Still a Shining City on a Hill?


John R. Houk

© December 27, 2018 – Updated 12/28/18

 

If there is a tragedy in American history, it should be a look back on the criminality that exists amidst the Democratic Party. The Dems are transforming America at all costs away from our nation’s Founding Principles and the Christian Heritage that has been the essence of a moral backbone. The Dems have committed crimes excused by the MSM to perpetuate a transformed America. The transformation tarnishes any light inspiring immigrants to become Americans based on self-reliance. Rather the Dem paradigm is to attract immigrants inspiring socialist handouts & government dependence.

 

The former moral backbone once led President Reagan to call American Heritage a shining city on a hill.

 

President Reagan spoke of people coming to America to work hard to become a part of American success and NOT promote a Socialist government dependency. The Dem transformation increasingly dims the light that has made America great. An extinguished light on a hill merely transform America into a government by ruling elitists instead of by WE THE PEOPLE.

VIDEO: Shining City Upon A Hill

 

Posted by 2Corinthians317

Published on Oct 1, 2012

 

Speech: Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address from the Oval Office, 1/11/89

 

Music: Thomas Bergersen’s “Remember Me”.

 

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” — Matthew 5:14 (KJV)

 

I also like this quote writing about President Reagan:

 

Central to this hope and faith in the American people was Reagan’s belief in American exceptionalism. He restored that concept to the national vocabulary in a time when many Americans—and certainly the nation’s political, educational, and cultural elites—had lost sight of it.

 

In his election eve address in 1980, the day before he would be elected president, Reagan described his vision of America by referring to the aims of the Puritans who settled Massachusetts in the 1600s:

 

I have quoted John Winthrop’s words more than once on the campaign trail this year—for I believe that Americans in 1980 are every bit as committed to that vision of a shining “city on a hill” as were those long-ago settlers….

These visitors to that city on the Potomac do not come as white or black, red or yellow; they are not Jews or Christians; conservatives or liberals; or Democrats or Republicans. They are Americans awed by what has gone before, proud of what for them is still … a shining city on a hill.

For Reagan, as for the Puritans, exceptionalism was more than just a natural process or a product of the nation’s history and geographical position. As far back as 1952, presenting the commencement address to William Woods College, Reagan invoked the idea of America as a nation chosen by God for a special purpose: “I, in my own mind, have always thought of America as a place in the divine scheme of things that was set aside as a promised land.”

 

Winthrop, it is crucial to note, was not saying that America is by nature great. Quite the contrary, Winthrop’s point was that the American colonies, having been explicitly founded as free, Christian states, bore a responsibility, indeed a burden, unique among the nations of the world:

 

For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world. We shall open the mouths of enemies to speak evil of the ways of God, and all professors for God’s sake. We shall shame the faces of many of God’s worthy servants, and cause their prayers to be turned into curses upon us till we be consumed out of the good land whither we are going. (RONALD REAGAN’S AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM; By S.T. Karnick; The Heartland Institute; 2/6/17)

 

AND YET America’s Dems and their duped supporters have come severely close into turning America into a cesspool of criminal elitists who have placed themselves above the rule of law.

 

The ONLY way I see a reversal of this normalized crime-ridden political curse is to at least have the Dem criminals face the decision of a jury.

 

BEGINNING WITH but not limited to Crooked Hillary and clan. The Gateway Pundit reporting on Tom Fitton’s quest to find the truth points out that President Trump’s DOJ and State Department are actively thwarting the discovery of the truth.

 

President Trump needs to step up to the 2016 campaign rhetoric and clear the way to “lock her up”. The Mainstream Media (MSM) clears little for the truth because they have shown themselves to be the propaganda wing of the criminal Dems.

 

NO MATTER how President Trump proceeds, he will be castigated by the MSM and once loyal Dem Party members in Congress. I can just say, “Screw’em and proceed President Trump!”

