Saturday Morning Radio Address
"Liberty Under God"
PRESIDENT: Good morning. This week, Americans gather with
loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving. This holiday season is a
time of fellowship and peace. And it is a time to give thanks
for our many blessings.
||If one of the
Signers of the Constitution or Declaration of Independence were
given an opportunity to address the nation over radio, what
would that Founding Father say?
|During this holiday season, we
give thanks for generations of Americans who overcame hardships
to create and sustain a free Nation. When the Pilgrims
celebrated their first Thanksgiving nearly four centuries ago,
they had already suffered through a harsh and bitter winter. But
they were willing to endure that adversity to live in a land
where they could worship the Almighty without persecution.
When President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a
national holiday in 1863, the United States was in the midst of
a terrible civil war. But in that hour of trial he gave thanks
-- because he believed America would weather the storm and
emerge into a new era of liberty.
|Can you imagine
yourself getting on a rickety old boat (compared to modern-day
cruise liners) and sailing across the Atlantic Ocean for weeks
on end just to go to a different church?
Can you imagine yourself killing other Americans, and being
willing to be killed yourself, to secede from the union and
prevent the North from levying taxes or prohibiting you from
selling your cotton to whomever you wish to sell it to? (A half
a million confederate soldiers did not die because they owned
slaves and wanted to keep them.)
|During this holiday season, we
give thanks for those who defend our freedom. America's men and
women in uniform deserve our highest respect -- and so do the
families who love and support them. Lately, I have been asked
what I will miss about the presidency. And my answer is that I
will miss being the Commander-in-Chief of these brave warriors.
In this special time of year, when many of them are serving in
distant lands, they are in the thoughts and prayers of all
always seems to bring the war against Iraq into the Saturday
Imagine being President of the United States for 8 years and
only being able to boast about overthrowing a government that
tolerated Christians and replacing it with an Islamic theocracy
under Sharia law, at a cost of one million Iraqis, thousands of
Americans, and $3 trillion. Will over
250,000 Christian refugees now stranded in Syria, Jordan and
Turkey thank President Bush for making them homeless?
|During this holiday season, we
give thanks for the kindness of citizens throughout our Nation.
It is a testament to the goodness of our people that on
Thanksgiving, millions of Americans reach out to those who have
little. The true spirit of the holidays can be seen in the
generous volunteers who bring comfort to the poor and the sick
and the elderly. These men and women are selfless members of our
Nation's armies of compassion -- and they make our country a
better place, one heart and one soul at a time.
||This is true.
However, it is also true that “If American Christians
simply gave a tithe rather than the current one-quarter of a
tithe, there would be enough private Christian dollars to
provide basic health care and education to all the poor of the
earth. And we would still have an extra $60-70 billion left over
for evangelism around the world.”
Review: The Scandal Of The Evangelical Conscience - Acton
|Finally, I have a special note
of thanks to the American people. On this, my last Thanksgiving
as your President, I am thankful for the good will, kind words,
and heartfelt prayers that so many of you have offered me during
the past eight years. I have been blessed to represent such
decent, brave, and caring people. For that, I will always be
grateful, and I will always be honored. Thank you for listening.
Kevin Craig's Platform:
Kevin Craig opposes the modern myth of "separation of church
and state." The real meaning of the modern phrase is "the
separation of God and State." It no longer refers
to "churches," or as Madison often called them,
"ecclesiastical bodies." Any government that will not
acknowledge itself to be under God is a government that
believes it is God.
The Democrat Party Radio Address:
Democratic Radio Address was delivered by Barack Obama, the
Democrat Party Presidential nominee. He never explained to Whom we
should be thankful.
What Would America's Founding Fathers Do?
