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September 12, 2013 – Today is the 12th anniversary of the attacks on PENTAGON ATTACK (FOR RELEASE)America by Islamist militants.  Twelve years ago I stood just blocks from the White House and witnessed the attack on the Pentagon.  I thought I would die on that day; it was the most frightening thing I have ever experienced, one I will never forget.

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Some say that this is history, over, a bad day that we should overcome.  I disagree.  I have seen Americans slip back into an ignorant bliss of daily life, forgetting the tragedies that happened and could still happen.  We ARE NOT safer now than before the attack.  We are merely more alert on some levels, but not all.

Unlike the Israelis, we are not a prepared people for attack – this for several reasons:

  • While we are under constant attack, it is not witnessed on a daily basis by our populace.
  • Our government does not want us to focus on the possibilities of attack and continues to ply us with ridiculous procedures that do nothing.
  • Because our country is so large, as a people we do not “feel” the pain of loss as acutely as a smaller area.  This is why New York City and Washington, D.C. react to the memory of September 11, 2001 differently than the rest of America.
  • Americans have become a pampered bunch; we no longer realize, moreover appreciate, the sacrifices that must be made in order to live in a country that is free from a tyrannical government.
  • We have become a fickle society that concerns itself with trivial details, entertainment and sports, rather than excellence, pride and self-sufficiency.

When the reels of past images roll on television stations across our land Pennsylvaniatoday, do not sigh with boredom.  Do not change the channel searching for something more entertaining.  Stop and take a moment, just a moment to consider that an attack like that of September 11, 2001 WILL happen again, it is merely a matter of time.  The only variable is us – how will we react?  What will we have learned? What will we teach our children in order to help them protect themselves?

Americans must remember this horrific day so that we can stay vigilant against threats to our nation, our people and our way of life.

May God lead us; may God help us; may God bless America.

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Daily Inspiration

Christian defeatism grieves God. We must refuse to stand as mere spectators while the godless dismantle our nation.

 

Believers through Christ are to be the overcomers, not the overcome. Have we forgotten how those first century believers, working against even greater odds, “turned the world upside down”? Have we become so mesmerized by the coming “tribulation” that we have forgotten Christ’s order to “occupy until I return”? Once again Christians must become the nation’s salt, its preservative, and put the reins into the hands of righteous leaders. No longer can be we mere “hearers” but through God “doers,” if the nation is to survive.

 

FROM HOLY SPIRIT INTERACTIVE ONLINE

 

 

It is said that in crisis, you meet your true self; and I suppose that is true – to an extent.   Most of us would consider this statement to mean “standing up for what is right,” “seeking justice,” or “separating the men from the boys” so to speak.  However, convictions have little to do with our basic instinct – to simply survive, first and foremost.  When faced with personal survival at stake, or that of one’s family, almost everyone would put aside their convictions, beliefs, and ideals in order to protect their safety or save them from starvation. 

No? Perhaps you feel that you are “too strong in principle” or have “much deeper beliefs.”  Allow me challenge you to answer this question:  If you were threatened with an ultimatum – say, to steal something from a neighbor or your child’s life would be taken, what would you do?  (more…)

With so much “change” and so little sense, one might wonder… what is the impetus of the Obama Administration’s game plan? (more…)

SITUATION STATUS:

The nation has suffered a succession of political leaders who have made poor decisions in regard to sustaining growth and economic stability.  At the same time, foreign demands have led to shaky alliances with other countries which impact trade, as well as security. The military forces have been spread too thin and are stationed throughout the world, leaving the homeland less guarded and less secure. After witnessing repetitive violations of laws by high profile citizens who incur little to no consequences, the masses have grown detached from the importance of respect for the law and order of a civilized society. The citizenry has become splintered in their allegiances: siding with voices who speak to their own ideas of the role of government and its obligations to its people.  With loyalties linked to specific entitlements, public programs and mounting military demands throughout the world, government spending continues to swell as politicos attempt to appease their supporters. In order to pay for these expenses, new taxes have been imposed, current taxation rates have been increased more currency has had to be minted; all of which leads to higher inflation and higher costs for everyday goods. Citizens are becoming less favorable to the leaders whom they had once praised. Meanwhile, threats continue to mount from every corner of the world and peace seems stretched to a breaking point.

Does this scenario sound familiar to you?  One might read the situation synopsis above and conclude that this is the state of America in 2009.  But no, America is not the distressed nation described above.  These are the circumstances around A.D. 476…just before the fall of Rome.

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There is an old axiom that claims “history will teach us nothing.”  In reading through chronicles of world history, one can certainly appreciate the allegation of this thought.  Century after century, generation after generation, humans exhibit the same types of actions and reactions to the world around them. The situation of Rome at the time of its downfall strikes an eerie similarity to that of our own country.  (more…)