October Newsletter: Champions of Liberty
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Theme Quotes for October: Champions of Liberty
Epic Hero defends Liberty and Family, by Winborg
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ~John 8:32
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” –Ronald Reagan
…my mother’s strong arms a refuge, and her unconditional love for me, her only child. These form the foundation upon which I have built my confidence to face challenges and to be guided by internal principles rather than the opinions of others. ~Agnes Palm, Surviving Hitler
If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion. (force)~Friedrich August von Hayek
He that thinks absolute power purifies men’s blood and corrects the baseness of human nature, need only read history to be convinced to the contrary. ~John Locke
Rebellion against tyranny is obedience to God. ~Benjamin Franklin
“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few his precepts!
O! ’tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.”
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1757
“History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.”
Thomas Jefferson (1807)
“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”Thomas Jefferson
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816
“We the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts–not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”
“The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Where, some say, is the king of America? I’ll tell you, friend, He reigns above.” Thomas Paine
“Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.”
“Education is useless without the Bible.”
“You cannot take away freedom to protect it, you cannot destroy the free market to save it, and you cannot uphold freedom of speech by silencing those with whom you disagree. To take rights away to defend them or to spend your way out of debt defies common sense.”
― Glenn Beck,
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As time goes on, and our traditional values become increasingly at risk, I look forward to working with you to restore Judeo-Christian values for our families and our posterity.
Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Prayer
Prayer. Pray together as families. In the past, having family prayer once a day may have been all right. But in the future it will not be enough if we are going to save our families. ~Spencer W. Kimball
Pray about your daily work, pray against the power of your enemies.
Yea, and I say unto you that if it were not for the prayers of the righteous, who are now in the land, that ye would even now be visited with utter destruction; yet it would not be by flood, as were the people in the days of Noah, but it would be by famine, and by pestilence, and the sword. ~Alma 10:22
Righteousness and faith in God can increase unity and strengthen a nation.
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The Dinner Topic Theme for October: Champions of Liberty
“Defining Moments” is a monthly feature. Kind of a fancy name for a glossary. When I was growing up, we had a huge dictionary on a tall, narrow, rolling table. Whenever we asked the meaning of a word, we were told to “look it up.” We still do that. You’d be surprised at some of the interesting things you find in the dictionary, especially the 1828 American Dictionary. Now, with all the twists and spins that politicians and the media do to common words, it’s valuable to go back to the original meaning. It can make for interesting conversation, too.
This month’s Defining Moment : Republic vs. Democracy
The Parenting Value for this month: Self-Reliance
Famous Birthdays: Giuseppe Verdi, Margaret Thatcher, Dwight Eisenhower, Christopher Columbus, David Ben Gurion, Noah Webster, Franz Liszt, Nicolo Paganini, Georges Bizet, John Adams
U.S. Constitution Series 12: The United States shall be a Republic; history of attack on the Constitution
Christian History: The Cause of our Redeemer
Book Review: Surviving Hitler: the Unlikely True Story of a Jewish Woman and an SS soldier
Culture: Egmont Overture—Beethoven’s musical tribute to champions of liberty vs. oppression
Faith: Are You Prepared?
Young Adults Stand Up for their Faith
Character Education: Modesty
Nation: Vote for Truth!
Ancient American history foreshadows how socialism took over a constitutional republic
World: Glenn Beck on history of Islamic Caliphate
Refuting the pervasive lies against Israel
History Patterns: Obama’s rise to power
Abuse Report—There are so many government and other abuses now that there is not room to report them all, so they will be summarized and listed in one report, with links to the complete article.
Moral Repair Plan—always looking for reasons for optimism
Truth Detectors: Science Update—Climate Change is really a front for attacking Capitalism and Liberty
History: Today’s resurgent hatred for Jews traces back to ancient disinformation (False information, lies)
In these days when Truth is endangered by political expediency, it is important that we learn to discern Truth from Error, fraud, or downright deception. To find other articles on this topic, type Truth Detectors (hyphenated, to filter) in the search bar of this site.
And as always—current events, updates, and analysis
Traditional Bible-believing parents may have to consider withdrawing their children from public schools to protect your family spiritually and financially from the rising tide of persecution and ruinous lawsuits by anti-Christian fascists.
Seeing the widespread injury done in any given week,(many incidents go unreported), stay aware of important news and insights at Epicworld Dinner Topics.
If it is not possible for you to home school, try to teach your children Judeo-Christian values at home. The easiest way to do this is to tell stories and discuss principles at the family dinner table. I hope these dinner topics help you with this vital effort. Just don’t give up! Our precious children are worth fighting for.
1. New! Tea Party Update listed each month.
It is important to understand that the Tea Party is not a third political party. Nor does it represent all the slanderous falsehoods hurled upon them by those who hate America and her Founders. It is organized to restore Constitutional principles to the government of America. If you love the USA with good, old-fashioned patriotism, then the Tea Party is the best organization to work for the principles and values you cherish.
Every month we will keep you informed on the latest projects and progress of the Tea Party, with an updated link to our monthly newsletter; most recent updates at top of the list.
American Update: Constitution still matters; Immigration allowing terrorists through border; Learning from Benghazi Scandal
2. Work to make your state sovereign!
3 . Study the U.S. Constitution! It is the last remaining safeguard of our precious freedoms! A good way to do this is to study the monthly Constitution series from The 5,000 Year Leap. To access this series of posts, type US Constitution Series in this site’s search bar.
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