- Promote Prayer
- Promote Christianity
- Promote "Religion and Morality"
[and] morality [are] necessary for good government
and the happiness of mankind"
Article III, Northwest
Ordinance, part of America's "organic
- Resist Tyranny
- The men who threw tea into the Boston Harbor over a tax of 3
pence per pound would not be happy with a tax ten times
greater on every gallon of gas. Those who took up muskets
over a total tax burden of less than 3%
would not be happy with the fact that the federal government now
takes more than half of everything you
Today it is illegal for public school teachers to teach their
students that the Declaration of Independence is really true (and not
just an outdated historical document). The federal government is
clearly at war with everything the Founding Fathers stood for.
America's greatest Americans would abolish
today's federal government.
Muskets are Not an Option
There are two reasons why we should not take up arms to pull off the
violent overthrow of the federal government, even if America's Founders
would surely do so. First, the feds have nukes. Second, violent
revolution is unChristian and unBiblical. We must beat our swords
into plowshares and use persuasion to
abolish tyranny. This is time for a revolution
Revolution Won't Come in a Day
John Adams once wrote that the American
Revolution began in 1761, when Massachusetts attorney James Otis
began legal challenges to the Writs
of Assistance. He lost the case, but "American
independence," Adams wrote, "was
then and there born." Now do the math. That means it took 15
years to convince the rest of America to declare Independence
(1776). Then another seven years of war was required before a
Peace Treaty was signed (1783), and then six years before the
Constitution was finally ratified (1789). That's almost 30 years. (And
Jefferson said we shouldn't go 20
years without another rebellion!) How can we hope to convince
Americans to fight for principles they were never taught in government
schools? We need to be in this battle for the long term. "Eternal
Vigilance is the Price of Liberty."
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Congress Read Their Bills Before Voting
Make Congress read every word of every bill they create before
they vote on it.
Urge your Representative and your Senators to sponsor
DownsizeDC.org's “Read the Bills Act” (RTBA).
- A Backdoor Real ID Card|
Real ID is dying. But the Department of Homeland Security has a
new plan to subject every American to a national ID card anyway.
They plan to pick off one occupational field at a time, starting
with the maritime industry. One man is fighting back. Meet him,
and help stop this backdoor Real ID plan.
the Killer Horse Hormones
The FDA "outlawed" the use of Estriol, an estrogen
medication that's bio-identical to human estrogen. Doctors must
now prescribe animal-derived estrogen instead. Are bio-identical
hormones dangerous, while animal-derived hormones are safe? No.
The practice of medicine is moving to chemically identical to
human hormones and away from animal hormones. Learn why the FDA
decided to endanger women's health in this way, and take action.
If the government suspects you used your house or car in a crime,
they can take it and sell it at auction. They don't even have to
prove your guilt. They call this practice civil asset forfeiture,
but it's really theft. It violates the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and
14th Amendments. It also encourages law enforcement to put profits
before justice. Tell Congress to end civil asset forfeiture.
an Iraq Referendum
Americans keep debating when, how, or if to leave Iraq. Maybe we
should ask the Iraqi people what they want. After all, it's
their country. Tell Congress to request that the Iraqi
government hold a public referendum on the U.S. occupation. Learn
and Trade" is not the way
The politicians seem to be unifying around "cap and
trade" as a way to cut CO2 emissions. If they take this
step it may be the largest increase in the size, scope, and
intrusiveness of government since the creation of Medicare.
Worse still, it may not even achieve its purpose. Please tell
Congress to oppose "cap and trade." Learn
Big government prospers through failure. Each new failure is used
to justify more spending and new powers. Wasteful spending in Iraq
is the latest example. One way to change this is to hold
government accountable. A new bill in Congress seeks to provide
some of the needed accountability. Please support it. Learn
the War for Terror
U.S. policy has inflamed the Middle East. It has made
terrorism more likely rather than less. We seem to be fighting a
war for terror, rather than on
terror. This policy must stop. The place to start stopping is
with Iran. We must not attack Iran. War with Iran would
devastate our economy, disrupt world oil supplies, and recruit
more terrorists. Click
here to stop this war before it starts.
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