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5/21/19… Many Americans celebrated Armed Forces Appreciation Day this past weekend. It is likely that many more did not. It is not a favorite of the Leftist oriented mainstream media as it takes note of the sacrifices and service of committed individuals in the United States Military. My contribution this week delves into the history (which is sobering) behind the holiday. When a people are disconnected from their history, they begin to lose their identity.
Gov. Mike Huckabee addresses identity of another sort: the current attack on gender identity with regard to the “Equality” Act that CSN addressed in our last edition: https://
An article related to this issue focuses on what is happening in the public schools with regard to sexual identity. We only provide a link to that article entitled: “California OKs new sex-ed guidelines for teachers despite objections from parents, protesters” A direct link to the article can be found here: https://www.foxnews.com/us/
We also offer an article regarding the recent missile attacks against Israel from Jason Yates, the current Director for My Faith Votes. A direct link to his article can be found here: https://www.myfaithvotes.org/
Michael Lewinski briefly examines points made by Charles Hugh-Smith regarding transitional economic decline and renewal. It definitely applies currently to the U.S. in this period of time.
The Citizen Sentinels are also proud to introduce our new project in this edition, which we will endeavor to offer as part of our weekly newsletter, as well as a feature on our website. The true intent behind “Video Views” is to present contemporary, cutting edge videos that express a very timely message to stimulate relevant thought, and hopefully provoke positive action. Two videos are shared this week.
Reflections on Harry Truman and Armed Forces Appreciation Day
At the very least, grateful Americans can offer thanks to those men and women who still stand to protect our truest values, and that is what Armed Forces Appreciation Day is for.
By Dennis Jamison May 20, 2019
Armed Forces Appreciation Day is a legitimate U.S. holiday
In actuality, however, there already was a day and a week set aside to honor the men and women in the military. That week just passed and Armed Forces Appreciation Day has always celebrated the third Saturday of May since 1950. Unfortunately, outside of military families, or people who are truly in tune with current events, there are many Americans who do not even realize there is such a day, or even an entire month, to honor those men and women in the military. And, if a majority of Americans are unaware of it, even fewer know the history behind it.
By Leah MarieAnn Klett Christian Post Reporter | Friday, April 05, 2019
ANAHEIM, California — Redefining gender and sexual identity is the “greatest threat” to the moral fiber of America, said former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, and the fault lies with the Church.
“The biggest threat to biblical principles today is the failure to apply a biblical standard of maleness and femaleness,” Huckabee told The Christian Post during a sit-down interview last week in Anaheim, California. “We are creating this illusion that there is no gender, there is no identity, and I’m blaming the Christian Church.”
The 2008 and 2016 Republican presidential candidate explained that California’s introduction of “no-fault divorce” in 1970 created the mindset that marriage “wasn’t really that important” and that one “could go in and out of it without a second thought.” Prior to that time, some kind of marital fault had to be demonstrated before a divorce could be granted.
“That’s when we first started losing that sense of sacredness of what marriage meant,” he argued. “So I’m not really that surprised that same sex-marriage has become in vogue because the Christian Church were the ones who essentially abdicated a strict responsibility about what biblical marriage should look like.”
“Once you’ve destroyed that, why can’t you have any and everything?” he continued. “The gender dysphoria we’re seeing today is largely due to the fact that the Church has failed to present very clearly the words of Jesus and Genesis 5:2: ‘Male and female He created them.’”
We Must Stand with Israel When Rockets Fly
By Jason Yates – My Faith Votes
Last week, Israel was pounded by what seemed like an endless stream of rocket attacks. The explosions and bloodshed serve as a reminder that our ally is an island of freedom in a sea of turmoil. Now, as always, the only flourishing democracy in the Middle East needs our unwavering support.
President Trump, thankfully, has expressed that the United States is firmly committed to Israel: “Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. We support Israel 100% in its defense of its citizens…”
By Michael J. Lewinski 05/06/19
“Transitions Great and Small,” an essay by Charles Hugh-Smith, looks at among other things, the natural transformation of economies during the next decade. As I have noted before, this is a rough ride which some will not survive.
He observed, “Robust, adaptable human systems can renew themselves in the decay/decline phase, but it takes the equivalent of a revolution — either in leadership, a revolution in morals (what’s acceptable in the elite governing class) …or in a productivity-boosting technology. Absent some revolutionizing dynamic,” he says “decline leads to collapse.”
Where Does Trump Get His Ideas?
Another tactic of the Left is to take a strong position on an issue and, when the political need arises, take the exact opposite position and state it in the strongest terms possible.
The problem is that with social media and YouTube, everything you said can and will be used against you, bad news when you are attacking someone as an idiot for holding the OLD position that you so strongly supported just a few years ago.
This clever video from “Fight 4 Sanity” is a great example.
Students Love Green New Deal… Until Learning What’s in it.
A common tactic of the Left is to make a proposal that sounds good at first blush and then give it a clever title. One recent example is “The Green New Deal.” Who could disagree with saving the planet? So everyone hops on board and if you don’t agree, you’re a horrible person.
But hidden under the title is a whole bunch of proposals that make very little sense. This classic video from Campus Reform shows college students agreeing with the idea of a Green New Deal, but once they hear about the details, their common sense kicks in and they back off very quickly.
People are so busy these days they just listen to the title of a proposal and then hop on board. This video shows the need to dig deeper and get informed about what our lawmakers are trying to accomplish.
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