Political Cartoon: Left Wing Radicals cannot see Accomplishments of Trump

Political Cartoon:

 Left Wing Radicals cannot see Accomplishments of Trump

cartoon-Trump accomplishments unseenA.F. Branco Cartoon – Eyes Wide Shut

Funny how so many people who think they’re “Woke” are really actually blind to the reality of President Trump’s many accomplishments. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.

More A.F. Branco Cartoons at The Daily Torch.

Benjamin Franklin: America’s Greatest Diplomat

Book review: The Real Benjamin Franklin

By Andrew M. Allison and the National Center for Constitutional Studies

Dinner Topics for Monday

key“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.” ~Benjamin Franklin

225px-BenFranklin2At sixteen, he was the youngest printer in America. He often wrote under pen names, making  quotations that are powerfully relevant today.

Freedom of speech (this was written under the name of Silence Dogood)

Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom, and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech, which is the right of every man as far as by it he does not hurt or control the right of another; and this is the only check it ought to suffer, and the only bounds it ought to know.

This sacred privilege is so essential to free governments that the security of property and the freedom of speech always go together; and in those wretched countries where a man cannot call his tongue his own, he can scarce call anything else his own. Whoever would over throw the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. . .

A renowned scientist and inventor. His kite experiment proved lightning was electricity. Inventions included lightning rod, Franklin stove, bifocals, flexible catheter, daylight savings time.

Pride

There is perhaps no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive and will every now and then peep out and show itself. . .Even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.  P. 61

I never was without some religious principles. I never doubted, for instance, the existence of Deity, that he made the world and governed it by his providence; that the most acceptable service of God was the doing good to man; that our souls are immortal; and that all crime will be punished and virtue rewarded either her e or hereafter. P.62

He wrote short maxims with the youth in mind.

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Would you live with ease, do what you ought and not what you please.

Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

He that lieth down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.

God helps them that help themselves.

Experience keeps a dear school, yet fools will learn in no other.

The used key is always bright.

A stitch in time saves nine.

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

Franklin taught himself several languages—French, Italian, Spanish, Latin, and German—chiefly to enable him to increase his knowledge by reading various important works that had not yet been translated into English. He also learned to play the harp, violin, and the guitar (later he would add an unusual instrument of his own design, the “armonica”).

Franklin served on a committee with John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to draw up a proposal for the Great Seal of the United States, for which he suggested a motto that Jefferson later used on his own seal: “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.” P. 205

 

Accomplishments of Trump: Conservative Leaders send letter—Thank You, President Trump

Accomplishments of Trump:

Conservative Leaders send letter—Thank You, President Trump

It is Faith and Family, not bureaucracy and government, that make America great. We will defend privacy, free speech, free assembly, religious liberty, and the right to keep and bear arms. We support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. We believe in the dignity of work, and the sanctity of life.

We believe that children should be taught to love our country, honor our history, and always respect our great American flag. And we live by the words of our great national motto, In God We Trust. President Donald J. Trump, emphasized at every rally

President Trump Rose GardenWith the constant bashing of President Trump by the left-wing media and liberal politicians, it is good to be reminded of the accomplishments his administration has made to advance conservative principles.

I also encourage you to pray for President Trump every day. I’ve never seen such hatred for a president like the kind the media and “progressive” elites have for President Trump. It’s otherworldly, really. If I can use a biblical term, it’s spiritual warfare. While he has his flaws (as we all do), I know he loves our country and has surrounded himself with many fine patriotic Christians who only want to advance freedom and honor God with their actions and decisions. ~Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association, signer of the letter below

Washington, DC

Dear President Trump,

On behalf of the conservative movement, we would like to thank you for the accomplishments your administration has achieved on behalf of the American people.

From a booming economy, to stronger protections at the border, to implementing strong protections for the unborn, to nominating constitutionalist judges to the federal bench, you have kept your promises to the voters that elected you.

