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Monday, November 30, 2009

History Of Alabama Tour

Here's some of the pictures we took:

2009 Alabama History Tour, with Bill Potter from Redneck19 on Vimeo.


This was an absolutely fantastic tour. We had a great time meeting new people, going new places, learning new things.

Mr. Potter is going to be doing more tours in the future. If you're interested, leave your email address in a comment and I will be glad to send you information on upcoming events. I won't publish your email address.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Come See The Mysterious Islands Premier In Alabama!



When: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 A.D. at 7:00 P.M.
Where: The Alabama Theater
Cost: $10 per family

See ya there!

BTW, I just got back from another fantastic Bill Potter history tour, hence the lack of posts and non response to comments. I hope to remedy this problem over the next several days.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Never Forget Our Veterans




"When I go home people'll ask me, "Hey Hoot, why do you do it man? What, you some kinda war junkie?" You know what I'll say? I won't say a... word. Why? They won't understand. They won't understand why we do it. They won't understand that it's about the men next to you, and that's it. That's all it is. "

-"Hoot" Gibson, in Blackhawk Down, 2001

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Health Care


"With Republicans in power, man exploits man. With Democrats, just the opposite."

So reads the bumper sticker on the back of an anonymous Alabama pickup truck.

From the beginning of time, man was hardwired to obtain two things: comfort and happiness. The harder he tries to obtain these things outside of God, the more elusive they are. The Israelites of the Old Testament are a prime example of this. They were directly ruled by God, yet they still went astray, seeking comfort and happiness.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are God given rights... within His parameters. The ultimate guide to comfort and happiness is the Bible. However, as the Israelites before them, everyone has sought comfort and happiness without God. It's part of our sin nature.

The government of the United States is seeking to gain the status of God by rejecting it's Biblical role of wielding the sword and seeking to provide health care. The communistic manner in which this has been and continues to be thrust upon us is wrong. The number of so called Christians who have compromised and accept the government's ownership of their lives is appalling. So-called Health Care is the biggest lie since so-called Reconstruction.
The challenges we face in the upcoming months will be real and serious, but always remember, God is in control, and take heart in the examples left behind by our forefathers, who combated tyrannical governments similar to the one we face today.

That picture at the top of this post is of my great-great-great-grandfather's family. Looks like they did alright without the government, scrapping out a living up in North Carolina. Notice all the kids are clothed and seem to be in their right minds. Doesn't look like they're suffering from not being able to socialize either.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Patriotism


Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.- Albert Einstein

I am proud of the small warrior heritage God has blessed me with. It stretches back at least to the 1100's, when the Celts fought battles between themselves. Even on this continent, some of my Scotch-Irish ancestors fought in every major battle of the Southern theater during the War for Independence. I'm a direct descendant of six Confederate soldiers. My grandfather was in the Air Force and I have an uncle currently in the National Guard.

As a child, patriotism to the United States was very important to me. It was a big deal to stand up and put my hand over my heart and recite the pledge or sing the anthem. I remember, before I had an interest in the War for Southern Independence, rooting for the Stars and Stripes. I couldn't believe my home state had fought against that flag!
However, as I got older, I discovered that blind obedience to a flag is a bad idea. Even though the United States is represented by "Old Glory", she is still ruled by mortal man (under God, of course).

My heroes are men like Carlos Hathcock, Leonard Holifield, Gary Gordon, Randy Shughart, Jeff Struecker, Hal Moore, Dick Winters, and many others. These guys paid a tremendous sacrifice. They were dedicated to completing their orders and endured incredible hardship. The physical and mental pain the men in our armed forces have gone through, and continue to go through, can be accurately described as hell.
They were told that they were fighting for their country, and that's what they thought they were doing, but were they really?

The way in which the United States has conducted warfare since the War for Southern Independence, with the possible exception of WWII, has been completely unbiblical. The politicians who run this country are the exact opposite personality type of the rank and file military man. One seeks compromise and is concerned with how he looks in the eyes of the public. The other seeks to kill people, break things, and is only concerned with the welfare of his buddies.
Today, there is nothing I would rather do than enlist in the military. However, I can't do that because my commander in chief is a pagan and will order me to do things contrary to the law of God. Much as I would like to follow in the footsteps of my fathers, it would be unwise to do so at this time.

So, dear government:
Do right by our fathers before you come for us.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Great Essay On The French Revolution

My good friend Johnson has posted an excellent article on the French Revolution and the problems that proceeded from it. He presents the information in a very "unbiased" manner...well, as unbiased as is possible.

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