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With all the problems in the world…

And with politicians giving all those speeches…

Doesn’t it feel good to do the work?

Just stop whining……

And roll up your sleeves!

One million meals have just left the stadium.

We’re feeding the hungry in 11 cities.

There are churches…

That can worship again when it rains…

Because we –

YOU – put a roof up.

The elderly…

The lonely…

Those who are afraid…

We said to them.

Be not afraid!

For we are with you.

And we will be your shelter.

Shelter from the storm.

Those who came with your parents.

I want you to get used to ….

Seeing them in action.

And tell your parents this:

“Mom, Dad…

I liked doing this.

I liked YOU doing this.

And I don’t want this…

To be a one-day thing.”

Hold each other to that promise.

Because this is your inheritance.

This whole event is about you.

We did this for you.

It’s about what you watch on TV….

…it’s about your music, movies and school.

It’s about your America …

The America we are building for you.

Right now.

We talked tonight about America’s history…

The pilgrims… George Washington…

…Abraham Lincoln… Martin Luther King….

And these men… they are part of history.

And you may be thinking…

…that’s history! I hate history!

All those guys are DEAD!

But that’s not true.

History is always alive.

History breathes. It doesn't belong behind glass.

It belongs to you.

History is where we learn…

…who we really are.

Everything we have…

Everything we enjoy…

Was done….

By someone else….

Before we were born.

The America we have today …

… is what someone else created for us.

We inherited America…

…this America …

…from our parents and grandparents.

What we have…

They built.

We can’t be blamed for what they did wrong.

And we can’t take credit for what they did right.

We didn’t fight their wars.

We didn’t march with them.

We didn’t build the schools.

That was done for us.

And we will do that for our children.

That’s how an inheritance works.

You can’t control what you get from your parents…

But you can shape what you leave behind.

If you get an inheritance…

You can improve on it.

Or you can spend it…

The story of America …

…is filled with great families.

The Rockefellers. The Carnegies. The Vanderbilts.

Some have grown in prosperity.

Some have spent it all.

In Newport, the mansions sit high on cliffs.

But the families that built them…

Can’t afford to live there anymore.

They inherited something great…

…but they lost it all.

All they have is their famous names.

If this can happen to a great family…

…It can happen to a great country.

We must not become America in name only.

We must always strive to be a great country.

We don’t have to spend our inheritance.

We can build on it.

Invest it. Improve it.

Make it bigger and better.

That’s your choice. It’s our choice.

Our inheritance is America.

And we have to decide…

…Are we going to spend it all?

…Or will we make the dream bigger?

Tonight: I charge each of you with a mission.

No matter your age.

No matter how you got here…

Or how far you traveled.

A mission.

To act.

To commit.

To shape the future.

To do one pure thing:

Make America better than it is today.

Build a bigger inheritance…

Do what we’re supposed to do…

For our children.

Every generation of America faces this challenge.

Every generation.

Some succeed.

And some fail.

Those who have failed

Failed because…

They waited for someone else to act.

They found out much too late that

When you wait for someone to help you…

…That someone will show up….

…And sometimes…

…They may give you a push.

But far too often they will push you around,

There is a difference between getting pushed…

…and getting pushed around.

Two results

Two choices

For two types of people

There ARE two kinds of Americans.

Not Democrats and Republicans.

Not God-fearing and God-doubting.

Bigger than those differences.

Much bigger.

I think there are two kinds of Americans.

Those who like to be pushed.

And those who push themselves.

Those who see our problems and refuse to see our blessings.

And those who see our problems as our blessings…

Tonight: I ask you:

Which are you?

Where do you stand?

With those who like to be pushed?

Or those who push themselves?

Each of us likes to think…

We won’t get pushed around.

But history tells us that’s not the truth.

We know that sometimes…

It’s easy to do nothing.

Not long ago, America was divided by race –

One white, with rights…

And one black, without rights.

Some said: “This is the way it has to be…

“We just have to live with it…”

That’s what a lot of people believed…

…thought… and said.

Whites believed. And some blacks did, too.

There was….

… another way of looking at things.

A small number of men and women…

…They saw injustice.

And they knew it wouldn’t last.

They said: “America is a great nation,

“and it is capable of justice.

“America has the tools to be great…

“And one day, America will be great…

“We will tear down Jim Crow.

They didn’t say we might overcome.

They said: “We shall overcome.”

Martin Luther King said it was his DREAM.

But it was not his dream.

It was the American destiny.

He did not wait for the arc of history to bend towards justice…

He and millions like him pushed…

They pushed and they pushed uphill.

They pushed and they were pushed back by water cannons.

They pushed and they were pushed back by billy clubs and tear gas.

They pushed and they were pushed back on the bridge at Selma.

They pushed and they were pushed off the bus in Montgomery.

They pushed and they were pushed into jail.

They pushed and some gave their lives…

But they never stopped pushing.

And in the end…

They bent history towards justice.

That was their inheritance to us.

WASHINGTON, LINCOLN and KING

They are the American story.

Each gave their whole life to America.

And what they built…

Has lasted for 236 years.

They did not see a completed America in their days.

And it’s never finished.

They saw a void…

…and filled it.

AND SO SHALL WE.

Now…

Where’s that card?

Worth $2.8 million!

You’re not holding an asset.

You’re holding a man’s life!

You’re holding a man’s legacy!

The man on that card.

Is Honus Wagner.

