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Robert Duvall Hosts Romney Fundraiser

Actor Robert Duvall and his wife, Luciana, will host a fundraiser featuring Ann Romney at their Middleburg, Va., home in September.

The general reception tickets to the Sept. 6 event are $2,500 per person while the VIP photo reception is $10,000 donated or raised per person. A $25,000 donation will get you into the dinner.

The Academy Award-winning actor, well known for roles in Apocalypse Now and To Kill a Mockingbird, among many others, is a longtime supporter of the Republican Party. Duvall, 81, also famously starred in The Natural,coincidentally one of the primary-night campaign songs used by Romney’s primary rival, Rick Santorum.

 

Filed under: Conservative, Hollywood / Entertainment, Independent Conservative, Patriot, Politics / Elections, Presidential Race, Robert Duvall, Romney

The History Of The American Flag

For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation’s strength and unity. It’s been a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. And the American Flag has been a prominent icon in our national history. Here are the highlights of its unique past.

On January 1, 1776, the Continental Army was reorganized in accordance with a Congressional resolution which placed American forces under George Washington’s control. On that New Year’s Day the Continental Army was laying siege to Boston which had been taken over by the British Army. Washington ordered the Grand Union flag hoisted above his base at Prospect Hill. It had 13 alternate red and white stripes and the British Union Jack in the upper left-hand corner (the canton).

In May of 1776, Betsy Ross reported that she sewed the first American flag.

On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: “Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.

Between 1777 and 1960, Congress passed several acts that changed the shape, design and arrangement of the flag and allowed for additional stars and stripes to be added to reflect the admission of each new state.

  • Act of January 13, 1794 – provided for 15 stripes and 15 stars after May 1795.
  • Act of April 4, 1818 – provided for 13 stripes and one star for each state, to be added to the flag on the 4th of July following the admission of each new state, signed by President Monroe.
  • Executive Order of President Taft dated June 24, 1912 – established proportions of the flag and provided for arrangement of the stars in six horizontal rows of eight each, a single point of each star to be upward.
  • Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated January 3, 1959 – provided for the arrangement of the stars in seven rows of seven stars each, staggered horizontally and vertically.
  • Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated August 21, 1959 – provided for the arrangement of the stars in nine rows of stars staggered horizontally and eleven rows of stars staggered vertically.


Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.

Filed under: American, History, Patriot, United States Government, , , ,

If the Will of the People is Ignored, It’ll be Time to Go Egypt on Obama

(Here is the Transcript from Rush Limbaugh 2-14-11 Broadcast)

February 14, 2011

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

Salem, Oregon, this is Tim.  Thank you for waiting, sir.  Welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER:  Dittos, Rush.

RUSH:  Thank you.

CALLER:  If nothing changes as a result of the recent elections, and the Tea Party doesn’t get what they want, Rush, what happens next?

RUSH:  Then more Republicans get defeated in 2012.  And Obama, of course, loses, but more Republicans get defeated in 2012 as well.  This is something that, you know, let me put it to you in terms you can understand, all right?  Final comment of the day during the substantive programming content portion of the program.  After the election in November, repeal Obamacare, defund it all, doesn’t happen, number of other things that voters who sent all these freshmen to Washington to stop, arrest, cease and desist, if it doesn’t happen, we go Egypt on Obama.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH:  I tell you, folks, if it all bombs out, if all these promises — look, if the attempt is not even made to defund Obamacare, repeal it or whatever, then we go Egypt on Obama in the next election.  That’s what happens next.  And, by the way, Obama can’t complain if we go Egypt on him because he said that’s how democracy works, that’s what he said on Friday.  This is the way real democracy works, so he can’t complain if it happens to him, and it will.

END TRANSCRIPT

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_021411/content/01125112.guest.html

(Don’t expect Rush Limbaugh to lead the Charge against OBAMA… Rush is all talk)

Filed under: Obama, Other, Patriot, Rush Limbaugh

What does ‘suspending a campaign’ mean?

“Suspending” vs. Dropping Out – What’s the Difference?

Federal law does not have a specific definition of “suspending” a campaign and does not officially recognize the act of “suspending” a campaign. Herman Cain announced in December 2011 that he was “suspending” his campaign, but federal law considers him to be a candidate until he officially terminates or closes his campaign account or publicly states he is no longer a candidate.

Practically speaking, if a candidate removes him- or herself from the race without the intent of re-entering at a later date, then there is not a big difference between “suspending” a campaign vs. dropping out entirely. The end result is usually the same: the candidate is no longer seeking that particular office. Four years ago, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Mitt Romney all “suspended” their campaigns, but their bids had effectively ended.

One notable exception: John McCain announced he was suspending his presidential campaign in late September 2008 so that he could return to Washington to focus on the financial crisis. However, McCain made it clear that the suspension was temporary and that he would eventually resume with the campaign.

That said, there are two main differences between “suspending” and ending a presidential campaign: delegates and money.

