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|Posted on July 4, 2014 at 2:38 AM||comments (10)|
In contrast to the 44th president of these United States of America many if not most of the previous PotUS' had conventional Christian beliefs. Admittedly not necessarily the same as twenty first century evangelicals of these times.
Records indicate that we have had:
4 Baptist, 1 Catholic, 2 Congregationalists, 3 Disciples of Christ (including LBJ & Reagan), 2 Dutch Reformed, 12 Episcopalian (including FDR,Ford,Geo. H.W. & "dubya") 4 Methodist, 7 Presbyterian, 2 Quakers, 4 Unitarian, and 6 nondenominational (including Pres. Obama) http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Religious_affiliations_of_United_States_Presidents.html
Thomas Jefferson wrote to William Short on October 31, 1819, he was convinced that the fragmentary teachings of Jesus constituted the "outlines of a system of the most sublime morality which has ever fallen from the lips of man."
A Prayer in Dark Times
"Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity..." Franklin D. Roosevelt
Oh! How we need a national leader, a person of bold, humble Faith in God and Jesus to inspire us as a nation and people to respect one another as our selves. A leader with similar qualities of states-men-ship and faith of Washington, Lincoln, and others for the future.
Lincoln is quoted saying; "I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go."
I pray that the Lord raise up the faithful, honorable person for the presidential position that will pray as the predecessors have prayed.
"Almighty GOD; we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection, that thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States of America at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of The Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech thee, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen"
- George Washington - April 30th, 1789
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|Posted on May 27, 2014 at 2:14 AM||comments (1)|
Memorial Day 2014
I assume Memorial Day is personal for everyone but for me it began with a trip to the cemetery about 2nd or 3rd grade. It was probably way before that but that is my first memory, we were there to tend to Grandma Mary Jane's resting place. I can kind of remember the site marker and pulling weeds, raking and making the grave site look clean. The last time there, was as a teenager with my paternal Grandfather Robert H. Lewis (WW-I Veteran), Mary Jane was his mother.
Now it is many relatives including my Father a U.S. Navy Veteran, Pearl Harbor survivor (7 Dec. 1941) and numerous other pacific naval battles during WWII. Robert Rolf Lewis, Sept. 29, 1919 - Sept. 24, 1992. R.I.P.
I will mention here another personal connection; I remember Kenny from the 1st day of school, I chose a seat near Billy, because my mother and his mother spoke to each other outside of school when dropping us off for our 1st day of class, Kenny was across the isle. At the end of the day they lined us up by the color of paper that our names were on, pined to our shirts early that morning. Billy, Kenny & I where in the same line, same color of name tag and they marched us onto the same big yellow school bus. The next morning when I got on the same big yellow bus I saw Kenny's face about half way back by himself, I plopped down next to him. Three stops later Billy came up the steps of the buss and slid in text to us. That went on every school day until one us got a drivers license in high school. Kenny had a black & silver 1957 Chevy coupe, man was he cool ! From 1st grade to graduation.
Kenneth A Butler, Jr.: (Oct. 1947) SP4 - E4 - U.S. Army, Americal Div. Killed in Combat In QUANG TIN, SOUTH VIETNAM on Jul 23, 1968. ( Panel 51W - Line 38 )
Paul T. Schimpf: Petty Officer 1st Class (E-6) Killed in the line of duty, crushed by heavy 30ft. seas during a Typhoon on 26 Oct. 1968 on board U.S. Naval Destroyer, USS Braine, DD-630. (A shipmate)
David King of united kingdom's of Iseal. (c.1040 - c.970 BCE) How eloquent a eulogy by David in His Lament for "Saul and Jonathan."
"Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their life, And in their death they were not parted; They were swifter than eagles, They were stronger than lions... How have the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!" 2 Sam. 1:23-27 (NASB)
May we never forget.
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived" George S. Patton
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R. C. B. Lewis; 2012-
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Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution accords Congress the power “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” Reciprocity and the Creation of Sui-Generis-Type Intellectual Property Rights for New Forms of Technology’  6(6) The Journal of World Intellectual Property 827-859, ISSN: 1422-2213