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  • SalesServiceGuy
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    The Shining City Upon a Hill

    On this day in 1989, President Ronald Reagan gives his Farewell Address to the Nation. In doing so, he defined his vision of “the shining city upon a hill.”[I]“n my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.”

    For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world.”

    Therefore, this is the ultimate aim of American exceptionalism.
  • bsm2
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    • BillyCarpenter
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      Lets look at the shit in the street state: California. Liberalism doesn't work. This is what democrats want for the entire country. It must be defeated.



      Chuck DeVore: Hewlett Packard packs up -- Will California ever get fed up with losing to Texas?

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), the California firm that literally kickstarted Silicon Valley in a garage in 1939, is moving to Texas. The low-key announcement was made via an SEC filing on Dec. 1.

      Silicon Valley
      Democrats retained their supermajorities in both legislative chambers while controlling every statewide office. In effect, California is a one-party, anti-free enterprise state.
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      Tesla is rapidly constructing a gigafactory outside of Austin, breaking ground only weeks after the announced effort. A similar factory would have taken around five years simply to work through government approvals and environmental lawsuits in California.
      Growth is found only in adversity.

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      • bsm2
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        You Lost America Back!
        Thanks to 80 Million Americans

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        • SalesServiceGuy
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          Kids in Need of Desks (K.I.N.D.)


          Donate to Kids in Need of Desks (K.I.N.D.) | UNICEF USA

          Every day, millions of children across Africa struggle to learn while sitting on the floor or on the ground. Giving them a desk, where they can write and learn, is the first step toward keeping eager young students in school.

          In Malawi, around 65 percent of students do not have a desk or chair. The Kids in Need of Desks (K.I.N.D.) campaign, launched by the UNICEF USA, aims to change that by delivering desks to hundreds of schools. K.I.N.D. also provides secondary school scholarships to Malawian girls most in danger of missing out on an education.

          ... in the last few days despite the political turmoil, despite COVID-19, despite high unemployment and a crashing economy, the USA 's generous citizens raised $463,000.00 to help students in Africa educate themselves and live a better life.

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          • SalesServiceGuy
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            Highlights from Biden and Harris' first joint interview since the election


            Highlights from Biden and Harris''' first joint interview since the election - Axios

            In their first joint interview President Biden and VP Kamala Harris were asked for their opinions on whether or not Trump should attend his inauguration.

            Biden smiled and then said that Trump is not obligated to attend. He can do whatever he wants. It did not matter to Biden personally.

            He then went onto say that the long standing tradition going back to the 1860s of the past President attending the new President's inauguration is a meaningful symbol to the world of the peaceful transfer of power as envisioned by the Democratic process.

            President Obama and many Presidents before him attended the inauguration.

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            • SalesServiceGuy
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              ... in the same interview President Biden was asked for his thoughts on how the two Senate votes in Georgia would effect his agenda in office.

              Biden said that to swing these two votes to Democrats would certainly make it much easier to execute his plans as the Democrats would now control all three levels of the US gov't.

              He also said that he has rec'd many congratulatory votes from Republican Senators who have tired of the legislative gridlock of the last four years and were willing to work with him for the sake of the country now enduring multiple, simultaneous crisis.

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              • SalesServiceGuy
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                Inauguration Day, From Home: Biden Team Plans Celebration Amid COVID-19


                Biden Inauguration Celebration Limited By Coronavirus Pandemic : Biden Transition Updates : NPR

                The team planning President-elect Joe Biden's Inauguration Day festivities is urging Americans to stay at home and celebrate the tradition where it is safe, given the risks of traveling and gathering during the coronavirus pandemic.

                Biden's presidential inaugural committee named a chief medical adviser for the day, Dr. David Kessler — the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, who was an adviser to the Biden campaign.

                Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris plan to take their oaths of office at the U.S. Capitol, the committee said in a statement. "The ceremony's footprint will be extremely limited, and the parade that follows will be reimagined," it said.

                The committee has also hired what it called "seasoned production experts" to work on the program for Americans to watch at home, including Stephanie Cutter, Ricky Kirshner and Rod O'Connor, who worked on the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which was a virtual event. The team has experience planning Super Bowl halftime shows and the Tony Awards, the committee said.

                During normal pre-COVID years, 200,000 Inauguration tickets are issued to members of Congress. For President Biden's inauguration, in line with the grim reality that over 300,000 US citizens had died from COVID-19 and consistent with President Biden's election campaign style, each member of Congress will be allocated one ticket plus one more to enable proper social distancing for attendees.


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                • SalesServiceGuy
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                  After today's mob protests on Washington. DC, America has been set back. History will not forget this setback to America's position in the world.

                  ... where, as Lincoln says "are the better angels"

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                  • BillyCarpenter
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                    Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy
                    After today's mob protests on Washington. DC, America has been set back. History will not forget this setback to America's position in the world.

                    ... where, as Lincoln says "are the better angels"

                    We killed off all the Indians. We nuked Japan. There was slavery. BLM riots.

                    Where does this rank?
                    Growth is found only in adversity.

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                    • SalesServiceGuy
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                      Originally posted by BillyCarpenter
                      We killed off all the Indians. We nuked Japan. There was slavery. BLM riots.

                      Where does this rank?
                      A sick society of Trumpists duped by social media.

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                      • BillyCarpenter
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                        Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy
                        A sick society of Trumpists duped by social media.

                        Too bad I didn't see this same energy when BLM & Antifa were killing folks, taking over city blocks and burning down historical buildings. This was happening all over the country. Where does that rank in our history...since you're a history buff? I think you're Canadian jackass that hates America...if you want to know the truth.
                        Growth is found only in adversity.

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                        • slimslob
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                          Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy
                          After today's mob protests on Washington. DC, America has been set back. History will not forget this setback to America's position in the world.

                          ... where, as Lincoln says "are the better angels"
                          So I take it that you are opposed to freedom of speech. Or is it that you feel that only those that agree with you are the only one who are free to speak.

                          For one thing it was not a mob. It was a completely legal protest.

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                          • SalesServiceGuy
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                            Originally posted by slimslob
                            So I take it that you are opposed to freedom of speech. Or is it that you feel that only those that agree with you are the only one who are free to speak.

                            For one thing it was not a mob. It was a completely legal protest.
                            ... of course. I am not against freedom of speech. That does not mean those who are speaking have not been mislead by social media and foreign influence.

                            As far as a legal protest, when is it legal to aggressively trash the the Capitol building and leave at least five people dead?

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                            • Copier Addict
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                              Originally posted by slimslob
                              So I take it that you are opposed to freedom of speech. Or is it that you feel that only those that agree with you are the only one who are free to speak.

                              For one thing it was not a mob. It was a completely legal protest.
                              I'm willing to listen, but you really need to explain how what we all saw in Washington was actually "completely legal protest"

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