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Federalist Patriot: the Internet's leading journal on Federalism and the Founders. Read this if nothing else. Check out the historical documents on the Federalist Patriot site.
Don Feder's web site : any attempt to separate America from God is a betrayal of our Republic
The late D. James Kennedy's video One Nation Under God.
Dr. Peter Lillback of Providence Forum. Educating Americans about their heritage of faith.
Dr. Donald S. Lutz, University of Houston. The Origins of American Constitutionalism.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin: Toward Tradition
Dr. James H. Hutson: Library of Congress. Religion and the Founding of the American Republic.
Rev. Donald S. Binder, rector of Pohick Church, where many of our Founding Fathers worshiped.
Dr. Paul Jehle, Plymouth Rock Foundation: to seek a greater public awareness and understanding of American history."
Marshall Foster, the Mayflower Institute: proclaiming the untold story of America's history, to prepare individuals and families to defend their Judeo-Christian heritage.
America's God and Country by William J. Federer: contains remarkable quotes illustrating the deep faith of those who built our nation.
Dr. Daniel Dreisbach, professor of public affairs at American University on Jefferson's wall of separation.
Gary DeMar: American Vision: equipping and empowering Christians to restore America's biblical foundation.
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Autism Research Institute: The late Dr. Bernard Rimland
Autism Society of America: No. 1 in autism information
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Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals baseball star, and his family launch Christian ministry that aids Down syndrome children.
Answering Islam: a Christian-Muslim dialogue and apologetic
Truth Publishers was founded by Gene Gurganus. Gene was a longtime missionary in Bangladesh and wrote a great book: The Peril of Islam. You can purchase this book on his website and check out other items he offers.
The Cause USA: The CauseUSA is a prayer initiative to urgently mobilize nationwide prayer and fasting for America.
Christian Examiner: Christian news and events with regional editions.
Liberty Counsel
Faith Defenders: Christian apologetics
Freedom Alliance: support our troops. Oliver L. North, founder and honorary chairman.
Mark Kellner: a fantastic writer, editor, speaker. Check out Mark's blog too.
Operation Blessing International: breaking the cycle of suffering since 1978
Salvation Army: a great organization to support financially
Voice of the Martyrs

Christian family values

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Christians for Life, a ministry in Topeka, Kansas, that helps churches and individuals to become the Hands of Jesus by becoming involved in the pro-life cause.

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Alliance Defense Fund: defending our first liberty.
Foundation for Moral Law: official web site and organization supporting former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore
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Supreme Court: plenty of background information.
Wall Builders: David Barton's organization dedicated to rebuilding godly principles in public affairs


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Opinion Journal from the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page
Townhall: conservative news and information. Also a great place to go on election night for up-to-the minute results.


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Unless our country repents and turns to Jesus Christ, all the right political actions will help little.

Scripture of the Week: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5).

Quotes of the week: Entrance requirements to Harvard College, 1640s. When scholars had so far profited at the grammar schools, that they could read any classical author into English, and readily make and speak true Latin, and write it in verse as well as prose; and prefectly decline the paradigms of nouns and verbs in the Greek tongue, they were judged capable of admission in Harvard-Colledge; and upon the examinination, were accordingly admitted by the President and Fellows. Magnalia Christi Americana, Vol. 2, by Cotton Mather.

Through the eloquent words of President Washington’s initial Thanksgiving proclamation - the first under the Constitution - we are reminded of our dependence upon our Heavenly Father and of the debt of gratitude we owe to Him. "It is the Duty of all Nations," wrote Washington, "to acknowledge the Providence of almighty God, to obey his Will, to be grateful for his Benefits, and humbly to implore His Protection and Favor."… Two hundred years later, we continue to offer thanks to the Almighty - not only for the material prosperity that our Nation enjoys, but also for the blessings of peace and freedom. President George H.W. Bush, Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1989.

