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Oh My, Now This Is Getting Interesting. Skippy Can You Hear Him Now?

The testimony was awesome, but listen to the last comment from the Chairmen.  Very telling if you ask me.   sangry_group_100-100

~Steve~

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Expert Testifies to Congress that Obama’s ‘Ignoring Laws’ Could Lead to Overthrow of Government

by Noah Rothman | 12:34 pm, December 3rd, 2013

Cannon

During a congressional committee hearing about the constitutional limits imposed on the presidency and the implications of President Barack Obama’s disregard for implementing the Affordable Care Act as written, one expert testified that the consequences of the president’s behavior were potentially grave. He said that the precedent set by Obama could eventually lead to an armed revolt against the federal government

On Tuesday, Michael Cannon, Cato Institute’s Director of Health Policy Studies, testified before a congressional committee about the dangers of the president’s legal behavior.

“There is one last thing to which the people can resort if the government does not respect the restrains that the constitution places on the government,” Cannon said. “Abraham Lincoln talked about our right to alter our government or our revolutionary right to overthrow it.”

“That is certainly something that no one wants to contemplate,” he continued. “If the people come to believe that the government is no longer constrained by the laws then they will conclude that neither are they.”

“That is a very dangerous sort of thing for the president to do, to wantonly ignore the laws,” Cannon concluded, “to try to impose obligation upon people that the legislature did not approve.”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/expert-testifies-to-congress-that-obamas-ignoring-laws-could-lead-to-overthrow-of-government/

 

A Day of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved holidays in America. But did you know that unlike other secular holidays like Labor Day or the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving is a national holiday that is explicitly religious in nature?

In 1789, in his first year in office, President George Washington called for a day of Thanksgiving because –

“it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.”

In 1815, President James Madison issued a proclamation for “a day of thanksgiving and of devout acknowledgments to Almighty God for His great goodness.” After Madison, however, Thanksgiving reverted to a regional celebration in New England for 48 years.

In 1863, magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale petitioned the Lincoln administration that “a day of Thanksgiving now needs National recognition and authoritive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution.” President Abraham Lincoln called on Americans that year to “fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore if, as soon as may be consistent with the divine purpose, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.”

As a nation of faith, Americans have set aside this day to thank God for the many blessings He has bestowed.

We of the Fellowship of the Minds want to take this occasion to thank all our readers and especially our faithful regular commenters who contribute so much to this site with their trenchant observation, insight, righteous outrage, and wit.

Yes, this Thanksgiving is bittersweet because we lost the presidential election or, more correctly, we lost the election to massive vote fraud. Despite our loss, we are grateful to God for gracing us with:

Food on our tables; a roof over our heads; clothing for our bodies; family and friends; productive work; soldiers who secure our freedom with their lives; the courage of our convictions; and the gift of life.

God bless you, and may God bless America,

~Eowyn

Happy Thanksgiving! / Open Thread below

Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved holidays in America. But unlike other secular holidays like Labor Day or the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving is a national holiday that is explicitly religious in nature.

In 1789, in his first year in office, President George Washington called for a day of Thanksgiving because –

“it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.”

In 1815, President James Madison issued a proclamation for “a day of thanksgiving and of devout acknowledgments to Almighty God for His great goodness.” After Madison, however, Thanksgiving reverted to a regional celebration in New England for 48 years.

In 1863, magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale petitioned the Lincoln administration that “a day of Thanksgiving now needs National recognition and authoritive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution.” President Abraham Lincoln called on Americans that year to “fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore if, as soon as may be consistent with the divine purpose, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.”

As a nation of faith, Americans have set aside this day to thank God for the many blessings He has bestowed.

We of the Fellowship of the Minds want to take this occasion to thank all our readers and especially our faithful regular commenters who contribute so much to our Fellowship with their trenchant observation, insight, righteous outrage, and wit.

Despite the corruption, incompetence, and decay of our government, we are grateful to be living in still the greatest country in the world. That is precisely why the Fellowship of Minds was founded nearly 2 years ago — as a small but fierce Voice of Opposition to the systematic and deliberate destruction of our beloved America.

