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The ADD Presidency

Posted by Terry L. Bradbury on July 27, 2010

How’s that hope and change working out for you? Perhaps the reason we haven’t seen any real change (at least the kind most Americans support and agree with) is because #44 can’t seem to focus on anything long enough to give it the kind of attention any serious matter might deserve. In fact, the greater the initial importance given the crisis du jour, the more I’m inclined to think this administration is saying “Ooh, look! Shiny thing!” in an attempt to keep us all off guard so we don’t notice the horror show going on over on Capitol Hill. Read the rest of this entry »

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National Security, Immigrants, and the Ten Cannots

Posted by Terry L. Bradbury on July 10, 2010

In this election year, there is no end to the myriad of issues confronting the electorate, but one that has gained a lot of attention recently is the issue of immigration. It is striking how so many have such strong opinions based on so little information. This might be forgiven in the average citizen, but when it is obvious that even the President can’t even be bothered to inform himself of the issues by reading the relevant laws, that is truly disturbing, and sets the stage for rhetoric heavy on emotion, but light on facts.

It would be troubling if this were the only area where our politicians got it wrong, but the fact is, you could look back over the last couple of decades and find that the vast majority of the time, the ‘professional politicians’ get it wrong on just about every issue when the average citizen knows the right answers just by using their own God-given common sense.

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There Was No Revolution, But There Was A Revolutionary Declaration

Posted by Terry L. Bradbury on July 4, 2010

I have explained before that our so-called ‘revolutionary war’ was nothing of the sort. British subjects living in the new world waged a war for independence from their homeland as a result of their loss of rights as Englishmen, and unfair treatment by the crown.

On July 4, 1776, a declaration was approved by representatives of the 13 British Colonies gathered together in congress. It was not revolutionary in that it declared independence from its homeland, but it went on to declare not only a new order in man’s relationship one to another, but it also defined a new relationship between man and God.

Prior to this amazing document, men were ruled by their king, who was in turn subject only to God. The colonialists recognized that the blessings that they realized were a gift from God and not the king, and they now declared it to be so before the entire world. There was no longer a layer of “middle management”; all were declared equal before God. It is because of this reliance on God that the so-called American Revolution gave way to the most prosperous and freedom-loving nation ever founded on this earth, and did not turn out like the so-called “enlightened” revolution in France, which ended in a bloodbath. Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy Patriot’s Day!

Posted by Terry L. Bradbury on April 19, 2010

Minutemen RallyIf you are a runner, or live in the Boston area, you might know it as Marathon Monday, as the Boston Marathon happens on this day every year.

One of the most galvanizing events in American history happened on this day in 1775, when the British fired on Lexington and Concord (the “shot heard ’round the world” as Ralph Waldo Emerson put it). I don’t understand how a day this important to the very founding of our nation goes unnoticed to the point most people don’t even know about it. It has been all but completely obscured by more recent events.

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TEA PARTY: The Documentary

Posted by Terry L. Bradbury on January 4, 2010

Just in case you missed it during the busy holiday season, be sure to check out the trailer for ‘TEA PARTY: The Documentary Film”. The movie premiered last month, but is now available to order from their website. There is even information on how to hold your own screenings!

Tea Party participants were named as WorldNetDaily’s 2009 Person of the Year just a few days ago.

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Obama’s Report Card

Posted by Terry L. Bradbury on January 2, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, President Obama appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s “Christmas at the White House” TV special. During an interview with “Big O”, “little o” graded himself “a good solid B+“. Since we are coming to the end of the first year of the Obama administration, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the last year and grade his job performance.  Since the President seems to use the same measure of accomplishment for himself as the Nobel Prize Committee, I will try to grade him based on actual accomplishments. Read the rest of this entry »

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Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Posted by Terry L. Bradbury on November 26, 2009

General Thanksgiving
by the PRESIDENT
of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Whereas 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 : And whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY of PUBLIC THANKSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness :”

NOW, THEREFORE, I do recommend and assign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be : That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war ; —  for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed ; — for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish Constitutions of Government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted ; — for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge ;—  and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions ; — to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually ; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have show kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.

George Washington

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The Tea Party Express Rolls Through Washington

Posted by Terry L. Bradbury on October 31, 2009

Last night the Tea Party Express came to the Puyallup Fairgrounds in western Washington and was met by thousands of supporters who are clearly fed up with the excesses of our government. In fact the numbers were so large that they were threatened with the possibility of the event being closed down!

Take a listen to what one attendee had to say —

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The Scariest Site On The Internet

Posted by Terry L. Bradbury on October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween! This is the time of year for all things scary, and I have found what I believe to be the Scariest Site on the Internet. No, it isn’t scary in the traditional sense — no monsters, no scenes of gore, no Dracula, Wolfman, or Mummy. To me the scariest movies have always been the ones that are based in reality or have a possibility of actually happening, and this site has true horrors on display.

The source of my fears? If you have the stomach for it, take a good long look at the U.S. Debt Clock and study the numbers, especially down at the bottom. Before congress passes even one more penny’s worth of legislation (let alone planning a massive takeover of the healthcare system), we already have a problem of truly catastrophic proportions. I have always enjoyed disaster epics, mainly because I know they could never happen (I particularly enjoy ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ because of the insane ‘climate change’ supposition). Unfortunately this disaster is all too real, and it is now upon us.

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OutFOXing the White House

Posted by Terry L. Bradbury on October 30, 2009

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware of the war the White House declared on FOX News recently. OK, even the Taliban is aware of the battle. This is just the latest distraction served up by the new adminstration in an ongoing attempt to prevent the American people from realizing that not only has The Chosen One not accomplished anything, but many (if not most) of the promises he campaigned on last year are now provable lies. The only offense that Fox News has committed (and let’s be honest here — they’re really after Glenn Beck, not the entire network) is to put them on display for all to see. Read the rest of this entry »

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