Posted 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13

Newt and Callista Gingrich open Newt for President office in Greenville Saturday. View photo gallery here. Please feel free to download photos, and if you do, please consider making a $5 per photo donation through Paypal by clicking the button at left. Higher resolution downloads may be available on my Facebook page. Click here and add me as a Friend on Facebook

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Newt Gingrich speaks at Furman University in Greenville, SC, in an event sponsored by the Furman College Republicans. View photo gallery here. Please feel free to download photos, and if you do, please consider making a $5 per photo donation through Paypal by clicking the button at left. Higher resolution downloads may be available on my Facebook page. Click here and add me as a Friend on Facebook

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Posted 7:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 7

Here is a video I shot yesterday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Greenville, South Carolina.


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Posted 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1

Freshmen Reps. Trey Gowdy and Jeff Duncan participate in a discussion about their impressions of Congress Monday night at Furman University in an event moderated by Political Science Professor Danielle Vinson.


Posted 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22

Rep. Trey Gowdy: The Debt, The Downgrade and The Tea Party — address to the Conservative Students for a Better Tomorrow (CSBT) at Furman University Oct. 19 with introduction by Stephen Sebastian, CEO for the CSBT


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Former Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo speaks at Furman Oct 17.

Watch my interview with Congressman Tancredo


View the first part of his speech with introductions.


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Military Appreciation Day Saturday as Samford defeats Furman. View photo gallery.

Posted 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20


Dr. Jerome Corsi of WorldNetDaily interviewed last night by Bob Dill, publisher of The Times Examiner.


Dr. Corsi's speech

Posted 12:55 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10

One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church.  It was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.

The seven-year-old had been staring at the e plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the boy, and said quietly, "Good morning, Alex.

"Good morning," replied the young man, still focused on the plaque.

"What is this?" Alex asked.

"Well, son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service."

Soberly, they stood together, staring at the large plaque.  Little Alex's voice was trembling and barely audible when he asked, "Which service, the 9:45 or the 11:15?"

Posted 4:15 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3

Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina speaks to the combined Greenville County and Upstate Republican Women's Clubs Wednesday with an introduction by state Rep. Dan Hamilton.


Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina speaks to the combined Greenville County and Upstate Republican Women's Clubs Wednesday with an introduction by Solicitor Walt Wilkins.


Sept. 3

On this date in 1783 John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and John Jay signed the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War. Read more.

On this date in 1838 Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery. Read more.

On this date in 1780 Henry Laurens of South Carolina was captured by the British. Read more.

Posted noon, Wednesday, Aug. 17


Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) speaks in Greenville Wednesday morning.

Posted 9:10 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16

Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks in Greenville today. View my photo gallery.


Posted 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14

Muslim Radicals Kill Pakistani Christian Man. Read more.

These are really worth the time investment to watch.



Posted 2:30 Sunday, Aug. 7

On this date in 1742 Revolutionary War Gen. Nathanael Greene was born in Potowomut, Rhode Island. Read more.

Here is a photo gallery I shot yesterday of a wreath-laying in Greenville, South Carolina, sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Nathanael Greene

On this date in 1782 George Washington established the Order of the Purple Heart.Read more.

Posted 2:05 p.m., Sunday, July 31

Rep. Allen West is amazing!


Posted 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, July 26

On this date in 1833 the British Parliament voted to outlaw slavery throughout the British Empire. The vote took place three days before the death of William Wilberforce, the driving force in Parliament to abolish slavery. Read more.

On this date in 1971 Apollo 15 was launched with David Scott, James Irwin and Alfred Worden. It would be the fourth lunar landing.


Posted Friday, July 22, 9:40 a.m.


July 16


Here's a video I shot July 16 of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)
being interviewed by Josh Kimbrell of Christian Talk 660

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On this date in 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off for the moon.


On this date in 1964 Barry Goldwater accepted the Republican presidential nomination.


On this date in 1957 John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record.