Above all, we are grateful to the magnificent, loving, and most awesome Triune God for everything He has graced us with:

Food on our tables; a roof over our heads; clothing for our bodies; family and friends; productive work; soldiers who secure our freedom with their lives; the courage of our convictions; and the gift of life.

God bless you, and may God bless America,

~Eowyn and all the writers of the Fellowship

P.S. I know things are pretty bad these days, but please share with us just one thing you are thankful for. Also we would like your funniest/worst Thanksgiving story.

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless to all.

-Steve

Poor MLK is Spinning in His Grave

Poor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

First, his memorial statue was sculpted by a Chinese, as if a talented black artist couldn’t be found in all of America. For that matter, the entire MLK memorial was made in China.

Now comes news that at the dedication for his memorial in Washington, D.C. last Friday, MLK’s 48-year-old daughter Bernice King said that Abraham Lincoln signed the Declaration of Independence!

Bernice King said: “But as I close, I close with the recognition that daddy is standing, Lincoln is seated. Lincoln [is] remembered for signing the Declaration of Independence. Daddy being remembered as standing up for truth and standing up for justice and standing up for righteousness and standing up for peace and standing up for freedom. Daddy is now standing on the National Mall in our nation’s capital.”

You can see and hear MLK’s daughter for yourself by going to The Blaze.

~Eowyn & Steve

Meanwhile we check in on our Johnny.

Little Johnny likes to gamble.

One day his dad gets a new job so his family has to move to a new city.

Johnny’s daddy thinks, “I’ll get a head start on Johnny’s gambling.”

So he calls the teacher and says, “My son Johnny will be starting your class tomorrow but he likes to gamble so you’ll have to keep an eye on him.”

The teacher says OK, she can handle it.

The next day Johnny walks into class and hands the teacher an apple and says, “Hi, my name is Johnny.”

She says yes I know who you are.

Johnny smiles and says, “I bet you ten dollars you’ve got a mole on your butt.”

The teacher thinks that she will break his little gambling problem so she takes him up on the bet.

She pulls her pants down and shows him her butt and there was no mole.

That afternoon, Johnny goes home and tells his dad that he lost ten dollars to the teacher and why.

So his dad calls the teacher and says, “Johnny said that he bet you that you had a mole on your butt and he lost.”

The teacher says, “Yeah, and I think I broke his gambling problem.”

Johnny’s dad laughs and says, “No you didn’t, he bet me a hundred dollars this morning that he’d see your butt before the day was over.”

~Steve~

The Inspiring History of the National Day of Prayer

In June 1775, the Continental Congress found itself in the middle of a disaster. Their worst fears about the deteriorating relationship with Britain had come true.

British troops had decided to open the can of worms by confronting a rebel ammunition stash in Concord, Massachusetts. Rebels took a stand, quite literally, in the middle of the road to stop them. A gunfight ensued.

Paul Revere had known the can would open that night, so he rode through the woods of the northern colonies with the news.

The British got their job done in Concord, but at too great a price: as they turned to march back to the safety of their home in Boston, some 15,000 minutemen showed up, vowing to make them rue the day.

The return to Boston was the longest 20 miles of their life. By dawn they stood safely in the city, but the rebels did not go away. A siege was laid around the city limits. British troops were told to either starve or take a boat and leave.

King George was not amused. While a ragtag group of amateur rebels held the impromptu siege together, the empire staged a plan to strike back.

What should Congress do? They were not particularly impressed by the siege on Boston, knowing it was like trying to scare a grizzly bear by poking him with a stick. But they also understood the reasons why it happened, the desperation, the anger, the need for the pressure to come out somewhere.

If Congress condoned the siege and sent supplies to the minutemen, any pretense of them being above the fray was gone. But if they did nothing, 15,000 guys would surely be destroyed by Britain’s looming revenge.

Congress searched for advice on how to handle a coming disaster to an entire people. They remembered the story of Purim in the Old Testament, how the nation of Israel, living under Persia’s control, faced a similar threat of massacre. Queen Esther called for a three-day event where every Israeli house joined in fasting and prayer. God responded with a miracle.

image courtesy Gener8Xion Entertainment

June 12, 1775, Congress released a statement calling for every home in the colonies, from Massachusetts to the Carolinas, to join as one people and fast before God.

