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(Aledo, TX: WallBuilder Press, 1991.
Bennett, William J., Our Sacred Honor,
Simon and Schuster, 1997.
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Declaration: Historic Places Commemorating the Signing of the Declaration of
Independence, published by the United States Department of the Interior
issued as part of the NPS observance of our nation's becentennial,
National Park Service: Washington, D.C. (revised edition 1975).
Rev. Charles A. Goodrich Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence. New
York: William Reed & Co., 1856.
Wives of the Signers: The
Women Behind the Declaration of Independence, by Harry Clinton Green and
Mary Wolcott Green, A.B. (Aledo, TX: Wallbuilder Press, 1997). Orignally
Published in 1912 as volume 3 of The Pioneer Mothers of America: A Record of the
More Notable Women of the Early Days of the Country, and Particularly of the
Colonial and Revolutionary Periods (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons).
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A Biography of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence (Philadelphia:
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(Brentwood, TN: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, Publishers, Inc., 1987)
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I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if I was
sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give my verdict
in its favor. I can prove its truth as clearly as any proposition ever submitted
to the mind of man.
Alexander Hamilton, Signer of the U.S.
Constitution and the first Secretary of the Treasury
In my opinion, the present constitution is the standard to which we are to
cling. Under its banner bona fide must we combat our political foes, rejecting
all changes but through the channel itself provided for amendments. By these
general views of the subject have my reflections been guided.
For my own part, I sincerely esteem it a system which without the finger
of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a
diversity of interests.
"One Nation Under God," by Christine F. Hart, 1787.
I now offer you the outline of the plan they have suggested. Let an association
be formed to be denominated "The Christian Constitutional Society," its object
to be first: The support of the Christian religion. second: The support of the
In letter to James Bayard, 1802,
and contained in the book, "The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton," by Allan
AMERICAN CLUBS, SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS
Traditional American Values of God, Home, and Country
Alliance Defense Fund
is a legal alliance formed to fulfill the need for
legal defense of religious freedom and
traditional family values. It is a coordination of ministries launched in
1993 to serve in a cultural war, and it often acts with other organizations "to
avoid duplication and to provide resources and strategic direction on cases
related to their mission."
The Alliance Defense Fund provides funding for legal
projects, and it provides regular "training through an accredited academy
program to help practicing attorneys successfully defend and reclaim America's
The Alliance Defense Fund, "working with allies and
experienced litigators, directly litigates some carefully chosen, strategic
cases for a unique purpose: to train newly licensed attorneys in the fine art of
litigating—and winning—legal matters" to help win back the justice system and
restore religious liberty.
from ADF website
The American Center for Law and Justice
is committed to the concept that freedom is a right given to man by God.
ACLJ specializes in constitutional law and supports attorneys who are involved
in defending the religious and constitutional freedoms of Americans.
. Based in Washington, D.C., as a non-profit organization, they provide
legal services without charge. God in His sovereignty will bring needed
resources through other concerned citizens motivated to donate time, gifts, and
Learn more through daily radio broadcast "Jay Sekulow Live!" and
through weekly television program, "ACLJ This Week." You can also sign up
to be on their e-mail list.
Brotherhood Organization of the New
Destiny. Non-profit organization founded by Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson.
Its purpose is to rebuild the family by rebuilding the man. Among the many
projects BOND is involved with is the problem of illegal aliens from Mexico:
"Our nation is being flooded with illegal aliens from Mexico, who are coming
across the borders into Texas, California, and Arizona. These aliens are
causing crime to skyrocket in these states and are draining our social services.
In California, our jails are bursting with them; our hospitals are overburdened
by having to care for them; and illegal Mexican immigrants are driving blacks
out of their communities. Mexican gangs in prisons are terrorizing other
inmates because they outnumber whites, blacks, and other minority groups.
BOND has been fighting
against illegal immigration for years in Los Angeles because we can see the harm
it brings to the black community and to America." From SCAM by Reverend
Jesse Lee Peterson, WND Books, Nashville, TN, 2003, pg. 143.
Boy Scouts of
America: The Boy Scouts organization
started with British Lord Robert Baden-Powell, a war hero during the South
African war with the Dutch Boers in 1899. It was he who wrote and
illustrated the first manual in 1908.