Delegates:

Federal law plays no role in delegate selection rules. It’s up to the party to decide how to treat delegates won by a candidate who has suspended his campaign. In general, candidates who suspend their campaigns get to keep any delegates they’ve won, while candidates who drop out have to forfeit certain delegates, usually statewide delegates.

Money:

“Suspending” a campaign allows a candidate to publicly withdraw from a race while preserving the ability to raise funds beyond what’s needed to retire debt. This may include the ability to continue to receive federal matching funds, if the candidate has previously qualified for them.

When candidates announce they are dropping out or ending their campaigns, they may then only raise money to retire any remaining campaign debts or to pay for other costs related to shutting down a campaign committee. They may not continue to amass war-chests beyond that if they drop out.

However, if a candidate “suspends” his campaign but doesn’t officially end his candidacy, federal law does not specifically prohibit that candidate from continuing to raise funds for purposes other than debt retirement.

Candidates who “suspend” their campaigns as well as those who officially drop out must still continue to file disclosure reports, as long as they have an active campaign committee.

Filed under: Politics / Elections, Presidential Race

AMERICA! LET’S KEEP HER FREE!

Filed under: American, History, Other, Patriot

I Am An American!

I AM AN AMERICAN.
I BELIEVE IN GOD, FAMILY AND COUNTRY.
I DON’T HAVE MUCH TO GIVE, BUT I’LL SHARE WHAT I HAVE.
I HAVE BEEN BEATEN DOWN BY POLITICIANS, LIARS AND TRAITORS.
THEY HAVE TRIED TO ERASE MY IDENTITY AND MY PRIDE.
BUT I AM AN AMERICAN; I WILL SALUTE MY FLAG, RESPECT MY CONSTITUTION, AND HONOR MY OBLIGATIONS FOR THE RIGHT TO BE FREE.
I WILL BOW ONLY TO GOD, AND I WILL STAND IN TRUTH.
THEY CAN NEVER TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME.

Filed under: American, Faith, Other, Patriot

Billy Graham’s Prayer For Our Nation

‘Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable… We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and Set us free.  In Jesus name, Amen!’

With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we once again can be called ‘One nation under God!’

Filed under: Billy Graham, Faith, Jesus Christ, Prayer

Is it wrong (for a Christian) to get angry? No!

See for yourself,
Look it up in the Bible:

 

God’s anger… Example: Numbers 22:22 God’s anger towards Balaam.
Moses’ anger… Example: Exodus 32:19 Moses broke the first tablets of stone (Ten Commandments).
Jesus’ anger… Example: Matthew 21:12 Jesus overthrew the tables of the moneychangers.

 

There is nothing wrong with getting angry.  God gave us this emotion to use.  I think it is more of a sin to suppress this emotion than it is to use it.

Filed under: Other, Religion, TBCDG Opinion

Paul Harvey: If I Were The Devil

Today’s quote actually comes from a 1965 radio broadcast by legend Paul Harvey on how he would destroy America if he were the devil:

“If I were the devil, I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree (Thee). So I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first—I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.” To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”. And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to pray after me, ‘Our Father, which art in Washington…’

And then I’d get organized. I’d educate authors on how to lurid literature exciting, so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting. I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies and vice versa. I’d pedal narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.

If I were the devil I’d soon have families that war with themselves, churches that war with themselves, and nations that war with themselves; until each in its turn was consumed. And with promises of higher ratings I’d have mesmerizing media fanning the flame. If I were the devil I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, and neglect to discipline emotions—just let those run wild, until before you knew it, you’d have to have drug sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.

Within a decade I’d have prisons overflowing, I’d have judges promoting pornography—soon I could evict God from the courthouse, and then the schoolhouse, and then from the houses of Congress. And in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and deify science. I would lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls, and church money. If I were the devil I’d make the symbols of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.

If I were the devil I’d take from those, and who have, and give to those wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. What do you bet I could get whole states to promote gambling as the way to get rich? I would question against extremes and hard work, and Patriotism, and moral conduct. I would convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging more fun, that what you see on the TV is the way to be. And thus I could undress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with diseases for which there is no cure. In other words, if I were the devil I’d keep on doing what he’s doing.

Paul Harvey, good day.”

When you consider that this broadcast was made 47 years ago, one might think this was prophetic.

Filed under: Paul Harvey

OBAMA Signs New Executive Order: National Defense Resources Preparedness

This executive order, published on the White House website yesterday, gives the Obama regime power to take over . . . pretty much EVERYTHING, including agriculture, labor, energy, transportation (both interstate and intrastate) and commerce IN PEACETIME and NON-EMERGENCY Conditions.

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: Obama signs (3-16-12) Executive Order, To Reinstate The Draft And Cancel Elections  This is REAL Folks! From the White House Website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness

OBAMA took a bold step toward taking away our liberties by executive order. Congress MUST act to stop him now!

Filed under: Obama, Politics / Congress, Politics / Elections, TBCDG Opinion

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