And God showed up with a miracle.

Congress decided to support the rebels and get this game over with. They chose George Washington as the best guy to go to Boston and make something happen. Washington found a way to force the British to leave Boston in March 1776.

Four months later, the British army returned in a show of force like something right out of Star Wars. Washington was forced to confront them in New York. This time, he lost. And then he lost again. And then he lost some more.

By August 29 he had lost all of New York and faced certain defeat with his back to the East River. He needed an escape. He planned an overnight crossing of the river and on to temporary safety in New Jersey. Crossing a river in the middle of the night? Armies just didn’t do those things back then.

But they went for it. Crossing was slow and tedious in the dark. Morning came too soon. Washington began to panic that dawn would bring light over his men, sitting in the middle of the river like fish in a barrel.

And then out of nowhere, help came. A thick, dense fog crept over the water, so bad that you couldn’t see five feet in front of you. British troops knew, just knew, that the Americans were somewhere in the river, but they couldn’t see a thing. By the time the fog lifted, Washington was gone.

Four months later, on Christmas Day in 1776, Washington plotted another midnight run across a river. This time he crossed the Delaware and surprised some valuable Hessians in New Jersey.

Against all odds, those prayers began to work. Washington was doing the impossible.

President Abraham Lincoln revived this tradition in 1863 when he called for a national fast to guide America through the Civil War.

In 1952, President Harry Truman established a national day of prayer to occur every year.

And then in 1983, Ronald Reagan found himself leading a nation that struggled to keep an economy and feared an evil empire. National Day of Prayer was set as the first Thursday in May.

Today, I encourage you to consider that the best thing you can do for your family is to pray. Having a stockpile of food is a good idea. Investing in physical assets is a good idea. Supporting our troops is a good idea.

But if you want a miracle to keep your family safe – if you want a Red-Sea-splitting, Spanish-armada-stalling, fog-over-New-York, battle-of-Midway-changing, moon-landing, Olympic-hockey-winning, Berlin-wall-destroying kind of response… you need to pray and fast.

Even if you can only pray for 10 minutes. Even if you can only “fast” by swearing off your favorite thing for 24 hours. Do something to show God you are reaching out to Him.

And He will show up.

-Candance

Little Johnny Comes Through Again

The teacher said, “Let’s begin by reviewing some American History.
Who said ‘Give me Liberty , or give me Death’?”
She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Little Johnny a bright Navajo Indian boy, who had his hand up: ‘Patrick Henry, 1775′ he said.
‘Very good!’

Who said, ‘Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?’

Again, no response except from Little Johnny, ‘Abraham Lincoln, 1863′.

The teacher snapped at the class, ‘Class, you should be ashamed, Little Johnny knows more about history than you do.’

She heard a loud whisper: ‘Screw the Indians,’

‘Who said that?’ she demanded.

Little Johnny put his hand up, ‘General Custer, 1862.

At that point, a student in the back said, ‘I’m gonna puke.’

The teacher glares around and asks, ‘All right!! Now who said that!?’
Again, Little Johnny says, ‘George Bush, to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.’

Now furious, another student yells, ‘Oh yeah? Suck this!’

Little Johnny jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher, ‘Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!

Now with almost mob hysteria someone said ‘You little shit. If you say anything else, I’ll kill you.’

Little Johnny frantically yells at the top of his voice, ‘Michael Jackson to the child witnesses testifying against him, 2004.’

The teacher fainted.

And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, ‘Oh shit, We’re screwed!’

Little Johnny said quietly, “The American people, November 4, 2008.”

~Steve~         H/T     Joseph

To Obama, from We the People

I’ve received several email tips from readers (the most recent from Wendy) for this video that I first posted on FOTM on May 17, 2010.  It’s so good it deserves another viewing, so I’m returning this to FOTM’s front page.

Since this video was posted onto YouTube on February 10, 2010, it’s had a phenomenal 10,121,353 views. Of the 15,520 people who had rated the video, 13,400 said they like it, but 2,120 mind-numbed Obamabots gave it a “thumbs down” (I dislike it).

Please consider going to the video’s website on YouTube (CLICK HERE) and give it a “thumbs up”!

~Eowyn