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21. God Bless America Musical Tribute in Gilbert: June 28

It is time to celebrate freedom! 

Mayor Lewis invites you to attend a Community Patriotic Music Program in celebration of Independence Day.  This musical program will be presented on Sunday, June 28, at the Mission Community Church located at 4450 East Elliot Road in Gilbert. 

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22. The Language of Liberty: June 24, Mesa

A very wise Queen Creek mother and grand-mother recently said to me:  "I'm very worried about our young people.  They aren't being taught the principles of liberty.  Young people don't know that the Founders created the Constitution, in order to protect them from the chains of captivity, and to encourage self-determination, prosperity, and peace. They don't understand that the Founders of America had experienced tyrannical governments, and that they risked their own lives and fortunes when they signed the Declaration of Independence.  Young Americans need to know." 

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23. Why is Independence so Frightening to Some People?
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24. 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. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. 

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. 

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

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25. America: What would the World Be Like Without it?

Someone once observed: “America is great because she is good; if she ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great.” Today, that notion of the essential goodness of America is under attack, replaced by another story in which theft and plunder are seen as the defining features of American history, from the theft of Native American and Mexican lands and the exploitation of African labor to a contemporary foreign policy said to be based on stealing oil and a capitalist system that robs people of their “fair share.”

Our founding fathers warned us that, although the freedoms they gave us were hard fought, they could very easily be lost. America stands at a crossroads, and the way we understand our past will determine our future. America the movie takes 21st-century Americans into the future by first visiting our past.

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26. Arizona TEA Party Holding First State Convention Today, May 31, 2014

Amazing how many Americans continue to feed at the liberal media misinformation trough.  Declared dead by the likes of the liberals, the Arizona TEA parties, fresh from the grave, are attending a statewide convention.  Tickets are sold out.   

As stated in this article:

At a time when the liberal media and the establishment political parties are proclaiming the death of the movement, the Tea Party has gathered steam, is further organizing, and is meeting to establish long-term goals and the strategies to achieve them. The Constitution and the very moral fabric of our society are under attack.   Ordinary Americans are eager for their rights and their values to be represented and defended in the public arena and that is exactly what the Tea Party intends to do. 

It's important to understand that the TEA parties across America are not affiliated with any particular political party.  Though most members lean toward the Republican party, that's only because TEA parties have embraced the Republican platform.  Unfortunately, many Republicans elected to public office do not.

The TEA parties stand up for our U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.  Many elected officials do not.  In fact, some "Republicans" have gone on record to violate laws that were designed by our Founders to protect American citizens from the illegal actions of our federal government.  

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Tags: Bill of Rights, Constitution, Declaration of Independence
27. Thank You Senator Biggs for Standing Firm

Dear Senator Biggs,

Thank you for consistently standing up for what you know is right and for being a true statesman.  Good people disagree, and many good conservatives believe that Arizona should join other states in supporting an Article V Convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution. 

You have your reasons for opposing SCR1016.  Here are mine:

An Article Five Convention is not a magic “fix” that will protect Individual Liberties.  Until the American people take action day in and day out, or even 15 minutes a week, to preserve our Republic, there is nothing that can be written on paper that will do it for them.

Arizonans and the American people already have the power to change the Constitution if that’s their desire.  The Declaration of Independence states, “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”  The Arizona Constitution, Article 2, Sect. 2, states it like this:  “All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.”

Conservatives aren’t the only ones who want an Article V Convention.  So does the Left.  They want to abolish Individual Liberties, not preserve them.  According to this article titled “Former Justice Stevens Wants to Change Constitution,” he believes that Americans do not have the right to protect their lives and property.  He would change the Second Amendment to make clear that only a state’s militia, not its citizens, has a constitutional right to bear arms.   .

Here’s another article on this subject:  “Socialists and Soros Fights for an Article V Convention.”  

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28. God's Not Dead (movie trailer)

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29. Heaven is For Real (movie trailer)

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30. The True Story Behind Heaven is for Real

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