Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Avalon Chronicles #106: Resources for Americans

Avalon Chronicles #106: Resources For Americans

by Allen B. Clark  allenbclark@aol.com

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." Psalm 33:12 (KJV).

1. "While other nations have built their governments upon the shaky foundations of communism, secularism, and countless other anti-God philosophies, only to see these foundations crumble, America stands without equal as a beacon of hope and freedom in a hurting world. Our Founding Fathers delivered to us a system of government that has enjoyed unprecedented success: we are now the world's longest ongoing constitutional republic. Well over two hundred years under one form of government is an accomplishment unknown among contemporary nations."

Source: Lee, Dr. Richard G. (General Ed.). The American Patriot's Bible, KJV. Thomas Nelson: Nashville. 2011. Introduction.

"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." II Corinthians 3:17 (KJV).

2. "We need the 'primary' Biblical, Christian and Constitutional meaning of words. Noah Webster spent a lifetime endeavoring to liberate America from European ties of 'folly, corruption, and tyranny.' He sought to build an educational system in the school, the church and home embodying 'a love of virtue, patriotism, and religion.'" (p. 10).

Source: Webster, Noah. 1828. First Edition of an American Dictionary of the English Language. The Foundation for American Christian Education. Chesapeake, VA.: (www.face.net). 1967&1995 (Renewal).

Parental benediction to Noah Webster upon departure to Yale.

"We wish to have you serve your generation and do good in the world and be useful and may so behave as to gain the esteem of all virtuous people that are acquainted with you and gain a comfortable subsistence, but especially that you may so live as to obtain the favor of Almighty God and His grace in this world and a saving interest in the merits of Jesus Christ, without which no man be happy." (p. 12).

3. President Ronald Reagan spoke these closing remarks from his Second Inaugural Address, January 21, 1985, Capitol, Washington, DC.

"History is a ribbon, always unfurling; history is a journey. And as we continue our journey, we think of those who traveled before us. We stand together again at the steps of this symbol of our democracy. Now we hear again the echoes of our past: a general falls to his knees in the hard snow of Valley Forge; a lonely President paces the darkened halls, and ponders his struggle to preserve the Union; the men of the Alamo call out encouragement to each other; a settler pushes west and sings a song, and the song echoes out forever and fills the unknowing air. It is the American sound. It is hopeful, big-hearted, idealistic, caring, decent, and fair. That's our heritage; that is our song. We sing it still. For all our problems, our differences, we are together as of old, we raise our voices, to the God who is the Author of this most tender music. And may He continue to hold us close as we fill the world without sound-sound in unity, affections and love-one people under God, dedicated to the dream of freedom that He has placed in the human heart, called upon now to pass that dream of freedom on to a waiting and hopeful world. God bless you and may God bless America."

Source: Coffey, JR., Major William T. (Compiler and Editor). Patriot Hearts. An Anthology of American Patriotism. Purple Mountain Publishing: Colorado Springs, CO. 2000.

4. Agel, Jerome B. We the People Great Documents of The American Nation. Barnes &Noble: New York. 1997.

5. Barton, David. (Compiler). Celebrate Liberty! Famous Patriotic Speeches&Sermons. Wallbuilder Press: Aledo, TX. 2004.

6. Coffin, Charles C. The Story of Liberty. Maranatha Publications: Gainesville, FL. 1987.

7. Federer, William J. America's God and Country. Encyclopedia of Quotations. FAME Publishing: Coppell, TX. 1994.

8. Flynn, LTG. Michael. The Field of Fight. St. Martin's Press: New York. 2016.

9. Ledeen, Michael A. Tocqueville an American Character. Truman Talley Books: New York. 2000.

10. Marsh, Daniel L. Unto the Generations The Roots of True Americanism. The Long House, Inc.: New Canaan, Conn. 1968.

11. Marshall, Peter and David Manuel. Fleming H. Revell Company: Old Tappan, NJ.
      The Light and the Glory: 1492-1793. 2009.
      From Sea to Shining Sea. 1986.
      Sounding Forth the Trumpet. 1997.

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