|GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON IN PRAYER
AT VALLEY FORGE
BY JAMES EDWARD KELLY (AMERICAN, 1855-(1933)
BRONZE BAS-RELIEF, 48 X 36 IN. 1904.
UNITED STATES SUB-TREASURY BUILDING,
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
COURTESY OF LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, D.C.
In this hour of darkness and of danger, when 'foes were strong and friends were few,' when every human prospect presented to the commander at
Valley Forge was disheartening, he retires to a sequestered spot, and there laid the cause of his bleeding country AT THE THRONE OF GRACE. That
country had appealed in vain to the justice of her acknowledged sovereign; HE pleads her cause before the King of kings. He had before complained
to Congress that there was a deficiency in the chaplaincy of the army. But it was not the form he relied on. It was not a religious awe, as a matter of
mere policy, with which he sought to imbue the minds of soldiery religiously educated. He sought to link our cause, by a sincere devotion, to the
immutable throne of justice; to find wisdom to guide his own action; to place the country in the RIGHT, so that he might bring upon her prosperity,
as the natural result of justice to the injured. How full of interest is this scene! How instructive! How sublime! Let our children come up from their
cradles through the remotest generations to contemplate this picture. Let parents open it to their admiring families. Let it be hung on the parlor walls,
ornament the center tables, be pictured on the tapestry, be grouped with every cradle scene, recited in every nursery, that it may meet the early
vision, and affect the young heart of every child who may breathe the free air of this land of freedom- 'WASHINGTON IS AT PRAYER.' Well did he
earn the title of 'PATRIARCH'' THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY.' As we honor him, and teach our children to give him honor, may we also love
and honor, and teach our children to acknowledge the God of our fathers, who alone giveth the victory.
The Family Circle -1847
THE AMERICAN HOME - FOUNDATION FOR CONSTITUTIONAL CHARACTER
In Colonial America the home is identified as the first sphere of government. The American home is the most significant to the success or failure of
Constitutional government more than any other single institution. The foundation of character is laid first in the home, where self-government must be
first learned and practiced.
Unfortunately our American homes of the twentieth century have relinquished their role of education. Few homes, including Christian homes, prepare a
Biblical character in their children. And fewer yet teach the true history of American liberty and the first principles of Constitutional government. The
founders of our Republic were serious students of the Bible and using God's Word they found the admonition of teaching their children.
"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord they god with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and
with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto
thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and
when thou risest up."
Rev. S. Phillips, writing in 1859, described the role of the home in our nation, as follows:
"The Christian home has its influence also upon the state. It forms the citizen, lays the foundation for civil and political
character...We owe to the family, therefore, what we are as a nation as well as individuals. The principle of home-government is love,
~ love ruling according to law. It is similar in its fundamentals to the government of the state and the church. It involves the
legislative, judicial, and executive functions; its elements are law, authority, obedience, and penalties. The basis of its laws is the Word
of God." (19)
One of the most critical changes we have witnessed in American education has been the change away from the reasoning, writing, reflecting abilities
so prominent in the generations that produced the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the united States of America, the Monroe Doctrine
and other documents.
To return our nation to the founding principles that made it great we must return our homes to the Biblical principles that created strong, honorable
character. By the grace of Almighty God we can accomplish this great task before us.
Reference: "The Bible And The Constitution Of The United States Of America" from The Foundation Of American Christian Education
The below message speaks volumes to how far we've drifted from the shore of truth, values, and Biblical principles. Compare this message to
what you've just read above for the contrast.
A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give.
By Dennis Prager
To the students and faculty of our high school:
I am your new principal, and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people.
I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the
ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers and against our country.
First, this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity. I could not care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow or white. I could
not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships.
The only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your individual identity -- your character, your scholarship, your humanity.
And the only national identity this school will care about is American.
This is an American public school, and American public schools were created to make better Americans. If you wish to affirm an ethnic, racial or
religious identity through school, you will have to go elsewhere. We will end all ethnicity, race and non-American nationality-based celebrations.