 

JRH 12/27/18 (Hat Tip TeaParty.org)

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BREAKING: DOJ Colluding With Clinton Email Scandal Witnesses to Thwart Court-Ordered Discovery Efforts by Judicial Watch

 

By Cristina Laila

December 26, 2018

The Gateway Pundit

 

Crooked Hillary

 

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch revealed on Wednesday that the DOJ is colluding with Hillary Clinton email scandal witnesses to thwart court-ordered discovery to stop the watchdog’s efforts to gather evidence. 

 

Judicial Watch appeared in a DC federal court last month on a motion to compel more testimony from Hillary Clinton as well as to make public video recordings of depositions of top Clinton aides such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills.

 

The court ruled that Hillary Clinton must answer more questions about the setting up of her private server.

 

Hillary Clinton arrogantly answered that she set up the private server out of “convenience.”

 

Earlier this month, a federal court blasted the DOJ and State Department on Hillary Clinton’s emails and ordered a discovery plan in 10 days as to whether Hillary’s private email system was intentionally set up to evade FOIA requests and lawsuits.

 

Judge Lamberth said Hillary Clinton’s private server was “One of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”

 

Specially, Lamberth ruled:

 

… the Court ORDERS the parties to meet and confer to plan discovery into (a) whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email while Secretary of State was an intentional attempt to evade FOIA; (b) whether the State Department’s attempts to settle this case in late 2014 and early 2015 amounted to bad faith; and (c) whether State has adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watch’s requests.

 

Terming Clinton’s use of her private email system, “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency,” Lamberth wrote in his MEMORANDUM OPINION:

 

Although Judicial Watch refuses to back down, the Justice Department is actively working to stop the watchdog’s efforts to gather evidence in federal court.

 

Tom Fitton was furious that the DOJ is working to block their discovery efforts.

“Outrageously, this Justice Department is colluding with Clinton email scandal to stop our efforts to gather evidence in federal court. President Trump should ask this Justice Department why it’s still protecting Hillary Clinton,” Tom Fitton said Wednesday.

 

VIDEO via Judicial Watch YouTube:

 

UPDATE: DOJ Colluding with Clinton Email Scandal Witnesses!

 

Posted by Judicial Watch

Published on Dec 26, 2018

 

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Still a Shining City on a Hill?

John R. Houk

© December 27, 2018 – Updated 12/28/18

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BREAKING: DOJ Colluding With Clinton Email Scandal Witnesses to Thwart Court-Ordered Discovery Efforts by Judicial Watch

 

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Leftist Dems shout at NO WAR at DNC

DNC Leftists Shout ‘No More War’

 

When the DNC Leftists were shouting “No more war” to Leon Panetta & a U.S. General vainly trying to inspire Patriotism among the Dems, this Reagan video of peace through strength should have been shown.

 

JRH 7/30/16

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No arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. -Ronald Reagan

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VIDEO: ★ U.S. Armed Forces – We Must Fight – President Reagan (HD) 2015

 

 

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✯ Video by Matthew Worth (Canadianmatt3) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/canadianmatt3★ ☆ US Armed Forces “A Time For Choosing” Speech By 40th President of the United States of America Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 — June 5, 2004) ★ ☆

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“Now let’s set the record straight. There’s no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there’s only one guaranteed way you can have peace—and you can have it in the next second—surrender.

Admittedly, there’s a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face—that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand—the ultimatum. And what then—when Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we’re retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary, because by that time we will have been weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he’s heard voices pleading for “peace at any price” or “better Red than dead,” or as one commentator put it, he’d rather “live on his knees than die on his feet.” And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don’t speak for the rest of us.

You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin—just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard ’round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn’t die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well it’s a simple answer after all.

You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, “There is a price we will not pay.” “There is a point beyond which they must not advance.” Winston Churchill said, “The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we’re spirits—not animals.” And he said, “There’s something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.”

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.

We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.

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Keep Govt. OUT of Church – NOT Church out Govt.


John R. Houk

© June 7, 2012

 

The disestablishment clause of the First Amendment is a one-way action as far as Separation of Church and State is concerned. That one-way is that government must be separate and out of the religion business AND NOT that the Church be separate from the government.

 

President Ronald Reagan sets us straight.

 

JRH 6/7/12 (Hat Tip: Vicki)

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