American millionaire William Dickson Boyce, a publisher, visited London in
1909 where he one day became disoriented because of the thick fog. A
young boy came to his aid to guide him to his destination with a lantern.
Boyce, grateful for the help, wanted to give the young lad a shilling for
his trouble but the young lad didn't want it. He said, "No, sir, I
am a scout. Scouts do not accept tips for Good Turns."
Curious, Boyce asked to know more about the boy scouts; and after
finishing his errand, Boyce joined the young boy to visit the British
Scouting headquarters where he met Lord Robert Baden-Powell.
Boyce was so impressed with their organization that he wanted to start a
Boy Scout troops in America. For the record, there were already
troops in America being promoted by the YMCA. However, the men who
started those early troops saw Boy Scouting as subordinate to their YMCA
programs for boys.
In 1910, Boyce filed incorporation papers in the District of Columbia.
He said the purpose "Shall be to promote, through organization, and
cooperation with other agencies, the ability of boys to do things for
themselves and others, to train them in Scoutcraft, and to teach them
patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods
which are in common use by Boy Scouts."
The first boy scouts modeled their methods on those in London formed by
At the BSA's first annual meeting in 1911, a committee was charged with
"Americanizing" Lord Baden-Powell's Scout Oath and Law.
Baden-Powell's Oath had read: "On my honour I promise that I will do my best to
do my duty to God and the King; to help other people at all times; to obey the
Scout Law." The obvious change from "the King" to "my country" was made without
demur; then, at Chief Scout James E. West's insistence, the phrase was added:
"to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight."
Baden-Powell's Scout Law had nine points, covering the virtues of
trustworthiness, loyalty, helpfulness, friendliness, courtesy, kindness,
obedience, cheerfulness, and thriftiness. The BSA committee changed the wording
to each point but retained their meaning. Also, at West's urging, three points
were added—brave, clean, and reverent. West was particularly adamant about
adding "reverent" because, he said later, "I felt then, as I feel now, that
there is nothing more essential in the education of the youth of America than to
give them religious instruction."
learned the power of one good turn can lead to more good turns. Their
slogan became: DO A GOOD TURN DAILY!
Boy Scouts: An American Adventure by Robert W. Peterson American Heritage
The boy scouts offer young people responsible fun, adventure, and service, they
instill lifetime values and develop ethical character, they teach citizenship
and leadership, and they serve America's communities and families.
The boy scouts have been persecuted by the ACLU. Attorney Rees Lloyd has
commented, "The Boy Scouts are not the enemy of America. Veterans and memorials
that mark their service to the nation are not the enemies of America. Symbols of
our American religious history and heritage in the public square are not threats
to our American freedom. Those symbols which the ACLU now so fanatically attacks
are but reminders of our American roots, our American heritage, the foundation
from which this magnificent edifice of American freedom arose."
- Rick Perry
Urban Renewal and Education (CURE):
Believing that faith and free market principles are key to curing
Star Parker founded the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education (CURE) in 1995.
CURE is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to empower the
poor with a belief in their own
freedom, merit, and personal responsibility. These are key
– not the welfare state - in curing poverty, and CURE strives
to develop social policies to encourage individual merit.
CURE conducts a church lecture series, an annual empowerment
conference, training clinics, inner city town hall meetings, and a college
lecture series to study alternatives to entitlement programs and liberal
Star Parker was at one time a single welfare mother in Los Angeles. After
her Christian conversion, she worked to receive a BS degree
in marketing from Woodbury University.
General Federation of Women's Clubs:
Dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
They have been awarded for proven ability and power in organization of capable
American women to aid and enrich American society at a local level. Their
programs span various areas of the lives of their members, their families, and
communities: arts, conservation, education, home life, public affairs, expanding
toward international affairs. http://www.gfwc.org/
Philanthropic and Educational Organization
with personal goals as individuals and for the group in general
Improvement and growth in charity "toward all with whom they associate."
Culture, character, wisdom, and knowledge are emphasized as they are a
charitable group in support of Cottey College in Missouri. Cottey College
is a two-year, independent, liberal arts and sciences college for women.