On the night of July 16-17, 1918, Czar Nicholas II and the entire Russian royal family were executed by Bolsheviks.


On this date in 1790 the District of Columbia was established as the seat of the United States government.

On this date in 1887 Shoeless Joe Jackson was born in Pickens County, South Carolina.Read more.

Posted 8:40 a.m., Thursday, July 14

On this date in 1798 the Sedition Act was enacted. This made it a crime to publish "false, scandalous, and malicious writing" against the government or its officials. It had an expiration date of March 3, 1801 (the day before John Adams' presidential term was to end).

Posted 7:45 a.m., Monday July 11

On this date in 1804 Vice President Aaron Burr shot and mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

Sunday, July 10

On this date in 1940 the Battle of Britain began.


Posted 9:40 a.m., Saturday, July 9

On this date in 1776 George Washington orders that the Declaration of Independence be read to his troops in New York City.

On this date in 1850 President Zachary Taylor died in office after serving only 16 months. This is the third shortest tenure in office following William Henry Harrison (one month) and James Garfield (six months). Vice President Millard Fillmore became president after Taylor's death. Read more.

Posted 11:45 a.m., Monday, July 4

On this date in 1826, 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Presidents Thomas Jefferson (main author of the Declaration) and John Adams die within hours of each other. On this date in 1831 President James Monroe dies. Of the first five presidents, three died on July 4.

On this date in 1848, President James K. Polk lays the cornerstone for the Washington Monument. Polk wrote in his diary: "This being the day appointed for laying the corner Stone of the Washington monument in Washington, and having been invited by the committee of arrangements to attend the ceremonies of the occasion, and having determined, though in feeble health, to do so, I had invited my Cabinet to meet & accompany me at 10 O'Clock this morning. Accompanied by the Cabinet and escorted by Col. May of the U.S. Army, we were conducted in carriages to the City Hall where the procession was formed and moved to the site of the Washington monument on the Banks of the Potomac and South of the President's mansion. I witnessed the ceremony of laying the corner stone, and heard an address delivered by Mr. Speaker Winthrop of the Ho. Repts."

On this date in 1872, John Calvin Coolidge, who would become the 30th president of the United States, was born in Plymouth Vermont.


On this date in 1976, Israeli commandos raid the Entebbe, Uganda, airport, rescuing passengers and crew from a hijacked Air France airliner. Killed in the raid are mission commander Yonatan Netanyahu, older brother of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, and passenger Dora Bloch, 75, who had been hospitalized and was murdered by Ugandan army officers.

Posted 10:45 a.m., Saturday, July 2

On this day in 1776 the Continental Congress passes the following: "Resolved, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved."

On this date in 1881, at 9:30 a.m., James Garfield was shot while waiting for a train in Washington, D.C., less than four months after taking office as the 20th president of the United States. by Charles Giteau. Garfield died 11 weeks later on Sept.1. Guiteau was hanged Jan. 25, 1882. Read more.

Posted 7:50 a.m., Friday, July 1

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) speaks in Greenville Thursday. See my video below.


Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends, eh! Read more about Canada Day.

On this day in 1898 Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders storm San Juan Hill in Cuba.


Posted 2:40 p.m., Thursday, June 30

Watch this video my daughter Elizabeth shot yesterday of Rep. Michele Bachmann, presidential candidate, with an endorsement by Bill Rhodes, founder of the Greenville Tea Party, and an introduction by Betty Poe, chairman of the Greenville County Republican Party.


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Here's a video I shot of Herman Cain, presidential candidate, in Greenville yesterday.


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Posted 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, June 29

On this date in 1767 the British Parliament passed the Townshend Revenue Act, which imposed import duties on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea shipped to America.Read more.

On this date in 1776, members of the fifth and final Revolutionary Convention of Virginia, elected Patrick Henry the first governor of the commonwealth. Read more.

Posted 12:10 p.m., Tuesday, June 28

On this date 1914 Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia were assassinated, which sparked World War 1.


