Category Archives: American Exceptionalism

0235_Hillsdale College 2017 Introduction to the Constitution course (free) – taught by Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College_ links to classes _ information about Larry Arnn, and his books_blogs 0069, 0061, 0015 and 0013 about false AP US History

Donna Jack
July 21, 2017/July 22, 2017 update

My husband is taking online, the Hillsdale College class “Introduction to the Constitution.”  It is free. It is one of a number of classes Hillsdale College offers free online.

In light of the gross ignorance of the Constitution in our country — and the frightening results of that ignorance that we are seeing around us — it is important that people become aware of our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.  We need knowledge in order to be able to stand up to protect and preserve our nation.

For decades, our public schools have been omitting this knowledge from being available to students.  In fact, grossly false information about our country, our founding, and our freedom, continues to be taught throughout the schools.  Children and adults have for a long time been taught to hate America,not understanding the unique blessing it is on us and on the world.

At the end of this article, see four previous blogs on this site that deal with the lies in AP U.S.  History.

Dr. Larry Arnn – teaches “Introduction to the Constitution”

Dr. Larry Arnn is the teacher for the 11 lessons of an “Introduction to the Constitution” class.  He has been president of Hillsdale College since 2000.  He is the kind of person that you gladly listen to — because of his extensive knowledge, and his enthusiasm for whatever subject he speaks about.

In this series he serves as more of a moderator that  one giving a lecture.  He is working with freshmen and sophomores at Hillsdale College.  The information is a very good review, or foundation if you have little knowledge of the Constitution.

In the second class on the Constitution, a number of people take turns leading the sessions, using a lecture format.

You can access here the list and content of the 11 lessons in the
Hillsdale “Introduction to the Constitution” class …or link to each one of them below: Continue reading

0227_July 4, 2017 Independence Day message from Phyllis Schlafly Eagles_Religion is part of our founding (a broadcast by Phyllis Schlafly)

Donna Jack
July 4, 2017

0133_My heart grieves at the loss of Phyllis Schlafly_she always stood up strong for God, family and our country_Audio and Visual Links_YouTubes_by Donna Jack 09/06/16

Phyllis Schlafly died last September.  Below you will find a message from Ed Martin today, and then the text of what Phyllis Schlafly said during one of her radio broadcasts:  Religion is Part of Our Founding.
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Happy Independence Day, from our Phyllis Schlafly Eagles staff and families to yours!

Today we celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s Declaration of Independence from England’s tyrannical King George.  On this 241st year of our individual American republic, I am happy to bring you one of Phyllis Schlafly’s timeless reminders.  That no matter what the atheists and liberal revisionists may tell you – our founding fathers were Godly men.

As these men determined an independence was needed and later built the foundation of our republic, they sought the wisdom of “Almighty Providence” often in their prayers and in the Holy Bible.

Take a listen and read Phyllis’s historic reminder for us below.

All the best.
Ed Martin
President, Phyllis Schlafly Eagles
President, Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund
President, America’s Future, Inc.

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Click for Audio
Religion is Part of Our Founding
Phyllis Schlafly

    Did you know that the Declaration of Independence is America’s great religious document? Continue reading

0185_President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address_”With malice toward none, with charity for all…”

Donna Jack
February 27, 2017

This evening I spoke about Whittaker Chambers’ autobiography Witness.  While preparing for the presentation, the words:  with malace toward none, with charity for all,  kept going through my head.  These words represent the heart and life of Whittaker Chambers, which comes clearly through in his autobiography Witness.

These words are from Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural address.

Following is a context for the address, posted it at:
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/presidents/abraham-lincoln/second-inaugural-address-1865.php

Context

Weeks of wet weather preceding Lincoln’s second inauguration had caused Pennsylvania Avenue to become a sea of mud and standing water. Thousands of spectators stood in thick mud at the Capitol grounds to hear the President. As he stood on the East Portico to take the executive oath, the completed Capitol dome over the President’s head was a physical reminder of the resolve of his Administration throughout the years of civil war. Chief Justice Salmon Chase administered the oath of office. In little more than a month, the President would be assassinated.

Below is the last paragraph of Lincoln’s address which contain the famous words:

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

The text for President Abraham Lincoln’s entire Second Inaugural Address can be found at:

http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/presidents/abraham-lincoln/second-inaugural-address-1865.php

 

0176_What is the group “America’s Future”? – Judge Robert Morris was President of America’s Future when he published “Soviets in the Classroom” for Charlotte Iserbyt_See Blogs 0173-0175

Donna Jack
First published in part Jan. 30 2017/Totally rewritten and published February 10, 2017

Robert Morris first published “Soviets in the Classroom” in 1989, soon after he became  the new chairman of the board at America’s Future.  See Blogs #0173, 0174 & 0175, which talk about or mention the article “Soviets in the Classroom.”