Representative for the charming tone of PEO is their
flower, the Golden
Marguerite, a lovely old-fashioned plant with well cut, somewhat ferny leaves,
and small daisy flowers.
Prayers & Squares: An interfaith outreach ministry that combines the gift of
prayer with the gift of a hand-tied quilt. Their purpose is not in making
the quilts, but in promoting prayer through the use of quilts as echoed in their
motto: It's not about the quilt; it's all about the prayers. A
heavy thread is used to take stitches through the quilt layers, and the ends are
left free to be tied with square knot. As each knot is tied, a silent
prayer is said for someone in special need, who then receives the finished
Website containing very special articles
written for people who care about the founding
principles of America. It is "dedicated to the vision of a nation renewed
by the labor of its common citizens, working together with intelligence and
determination." Its purpose is to restore America's citizens'
confidence in their right to govern themselves. "We can remind the
American people that our Founders made no mistake when they wrote that God
created us all equal in dignity. Working together, we can begin to remember what
it is like for a free people to live together as fellow citizens, as friends, as
a free people, under God."
Salvation Army: International organization which
demonstrates Christian principles by providing social welfare "to preach the
gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without
discrimination." Guided by
faith in God and Charity toward all people, they work where the need is
The Salvation Army began in 1865 when London minister William Booth decided
to reach the homeless, the hungry, and the destitute with the message of
Christ. His original aim was to send converts to established
of the day, but soon he realized that the poor and shabbily dressed did not
feel comfortable or welcome in many churches.
Booth decided to found a church especially for them - the
East London Christian Mission. The mission grew slowly, but Booth believed
God would bless such a mission.
In May of 1878, Booth summoned his son Bramwell and
friend George Railton to read the Christian Mission's proposed annual
report. At the top it read: THE CHRISTIAN MISSION is A VOLUNTEER ARMY.
Bramwell didn't believe he was merely a 'volunteer'-- he was compelled
to do God's work. He replaced the word "Volunteer" with "Salvation."
By the 1900s, the Army had spread around the world with
officers and soldiers in 36 countries, including the U.S. They
inspired many services in women's social work, the first food depot, the
first day nursery, and the first Army missionary hospital. During
World War II, The Salvation Army operated 3,000 service units for the armed
forces, which led to the formation of the USO.
Today, the Salvation Army is in more than 106 nations
around the world.
Captain (or Major) Joseph McFee was raising funds for a soup kitchen and shelter
in the San Francisco waterfront district, c1892-94. He thought of hanging
a large cooking pot with a sign over it reading, "Keep the pot boiling."
The idea soon spread, and by 1900 kettles were in use across America
for Christmas collections. Kettles and bell-ringers are typically
American, and Britain uses small hand-held collecting boxes in shopping centres
while groups of musicians play Christmas carols.
By Christmas 1895 kettles were used by 30 Salvation Army
Corps in various locations on the West Coast. The Sacramento
Bee that year carried a description of the Army’s Christmas activities and
mentioned the contributions to street corner kettles. Shortly afterward,
two young Salvation Army officers who had been instrumental in the original use
of the kettle, William A. McIntyre and N.J. Lewis, were transferred to the East
Coast where they promoted the idea of the Christmas kettle.
In 1897, McIntyre prepared his Christmas plans for Boston around the kettle, but
his fellow officers refused to cooperate for fear of 'making spectacles of
themselves.' So McIntyre, his wife, and his sister set up three kettles at
the Washington Street thoroughfare in the heart of the city. That year the
kettle effort in Boston and other locations nationwide resulted in 150,000
Christmas dinners for the needy.
The New York World hailed The Salvation Army kettles as a "novel device." In 1901, kettle contributions in New York City provided funds for the first
mammoth sit-down dinner in Madison Square Garden, a custom that continued for
Today, the homeless are still invited to share holiday dinners and
festivities at thousands of Salvation Army centers while many poor families are
given grocery checks so that they can prepare their own dinners at home.
In 1878, military terms in the Christian army became standard: church halls became corps, giving in the
offering was called "firing a cartridge." Flags, badges, brass bands, and
uniforms became part of the theme. Trimmings worn on the uniform indicated rank.
