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“DON’T ROCK THE BOAT!”

We’ve heard it for years, and it is no less uttered today than in past generations. It is nearly always heard from the lips of a coward, or else one whose chief motivation is that of fulfilling the wants of the outward man instead of meeting the needs of the inward person. The cry is heard, “Look out for number one, or else you will capsize your boat and perish in the sea of your convictions.”
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THE WINDS OF RELIGIONS CHANGE

I never cease to be amazed at the gimmicks being employed by some churches to lure people to their places of worship. I can remember when meeting houses were strictly places of spiritual enrichment, but of the late they have become centers of recreation and social activities.
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SOCIAL SECURITY GOING, GOING, GONE

One day the well will go dry, and those who have been drinking from it, including those who anticipate drinking from it, will go to the mailbox but there will be no social security check. Believe me, it was a great day when FDR pushed through the Social Security funds at an alarming rate.
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WHAT THIS SIGNIFIES…

According to a recent issue of The Tennessean of the 100 freshman who enter four-year Tennessee colleges this fall only 45 will graduate within six years. These statistics have changed very little in recent years. Each new administration in the state’s capital tackle the problem by adding more required courses for high school students, which usually ends in more “pushouts” from secondary schools. What does this signify? Students don’t want to stay in college, some have to dropout for many problems. The politicians and the career people in the State Department of Education don’t have a clue how to resolve the problem. Last, but not least, many are urged to go to college when they need to be enrolling in vocational and technical schools operated by the state, not the independent schools, for they are to costly.
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Corrupting Power Unmasked

Generally speaking, communities do not corrupt a nation; instead, the nation corrupts communities.  As a nation goes, so do the communities.  Television has been a corrupting power.  So has many of the other means of modern communications.  Without doubt, though, government from D.C. on down to the local courthouse and even the city hall has been responsible for much of the deceptive and corruption that has spread across this country like wildfire. 
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SHALL THE LIBERALS TAX THE BURPING COWS

Leave it to the liberal Democrats to come up with new taxes. But they’ve really outdone themselves in their latest scheme to find more taxes fir their liberal treasury. It seems that pollution and global warming have become their number one concern, and that they aim to hold all responsible who “contribute” to it.
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THE DEATH OF CAPITALISM: OBIT

After a meticulous autopsy, performed by conservative Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats, it was announced last week that Capitalism passed away suddenly in January 2009 when a new administration in D.C. decided to put an end to Prosperity. For years Capitalism and Prosperity had been like Siamese twins… where one was found the other was not far behind. It seems that each fed off of the other. When Americans invested their resources in a new adventure, Capitalism paid off in terms of profits and jobs, and Prosperity followed. But Prosperity has never been content to remain the fruits of Capitalism, investing its profits in capitalistic opportunities, which produced more capital and more job opportunities with it.
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HOLDING BACK THE NEWS

We are told, No news is good news,” this is not always true. Some news never makes it into the papers or on television because it is bad news for the elite liberals who are seeking to control all news that may be adverse to their agenda. Recently two people were murdered in America by hate-filled culprits. Both murders received television time as well as newspaper coverage, as they should. But don’t you find it a little strange that a young American soldier was killed by a radical Muslim, and compared to the above cited murders received very little media coverage?
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THE PLIGHT OF TODAY’S YOUTH

America’s greatest treasure is our youth. However, there has never been a generation of young people in modern times with a greater cloud of bleakness overshadowing them as the youth of today. Many of them can’t qualify for college, thanks mainly to the laws of Johnny-come-lately politicians. A large number of those who can, can’t afford to go. And among those who go, many wonder if they will be able to get a job. Too, if they get a job, will they be able to keep it for the duration of their work years? Young people are highly skeptical about beginning a family, because many before them have left a pattern of failure. The ability to pay for a house and make it on one’s own has been jeopardized by ruthless politicians whose economic policies have blessed everybody but America’s youth. Politicians think more illegal young immigrants than they do native born young people. A bleak future, you bet!
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Global Prayer

The word “global” has become one of the most used words in the 21st century. We hear of global economy, global government, and some want a global religion (but not Christianity), while others worry about a so-called global warming.
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HOW TO STAY SAFE IN THE WORLD TODAY

1.    Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20% of all fatal accidents.
2.    Do not stay home 17% of all accidents occur in the home.
3.    Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of all accidents occur to pedestrians.
4.    Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of all accidents involve these forms of transportation.
5.    Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in hospitals. Above all else, avoid hospitals.
6.    You will be pleased to learn that only .001% of all deaths occur in worship services of the church, and these are usually related to previous physical disorders. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at any given point in time is at worship!
         Bible study is safe too. The percentage of deaths during Bible study is even less than worship.
FOR SAFETY SAKE:
        Attend church services and study your Bible….IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.
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The Miss California Controversy

