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D-Day Prayer June 6, 1944
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"This is what the Lord says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, and ask where the good way is, and walk in it. You will find rest for your soul."
Jeremiah 6:16 NIV

Weekly Stories

"An Unlikely Participant"

peter_muhlenberg_400By Jerry Stewart - Vision Productions     Throughout our war history, there have been many unlikely participants.  One of these was minister, Peter Muhlenberg. Consider this fact.           

"The Pursuit of Happiness"

By Jerry Stewart  - Vision Productions      declarationofindependence_400_04When our founding fathers ratified our Declaration of Independence, they claimed that all mankind had certain rights.  One of these had something to do with happiness. What did they mean by that?

"Unconstitutional!"

Income_tax : Tax cut and cutting taxes represented by metal scissors slashing the word taxes to show the concept of government political policy and campaign promisis to reduce the tax rate for the wealthy and the middle class tax payers. Stock Photo

When our founding fathers developed the rules and laws to run our government, they wrote certain “dos and don’ts” into our U.S. Constitution, and some things were strictly not allowed. But even with their very specific “do’s and don’ts” list, one that they considered to be very unconstitutional still made it through.

What was it? Income Tax.

That's right, except for a very short period after the Civil War, prior to 1913, taxes on a person's income were deemed illegal. Why? Article 1, Section 8, clause 1 of our U.S. Constitution says that Congress has the power to impose taxes on, “duties, imports and excises" but only if these taxes are “uniform throughout the United States". In simple words, you must tax all citizens evenly - which income tax does not do. 

Now, if our founding fathers in all their wisdom were so opposed to this idea of taxing income, just how did it become law anyway? Well, in 1911, a Professor Edwin Seligman wrote a book entitled "The Income Tax". In his book, Professor Seligman promoted the idea of an income tax, and his view was that this tax on income was quite compatible with a free society if two things were kept in check. 
* First, that a runaway tax rate could not be allowed. Seligman believed that any income tax exceeding 5% was a runaway rate. 
* And, second, that if our government ever became so powerful that it controlled the citizens, the people would stand against it.
   
 So what happened? With the backing of the Professor’s book, in 1913 our U.S. Congress passed an amendment to our Constitution, the 16th amendment that said simply this – 

"What Love!"

God_is_love : Glowing inscription God Loves You on black background. Stock PhotoIs there anything that you feel strongly enough about that you would die for it? A cause, a belief? Is there anyone or anything you love enough to die for?

"All We Like Sheep"

 “All We Like Sheep”  What did it take for our founding fathers to declare our nation’s independence? Courage, determination, faith? All of these-but one more. Listen to this story.

"Only 20 Words"

By Jerry Stewart kennedyVision Productions       In the history of our nation, literally hundreds of millions of speeches have been given - and most all have been forgotten. But then there's those 20 words we just can't forget. Why?      On January 20, 1961, our newly elected president, John F. Kennedy, gave his inaugural address. And in that address he spoke these 20 words:

"Eugene Who?"

    Image result for picture of michael landon WE’VE ALL HEARD THE STORIES OF FAMOUS AND SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE.  BUT JUST HOW DID THEY BECOME SO SUCCESSFUL? WERE THEY BORN THE BEST IN THEIR FIELD OF WORK?

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