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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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WORLD ECONOMY, WORLD GOVERNMENT, WORLD RELIGION

Is the above about to happen?  No, it is already occurring.  The America we knew is rapidly changing, thanks to ignorant and corrupt politicians.  America is becoming interwoven with the economy, government, and religion of other nations.  As the result, our freedoms are threatened as never before
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GOVERNMENT WASTE AND CITIZENRY NEEDS MILLIONS TO STUDY FOOT ODOR

    Be careful what you way, you could be showcasing your ignorance.  It isn’t just the liberal Democrats who have loaded the so-called Stimulus Bill with pork; forty percent can be traced back to liberal and unscrupulous Republicans who think more of their districts than they do America.  Millions to study foot odor; millions to study why swine manure smells (idiots); millions to preserve an endangered species of mice in Ca.; however, not one red cent for John and Jane Doe (names withheld), both whom have cancer and must survive on two social security checks totaling approximately twelve-hundred dollars.
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SLAYING THE GIANT APATHY

One of the most exciting stories to be found in the annals of sacred history is recorded in I Samuel 17.  A giant of a man, over nine feet tall, stood on a mountain calling out to the army of Israel which was on a nearby mountain, with a valley in between.  “I defy the armies of Israel,” this giant called out.  “If you aren’t afraid of me, come out and fight me,” he continued.  But his size and his booming voice frightened the Israelite soldiers, struck fear in their hearts.  No one, absolutely no one, dared fight the giant Goliath.
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COWARDS, TUCK YOUR TAILS BETWEEN YOUR LEGS AND RUN FOR COVER

    Tuck your tail between your legs and run for cover.  That was not heard at Valley Forge or in 1776.  It was not heard at the Alamo or on the Beachheads of Normandy; had our forefathers been puny and fearful then we would never have enjoyed the quality of life and the freedom of movement and spirit that we are experiencing in our culture.
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Liberal Democrats Versus God

It is apparent that the liberal Democrats don’t like God. Their latest attempt to silence God’s people is the resurrection of the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which was put to rest during the Regan years. By the Fairness Doctrine, they mean, among others, that of Christian Ministers teach by way of radio or television that Jesus Christ id the Son of God, then those who deny this must be given free time to rebut the Sonship of the Son of God on the radio or television stations on which it was heard. Freetime! Now if that isn’t an outrage, then I never heard of one.
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A Day in the Lives of Liberal Democrats and Weak-Kneed Republicans

We now know why so many Republicans are having to walk with canes and get knee replacements. The problem stems from getting up from their seats so often to reach across the aisle to the liberal Democrats. They’re simply worn out their knees and hips trying to ape the liberals. There was a time when Republicans stood out as the result of what they stood for, but that period is gone.
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How About Housing Guantamo Bay Detainees in Your County?

President Obama has ordered the closing of Guantanamo Bay within a year and moving its 245 remaining detainees which is in keeping with a campaign promise.  His actions have set off a debate in Congress fearing that terrorists such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, master-mind of the 9/11 attacks, would be transferred to military prisons here in the United States.  Foreign countries do not want them.  It is apparent that many of the detainees are dangerous, some of them former terrorists.
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Learning from Grandma's Grandma!

We all know about our Grandma.  The grandchildren love to go to her house, and her own children love to eat there.  When she is gone Thanksgiving and Christmas aren’t so great.  No one cooks like Grandma.  She is the toughest, but sweetest lady ever to grace this earth.
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The Parable of the Coon and the Chameleon

It was fall of the year and Mr. Coon had climbed a tall hickory to reminface of his many years as speaker of the forest, “How can I possibly give up the power I’ve had for 10 these years?” he asked himself. It was then that Mr. Coon looked down, and lo and behold there was Mr. Chameleon, stretched out on a log beneath the hickory. “Well,” said Mr. Coon, “Mr. Chameleon is doing what he does best- changing his color to fit the environment.” Mr. Coon decided to make Mr. Chameleon a proposition, so he goes down the tree and calls out, “Mr. Chameleon, I want to talk over something with you.”  “Come on over” responds Mr. Chameleon.
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You were Born for Eleonily, But…

Ecclesiastes bill says that “God has… planted eternity in the human heart.” Abraham Lincoln once wrote: “ Surely God would not have created such a being as man to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immorality.” Putting it bluntly, life here is a tryout for life in eternity. All of us have an unborn instinct that longs for immorality. That is because our Creator has designed us to live for eternity.
One day your heart and my heart will beat for the last time and this will mark the end of our time on planet earth, but it will not be the end of us. The body is a temporary house for the spirit.
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Some Religious Questions Answered

Is it right to call a Preacher “Reverend?”
The word “Reverend” is used only one time in the King James Version of the Bible. “He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name” (Psalm 111:9). The word “reverend” refers to God in this passage.
Since we find no reference to The Reverend John or The Reverend Paul in the Bible, God’s Word, we are forced to conclude that this practice must have originated somewhere other than in the mind of God.
For finite man to appropriate to himself a title that refers to God is presumptuous. What an ego some men have!
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The Erosion of America’s Heritage

Rudolph is Now Under Attack
Poor Rudolph! For years he has been the lead deer- pulling his sleigh millions of miles- loaded with toys- thrilling the hearts of multiplied millions of children, but now he is in danger of being banned from school, less American boys and girls become corrupted by this loving fictitious character of our culture.
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Pat Smith, Outstanding R.B.S. Star Passes Away

Pat Smith Brendle, outstanding basketball standout for R.B.S. High during the late sixties, passed away last Friday from cancer. She led her team to the State Tournament in 1969, when girl’s basketball rules called for six players per team- three on offense and three on defense- playing only one-half of the court at a time. Pat played offense, and was a dead shot. One commentator at Jackson, Tennessee, where the State Tournament was played, commented on her shooting ability by saying, “I believe this girl could kick the ball through the goal, she’s this good.”
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Singing the Blues

There is pop music, country music, and the blues. Blues seems to be a favorite of the black people. I can understand this, for over the years many of them have suffered so much that it is understandable how and why they relate to the blues types of music. In a book entitled “ God of the Oppressed,” written by James H. Cone, the author has this bit of a blues song about when a woman cannot find her man, “The man I’ll marry ain’t been born yet, and his mammy’s dead.” A hopeless situation, right?
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Greed’s Destructive Power

The Lost Bone
There is a story in the Old Mc Duffy Reader of a dog which set out one day to find for himself a bone.
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Crying Over Spilled Milk

It is extremely difficult to persevere when we have made big mistakes or done something that pains our conscience because we know it was wrong.
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May our Hearts be filled with Thanksgiving!

Tucked away at the end of Colossians 3:15 one will find these three final words: “Be ye thankful.”
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Dear Uncle Sam:

Please consider bailing me out! I’ve been reading where you bailed out a women by the name of Fannie Mae and a man by the name Freddie Mae. I hear they wasted the first money you gave them, and now that you’ve bailed them out, they are using the bail out money to go on recreational excursions. If this is true, they both need firing.
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