John Hendrickson: The true origins of today’s big government originate with the progressive and modern liberal movement of the early 20th century.
John Hendrickson: Conservatives believe that not only is the Constitution based in truth, but also the biblical heritage of the nation.
Our nation’s constitution is the oldest constitution still in use, signed in 1787 and ratified in 1789 we have had a constitutional republic for 229 years.
Princeton law professor Robert George encourages Republicans to keep fighting for traditional marriage even if the Supreme Court imposes its own definition.
Here is another story I didn’t have the opportunity to address prior to vacation. Back in April, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation recognizing the Pray 7:14 event that took place on July 14th on the grounds of the Iowa Statehouse. It read: Now, Therefore, I, Terry E Branstad, as Governor of the State […]
We all know lavishness is one thing that brought down the Roman Empire. Enemies invaded, yes, but it was destroyed from within. I’m sure Romans warned about that happening, just like President Lincoln warned the American Republic. Both have vast differences, but their chief similarity is their hegemony— “preponderant influence or authority over others” in […]
Proclamation of Thanksgiving Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. By the President of the […]
In order to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address we are publishing it (the transcript of the Bliss Copy) ,
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln The early rush to the elections of November 2012 features a blizzard of propaganda. The emphasis concentrates upon a short list of criteria. One candidate highlights personality as the winning trait. Another touts reputation as […]
Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they […]
Glenn Beck hopes to make history. He is convinced his Restoring Honor rally, planned for August 28th, will cause shockwaves unfelt in the country since the mid 1750s, the time of the Great Awakening. As I pointed out in an earlier post, Beck is fond of preacher George Whitefield, though I think a strong case […]
I’ll bypass my tradition of having a picture of latte art and replace it with the cartoon below instead. Josh is right, no comment is necessary, but feel free to add one if you like: Now onto some random items of interest of things I’ve this Saturday morning. CNN: Why dissing Palin won’t work […]
President George Washington made a historic proclamation signed on October 3, 1789 to set Thursday, November 26, 1789 as a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer. It wasn’t until October 3, 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation making the 4th Thursday in November a national holiday. Washington’s Original proclamation reads: WHEREAS it is […]
Today is the 222nd Anniversary of our Constitution. I know I’m a little late on this, but hey if you forgot you can mark the day tomorrow as well. Some statements made about the Constitution throughout history. We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution […]
Retired editor of the Des Moines Register, Richard Doak, is concerned about the welfare of the GOP. He says to restore the GOPs greatness don’t look to Reagan, instead look further in the past to Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. Thanks for the history lesson Mr. Doak, upon reading your column I began to wonder […]