On this date in 1919 the Allies presented the Treaty of Versailles to Germany for signature.


On this date in 1778 Mary Ludwig Hays, better known as Molly Pitcher, carried water to American soldiers at the Revolutionary War Battle at Monmouth, New Jersey.

Posted 11:30 a.m., Sunday, June 26

On this date in 1844 President John Tyler married Julia Gardiner becoming the first president to marry while in office.Read more.

Posted 5:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25

Egypt: Christian girls kidnapped and sold. Read more.

June 25

On this date in 1988, Mildred Gillars, aka Axis Sally, died in Columbus, Ohio, at age 87. She served 12 years in prison for treason.

On this date in 1962 in Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421 (1962), the U.S. Supreme Court determined that it is unconstitutional for state officials to compose an official school prayer and require its recitation in public schools.

On this date in 1950 North Korea attacked South Korea and started the Korean War.

On this date in 1876 Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his force of more than 200 men were killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians led by Sitting Bull. The defeat came as Americans were about to celebrate the nation's centennial.Read more.

June 23


Americanism program at Greenville County Republican Women's Club meeting. View photo gallery.

June 22

On this date in 1938 heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis defeats Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch at Yankee Stadium.


June 18

Here's a gallery of photos I shot at the Draft Jim DeMint rally in Greenville, South Carolina, Saturday.


June 19

On this date in 1961, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution requiring state office holders to profess a belief in God.

On this date in 1987 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required any public school teaching of the theory of evolution to teach creationism science as well.

On this date in 1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenburg were executed by electric chair at Sing Sing Prison is Ossining, New York, for passing atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union.


Posted 7:40 p.m., Saturday, June 18

On this date in 1940 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivers his "Finest Hour" speech to the House of Commons.


On this date in 1778 American forces take Philadelphia when British troops leave.

On this date in 1815, French troops under Napoleon are defeated near Waterloo in present day Belgium by British and Prussian troops.

Posted 8:05 a.m., Friday, June 17


On this date in 1953 East Germans revolt against the Soviets. In West Berlin Unter den Linden Strasse is renamed Strasse des 17. Juni to commemorate the failed uprising.

On this date in 1775 the Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the Revolutionary War.

On this date in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived at its permanent home at Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor aboard the French frigate Isere.

On this date in 1963, in the case of Abington School District v. Schempp, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that recitation of the Lord's Prayer or reading of Bible verses in public schools is unconstitutional.

Posted 8:50 a.m., Thursday, June 16

On this date in 1858, Abraham Lincoln gave his House Divided speech when accepting the Republican nomination for Senator in Illinois. Read more.

On this date in 1955 Pope Pius XII excommunicates Argentine President Juan Peron. The ban was lifted eight years later.

Posted 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 14

On this date in 1819 King Pompare of Tahiti, who during his 30 years of rule commanded the ritual deaths of more than 2,000 of his subjects, was baptized. Missionary Henry Bicknell helped the once murderous king write Christian laws prohibiting abortion, infanticide, abandonment and euthanasia.

On this date in 1846 a group of settlers in Sonoma proclaimed the Republic of California, also known as the Bear Flag Republic.

On this date in 1940 the Nazis opened the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.

On this date in 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower signs a bill adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.


Posted 1:45 p.m., Sunday, June 12

On this date in 1776 Virginia's House of Burgesses passes the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the first bill of rights to be included in a state constitution in America.

On this date in 1898 Philippine nationalists declare independence from Spain, yet before the end of the year, the Philippines would become a protectorate of the United States.

On this date in 1939 the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York. Original inductees were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson.

On this date in 1963 Medgar Evers, civil rights leader and NAACP field secretary, was murdered in Jackson, Mississippi. Byron De La Beckwith evaded conviction for more than 30 years despite repeatedly claiming responsibility.