Miss California stirred up a hornet’s nest when she took the position that marriage is between a man and a women. Immediately, the left-wing population launched their firey darts at this courageous lady, calling her the B-word and all sorts of degrading names. However, to her credit, she was on two sides- God’s and nature’s.  From the Book of Genesis to the Book of Revelation, marriage is always between a man and a women. Furthermore, the law of nature puts down this perverted notion about marriage. These left-wing perverts are not as smart as dogs and cats. Animals adhere to nature, while liberal freaks and change agents seek to circumvent it.
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Running Down America

I’m appalled at the number of liberal Democrats who are running down America. I’m reminded of the old country music song which says of those who were talking evil about this country, “If you don’t love it, leave it.” After all, the borders are open between the United States and Mexico. The liberals know that, for they are the ones who want a wholesale movement of immigrants to this country, knowing they can count on their votes. But what will happen when illegal immigrants outnumber the rest of us, including the liberal Democrats and some fat cat Republicans? What is even more distressing is our own President who ran down America when he was in France. What the power should have said in response is this; “Look Mr. President, it was your nation that delivered us from the German armies during World War II, and many of the American soldiers who defended us died in so doing and are buried here in French soil. I’ll pray for our President, but how can I respect him when he runs down the Country I love so much and has been so good to me?
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“THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG”

In decades past, when one had a bit of secretive information to share, he might share it, then say to the person with whom he shared it, “Don’t let the cat out of the bag.” Too often that cat managed to escape, much to the pleasure of inquisitive ears. “The cat is out of the bag” in today’s political arena. Nothing would suit the liberal politicians of this age more than to hide their agenda from the general public. Even with the assistance of the liberal networks like NBC and CBS, “the cat gets out of the bag.” We owe a debt of gratitude to Fox News for their relentless efforts to keep the general population informed of the liberals and their clandestine methods of doing business.
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“DON’T TREAD ON ME!”

The following article comes from a book entitles, “Got a Minute?” written by Bill Smith and used by permission; I thought some of my readers might appreciate this bit of good advise.

All students of American history are acquainted with the slogan that arose during the American Revolution: “Don’t Tread On Me!” These strong words were embossed, along with a frightening likeness of a coiled snake, on the flags that were carried into battle by our gallant ancestors who gained America’s freedom from the British. I recommend this flag be possessed, and carried, by every Christian today!

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IDENTIFYING THE REAL ENEMY

Please read and consider carefully the following viewpoints. The truth is, they are not really viewpoints. They are facts. Read it and weep. The freedom you save may be your own. Former President George Bush and Congress established Home Land Security for the express purpose of protecting this Nation from Muslim terrorists, and for the following four years we had not one terrorist incident in the United States. But Home Land Security has apparently decided to go in another direction.
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TAKING GOD OUT OF HIS BOX ON SUNDAY

“It’s Sunday morning again folks, and it is time for us to take God out of His box,” speaks the liberal preacher, who is more concerned with political correctness than he is spiritual correctness. “He spends all week here,” he continues, “and now we must pay homage to His rich heritage,” whatever that means. So the word that is forbidden throughout the week is now activated by his faithless and fruitless first cousin of a society.
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Taking Back America Now!

Our forefathers never dreamed that one day their descendents would give away the America they built into a glorious Nation of freedom, opportunity, and strength. God received top priority in their plans, and from there they carved out of a wilderness a Nation that was to become they envy of the world-a Nation that would cause the downtrodden, and the suppressed to want to come here. But liberal and godless minds have launched a mission to change the United States, yea, the entire world into one big world economy, world government, and world religion, in which liberal and godless elite rule. While the rest of us look to them for our survival. And with this goes our freedom.
The know-it-all elite are bailing out the rich at the expense of the poor taxpayers of this country. Jesse James robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. The administration is robbing from the poor with higher taxes while bailing out the rich. Meanwhile “grandma’s cupboard” remains empty while the liberal corporation’s executives receive bonuses large enough to chock an elephant to death.
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Seizing and Dismantling Private Property and Businesses

Will the House and Senate give the Obama administration the authority to seize private owned business when it appears that the companies are in financial jeopardy? The Secretary of Treasury is coveting that power.  What he is requesting is unconstitutional, but it seems that the Constitution has been discarded to expand the Federal Government. Otherwords, if the Feds believe a bank, small or large, a business of any type, including a farm, isn’t financially sound, then it would be taken over, leaving its owners in the lost column.
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Duct Taping God

Do the enemies of God really believe that they can rid the world of Him by “Duct Taping” his name? Believe it or not, it happened recently in Mount Juliet Tennessee at the Lakeview Elementary School, where some children had tacked a poster board on the wall which read, “God Bless America”. The Alliance Defense Fund contends that Lakeview’s Principal, Stan Moss, Assistance Principal, Hettie Allgood, and Director of Schools, Mike Davis, forced the students to cover up reference to God on the poster including “In God we trust” and “God bless the USA”. If students can write about God, and according to court rulings in the past they can, then why can’t the words God be used on a poster? If students can read about God in their text books, then why can’t they make reference to him on a poster board?
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