October 29, 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashed. Panic ensued as Wall Street sold 16,410,030 shares in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost and America plunged into the Great Depression. An estimated 15 million Americans were unemployed and nearly half of all banks failed. The Great Depression began with a rapid contraction of credit. This occurred despite the existence of the Federal Reserve which was created with promises that it would prevent financial panics. Democrat Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan had stated (Hearst’s Magazine, Nov 1923): “The Federal Reserve Bank that should have been the...Read More
Statue of Liberty – “America–a last effort of Divine Providence in behalf of the human race.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was dedicated OCTOBER 28, 1886. Standing 305 feet above the pedestal base, the 450,000 lbs statue was a gift from France. Earlier statues in history were the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Colossus of Nero, both around 100 feet high. The Statue of Liberty was built by Gustave Eiffel, the builder of the Eiffel Tower, according to the design of Auguste Bartholdi, who wrote: “The statue was born for this place which inspired its conception. May God be pleased to bless my efforts and my work, and to crown it with success,...Read More
Theodore Roosevelt was born OCTOBER 27, 1858. His wife and mother died on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1884. He wrote in his diary “The light has gone out in my life.” Depressed, he left to ranch in the Dakotas. Returning to New York, he entered politics and rose to Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He resigned during the Spanish-American War, organized the first Volunteer Cavalry, “the Rough Riders,” and helped capture Cuba’s San Juan Hill. Elected Vice-President under William McKinley, he became America’s youngest President in 1901 when McKinley was assassinated. Republican Theodore Roosevelt was the first President to invite an African American, Booker T. Washington, to dine in the White House on October 16, 1901. A Southern Democrat newspapers condemned him it, as printed in The Memphis Scimitar: “The most damnable outrage which has ever been perpetrated by any citizen of the United States was committed yesterday by the President, when he invited a n- to dine with him at the White House. It would not be worth more than a passing notice if Theodore Roosevelt had sat down to dinner in his own home with a Pullman car porter, but Roosevelt the individual and Roosevelt the President are not to be viewed in the same light.” In 1909, Theodore Roosevelt warned: “The thought of modern industry in the hands of Christian charity is a dream worth dreaming....Read More
“Bloody butchery of men, women & children, made martyrs to their profession of Christian faith”-Pres. Grover Cleveland, 1895
Democrat President Grover Cleveland condemned Islamic terrorism committed against Armenian Christians in Turkey, December 2, 1895: “Massacres of Christians in Armenia and the development there … of a spirit of fanatic hostility to Christian influences naturally excited apprehension … European powers … have assumed a duty … as agents of the Christian world…to enforce such conduct of Turkish government as will refrain fanatical brutality … as have shocked civilization.” Grover Cleveland wrote December 7, 1896: “Mad bigotry and cruel fanaticism … wanton destruction of homes and the bloody butchery of men, women, and children, made martyrs to their profession of Christian faith … Our citizens in Turkey … in the midst of dreadful scenes of danger, their safety … is by no means assured …” Cleveland continued: “The outbreaks of blind fury which lead to murder and pillage in Turkey occur suddenly and without notice… I do not believe that the present somber prospect in Turkey will be long permitted to offend the sight of Christendom… It seems hardly possible that the earnest demand of good people throughout the Christian world for its corrective treatment will remain unanswered.” President Cleveland defended traditional marriage, December 8, 1885: “The strength, the perpetuity, and the destiny of the nation rest upon our homes, established by the law of God, guarded by parental care, regulated by parental authority, and sanctified by parental love....Read More
America is well on its way to learning a truth that can be learned in no other way: that there is no safety in distance from God. It is painful work for a nation or an individual to get in step with God and to keep pace with Him, as Oswald Chambers noted, because that means you must conform your life to God’s character and priorities. “A nation’s exaltation depends upon its piety and ethics, not on its political, military and/or economic greatness.” —Bruce Waltke Violation of God’s unending order by disobedient people brings discipline. God’s norm is to supply...Read More
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