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Oak Leaf 26         The People’s Right to Choose and Change Government        

The People’s Right to Choose and Change Government (by Lloyd Phillips) - The Declaration of Independence was a magnificent presentation of the grievances of the American Colonies against an overreaching and overbearing government. It also laid out in spectacular wording for the first time the basic principles of freedom and liberty.

Oak Leaf 25         Three Deadly EMP Myths The U.S. Government Won’t Talk About…        

Three Deadly EMP Myths The U.S. Government Won’t Talk About…(by Damian Campbell) - Imagine a day when the United States of America goes dark. Cars, stores, trains, and planes stop. The computers we’ve built our lives around shut down—and won’t ever turn on again. One minute everything is fine, and the next… The power goes out. You’re in complete darkness. Every household across the country is shut down. The fact is this isn’t some myth or bad sci-fi movie. An EMP isn’t science fiction to China, Russia, or terrorists. It’s a very real thing, and could destroy our way of life. That said, you may be wondering…

Oak Leaf 24         The Restoration of America: William McGuffey and the McGuffey Eclectic Readers        

The Restoration of America: William McGuffey and the McGuffey Eclectic Readers (by Karla Perry) - American children of the mid-nineteenth century were essentially educated by the works of one man, William Holmes McGuffey. The McGuffey Eclectic Readers sold 120 million copies between 1836 and 1920. These sales are comparable only to the Bible and Webster’s Dictionary.

Oak Leaf 23         Why the Founders Chose a Republic        

Why the Founders Chose a Republic (by Karla Perry) - When Benjamin Franklin emerged from The Constitutional Convention that convened from May 25 to September 17, 1787 to address the problems facing post Revolutionary War America, he was asked by a passerby what was the outcome of the assembly. Franklin responded, “It’s a Republic, if you can keep it.”

Oak Leaf 22         Reining in Political Pendulum Shifts        

Reining in Political Pendulum Shifts (by Debra Durstewitz ) - The Occupy Wall Street movement that started in New York on September 17 still has quite a way to go to establish a cohesive message or to solidify into a political movement. If its predecessor, the Tea Party, is any indication, that process should take about a year. What is clear, however, is that America is now watching and waiting as the counter-swing of the political pendulum comes to a state of equilibrium.

Oak Leaf 21         The Restoration of America: John Locke        

The Restoration of America: John Locke (by Karla Perry) - Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, but it was Locke who provided the political philosophy it popularized. Modernity champions John Locke as a secular Enlightenment fellow, at best a Deist. In actuality, he espoused a Christian worldview deriving his political philosophy from the Bible.

Oak Leaf 20         Saudi Arabia's Curriculum of Intolerance        

Saudi Arabia's Curriculum of Intolerance (Report Summarization by Margaret Mayfield & Bill NeSmith) - According to the Center for Religious Freedom of the Hudson Institute and their published report entitled ‘Saudi Arabia’s Curriculum of Intolerance,' it has become quite clear that extreme Islamist ideologies have been gaining adherents throughout the world. Where they are implemented as governing ideologies, we see a brutally enforced hierarchy of group rights, favoring Muslims over non-Muslims, men over women, and a dominate Muslim sect over other Muslims, with individual rights and freedoms subordinated for all.

Oak Leaf 19         Daniel Webster        

Saudi Arabia's Curriculum of Intolerance (by William Federer) - One of the five greatest Senators in U.S. history, the State of New Hampshire placed his statue in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. His career spanned almost four decades, serving as Secretary of State for Presidents William Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore. His name was Daniel Webster, born JANUARY 18, 1782.

Oak Leaf 18         The Relevance of a 224 Year Old Constitution        

The Relevance of a 224 Year Old Constitution (by Hombre Liggett) - An ongoing argument over modern political and social issues centers on whether the U.S. Constitution is relevant in today’s world. With all the advancements in technology, communication, transportation, commerce, and in the medical field, some argue that the Founding Fathers could not have foreseen what would be necessary for the United States to remain a healthy society 224 years in the future.

Oak Leaf 17         Biblical Duty        

Biblical Duty (by Lloyd Phillips) - As you know, if we can change a person’s mind, we will change their actions. One of the most powerful tools a Christian has is the power to pull down strongholds or change beliefs and thereby change actions of people.


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