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"For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." The Romans 15:4 Project
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Small Victories for Human Rights in America!

The greatest protections of God given human rights are the U.S. Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the U.S. Bill of Rights. These protections are in jeopardy!

But small victories are being won!
Members of the state Senate in Virginia today advanced a detention-prevention plan that would undermine a provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act plan signed by Barack Obama...

The Tenth Amendment Center, which is monitoring developments on the issue, reported that the plan states that no agency of the commonwealth of Virginia – including defense forces and national guard troops – “will comply with or assist the federal government in any way under its newly claimed powers to arrest and detain without due process.” ...

The Bill of Rights Defense Committee noted that during the first few weeks of 2012, at least six jurisdictions have enacted local resolutions opposing the military detention provisions of the NDAA...

Among the states that have begun addressing the issue, along with Virginia, are Arizona, Rhode Island, Maryland, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Washington.

Local jurisdictions include Macomb, N.Y.; Fairfax, Calif.; New Shoreham, R.I.; and several locations in Colorado.
("Feds confronted with detention prevention" by Bob Unruh)
Constitutional attorneys and scholars agree that the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 allows for the indefinite military detention of US citizens without charge or trial. (1) The broad and vague powers can be applied to "U.S. citizens and lawful residents – upon the mere say-so of the President or one of his subordinates in the Executive Branch, such as within the Department of Defense or CIA." (2)
Do Your Part! NDAA 2012 Opposition Resolutions

NDAA Resolution Proposal Drive

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
- Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

I have drafted letters to propose the OathKeepers.org NDAA Resolutions to Sheriffs and State Senators and Representatives. Resources available at: www.cybermick.com/ndaa


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Thomas Jefferson of Our Time

CAUTION: This video will awaken your American spirit!



In his heart and in his head, in his character and in his intellect, in what he has done and in what he will become, the Thomas Jefferson of our day, Ron Paul, is one of us…
-Judge Andrew Napolitano



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Cry Out America





Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Radio Free Redoubt: Americanism, American Redoubt, and The Last Pilgrims

I was given a great compliment by John Jacob Schmidt from Radio Free Redoubt. Thank you JJS! I give the glory to God. Saved by His Son, Jesus Christ, and given a great passion and work to do. The Bible verse JJS points out at the end of this weeks episode points to the vision and mission God has given me personally, and generally to all husbands and fathers.

By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
Hebrews 11:7

We must be building an ark of salvation for our households! "According to the Barna Research Group, three in five 'Christian' kids abandon the church after the age of 15. Eighty-four percent of 18- to 29-year-olds who call themselves 'Christians' admit that they have no idea how the Bible applies to their occupation." (Colson)

How can that be when The first commandment is for families to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28), and the greatest commandment, quoted by Jesus, is to love the Lord our God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength, and to keep God's commandments upon your heart and impress them upon your children! (Deuteronomy 6:5-7, Matthew 22:36-40)

It's time to awaken a new generation of Godly husbands and fathers to take up the leadership in their households! We are in a battle for souls. Particularly for our children's souls. We know we are victors through Christ, but the battle in America is at hand.

I've enjoyed every episode of Radio Free Redoubt. This weeks episode is no exception. Great information and a great example of leadership. Please take a listen and be warned about "events as yet unseen":

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Judge's final word on Freedom Watch



Take a stand! Protect the Bill of Rights: NDAA Resolution Proposal


"The following 5-Minute Speech that Got Napolitano Fired from Fox News is one that should not only be forwarded and shared with every single man, woman and child in this country, but taught and expounded upon in every social studies, civics and government class from first grade through college." - Mac Slavo, shtfplan.com



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Movie: “Act of Valor” Trailer

www.actofvalor.com
February 24th


“Act of Valor” is not your everyday popcorn flick. The majority of characters in the film are portrayed by active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs, not actors, and the film’s modern day counter-terrorism plot is a fictionalized account of real life Navy SEAL operations. The explosions are big, and gunfights feature live ammunition. In short, it‘s unlike any movie you’ll see this year, both in content and purpose.
We Got a Private Screening of ‘Act of Valor’ — And Here’s Some Things We Found Out

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”
(John 15:13)

“. . . They were brave warriors, ready for battle and able to handle the shield and spear. Their faces were the faces of lions, and they were as swift as gazelles in the mountains.”
(1 Chronicles 12:8)

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Monday, February 13, 2012

The Star Spangled Banner: Marine Stuns Crowd at Tea Party



Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

The Story of the Star Spangled Banner
David Barton, Wallbuilders


The Star Spangled Banner
By Francis Scott Key, 1814

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming!
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!


References:

Chaplain Mick American Heritage Resources! www.chaplainmick.com

Hot Video: Marine Stuns Crowd at Tea Party

The Story of the Star Spangled Banner, David Barton, Wallbuilders



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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

NDAA Opposition Resolution

NDAA Resolution Proposal Drive

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
- Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

I have drafted letters to propose the OathKeepers.org NDAA Resolutions to Sheriffs and State Senators and Representatives. Resources available at:

www.cybermick.com/ndaa

NDAA Details at Chaplain Mick's Blog post: Is "That" day here?

I will be presenting these letters Tue Feb. 7th, 6:00pm to the Pekin-E.Peoria 9/12 Tea Party Community

“In matters of power, let no more be heard of the confidence in man, but bind them down from mischief with the chains of the Constitution.” - Thomas Jefferson

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands …may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” - James Madison, Federalist 47

“. . . can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath.” - Thomas Jefferson, 1781

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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Hear and Do - Family Devotional

This is a short devotional I did for the kids school this week. They start every morning with a devotional from one of the dads. If you don't do this at school, consider doing it for your kids at home. K-8 was the intended audience!

Hear and Do

19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

(James 1)

What is the implanted word we are to receive, hear? The Bible.

We are to be quick to hear and slow to speak.
How many ears do we have? Two.
How many mouths do we have? One.
Maybe God intended us to listen twice as much as we speak...

What are we supposed to do after we hear? DO. Yes, act on what we hear, read, and learn from God's word.

Let's see what Jesus has to say about this...

46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”
(Luke 6)

So if we listen and do, what are we like? The house on a firm foundation.
When trials or struggles or tests crash against us we will be able to stand firm in our faith.

But what if we listen but do not do? We fall.
When we face trials or struggles or tests we may not be able to stand up under them.

So today, let's do. Let's act on our faith. Love one another and listen to each other and your teachers.

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