are taught in the public schools, that they are a product of the “big bang” accidental creation of the universe. Why are we surprised when millions of babies are aborted, young people are killing classmates at a whim, when the public school is teaching students that there is no moral anchor to our existence. Our nation’s new religion is moral relativism, sadly everyone doing right in their own eyes is a distortive path, look at what happened when Hitler did what was right in his own eyes. Peter Heck questions how can man be evolving, when we as a society go from Andy Griffith to Peter Griffin?

If you are involved in the liberty movement, or are interested in getting started, I strongly suggest this book. 78 focuses on Christians, as individuals, and reminds us we need to be strong in our own lives if we are going to make any difference in this broken world. Rightly so, Peter stresses the importance of bottom up restoration, first within ourselves, than in our surrounding fields of influences. Many Americans are put off by the mounting problems within our society, remember you can make the biggest impact within your own community. Get involved in your public schools, and as Peter suggest, don’t retreat from the public schools, surge the system with conservatives to change the tide. Become a precinct delegate within you party and work together with like-minded patriots to change the parties from within. Make sure the church you attend is not afraid to teach the Truth of the gospel rather than tickling the ears of it’s parishioners.

“For such a time and such as place as this, we’ve been called. Grounded in truth, possessing an unquenchable thirst for answers to the questions that actually matter, and motivated by an eternal conviction that will not be exhausted or extinguished, we understand the times. To the 78, we now know what we must do.” Heck, Peter 78: How Christians can Save America p.255.


Reach High Patriots!

I am currently reading Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington. I am only a couple chapters in, and I already admire this man’s passion and ambition.
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Booker was born into slavery and was a young boy when he was freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. His poor family moved to West Virginia where he worked in the salt furnaces with his father and brother.

Dream school-chalkboard

Booker’s community had a strong desire to be educated. There were no free schools, so everyone in the community hired a teacher with the agreement that they would take turns providing for the teacher throughout the month. Teacher Day in the families’ homes was a special occasion where they shared with the teacher their best meals and accommodations. Booker’s father saw more worth in the boy’s working in the furnace. To his dismay, Booker was not allowed to attend school. Longing for an education, Booker and his mother arranged for the teacher to come at night and give lessons.

Imagine

Imagine

I am blown away with the strong desire for young Booker to excel in his life. At a young age, he worked hard and dedicated himself to learning. So many obstacles stood in this boy’s way and he grew stronger and worked around them. As I look at my own opportunities, I am continually convicted to use my time wisely, and reach my potential in life despite anything that my stands in my way. Reach high Patriots! With our current life of comfort, imagine what we could learn and become if we strived to work as hard as a school-aged boy!





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Return to the Classics…

I just finished Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott, I know… how did I miss this read in my life. I loved the book and the simplicity of the time. The story is of four young sisters living in poverty, living each day as if it was the greatest gift from God.

Little Women
As the Sisters in the book struggle through their own personal struggles, they rely on God for their strength. These women don’t collapse under the weight of their problems, they strengthen the foundations of their principles. This is the answer to the countless problems in our country, “with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence” The Declaration of Independence.

Never give up!

Never give up no matter what comes at you in life. Pray God will give you the strength. Our God is the God of Abraham, Isaac, Moses, Jonah, and Paul! Our God created everything in this earth. He is our God and He sent His own Son, to be our Savior, if we choose to accept Him. He is the same God we pray to, He is the same God who hears our cries. Why are you afraid of mortal man? Stand up! Let’s restore this country!



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United we are strong

United we are strong

 

Never give up…

Never give up...

Never give up…

Quote taken from a great interview with Ted Cruz.

Decker: The 2012 election was terrible for the GOP, which now has lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential contests. Is this losing streak a problem of style, substance, or both? What do conservatives need to do to start winning national elections again?

Cruz: In my view, Republicans lost in 2012 and 2008 because they tried not to lose and painted not with bold colors but pale pastels. I think we do best when we present a clear contrast with the Democrats: “First you win the argument, then you win the vote,” as Margaret Thatcher used to say.

I think the biggest reason Republicans lost last November was two words: “Forty-seven percent.” I don’t mean that to criticize Mitt Romney, who is a good man who waged an honorable campaign. But that idea – that Republicans represent the views and interests of those who have already made it, rather than the interests of those at the bottom, striving to make it – is profoundly inconsistent with what we, as conservatives, believe. And that message was deadly for a political party in a nation struggling with slow economic growth, high unemployment, and a lot of recently lost household wealth. That’s why, for a long time, I’ve advocated what I call “opportunity conservatism.” Every domestic policy that we think about or talk about should focus like a laser on opportunity – on easing the means of ascent up the economic ladder. We should look with a Rawlsian lens at how every policy impacts the most vulnerable among us, on how it impacts those struggling to achieve the American Dream.

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DC increases to a living wage, up 50%…

A majority of professional economists surveyed in Britain, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, and the United States agree that minimum wage laws increase unemployment among low-skilled workers." Sowell, Basic Economics p.214

A majority of professional economists surveyed in Britain, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, and the United States agree that minimum wage laws increase unemployment among low-skilled workers.” Sowell, Basic Economics p.214

 

“A majority of professional economists surveyed in Britain, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, and the United States agree that minimum wage laws increase unemployment among low-skilled workers.” Sowell, Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy, 4th Edition p.214

The fact that low-skilled workers are punished at an increase to a living wage, makes you wonder what is motivating DC to take such a jump. The reality of the situation is sad, what motivates most politicians, the perception of doing good. Sadly the people who are the poorest are the ones that most feel the effects of these bad policies the most. Unskilled workers are kept out of the market place because their skills does not justify their wage. Sadly instead of getting a job at a lower wage and gaining more skill obtain a better job and experience, many of these workers are left out of the workforce and left unemployed.

Thomas Sowell is a nationally recognized and brilliant economist. He writes common sense explanations of why many government programs that are designed to help actually work against the poor. I greatly recommend his book  Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy, 4th Edition it is well written and easy to understand. The book will give you a great perspective on why many good intentions of government don't work. For more information on Sowell's view on this subject check out this link and an recent article by Sowell on the subject of minimum wage.