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July 14

A Challenge to U.S. Military Supporters

Challenge: Name one, single freedom that the US Military is defending on behalf of the American people. You can’t say “all of them” – that’s not a specific freedom. Just name one, then tell me how they are doing it. Good luck with that. If you can not name one, at least one, specific freedom […]

A Memorial Day Reminder

America is neither a Saviour or the last hope of mankind – titles and glory which belong to Jesus Christ alone. The sword of America is not the sword of Jesus; loyalty to the American flag is not an equal or greater virtue than fidelity to the Christian Church; soldiers of Christ and soldiers of […]

January 14

Where Have All the Patriots Gone?

Edmund Burke, reflecting on the French Revolution, said, “To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.” There is a twin responsibility that encompasses a great and noble nation. It may be summed up in the powers that be and the people. Responsibility rest on the whole to the exclusion of neither. […]

January 13

Lone Survivor: A Film of Counterfeit Patriotism and Ungodly Aggression

CNN host Jake Tapper’s interview with the subject of the Mark Wahlberg film Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell, became tense on Friday when the veteran of Operation Red Wings apparently took offense at Tapper’s suggestion that the botched mission was a mistake. Luttrell defended his fellow veterans who lost their lives in that operation and asked […]

Preacher, Will You Stop at Only Words?

Truth is too serious to joke with.. Would that today’s preachers proclaimed the Gospel, as well as liberty, as in the days of old. From the film, The Patriot: Related articles Dear Visible Church (5ptsalt.com) Top Three Justifications for Celebrity Preacher Worship (5ptsalt.com)

Edward Snowden–When Truth Becomes Treason

“Brother Nathanael” tells it like it is, America….

April 22

Not Your Daddy’s Star-Spangled Banner

Madison Rising is a band on a mission: “to not only make great music, but also send a message that American culture is alive and well.” I’m all for patriotism, to a point, that is, but I’m not so sure about ‘American culture’. That’s a pretty broad brush and includes many things I’m sure most […]

Patriotic Idolatry

By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.’ – Isaiah 45:23 The Lord would have us pledge allegiance, that is, swear an oath, to none other than Himself as the One True King. […]

Slip Slidin’ Away

War is the tool through which the remaining Constitutional restraints on government and rights of the people will be destroyed. War will be the gateway through which total statism in any of its forms (fascism, socialism, communism) will be imposed upon the United States. They will rally the people’s patriotism, and give the laws Orwellian […]

Veterans Day: Thanks, but No Thanks

by Tim Kelly Veterans Day honors those citizens who fought in the U.S. government’s wars — wars supposedly waged to preserve Americans’ liberty. Most Americans uncritically accept this last part, and believe they owe the U.S. military a debt of gratitude for their freedom and independence. This belief is so widely held that it has […]

An Open Letter to Lew Rockwell & Laurence M. Vance

Dear Lew…and Laurence, I realize it is perhaps unusual to write an open letter to two individuals at the same time. I’m not sure if it is copasetic or not, but, I suppose it really doesn’t matter. You both write for the Lew Rockwell website (LRC) with you Lew, at the helm. Laurence, you are […]

Ten Years After 9/11: Is America Now the Enemy of Freedom?

  We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine; and remember that we are not descended from fearful men. Not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to […]

Why Should God Bless America?

On the Sunday of the fourth of July weekend, 2011, did you sing ‘God bless America’ at Church? And if you did, in light of the following statistics, may I ask why you did that?? Seriously, why should God bless America??   America has the highest: Incarceration rate and the largest prison population in the […]

“Why I Don’t Sing The Star Spangled Banner”

Mark Schloneger, pastor of Springdale Mennonite Church in Waynesboro, Virginia, has written a fine commentary on his faith and why he does not sing the national anthem. If Christians all over this country adopted his reasoning for not doing so, why, it wouldn’t bother me at all. I’m certainly not a pacifist, but he makes […]

Yes, America, I See That Hand

Apparently, churches across the nation are being asked to re-dedicate America to God in a national covenant prayer on July 3 as an affirmation of God’s sovereignty over the U.S and to remind us of the founding fathers. The prayer being distributed is: Father, As Your Christian nation, we affirm our covenant: You, the LORD, […]

Gun-Loving Pastor To His Flock: “Piece Be With You”

The Fourth of July in Kentucky will be celebrated with an old-fashioned colonial-times twist this year. According to Breitbart.com, a Kentucky pastor is encouraging church members to bring their guns to church in celebration: “LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky pastor is inviting his flock to bring guns to church to celebrate the Fourth of […]

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