Monday, December 7, 2015

Pearl Harbor Day

"We remember that our freedom, purchased at so dear a price, can be taken from us.  And we resolve that that shall never be.  We resolve that our strength, our vigilance, and our devotion will forever keep America the land of the free and the home of the brave.  We resolve that we will keep faith with those we have loved and lost.  And we resolve that, always, we will remember Pearl Harbor." ~ Ronald Reagan,  National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7, 1987

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank You

(I've had this picture for a few years.  I don't remember how I got it, but wanted to share.)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Responsiblitiy of Freedoms

"When people do not use their freedoms responsibly and righteously, they will gradually lose these freedoms.  If man will not recognize the inequalities around him and voluntarily, through the gospel plan, come to the aid of his brother, he will find that through 'a democratic process' he will be forced to come to the aid of his brother." ~ Howard W. Hunter

Saturday, October 10, 2015


(picture from KrisAnne Hall's facebook page.  you can also visit her website at

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Wisdom and Freedom of Speech

"Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom, and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Freedom and Blessings

"Freedom only prospers only where the blessings of God are avidly sought and humbly accepted." ~ Ronald Reagan

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Happy Constitution Day....Sept 17, 1787

The Constitutional Convention

"All of us have an obligation to study the Constitution and participate actively in the system of self-government it establishes." ~ Ronald Reagan

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Star Spangled Banner

The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics
By Francis Scott Key ~ September 13, 1814

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Thursday, September 10, 2015


"God left the world unfinished for man to work his skill upon. He left the electricity in the cloud, the oil in the earth.  He left the rivers unbridged and the cities unbuilt. 
God gives to us the challenge of raw materials, not the ease of finished things.  He leaves the pictures unpainted and the music unsung and the problems unsolved, that we might know the joys and glories of creation."  ~ Thomas S. Monson

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Thanksgiving Proclamation, Oct 3, 1789

"Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."
~ George Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation issued October 3, 1789

Sunday, September 6, 2015

His Commandments and Blessings do not Change

"The world changes constantly and dramatically, but God, His commandments, and promised blessings do not change." ~ L. Tom Perry

Friday, September 4, 2015

One Generation Away...

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.  We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." ~ President Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Love and Law

"If a person understands the teachings of Jesus, he or she cannot reasonably conclude that our loving Heavenly Father or His divine Son believes that Their love supersedes Their commandments. Consider these examples. When Jesus began His ministry, His first message was repentance. When He exercised loving mercy by not condemning the woman taken in adultery, He nevertheless told her, “Go, and sin no more” (John 8:11). Jesus taught, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). The effect of God’s commandments and laws is not changed to accommodate popular behavior or desires. If anyone thinks that godly or parental love for an individual grants the loved one license to disobey the law, he or she does not understand either love or law.” ~ Elder Dallin H. Oaks 

To see read the entire address or watch the video, click here.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Haves and Have Nots

"The government will take from the 'haves' and give to the 'have nots.' Both have lost their freedom.  Those who 'have,' lost their freedom to give voluntarily of their own free will and in the way they desire.  Those who 'have not,' lost their freedom because they did not earn what they received.  They got 'something for nothing,' and they will neither appreciate the gift nor the giver of the gift." ~ Howard W. Hunter, "The Law of the Harvest," Devotional Address, Brigham Young University, March 8, 1966

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Blessings of Freedom

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." ~ Thomas Paine

Monday, August 17, 2015

10th Amendment

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." ~ 10th Amendment to the US Constitution

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dedicate Ourselves

“Americans today should dedicate themselves to true patriotism. We should dedicate ourselves again to the enduring values of family, neighborhood, work, peace, and freedom which have characterized our country these past two centuries. Let us do this, and our patriotism will be strong and fulfilling.” ~ Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

America is Great

"Not until I went into churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.  America is great because America is good, and if America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." ~ Alexis de Tocqueville

Monday, August 10, 2015

Daniel Webster Quote

“God grants Liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and protect it." ~ Daniel Webster

