Category Archives: American Exceptionalism

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
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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.

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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.

0064_Information on Dinesh D’Souza, Bill Ayers and Angela Davis_short YouTube American Exceptionalism debate

by Donna Jack – February 16, 2016

See the previous blog:  American Exceptionalism: Dinesh D’Souza vs. Bill Ayers (YouTube Recorded Live) published on YouTube Feb. 4, 2016, to see the full debate.

Below view the short 3 minutes 20 second clip from the debate:

Who is Dinesh D’Souza?

Dinesh D’Souza was born in India, and in 1983 graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College.

He is a conservative, a defender of Christianity, and says our prosperity and freedom are because of our Christian roots.  He wrote The Roots of Obama’s Rage, and then made the movie 2016: Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream.   He debated Bill Ayers about American Exceptionalism.

[My Note:  Dinesh has paid greatly for speaking the truth.]

You can read the above and so much more on the following site. There you can read about the many books Dinesh has written, and watch trailers of his movies, and watch a short video he made.  The movies and books can be purchased at the site.     http://www.dineshdsouza.com/about/

Who is Bill Ayers?

Bill Ayers – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Ayers – Founder  and former member of the Weather Underground – Urban educational reform

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0026_20-year-old Spokesman for Taiwanese Demonstrators against History Framework, Commits Suicide

[Note from Donna Jack:

This young man was protesting something similar to what is and has been happening in this country for decades.  In recent history education is being increasingly controlled federally, through the Department of Education; Outcome-based Education; Education 2000; The Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind; the US Department of Education, Common Core; the College Board which owns Advanced Placement and GED; other nationally and internationally controlled organizations; and additional legislation passed through Congress (the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that  was sadly supported strongly by both parties in Congress during the Christmas season.

This young man who took his own life in Taiwan, most likely was being persecuted mercilessly.  This has been happening for decades in the public school arena in our own country — to people who don’t go along – like our 2014/2015 school board majority members and their families.  Countless students and adults across this country can share of persecution they have suffered, or suffering they have observed, for not going along with the status quo in public education.

Article below:]
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The 20-year-old spokesman for Taiwanese demonstrators
took his own life by burning barbecue charcoal
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