This blog is an introduction to the organization called America’s Future, that began in 1946.

The information below about America’s Future, is taken from two locations
on their website:
http://www.americasfuture.net/
and     http://www.americasfuture.net/misc/founded.html

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“Our historical commitment and our current strategic position make the United States the central redoubt of human liberty. If we fall, the lights of liberty will be extinguished all over the world for the foreseeable future.”

Robert Morris
Self Destruct: Dismantling America’s Internal Security

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AMERICA’S FUTURE
http://www.americasfuture.net/

“The original America’s Future, Inc., established in 1946, headquartered for many years in New Rochelle, New York, and now in St. Louis, Missouri — for 57 years [has been] dedicated to the preservation of our free enterprise system and our constitutional form of government.”

[Editor dj note:  The above quote, from the front page of the America’s Future website,
was
written in 2006.] Continue reading

0158_The First Thanksgiving – Rush Limbaugh in 2015 talking about his 1992 book “See I Told You So” – and what he learned about the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving–YouTube & transcript_Links to George Washington’s 1789 Innaugural Address_his Thanksgiving proclamation

November 24, 2016 – Thanksgiving Day – Revised Nov. 25, 2016 (6:41 pm)
Donna Jack

We spent Thanksgiving with one of our sons, his wife, and three children.  All our family gives thanks to our Lord for the blessings He has showered on the United States of America, and on each of us.

My three local grandchildren have been studying American history at home for several years.  sadly, most children who attend public schools and many private schools, are taught to hate the United States.  All my grandchildren (and their parents, aunts and uncles) love America.

Our three local grandchildren have a large American history library, which includes the Rush Revere American history books that Rush Limbaugh has written for chilcren (They  are enjoyable reading or listening for adults as well).  The first book in the series is a time-travel adventure leading up to, and including, the first Thanksgiving.

Following is a link to the collection of American History Rush Revere books:

The Further Adventures of Rush Revere: Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims / Rush Revere and the First Patriots / Rush Revere and the American Revolution / Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner

Why did the Pilgrims have the first Thanksgiving? Continue reading

0157_Christmas in My Heart_Volume 25_by Joe L. Wheeler – a recent addition to my hall of heroes_Joe’s book-signing events in Colorado in December 2016

Donna Jack
November 21, 2016, revised 25 Nov 2016

Dear Readers,

Joe Wheeler attended a local Conifer Kiwanas Club meeting September 28th.  Joe is one of those people who doesn’t make a big deal about his presence, but he makes you feel like he is an old friend.

In order to give us each a chance to look through his newest book, Christmas in My Heart – Volume 25, he passed out several copies.   One of the men sitting at the table said, “It brings tears to your eyes – looking into the America that we grew up in, and that we see slipping away, and in some cases, is gone or almost gone.”

For the past 25 years, Joe has annually published a new book of Christmas stories.  He chooses his stories from his life-long efforts to build a library that reflects the America that some of us still remember or the America we have heard about from our parents and grandparents.

Those who have only heard the distorted, revisionist, censored and made-up “history” about our American heritage — get glimpses of the America they never knew or heard about.  Joe’s books are light in the manufactured darkness.

I encourage you to purchase Joe’s Christmas in My Heart books.   They will ignite in your heart your old love for our country — or create a new love.  The books will encourage you to stand up for our country — against those who are robbing us of the American past. Continue reading

0127_”The Purpose of Education” by Dave Miller, Ph.D_original declarations and purposes of ivy league colleges/universities_Without religion there can’t be virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty.

Donna Jack
August 25, 2016   4:32 PM

The previous blog (Blog 0126) is an introduction to Dave Miller’s article,
The Purpose of Education.

Dave’s article below, presents early declarations and statements connected with the beginnings of six of our ivy league colleges.  The article explains, among other things, that the purpose of education in America was to train students to follow God’s instruction in the Bible — “the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning,” — in order to live right, and to maintain our “republican form of government.”  See near the end of Blog 0126 for a discussion of what is meant by “republican form of government.”  “Republican” in this context, and in this article, DOES NOT refer to a political party!