Specifically, we want to applaud you for the following achievements:

  • A booming economy that has unemployment at its lowest level in fifty years, the highest median household income on record, a labor force that has grown by 2.1 million.
  • Poverty rates for African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanic Americans at record lows, and unemployment among women is at its lowest level in nearly 70 years.
  • Aggressively working to address the opioid crisis.
  • Signing the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 which resulted in more than 6 million American works receiving wage increases, bonuses, and increased benefits.
  • Rolling back nearly 8 regulations for every significant new one and cutting regulatory costs by more than $50 billion.
  • Repealing two particularly onerous regulations: the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. rule, and the Obama-era “Clean Power” Plan, and revoking California’s emissions waiver, all of which cost Americans millions of dollars and thousands of jobs.
  • Withdrawing America from the Paris climate treaty, which saved American families $20,000 a year.
  • Opening up federal lands and offshore areas to fossil fuel development and permitting the pipelines and infrastructure necessary to facilitate further development.
  • Signing the 2019 Executive Order to stop agency abuse of guidance documents.
  • Working to re-negotiate the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to update the North American Free Trade Agreement and secure a better deal for American workers.
  • Keeping your campaign promise to build a new wall at the southern border.
  • Striking agreements with Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to help stop our illegal immigration crisis.
  • Taking action to reduce exploitation of our asylum loopholes, ensuring that the asylum process is there for those who truly need it.
  • Increasing cooperation with local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws.
  • Signing the Choice and Accountability Act to update and reform the Veteran’s Administration.
  • Ensuring strong protections of the Second Amendment.
  • A defeated ISIS caliphate and killing of terrorist leaders al-Baghdadi and Qassem Soleimani, both of whom were responsible for the deaths of Americans.
  • Recognizing Israel’s capital as Jerusalem and opening an American Embassy there, as well as recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
  • Withdrawing the United States from the ineffective and dangerous 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
  • Rebuilding America’s military, including instituting a Space Force, and supporting America’s men and women in uniform.
  • Appointing and securing confirmation for 187 federal judges who are strong constitutionalists.
  • Signing the 2017 Executive Order on Protecting Religious Liberty and the 2019 Executive Order protecting free speech on college campuses.
  • Ensuring that faith-based ministries do not have to choose between violating their religious beliefs by complying with Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate, or closing their doors.
  • Establishing a new Conscience and Religious Freedom division at the Department of Health and Human Services to direct the agency’s efforts to protect religious freedom and people of faith in the healthcare industry.
  • Proposing a rule protecting the conscience rights of faith-based adoption providers.
  • Being the first administration to host a meeting at the United Nations on religious freedom.
  • Reinstating the Mexico City Policy to end federal funding of groups that promote or perform abortion overseas.
  • Restricting Title X money from going to organizations that perform, promote, or refer for abortion, while continuing to promote women’s health care by funding organizations who do not.
  • Allowing state Medicaid directors to exclude abortion providers from their Medicaid programs.
  • Ending funding of new medical research using human fetal tissue obtained from elective abortions.
  • Re-issuing guidance stating that hospitals may be required to treat infants born alive after abortions.
  • Opposing efforts at the United Nations to make abortion an international human right.
  • Hiring strong conservatives for important positions within the White House.

 

 

 

We are proud to support the work of your administration and these tremendous achievements.

Sincerely,

The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)
Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund

See the other 144 conservatives who signed this letter HERE

Trump to enemies-loveAccomplishments of Trump

Trump gives us back our light bulbs
Dec 22, 2019 01:00 am
A hard blow for the nanny-state billionaires and greenie crony capitalists — and a victory for us.

The Under the Radar Progress at the Border

Jan 7, 2020

RUSH: The president’s having successes like these in an election year, and you’re going to be hearing about this as the days and weeks, months unfurl.

 

Court frees president to use military funds for wall

Trump: ‘Construction is ready to start!’

