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I Pledge Allegiance…

Posted in United States History with tags , , , , , on July 3, 2011 by shutterbugklentz

Just a few reminders of why, we as Americans, celebrate Independence Day.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, ONE NATION under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice FOR ALL.”

 The American’s Creed 

by William Tyler Page

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

–Written 1917, accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.

Oath of Citizenship

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform non-combatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.

On this Independence Day, as Americans, let this be a reminder as to why we celebrate our Freedom.  And as Americans, let us all renew our citizenship to this great nation!


Veterans Day 2010 “Freedom is not Free”

Posted in United States History with tags , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by shutterbugklentz

Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington D.C.

Honoring those that have served. 

“Freedom is not Free”

Homeland Security Native American Style

Posted in United States History with tags , , , on July 26, 2010 by shutterbugklentz

Homeland Security

Check out this great web site and get your Homeland Security T-shirt.

In Memory of…

Posted in American history, United States History with tags , , , , , on May 30, 2010 by shutterbugklentz

On this Memorial Day, I would like to thank all who have served and those continuing to serve this great country.  Memorial Day is a day to honor our veterans that so bravely carried, and are now carrying with them, the ideals of the Founding Fathers close to the heart.  It is a day of remembrance, gratitude and celebration.  We do this each day by never forgetting our history, always giving thanks for the freedoms that have been so honorably preserved and by celebrating the lives of those that gave the ultimate sacrifice

Our history, has been and currently is, being manipulated by those in power.  The so-called “Progressives”, would like nothing more than for each of us to forget the truth about our Founders, forget the true nature of the sacrifices given by our veterans, and forget about what it means to preserve a Republic.  The Progressives would like each of us to believe that our country is a democracy who’s prevailing force  is always that of the majority.  But as a Republic, we know that it is a political unit governed by a charter, and the charter is our Constitution.

Our Veterans serve to protect an ideal they believe in, not because of some majority.  Lives in battle are given not for other men, or for politicians, they are given for an ideal that is rooted in over 200 years of sacrifice.  Our Veterans believe that our Constitution is worth dying for, that our freedoms cannot be taken away from us by mere men.  Our Veterans do not serve to go to war, they serve to preserve an ideal.  And when called to make the ultimate sacrifice, they fight not for fanfare or notoriety, they go into the battle with a heavy heart, an  undying passion and a unwavering committment that this is the greatest Republic to ever stand and that others are entitled to these same freedoms.

That is why on this day, we as Americans stand together to remember, give thanks and celebrate.  We honor the memory of those that gave the ultimate sacrifice and celebrate the ideal that all men are free.

Never forget, always be grateful, and celebrate each day.

by Kim Lentz

When we were Americans

Posted in United States History with tags , , , , on May 4, 2010 by shutterbugklentz

We were once a country of honor and duty, a people of character, hard-working, God-fearing.  We worked because we believed idle hands were the work of the devil and each activity was an offering to God.  We performed our duties with God in mind, striving always to fulfill his will, giving it our best.  Never complaining or asking why.  We were once Frontiersman that fearlessly crossed a continent not knowing what calamity may strike.  Having no idea what may lie before us or what misfortune may befall us, we were Americans.  We lead the world in charity and we are always first to respond when others are being treated unfairly.  We offer freedom and democracy to anyone that yearns for it and we defend our freedom, without fail.  We were individuals, creating, innovating, fulfilling a dream, and our elected officials mirrored these sentiments.   We were Americans. 

What happened?  We have become a country of whiners and complainers, selfishly asking, what’s in it for me?  We do not lead the world; we follow by clinging to outdated failed ideologies of socialism and Marxism, of redistribution of wealth.  Our government is completely corrupt and yet we give our government the power over us to make personal decisions about our health, our children and our elderly.  We’ve scrubbed our language to the point of being ridiculous and absurd with political correctness.  We have placed the value of a human life below that of rodents, fish and insects.  We reward people for not working, we don’t create, we don’t farm, our manufacturing has shipped overseas, and we continue to whine, what’s in it for me?

We are still Americans and most are still hard-working, God-fearing people.  A recent PEW poll listed 78% of Americans view themselves as Christian.  A large majority of us still believe in the Constitution, freedom, liberty and the American dream, so why at this time in our countries history, do we let the 15 or so% that do not believe, run our lives and our country?  This small group believes something entirely different.  This small group believes in redistribution of wealth, bigger government, less individual rights and that the Constitution is a living document that changes and morphs into the ideals of whoever is in power.  This small group is going to run our country into the ground! 

Now more than ever, as Americans, we need to educate ourselves and our children, continue to speak out, continue to stand fast and do not give up any more of our freedoms.  It is our duty to those that crossed the open plains, fled religious persecution and tyranny and to those that paid the ultimate sacrifice and died in battle defending our freedom!  Thomas Jefferson said, “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent because experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”  Do not be silent!  Speak with conviction, a heart that is true and a mind that has been enlightened.  Do not let this small group change the course of democracy in our country, do not let this small group break our spirit, remember, you are an American!

by Kim Lentz