This article was first published by Apologetics press.
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THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION
by Dave Miller, Ph. D


The present period of American history surely will be shown to be a tragic time for education. Sinister forces essentially have hijacked American schools in order to make converts to their immoral, anti-Christian ideologies. They wish to convince young minds to accept their agenda and embrace their values. For example, homosexual activists wish to persuade young people that homosexuality ought to be accepted as legitimate sexual behavior—and even something that the student ought to try (e.g., Kertscher, 2006). The atheistic evolutionists seek to promote the theory of evolution as the correct view of origins, thereby dispelling belief in God and the Creation account of the Bible (Lyons and Butt, 2007). A host of additional advocates are working actively to articulate their own reasons for education.

In contrast to this subversion, most parents see education simply as part of the process that will prepare their children for adulthood. Typically, that preparation consists primarily of a “good education.” But why do parents want their children to go to school and get a “good” education? Most would answer: “so my child will be able to make a good living.” In other words, parents want their children to be able to secure a suitable job that will, in turn, secure their financial future. They want their children to be able to support themselves and their families. No doubt you have seen the commercials that correlate number of years of education with annual income.

But what about the intentions of those who founded the schools of America? Continue reading

0126_Introduction to “The Purpose of Education” by Dave Miller, Ph.D_original declarations and purposes of ivy league colleges/universities_what is “secular”? – what is “republican” government?

Donna Jack
August 25, 2016

Monday through Friday last week I was watching three of our grandchildren and then went to a church camp out over the weekend.  Great experiences!   So I’m late on this blog.  Sorry.

[You can easily return to this post, or any other post on this site,
through this website’s Table of Contents, that links to all the blogs.]

FOUNDING DECLARATIONS/PURPOSES OF AMERICAN COLLEGES (Yale, etc.)

“The Purpose of Education, linked here, and which you can read in blog 0127, presents some history of America that students in our public schools never hear (or if ever, possibly in some classical education schools).

Below you will read declarations and purposes published from the beginnings of Harvard, William and Mary, Yale, Princeton, and Dartmouth.  The author of the article states that  “this listing could be significantly expanded.”

Education in this country did not begin as secular/humanist.  It did not begin without any  regard for God, or denial of His existence.  Did you have a knee-jerk reaction reading those statements?  Have you been thoroughly “conditioned” in school?

Schooling today in our country, and in recent history, has increasingly taught that America was never founded on Christian principles, and that those people who recognized God were very few in number, if they existed at all. Continue reading

0114_Two more chances in Colorado to hear movie producer Curtis Bowers, and watch his movie “Agenda 2″_July 15 and 16

Donna Jack
July 14, 2016
(July 15, 2016_ update with link to information on appearances in other states through July 2016)

TWO MORE CHANCES TO SEE CURTIS BOWERS ON HIS COLORADO TOUR

07/15/2016 – Woodland Park, CO at Ute Pass Cultural Center
07/17/2016 – Colorado Springs, CO at Stargazers Theatre

LAST EVENING’S SHOWING OF AGENDA 2 (in Colorado — see other states where Curtis Bowers will be appearing through July 2016)

Last evening Curtis Bowers and four of his nine children were at the Evergreen, Colorado showing of Agenda 2.

Other blogs (with links to his site) that speak of the summer 2016 Curtis Bowers Colorado tour:  Blogs 0110 and 0111.

Up until around Thanksgiving, the Bowers family plans to continue their United States tour promoting the documentary Agenda 2 —   revealing the truth about the deliberately-designed and executed plan to destroy our country.

You have two more chances (July 15 and 17) to meet Curtis Bowers in Colorado, listen to him speak, ask questions, and visit with him before and after the showing of his second documentary, Agenda 2.

Continue reading

0065_Is America Exceptional? Really? – by Derrick Wilburn_Feb. 18, 2016

 IS America exceptional? Really?

by Derrick Wilburn <dwilburn@acofc.com>

emailed Fri 2/18/2016

Derrick_American Exceptionaliam_kids pledging flag_2016-02-18

ex·cep·tion·al
ˌikˈsepSH(ə)n(ə)l/
adjective: exceptional
unusual; not typical.

synonyms: unusual, uncommon, abnormal, atypical, extraordinary, out of the ordinary, rare, unprecedented, unexpected, surprising; strange, odd, freakish, anomalous, peculiar, weird;
informal: freaky, something else
antonyms: normal, usual unusually good; outstanding
 
Is America an exceptional place? Yes. Without discussion, without question or even reasonable argument, yes. But we aren’t exceptional just because we think we are and we don’t think we’re exceptional just like the “Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.
Those harboring this belief are missing a very critical point.
America broke the mold, we became the exception in both the world and in the history of humankind. It was American settlers, pioneers, statesmen, visionaries, renegades who truly made this land an exceptional one. Whether anyone likes it or is willing to admit it or not is moot.