Court frees president to use military funds for wall

Judeo-Christian Worldview: Theme Quotes—Light of Faith

Judeo-Christian Worldview:

Theme Quotes—Light of Faith

gate-lightAnd I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”

And He replied: Go out into the darkness and put thine hand into the hand of God. That shall be to thee better than light and safer than a known way. ~Louise Haskins

 

That which is of God is light. ~Doctrine and Covenants 50:24

light of ChristThe Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. ~Psalm 119:105

O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord. ~Isaiah 2:5

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. ~John 12:46

In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. ~John 1:4-5

For the word of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth is light, and whatsoever is light is Spirit, even the Spirit of Jesus Christ. ~Doctrine and Covenants 84:45

Secret to Peace for your family

But I have commanded you to bring up your children in light and truth. ~Doctrine and Covenants 93:40

Verily I say unto you all: Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations. ~Doctrine and Covenants 115:5

“It is impossible to stand upright when one plants his roots in the shifting sands of popular opinion and approval. … We will all face fear, experience ridicule, and meet opposition. Let us—all of us—have the courage to defy the consensus, the courage to stand for principle.” ~ Thomas S. Monson

Space Music Spotify Free: Astronomy lessons and Symphonic Poem about Aurora Borealis

Space Music Spotify Free:

Astronomy lessons and Symphonic Poem about Aurora Borealis

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. ~Isaiah 40:31 KJV

 

Be sure to listen HERE to this symphonic poem on the Aurora Borealis. It is beauty to match the image.

 

Astronomy lessons about Aurora Borealis

aurora borealisWhere does the Aurora Borealis come from? It starts at our Sun. The energy from our sun converts hydrogen to helium. This light and energy comes from the core of the Sun called convection cells causing magnetic fields. This energy pushes up to exit from its surface slowing down the eddies of hot gas, causing the surface to cool causing sun spots. The electrical charged gas is called plasma, which stretches like a rubber band and breaks causing billions of tons of plasma are expelled from the sun called a solar storm. The solar storms (also known as solar winds) can reach 4 million miles per hour traveling through space.

It takes about 6 hours to blast past Mercury, and about 12 hours by Venus and about 18 hours to reach Earth. The Earth has a magnetic field that is coupled together that deflects the solar storm. This causes the gas like stream to come down on the day side of north and south poles stretching down over the night side of the poles like a rubber band. The rubber band breaks causing the gases to travel up the magnetic lines towards the poles on the night side. This generates the light on the gases that we see as the Aurora Borealis.

When composing this music, I wanted to convey a kind of electrical sound or energy with a little bit of a victory written into it. The Earth has a great beauty and without this magnetic field the Earth would look a lot like the planet Mercury. What a great way of protecting itself with this marvelous shield. I hope to you may hear that in this short but powerful piece.

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Champion of Liberty: Charles Montesquieu

Dinner Topics for Thursday

key“Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.”~ William Penn

Charles Montesquieu

Famous for his theory of Separation of Powers

montesquieuCharles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (/ˈmɒntɨskjuː/;[1] French: [mɔ̃tɛskjø]; 18 January 1689 – 10 February 1755), generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French lawyer, man of letters, and political philosopher who lived during the Age of Enlightenment. He is famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers, which is implemented in many constitutions throughout the world. He did more than any other author to secure the place of the word despotism in the political lexicon,[2] and may have been partly responsible for the popularization of the terms feudalism and Byzantine Empire.[citation needed]

Montesquieu’s early life occurred at a time of significant governmental change. England had declared itself a constitutional monarchy in the wake of its Glorious Revolution (1688–89), and had joined with Scotland in the Union of 1707 to form the Kingdom of Great Britain. In France the long-reigning Louis XIV died in 1715 and was succeeded by the five-year-old Louis XV. These national transformations had a great impact on Montesquieu; he would refer to them repeatedly in his work.

