Category: Foundations

What Makes America Great: In Iron Pen

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution.  That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” – Abraham Lincoln

I find it vaguely interesting how in the aftermath of the election of President Trump, the solution for the left to regain credibility in the eyes of the voters is to move further in the direction of socialist ideology in increasing the power of government, further increasing tax burdens, protesting a legitimate president, stifling the approval processes of President Trump’s cabinet appointments, propagating falsehoods being dispensed by the liberal media, further complicating the tax code and pushing for new government programs.

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What Makes America Great: Resilience

Resilience has been defined as, “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or even significant sources of stress…It means ‘bouncing back’ from difficult experiences.”

Ever since the founding of our nation, resiliency has been an integral part of the American spirit.  Let’s look at some of the many ways are history proves this.

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What Makes America Great: Courage, Adventure and Ingenuity

Courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.

Adventure: an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks.

Ingenuity: the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful.

What does courage, adventure and ingenuity have to do with making America great, you might ask?  Throughout the history of our country we see time and time again the perseverance through difficulty, resourcefulness and tenacity of the people who made America what we know today.  Just think about this for a moment, why did the first colonists, settlers, and immigrants come to America in the first place?  It wasn’t necessarily the friendliest place on earth.  These people didn’t have google to look up climate, growing seasons, or the language of the people.  They left everything they had ever known – their homes, friends, and family members because they wanted a new life, religious freedom, or adventure and they did all this not knowing what hazards and difficulties they would face. Here are some examples:

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What Makes America Great: Religious Liberty

If there is one right many of us, as both Americans and Believers, exercise and enjoy today it is that of religious liberty.  And though in our land this freedom is widely viewed as inherent, we as a people have oftentimes taken this liberty for granted.  We’re forgetful of the many internal political struggles which took place to ensure this precious protection, failing to realize that had this issue (as well as many others) not been addressed at that critical time, the state of our nation would be in a greater dire strait today.

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