Friday, August 7, 2015

Libery and Virtue

"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." ~ Samuel Adams

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Just Three Words

"Why is the Constitution of the United States so exceptional?...Just three words: We the People." ~ Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bastiat Quote

"The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others.
They have converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder.
And they have converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense."  ~ Frederic Bastiat

The above quote seems to have come true with how our current politicians in D.C. are behaving.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Rights of Man

"The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God." ~ President John F. Kennedy

Monday, August 3, 2015


"Let us help build the kingdom of God by standing up boldly and being defenders of marriage, parenthood, and the home." ~ Bonnie L. Oscarson, "Defenders of the Family Proclamation"  The General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, April 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Washington Quote

"If the freedom of speech is taken then dumb and silent we may be lead like sheep to the slaughter."  ~ George Washington

Friday, July 24, 2015

Reagan Quote

“The United States gives terrorists no rewards and no guarantees. We make no concessions; we make no deals. Nations that harbor terrorists undermine their own stability and endanger their own people. Terrorists, be on notice, we will fight back against you, in Lebanon and elsewhere. We will fight back against your cowardly attacks on American citizens and property.” – Ronald Reagan

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Allen West Speech

There is a deal with Iran that the President it trying to push.  The deal is not good. at. all.  There are 4 Americans that are being held hostage in Iran and have seem to be forgotten by those who are wanting this deal to go through.  I am not good at expressing how I feel, so I'll let Allen West say what I am sure many Americans are feeling...

This speech took place today at Times Square, NY.  Thank you, sir for your service!!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Made In America Monday

Every Monday, I am going to try to highlight a product that is Made in America.  The products could range from clothes to bake ware to games/puzzles.

Today's 'Made in America' product is a game. This game is challenging, fun and a great way to learn about the United States Constitution.  Having fun and learning at the same time is a plus plus in my book.

Constitution Quest
(picture from the Constitution Quest website)

Our family enjoys playing this game and we have learned quite a bit about the different branches of the U.S. Government as well as our Founding Fathers.  We have owned this game for just over a year and we are always challenged each time we play.  To learn more about this game, click here.

(The opinion of this game is my own.  The owner's of this game have not asked me to make my opinion and I am not receiving any compensation.)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015


"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate any such man because of creed, of birthplace, or origin.  But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but American...There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one flag, the American flag...We have room but one language here, and that is the English language...And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the America people."  ~ Theodore Roosevelt

America has a problem with illegal immigration.  Too many are coming across the borders and nothing is being done to enforce the current immigration laws that are on the books.  American Citizens are paying the price and sometimes it is with their lives. It is time to stop this madness and start doing something about it.  If you want to know what is really going on, what certain politicians don't want you to know, check out these documentaries.  Your eyes will be opened!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Spirit and Liberty

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." ~ 2 Corinthians 2:17

"For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." ~ Romans 8:2

Rest In Peace

(photo from 2 Million Bikers to DC facebook page)

Praying for the families that last their loved ones yesterday.   May the 4 Marines rest in peace.
Semper Fidelis.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

One Line

I agree with one of the characters from the movie 'National Treasure'...the following line from the Declaration of Independence sums it all up...

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

It's time to wake up and bring America back to her greatness.  If you like a certain candidate for the upcoming Presidential run, do your homework on that person and then make a decision.  So many to choose from.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

A Choice Land ~ Ether 2:12

(photo taken The Book of Mormon - Another Testament of Jesus Christ facebook page)

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Ten Commandments

And God spake all these words, saying,
 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
 13 Thou shalt not kill.
 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
 15 Thou shalt not steal.
 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

Exodus 20: 1-17

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Faith and Patriotism

These two words go hand in hand.  Without the Faith of our Founding Fathers, Patriotism probably would not have been so strong.  Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were written by men who were inspired by our Creator, Heavenly Father.  

(taken from LDS Liberty facebook page)