They undermine the motto of America , one of its three central values -- e pluribus Unum, "from many, one." And this school will be guided by
America 's values. This includes all after-school clubs. I will not authorize clubs that divide students based on any identities. This includes race,
language, religion, sexual orientation or whatever else may become in vogue in a society divided by political correctness.
Your clubs will be based on interests and passions, not blood, ethnic, racial or other physically defined ties. Those clubs just cultivate narcissism --
an unhealthy preoccupation with the self -- while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself. So we will have clubs that
transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music, astronomy, languages you do not already speak, carpentry and more. If the only
extracurricular activities you can imagine being interested in are those based on ethnic, racial or sexual identity, that means that little outside of
yourself really interests you.
Second, I am uninterested in whether English is your native language. My only interest in terms of language is that you leave this school speaking
and writing English as fluently as possible. The English language has united America 's citizens for over 200 years, and it will unite us at this school.
It is one of the indispensable reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one country. And if you leave this school without excellent
English language skills, I would be remiss in my duty to ensure that you will be prepared to successfully compete in the American job market. We
will learn other languages here -- it is deplorable that most Americans only speak English --but if you want classes taught in your native language
rather than in English, this is not your school.
Third, because I regard learning as a sacred endeavor, everything in this school will reflect learning's elevated status. This means, among other
things, that you and your teachers will dress accordingly. Many people in our society dress more formally for Hollywood events than for church or
school. These people have their priorities backward. Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at this school.
Fourth, no obscene language will be tolerated anywhere on this school's property -- whether in class, in the hallways or at athletic events. If you
can't speak without using the f-word, you can't speak. By obscene language I mean the words banned by the Federal Communications
Commission, plus epithets such as " @#!*% ," even when used by one black student to address another black, or " @#!*% ," even when addressed
by a girl to a girlfriend. It is my intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the few your age to instinctively distinguish
between the elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene.
Fifth, we will end all self-esteem programs. In this school, self-esteem will be attained in only one way -- the way people attained it until decided
otherwise a generation ago -- by earning it. One immediate consequence is that there will be one valedictorian, not eight.
Sixth, and last, I am reorienting the school toward academics and away from politics and propaganda. No more time will be devoted to scaring you
about smoking and caffeine, or terrifying you about sexual harassment or global warming. No more semesters will be devoted to condom wearing
and teaching you to regard sexual relations as only or primarily a health issue... There will be no more attempts to convince you that you are a
victim because you are not white, or not male, or not heterosexual or not Christian. We will have failed if any one of you graduates this school and
does not consider him or herself inordinately fortunate -- to be alive and to be an American.
Now, please stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country. As many of you do not know the words, your teachers will
hand them out to you. [end of speech]
Many Christians turned to home schooling to protect their children from the propaganda programming facilities called , “public schools.” Not all
were able to do this because they were so busy trying to provide for their children there wasn’t enough time left to fight the system, and this was
by design. Nothing happens by chance, contrary to what many believe, there are two driving forces for all things, and the battle is between
“principalities and powers.”
America has lost her way, but all is not lost yet. II Chronicles 7:14 tells us: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves,
and pray, And seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
By God’s grace we can once again find the shore to solid ground and end this constant drifting further into nothingness. It is up to the people to fix
what they’ve allowed to be broken, not the defacto government corporation. Contrary to what many have been taught, our republic was given to
us by Almighty God to secure our freedom and liberty from tyranny. What is taking place in this world today is purely satanic,and not of God.
Many will be offended by this and if you are then this message is not for you, so please quietly close the door when you leave, thank you.
It is the Christian principles that made America great by Gods grace and blessings, we've now brought God’s judgement upon us because we've
allowed ourselves to be totally corrupted. The line is drawn in the sand and the fog is being cleared away so good and evil is more visible for all
that have a heart to see it.
Our free de jure state of Michigan is in place, it has been re-inhabited and it is the lawful governance for the people, not the corporation in place
now that usurped our constitutional republic. Please search your heart and pray…decide for yourself after you do your own research. We no
longer have the luxury of standing on the fence line watching, we must be proactive, peaceably and lawfully. God save America!
|REPUBLIC FOR MICHIGAN ~ Know who you are
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."