At first these marching Salvationists wore as their "uniform" an
odd variety of clothing and headgear. By the beginning of 1880 a standard navy blue serge
uniform was introduced for both men and women.
Pioneer Salvationists took pride in the great crusade for which the
uniform stood. It was partly because of this pride and
also because of economic necessity, many Salvationists wore their uniforms to
special occasions such as weddings, funerals, family portraits, visiting
relatives, and town hall meetings. Officers and soldiers have always had
to purchase their own uniforms; and in 1890, a uniform would cost about three
It is a
personal choice of whether or not to wear the uniform, and the reason for
wearing has remained unchanged:
"It stands for: a commitment in the war against evil, a personal testimony to the
wearer's own Christian faith and practice, and signifies the availability of the
Salvationist to anyone needing a helping hand and listening ear."
Thomas More Law School:
School which came into existence because of the
cultural war being waged across America on issues which are being decided by the courts,
not by legislatures that the people can vote in or out.
These court decisions have been influenced by groups such as the
ACLU which are trying to
subvert America's religious and moral foundations.
"We live in a culture increasingly hostile to
Christians and their faith. America has become a nation where public
school students are prohibited from praying, acknowledging their
dependence upon God, and forming religious clubs; where schools and
communities are challenged from displaying nativity scenes, the Ten
Commandments, and other symbols of our religious and moral heritage. The
Thomas More Law Center affirms the right of Christians to publicly
practice their religion and freely express their religious beliefs. Our
Founding Fathers fought for a nation built on a foundation of religion
and morality. Our lawyers are committed to restoring and preserving that
The Thomas More Law Center is a not-for-profit
public interest law firm dedicated to the defense and promotion of the
religious freedom and values of Christians. They provide legal representation without charge to defend
and protect Christian beliefs in the public square. They achieve this goal principally through litigation, seeking out
significant cases consistent with their mission. They also defend and promote faith and family
through media and educational efforts.
The Sword and the Shield for People of Faith.
The IRS recognizes the Law Center as a 501(c)(3) organization and
donations are tax deductible.
USA Next, as an alternative
is a lobbyist group which intends to unite generations and build a legacy of
freedom for America's future. Its aim is to recover the principles that
inflamed America's founders.
"Because USA lobbies Congress on behalf of seniors, contributions
are not tax deductible for tax purposes. Copies of USA's Annual Report and
Financial Statements are available upon request."
United Seniors Association's Membership Services at 703-359-6500 or by mail:
USA Next/United Seniors Association
P.O. Box 1559
Merrifield, Virginia 22116-1559
from USA Next website
In February 2005, USA Next hired the advertising agency behind the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign.
1848, growth and progress
the world was causing confusion and complexities as never before. Men were
searching for encouragement and guidance in living a virtuous life. The
YMCA in England was designed as a Christian support group to help prepare
middle-class young men for assuming their future roles as husband, father, and
head of a family.
Boston sea captain and missionary Thomas V. Sullivan heard stories about the
Christian association in England and was inspired by the positive message it
gave to young men. He formed a meeting to discuss forming the first YMCA which began
in 1851 at a church in Boston. From that time forward, YMCA has grown
across America to serve traveling and working men in wholesome activity and
fellowship. It has played a part in America's struggles since the Civil War and
has received a Nobel Peace Prize, as well as
a subsequent nomination. Everyday programs range from infant-parent water
classes to physical rehabilitation, teaching English as a second language,
job-skills training, and anti-drug and gang intervention.
Among YMCA's legacies is Luther Gulick who revolutionized physical fitness and
led the way for James Naismith to invent basketball. The first YMCA to serve the
African-American community was founded in Washington, D.C., in
1853 by minister and one-time slave Anthony Bowen.
Today each YMCA is a volunteer community-based charity in the offering of
scholarships, subsidies, and capital plans "to put Christian principles into
practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all."
The Young Women's Christian
Association was formed in London in 1855 and introduced to the United States in
Moran McMein (1888-1949) 'Y.W.C.A. In Service for the Girls of the World',
"Liviu Librescu (August 18, 1930 – April 16, 2007; Hebrew: ליביו ליברסקו)
was a Romanian born and educated Israeli-American scientist and academic whose
major research fields were aeroelasticity and aerodynamics. His last
academic position was Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia
Tech. A Holocaust survivor, Librescu was shot and killed in the
Virginia Tech massacre while holding off the gunman at the entrance to his
classroom, giving all but one of his students enough time to escape through the
"Cassie Bernall was killed at
Columbine High School April 20, 1999, after professing her faith in God.
