God Bless America!

God Bless America!
God Bless America!

 

God Bless America!
Land That We Love!

What a horrific week for Americans…Boston first and then West Texas. Our heartfelt sympathies and strong  prayers go out to all those who are suffering and grieving over the loss of family and friends from both of these tragic events.  And a tremendous amount of gratitude goes to all of the first responders including all of the police, fire fighters, EMS, FBI, hospital medical professionals and anyone who were so committed to bringing justice to bear and help others. The cheers, shouts of USA and flag waving by many young people in the streets of Boston were very encouraging and made me proud of our country!  May all those we lost rest in peace and in God’s Grace as we move forward from these tragedies.

It is obvious that our country is in tremendous transition and with great challenges, both domestically and internationally. Americans have always found a way to overcome incredible obstacles before and I have hope and I will pray that we can do so again. This time it is considerably more challenging as the American people do not seem united except in tragedy…or it seems to me to be that way. I have the impression that approximately half the population wants a very strong social agenda and continued excessive spending and the other half of the population wants to balance the budget as normal human beings do who cannot live on government handouts….handouts that really come from you and me as tax paying citizens.

Those people who balance their budget monthly are also considered financially sound and principled. One half of the American population is looking for intelligence, strength and non-political leadership to show us the way to save our country and all the people who are suffering …from tragedy as well as from the inept economic decisions and destructive overspending policies that have been practiced for the last several years. Especially including the congressional lawmaking by incompetent congressmen and senators who have a large responsibility for our current situation…and here I point directly to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Politicians have found ways to make themselves very wealthy and exempt from the policies that apply to citizens like you and me…which is extremely disturbing.

And in addition to having an international set of sword rattlers who are flexing their muscles with the threat of nuclear bombs and missiles, we have the jihad religious groups growing in population in every country and insisting upon death of anyone who does not believe in jihad principles. As we do not and never will believe in these extremist political/religious views…Islamic Jihadism is not just religious views…it also includes their way of law which means annihilation of millions of people…and the street bombings and IUD bombings continue as they did by two young jihadists this week…radical Islam is at work around the world to destroy humanity. And we need very much to have presidential leadership that will acknowledge this truth and take appropriate action. How do we stop the jihad clerics presiding over both the religious views and the political views of a massive population.  I do not believe we can deal legally with these issues as civil matters..these are terrorist matters and our presidential and attorney general leadership needs to call it what it really is…may God Bless America!

During my lifetime I have heard many times that…that about 25% of our population are “crazy”…including psychiatrists…LOL…however it seems that we have a larger percentage of citizens that do not practice rational thinking which includes making good decisions. When you add those on alcohol and drug dependence we may have more than 25% who are incapable of being responsible for themselves in this society…wow…do we have an uphill challenge to get in control of all these things or not? This is why we see such awful legislation coming out of our Washington leadership…there are so many partisan groups pandering to satisfy (and so many lobbyists with so much money influence)  that we cannot reach rational conclusions…for example..the current major oil pipeline decision which could clearly place this country in a positive economic position were it not for political and sociological pressures.

And finally, regardless of the above, I have endless hope for any individual that wants to help themselves, and I encourage anyone that has reached a decision that they want to do better in their financial lifestyle  to give me a call. We will have a friendly chat if nothing else.

May God Bless All! And May God Bless America!

Dan Norris
U.S. Citizen

 

Independence Day

Independence Day (United States)

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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States

Background

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain.  After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more. Read more

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.  Read more

God Bless America


And we honor all of those who died and were injured in protecting this country.  We are so very fortunate that this country is based on God’s principles and blessing.  Let us always honor and protect our wonderful INDEPENDENCE and thank God for our forefathers with so much wisdom!

Happy Independence Day to you!

Dan Norris

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