Montesquieu withdrew from the practice of law to devote himself to study and writing. He achieved literary success with the publication of his Lettres persanes (Persian Letters, 1721), a satire representing society as seen through the eyes of two imaginary Persian visitors to Paris and Europe, cleverly criticizing the absurdities of contemporary French society. He next published Considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Romains et de leur décadence (Considerations on the Causes of the Grandeur and Decadence of the Romans, 1734), considered by some scholars, among his three best known books, as a transition from The Persian Letters to his master work. De l’Esprit des Lois (The Spirit of the Laws) was originally published anonymously in 1748. The book quickly rose to influence political thought profoundly in Europe and America. In France, the book met with an unfriendly reception from both supporters and opponents of the regime. The Catholic Church banned l’Esprit – along with many of Montesquieu’s other works – in 1751 and included it on the Index of Prohibited Books. It received the highest praise from the rest of Europe, especially Britain.

Montesquieu was also highly regarded in the British colonies in North America as a champion of liberty (though not of American independence). Political scientist Donald Lutz found that Montesquieu was the most frequently quoted authority on government and politics in colonial pre-revolutionary British America, cited more by the American founders than any source except for the Bible.[9] Following the American revolution, Montesquieu’s work remained a powerful influence on many of the American founders, most notably James Madison of Virginia, the “Father of the Constitution“. Montesquieu’s philosophy that “government should be set up so that no man need be afraid of another”[10] reminded Madison and others that a free and stable foundation for their new national government required a clearly defined and balanced separation of powers.

Besides composing additional works on society and politics, Montesquieu traveled for a number of years through Europe including Austria and Hungary, spending a year in Italy and 18 months in England where he became a freemason, admitted to the Horn Tavern Lodge in Westminster,[11] before resettling in France. He was troubled by poor eyesight, and was completely blind by the time he died from a high fever in 1755. He was buried in the Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris.

Read more about Charles Montesquieu

 

 

Judeo-Christian Scriptures: Keys to Understanding the Book of Revelation, Part3—Lamb of Atonement

Judeo-Christian Scriptures:

Keys to Understanding the Book of Revelation, Part3—Lamb of Atonement

Revelation 7: Jesus as the “Redemptive Lamb”

Christ lamb of atonementIn Revelation 7, the scene shifts to a group of 144,000 (12,000 from each tribe of Israel) who are “sealed” in their foreheads. In conjunction with this scene, John also sees a crowd of people, so many that “no man could number” them (verse 9). This group, clothed in white, stands before the Lamb and collectively praises the Lamb. John is then told that these people represent those “which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (verse 14). Here in Revelation 7 John learns that the blood of the Lamb plays a further important function—namely, to cleanse the innumerable host who stand before the Lamb.

John’s vision again presents its readers with a riddle. When blood touches clothing, the blood typically stains it. An article of clothing that is “washed” in blood should turn red. But, in this case, the blood of the Lamb turns a stained article of clothing white, signifying the redemptive power of the Lamb. This serves as an inspiring and hopeful symbol of Jesus’s Atonement; He is able to take those who repent and transform them into something that they never could be on their own.

Political Cartoon: Terrorist Road Kill

Political Cartoon:

Terrorist Road Kill

cartoon-terrorist road killA.F. Branco Cartoon – Road Kill

Obama sent the billions to Iran that funded Soleimani’s evil deeds but President Trump has cleaned up Obama’s mess. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.

More A.F. Branco cartoons at FlagAnd Cross.com here.

Christian News: Study—Printed Books are better than ebooks for learning; Kanye West’s Christian conversion sparks free Bibles; Texas—protect children from puberty blockers

Christian News:

Study—Printed Books are better than ebooks for learning;

Study finds paper more beneficial than screens

red-headed girl with bookJanuary-February 2020 – Intergraf, the European Federation for Print and Digital Communication, has released a study concerning the effects of reading and studying on paper as compared to studying on electronic devices or screens.