June 11

On this date in 1776 the Second Continental Congress appointed the Committee of Five: John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Robert Livingston of New York, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, which presented what would be the Declaration of Independence.

June 9

On this day in 1913 a monument was dedicated near the White House "to the brave men who gave their lives that women and children might be saved" when the Titanic sank. First Lady Nellie Taft said, "I am happy to do this in gratitude to the chivalry of American manhood." The monument was removed 60 years later, but in 1979 was given a new place overlooking the Potomac.

June 5

On this date in 1968 Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the California primary. He dies the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.


On this date in 1967 Israel launched pre-emptive strikes in what became known as the Six Day War.


Posted 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 31


Memorial Day Service sponsored by the Col. Robert Anderson Chapter of the South Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville, South Carolina, Sunday. View photo gallery.

"There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good. That way lies through sacrifice...'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.'" President Calvin Coolidge, 1923 Memorial Address.

Posted 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 28

Dr. Mick Zais, South Carolina Superintendent of Education, and Greenville Water Commission candidates Phillip Kilgore (incumbent) and Rex O'Steen speak at May 26 meeting of the Greenville County Republican Women's Club.

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Zais calls for flexibility in education

“I believe that no child should be forced to attend a failing school,” Dr. Mick Zais, South Carolina Superintendent of Education, told the Greenville County Republican Women Thursday. “Low income families deserve the same rights that high income families have always had, which is to choose the best school, which is the right fit for their child.”

Zais, who took office in January as the first Republican superintendent of education in 12 years, focuses on outcome—student learning, not inputs—spending, curricula and programs.

On his first day in office, Zais testified before the state House Ways and Means Committee and recommended $103 million in cost savings and a 15 percent reduction in the State Department of Education budget and staffing levels while preserving the money going to the classroom, where it has its greatest effect.

Zais stressed three imperatives—competition, accountability and incentives—to transform education. Funding must follow the child, Zais said.

While every child is special, every child is different, Zais said. They differ in ability and motivation, rates of maturity, their interests, skill sets and personality, and their home environment, “yet we have a traditional school model that puts every child in the same classroom, and expects them to learn the same material on the same schedule.”

This one size fits all, assembly line model, is the opposite of personalization and customization. “We have the ability today to personalize and customize education.”

Zais said we need to offer different kinds of educational environments—public schools, public charter schools, online or virtual schools, single gender programs, year-round schools, Montessori schools, home schools, public magnet schools, alternative schools, career and technology academies and private schools.

Zais said we need more flexibility in course offerings and suggested allowing business writing to substitute for British literature, public speaking to substitute for American literature, consumer math for Algebra I, personal finance and business math to substitute for geometry, or statistics for Algebra II.

Teachers are compensated based on whether they have a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree and the number of years they have been in the class room, but Zais advised compensating effectiveness, rewarding the best teachers and removing the least effective ones from the classroom. To be effective, Zais said, teachers must be allowed to maintain discipline and award grades based on student achievement. School superintendents must have the authority to hire and fire principals, he said, and principals must have the authority to hire and fire teachers and have authority over programs and budgets in their schools.

Zais said that earlier that day, two senators, Jake Knotts (R-Lexington) and Gerald Malloy (D-Darlington), put a hold on a strong charter schools bill, effectively delaying it until January. Zais asked GCRWC members and guests to contact their senators and representatives to do everything they can to get the charter schools bill passed and a teacher protection bill passed. The bill lost 60-59 in the House the previous day with a number of Republican representatives voting against the bill.

Zais said the main responsibilities of principals are to recruit, motivate, train and retain quality teachers, and that principals, other teachers and even students and their parents should be able to evaluate their teachers.



Water Commission candidates address Greenville GOP women

Phillip Kilgore, vice chair of the Greenville Water Commission, and challenger Rex O’Steen spoke to the Greenville County Republican Women Thursday.

Kilgore spoke about Water Commission governance, financial management and protection of water resources. He said the commission is independent and not susceptible to political pressure. The commission receives no tax revenue.

