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TRY TO IMAGINE THE WORLD WITHOUT AMERICA.
I know, a few people with very loud voices, some leading to violent action, continue to hate America and try to destroy her. But while the dogs bark, the wagons roll on. As we have seen in the last election, an overwhelming majority of Americans prefer a patriot at the helm of our government—a patriot who believes in American Exceptionalism.
No one can deny that America stands out among the nations of the world. But what is the cause of this exceptionalism? That is where the debate arises.
The hate groups claim that America rose to power because of greed and oppression. The truth is, fewer than 5 percent of all people who have ever lived on the earth have lived under conditions that we could consider “free.” 
Only through inspired leadership by men raised up by God for that purpose did America become great. If not for the courage and integrity of the Founding Fathers, would America have been any better than the bloody tyrannies of previous thousands of years of history? But the protecting Hand of God has been over America from the beginning.
Even in his historic voyage of 1492, despite daunting opposition, Christopher Columbus was driven by a sense of divine purpose. He brought with him a Jewish Rabbi, for he hoped to find the lost tribes of Israel. His writings reveal that he was led by the Holy Spirit. His first action upon arriving on shore was to kneel and thank God, and then claim the land for Jesus Christ.
George Washington and his compatriots felt a strong connection to Biblical Israel. They wove it into the great shield, into the money, into the architecture, and in everything they did.
George Washington consecrated, not only his own life and sacred honor, but he also dedicated his troops and his every action to the cause of liberty. He made a covenant with God. In return, God has blessed this land with liberty, protection, and prosperity, so that the gospel of Jesus Christ could flourish and be sent out to all the world.
So the next time you hear the current smear campaign against America and the good men who have fought and died for the liberty we enjoy, let us remember that without the smile of God’s approval and His protective Hand, we would all be in bondage, just like the rest of the world.
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News and Updates:
Transmit a Legacy of Faith and Freedom to Your Children and Grandchildren
In the coming months, we are developing the Birthright Academy. We are seeing the effects of decades of secularism which started in the schools, and from thence have invaded our government and our culture. Today’s college students will be tomorrow’s leaders. We cannot leave the teaching of our youth to the public schools and colleges. By then it will be too late. If we want to preserve our Judeo-Christian values and culture of liberty, we will need to start serious teaching to the middle school and high school youth, so they will be prepared when they get on their own in college. This is the purpose of the Birthright Academy—to instill the Biblical Worldview into the rising generation, preparing Epic Heroes to lead our nation.
So from now on, we are sharpening the focus of Western Culture Dinner Topics on what matters most— to continually define and defend Judeo-Christian values, more about Israel, our spiritual brother in the house of Israel, and to know true history, so as not to be deceived.
As Joshua Benamoz taught us,
Battered but not beaten, Western Culture wins the day!
Stronger than ever, Western Culture’s here to stay!
New Parenting Resource!
Critical thinking skills are taught in very few public schools anymore. Some of the best resources for character education and critical thinking are found in literary fiction. Using the historical novel series, Birthright, by C.A. Davidson, as a platform, parents can teach their families vital critical thinking skills and Life Lessons from the Biblical big picture.
- How to Know What is True
- Discerning Right and Wrong
- Scientific Method (Empiricism) and Academic Freedom
- Life Lessons from Historical patterns and literary symbolism
Quetzal bird, symbol of freedom
Under the Ceiba tree, meet the memorable characters from Birthright, join the Crusaders’ Council, with our motto—
Battered but not beaten, Western Culture wins the day!
Stronger than ever, Western Culture’s here to stay!
Knowing that truth matters and ideas have consequences, come meet with us in the arena of ideas at Nobles’ Western Culture Center as we work together to restore Judeo-Christian values to their rightful place in our society.
Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Keep the Commandments
The Commandments of God are like warning signs along the road of life—they keep us out of the danger zones. Keep the Commandments. It is not always easy, but in the long run, as one Christian leader said, it is easier to Prepare and Prevent than to Repair and Repent.
Keep the Commandments
Keep the commandments! In this there is safety; in this there is peace.
He will send blessings, He will send blessings.
Words of a prophet;
Keep the commandments.
In this there is safety and peace.
Text and music: Barbara A. McConochie
Theme Quotes for July: American Exceptionalism
Try to imagine the world without America. ~ Thomas H. Conner
The greatest export of America has been the constitutional principles that have paved the way for God and gospel to make entry in other lands. ~Timothy Ballard
Objects of the most stupendous magnitude, and measure in which the lives and liberties of millions yet unborn are intimately interested, are now before us. We are in the very midst of a revolution the most complete, unexpected and remarkable of any in the history of nations. ~ John Adams
[I]t is a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own.~ Benjamin Franklin
The happy union of these states is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of liberty throughout the world. ~James Madison
Happily for America, happily, we trust, for the whole human race, they pursued a new and more noble course. They accomplished a revolution which has no parallel in the annals of human society. They reared the fabrics of governments which have no model on the face of the globe. ~James Madison
I shall rejoin myself to my native country, with new attachments, and with exaggerated esteem for its advantages; for though there is less wealth there, there is more freedom, more ease, and less misery. ~Thomas Jefferson
Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind! ~George Washington
For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. ~John Winthrop
A recent report produced by Pew Research Center concluded that the United States of America has more Christians than any other nation in the world. Studies further conclude that Americans—in addition to representing the largest Christian nation—actually live their religion. Almost 80 percent of the America population claims to be Christian. But their actions speak even louder than their words. Charitable donations in the United States (not including the colossal amount of service hours offered by Americans) is twice as much as the next most charitable nation (the United Kingdom.) ~Timothy Ballard, The Covenant, 29-30.
The Western Culture Dinner Topic Theme for July: American Exceptionalism
The Parenting Value for this month: Teaching Integrity
Defining Moment: Defining communism, fascism, and socialism
Famous Birthdays: William Blackstone, John Paul Jones, Calvin Coolidge, Alexis De Tocqueville, Milton Freedman
- Bible Stories: Samuel on the evils of tyrants
- Biblical Worldview: 3 Spiritual Reasons for Europe to exit European Union
- Constitution Series 7: Equal Rights, not Equal Things
- Critical Thinking: Defining Communism, Fascism, and Socialism
- Culture Wars: 10 Ways to Protect Religious Freedom
- Faith: His Daily Guiding Hand
- Hillsdale Imprimis: The Left’s Attack on Free Speech, Part 2
- History: Book Review, 7 Miracles that Saved America
- Debunking the Myths about Thomas Jefferson
- Stress Relief Tip: Keep the Commandments
- Truth in Journalism: Free Americans reach out to rescue baby doomed by socialized medicine; Media censors story
And as always—current events, updates, cultural enrichment, great cartoons, and analysis
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1. Does it all seem too complicated to train your Children for the Future? Here’s How to Keep it Simple!
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Even if you do it once a week to begin with, it’s a great start. Congratulate yourself. Out of small and simple things, great things come to pass. Do not be weary in well-doing.
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“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
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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. Also, look for posts that refer to the Constitution in current events. This month Constitution series #7: Equal Rights, not Equal Things
 Thomas H. Conner, American Heritage, Online course from Hillsdale College
 Stewart, Chris and Ted, The Miracle of Freedom, the 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World
 Ballard, Timothy, The Covenant: One Nation Under God.