The study found evidence that reading from paper is much more beneficial than reading from a screen. The report states “…the digital disadvantage during elementary school was found to be two-thirds of the yearly increase in reading comprehension, meaning that students potentially only progressed one-third as much as they would have done had they been reading on paper instead of on a screen.” Additionally, the report found that even for younger generations, reading printed texts is still advantageous. Intergraf concluded that “young people who have grown up in the age of digitalization still read better on paper.”

intergraf.eu, 9/19/19, 9/26/19; freeportpress.com, 10/25/19

 

Kanye West’s Christian conversion sparks free Bibles

Kanye West’s Christian conversion sparks distribution of free Bibles

Kanye WestJanuary-February 2020 – On October 30, the American Bible Society announced in response to the conversion and newfound Christian message of Kanye West  former secular rapper, that it would send up to 1,000 free Bibles to anyone in the country who wanted to know more about Jesus Christ. The ministry soon had to increase its offer after receiving more than 6,000 requests for Bibles all around the world. The American Bible Society continued sending out free Bibles until late November.

“Our hope,” said John Farquhar Plake, the director of ministry intelligence at the American Bible Society, “is that these Bibles will allow Kanye fans to get to know the extraordinary person of Jesus, who inspires not just musicians, but millions of believers around the world.”

christianpost.com, 11/13/19

AG Barr Notre Dame Speech: assault on religious freedom is ‘organized destruction’

AG Wm Barr

William Barr, Attorney General

January-February 2020 – Last October, Attorney General William Barr told an audience of Notre Dame law students the attack against U.S. religious freedoms “is not decay. It is organized destruction.”

Barr said progressives and friends in media, pop culture, academia, politics, and entertainment have an alliance to unleash “an unremitting assault on religion and traditional values.”

Washington Times writer Charles Hurt reported that the media responded to Barr’s speech by “squealing like a herd of mad swine racing for the lake.”

Hurt spotlighted more of the left’s ludicrous cultural stands: “The smorgasbord of gender options inspires snorts of laughter among serious people … [and] the infidels who are running higher education today … are, after all, the ones destroying America by poisoning the minds of children.”

He urged anyone who has not watched or heard the AG’s address to Google it – and pay attention to Barr’s warnings.

Here is Wm Barr’s important speech at Notre Dame in full, in 3 parts— well worth reading!

Religious Freedom 1: Judeo-Christian view of Human Nature understood by Founding Fathers

Religious Freedom 2: Progressive Politics, Destruction of Culture are Consequences of Rejecting God

Religious Freedom 3: Time for Push Back, Defending Religious Freedom vs. Secularism Attacks

Texas—protect children from puberty blockers

Texas lawmakers push to protect children from puberty blockers

protect little boyJanuary-February 2020 – Dr. Anne Georgulas, a Texas pediatrician, reportedly diagnosed her seven-year-old son with gender dysphoria, assigned him the name “Luna,” enrolled him in kindergarten as a transgender girl, and planned to place him on puberty blockers against the will of his father.

After a jury decided against the father’s participation in decision-making, Family District Court Judge Kim Cooks overruled and awarded joint managing conservatorship on October 24. Less than two weeks later, the boy attended school for the first time dressed in boy’s attire.

The father, Jeffrey Younger, had argued in court that his son chose to wear boy’s clothes and use his legal name when not in his mother’s presence.

The story sparked national controversy, including an AFA sponsored petition in support of the father’s rights.

Research conducted by endocrinologist Dr. Michael Laidlaw of the Heritage Foundation revealed that children as young as eight are sometimes given opposite sex hormones.

Texas lawmakers are considering legislation that would qualify attempts to gender “transition” minors as child abuse. According to Rep. Steve Toth (R-TX), “upwards of 500 minors are being transitioned in Texas. We didn’t protect these children in the 86th [legislative session]. The wrath of Texans will be heard in the 87th.”

christianpost.com, 4/2/19; afa.net, 10/25/19;
breitbart.com, 10/29/19

Political Cartoon: Trump vs. Obama—Line in the Sand

Political Cartoon:

Trump vs. Obama—Line in the Sand

A.F. Branco Cartoon – A Hole In One

cartoon-line in the sandObama is known for his porous red lines compared to Trump’s, prime is example is the death of Soleimani. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.

More A.F. Branco Cartoons at The Daily Torch.

cartoon-red line