O’Steen stressed his background in accounting and data analysis in the private sector, saying that water and sewerage rates are too high. Capital assets are purchased with 60 percent cash and 40 percent debt, which he said cannot be sustained.

The Republican primary will take place June 14, and residents within the city limits of Greenville can vote.

Posted 7:25 p.m., Monday, May 23


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Judge Roy Moore tells group that government is out of control
By Thomas C. Hanson
Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore told the Americans for Constitutional Government Monday that no president, governor, nor member of Congress is going to heal our land, but God will heal our land when Americans pray and turn from their wicked ways, quoting Isaiah 7:14.
Moore served as Alabama chief justice from 2001 to 2003 when that state’s Court of the Judiciary voted unanimously to remove him from office for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse despite orders to do so from a federal judge. The ACLU of Alabama, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Southern Poverty Law Center were among groups that filed suit against Moore.
Moore began his address at Symmes Library by relating the cross examination during his trial. The prosecutor asked him: “Will you continue to acknowledge God as you said you would here today?” Moore replied: “Of course I would.” The prosecutor asked: “Even if officials tell you that you can’t?” Moore said: “I must. It says so in the constitution of Alabama. It says so in the constitution of every state.” The prosecutor replied: “Mr. Chief Justice, we are not concerned why. We want to know, will you continue to do that even if officials tell you that you can’t?”
Moore said that the judge in the case had already determined that the case was not about the Ten Commandments or religion, but that it was about whether a state official could acknowledge the sovereignty of God.
Moore, a West Point graduate and Vietnam veteran, went on to show that the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were founded on the Law of God, and that the Constitution restrains the power of fallen men into three branches of government with checks and balances. Now, Moore said, we see government completely out of control.
Moore said that when a politician promises that he will make everything in our country great, we should ask him: “Do you acknowledge that there is a God who will make everything great and maybe use you to help?”
Moore referred his audience to his campaign website, and afterward he signed his book So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom.

Posted 8 a.m., Friday, May 20

On this date in 1777 Cherokee Indians and South Carolina signed the Treaty of Dewitt's Corner ending the 1776-1777 Cherokee War. Read more.

Posted 8:40 a.m., Tuesday, May 17

Lenna Neill, CEO of the Piedmont Women's Center, speaks to the Upstate Republican Women in Greenville, South Carolina, May 17. Here's the video I shot.


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Posted 5:40 p.m., Tuesday, April 12

Hostilities Commenced"
Los Angeles Star reports
on Events at Fort Sumter

The April 27, 1861, Star reported the beginning of the war and called upon Californians to decide which side to join. The Star advised Californians not to "crawl at the feet of either a Southern or a Northern Confederacy."
Under the heading "Hostilities Commenced" it wrote:
The intelligence which we publish to day of the fall of Fort Sumter [April 14], created in our midst, on its arrival here by telegraph on Wednesday evening last, the most profound sensation. The fate of the "Union" is now sealed. Reconstruction is an obsolete word, in this connection. The temporizing, vacillating policy of the Border States has been checked—and the question has been brought home to them in such a manner that they can no longer shirk or evade it. They must now strike for honor, interest—or be basely dragged at the chariot wheels of the great North. It is for themselves to decide.
Before long the same question will press itself on us here in California. Let us consider well our position. Let us look our affairs fairly and squarely in the face—coolly and calmly discuss our resources, capabilities—the revenue paid by us in Boston, New York, Philadelphia or New Orleans, as well as in San Francisco—and on a calm review of our circumstances, take our stand. Shall we, too, strike for independence—or, like whipped spaniels, crawl at the feet of either a Southern or a Northern Confederacy? To this we come, and that, too, ere long.

In 1862, the Lincoln Administration would exclude the Star from the mails and put editor Henry Hamilton in my book Abraham Lincoln: How He Suppressed the Los Angeles Star.

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