She, along with eleven students and one teacher, died in the tragedy."
"Todd Morgan Beamer
(November 24, 1968 – September 11, 2001) was a passenger aboard United Airlines
Flight 93 and a victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks. After United 93
was hijacked, Beamer and other passengers communicated with people on the ground
via in-plane and cell phones, and learned that the World Trade Center had been
attacked using hijacked airplanes. Beamer reported
that one passenger was killed and, later, that a flight attendant had told him
the pilot and co-pilot had been forced from the cockpit and may have been
wounded. He was also on the phone when the plane made its turn in a
southeasterly direction, a move that had him briefly panicking. Later, he told
the operator that some of the plane's
passengers were planning to "jump on" the hijackers. According to Jefferson,
Beamer's last audible words were 'Are you guys ready? Let's roll.'"
"Saudi Arabia June 18, 2004 — The al-Qaida
group that kidnapped American Paul M. Johnson, Jr., said in an online
statement Friday that it had killed the hostage, and posted three still
photographs of his beheaded body. Johnson, 49, worked on targeting and
night vision systems for Apache helicopters."
http://www.terrisfight.org/pages.php?page_id=21 Terri Schindler
On March 31, 2005, after almost 14 days without nutrition or hydration, Terri
Schindler Schiavo dies from severe dehydration in spite of pleas from her
parents that they would care for her at no expense to the state or to her
husband, who wanted her death, and that they would pay for her rehabilitation.
Navy SEAL Michael
Monsoor, 25, threw himself on a live grenade to save his comrades on September
29, 2006. He died about 30 minutes later. Thanks to his quick action, his fellow
SEALS all survived the incident in Ramadi, Iraq.
Irena Sendler passed away May 2008. She saved
more than 2500 Jewish children in Nazi-occupied Poland during WWII. For her
activities she was captured and tortured, sentenced to death and later rescued
by the Polish resistance organization. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace
Prize in 2007 but lost to Al Gore.
Elliott: Her youngest daughter Ann was married to
Colonel Lewis Morris, eldest son of Lewis Morris, of
Morrisania, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
"An Address to Miss
Phillis Wheatly [sic], Ethiopian Poetess, in Boston, who came from Africa
at eight years of age, and soon became acquainted with the gospel of Jesus
Christ." by Jupiter Hammond
Asimov - The National Anthem
April Rain By Robert Loveman- An All-Creatures Spiritual And.Inspirational
http://www.all-creatures.org/poetry/aprilrain.html Robert Loveman's
Georgia was Georgia's official state song before 1979.
The Massachusetts Body of Liberties. 1641
How often do Americans use guns for defensive
purposes- Larry Elder
America- The First 350 Years Steve Wilkins "Modern, unbelieving
historians have hidden the truth of our nation's history from us (sometimes
innocently in ignorance, but often maliciously in a bold-faced attempt to
deceive). Now, they are seeking to do the same thing to our children. As a
result, American Christians have been (and are being!) robbed of a glorious
heritage. This must not go on unhindered. The future of our nation depends in
large measure, upon a right understanding of our past."
http://www.lonang.com/exlibris/blackstone/bla-101.htm Absolute Rights of
Individuals by William Blackstone
Citizen Soldier- Declaration of Independence- The
textual content of this programmed text is public domain and may be
copied or transmitted in any manner without permission of Citizen Soldier
"The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" -- KEVIN CRAIG
Religion in the Colonies - Under God ProCon.org
Thomas Jefferson's thoughts on immigration
http://www.covenantnews.com/judgeroy.htm Judge Roy Moore and the Ten
56 great risk-takers [Free Republic]
Founded on God's Law and Christianity- About Puritan Founders of America (Thomas
Prince, The People of New England (1730))
Hide God in a Closet- Religious Secularism and Public Acknowledgment of God in
the 21st Century
Preserve me, O God, for in Thee do I put