He was a great player.

But his card’s value…

Comes from a different greatness.

We remember him not just because…

He was a great hitter.

We remember him

…because he stood for something.

It couldn’t have been easy.

Back in his day…

Everyone smoked or chewed tobacco.

But he wouldn’t smoke.

And they put…

…an ad for cigarettes…

…on his card.

Right next to his name.

His name!

Honus Wagner was a Christian man.

He didn’t smoke. He didn’t chew.

So he was faced with a choice.

He stood up.

He didn’t want his name…

Next to something he opposed.

He refused to bend.

He refused to comply.

And so while there were others…

Other players…

Other great baseball players…

Honus Wagner’s card is the one…

Everyone wants.

Honus Wagner is the name we remember…

Honus Wagner is the card with the most value.

This card is telling us something.

Something that Honus didn't know at the time.

This card is screaming

Pleading to be heard

"Do the right thing!

It is the only way….

…. to create lasting worth and great value."

You see…

History isn't about a bunch of dead guys…

Staring at us sternly…

From the textbooks.

And the paintings.

History’s great figures

Are talking to us still…

If we just listen.

History isn't in museums.

It's here.

We are creating it right now.

Everyday.

With every single choice.

Will we do the easy thing or

Will we stand….

…and create something of lasting value?

It is an easy choice

But it is not an easy commitment.

Commitment is where it starts.

The Puritans had it easy.

All they had to do was make it through the winter.

George Washington?

All he had to do was beat the British.

Abraham Lincoln?

All he had to do was keep the Union.

Martin Luther King?

All he had to do was get Americans to listen to the words of the Declaration of Independence…

…That all men are created equal.

…And endowed by their Creator…

…With freedom.

What’s our challenge?

We don’t have to build a nation.

We don’t have to conquer racism.

We don’t have emptiness in our stomachs.

No.

What we have is a void…

…A void in our hearts.

An emptiness in our culture.

We have forgotten…

What we’re building.

And so others step in and tell us what to build.

Where to build it.

How to build it.

When to build it.

America --

We have lost our way.

You have heard me talk about this.

If you want to raise money …

… with a bake sale,

The government will stop you.

“Junk food!”

“Transfats!” They’ll say.

No bake sales!

If you want to give food to soup kitchens…

Don’t try to give them doughnuts… or salty snacks.

You’ll be turned away. “Unhealthy”… “Not nutritious.”

And they’ll say: “Don’t worry, we got this one.”

“We’ll take care of these people. So you don’t have to.”

But because of you,

The first of many trucks are headed out…

Right now…

To our cities…

Our American cities…

To send a clear message…

This is who we are.

This is what we were taught.

When we see someone hungry…

…we will give them food.

When we see somebody hurting…

…we will give them help.

We are Americans.

We are builders.

We are helpers.

And if there’s one thing …

…our government must NOT do…

…it’s this:

Don’t stop us.

Don’t stop us from helping.

Don’t stop us from feeding.

We. Will. Serve.

We are not a selfish people.

We are selfless.

You are the living proof of this.

You are living proof that Americans are good.

Americans are still people of action.

Americans want freedom.

Americans want justice.

We want love.

And here’s the thing:

There are millions of you.

Millions just like you.

Millions ready to act.

Ready to take up the struggle.

Ready….

To commit

To activate,

To live it …

To create….

… to restore love to America.

We will not let go.

We will not give up.

We’re not going to put our cars in neutral.

We’re not going to coast down the hill.

We’re going to do it the hard way.

We’re going to put our shoulders down.

We’re going to get behind the car.

And we’re going to push America up the hill.

Know this:

We’re never going to get to the top

But neither did they,

They did not give up.

And neither will we.

Because we are Americans.

And we will, in the end…

Have more than our great name.

We will have a great country again.

And a great legacy for our children!

We will not give up.

We will not give up our inheritance.

We will not give up the right to feed the hungry…

…the right to care for the sick…

…the right to run a bake sale!

We will not give someone else…

…the work of our hearts…

…the work that we must do.

We will do it…

…because we ARE already doing it.

I will not let go.

I will not sit down.

I will not comply.

I will not comply.

Because I know…

I know this:

America is not done.

And if you are watching this broadcast…

In a distant foreign land…

And looking for American weakness.

Looking for surrender.

Look at this crowd!

And know that we are putting you on notice.

Witness the Third Great Awakening!

Your time has passed,

And our time has just begun!

Let this be the beginning

Commit and declare it for all to hear.

For those who count us out

Are counting on

ONE weekend of action…

…ONE weekend of speeches…

ONE weekend. ONE day.

Let this be the first of many…

It’s not over.

We have not yet begun to restore ourselves

And reclaim our country

The Puritans didn’t leave Plymouth after a day.

George Washington didn’t pack up ….

… at Valley Forge after one cold night.

He got down on one knee…

He called on the blessings of heaven.

He had firm reliance on the protection…

Of divine Providence.

God is with us.

God is our sovereign.

And with Him…

Our battle is already won.

Washington, Lincoln. King.

Even in death, they live...

And speak to us.

And so let us live fully…

Not just mark the days.

But LIVE!

As Washington said,

"deeds not words"

And for Lincoln,

The mission of the living…

Was written by those who came before.

“The world will little note,

nor long remember…

What we said here.

But rather what we dedicate…

To do here.”

History is a guide …

…not a guarantee.

It is for us the living ….

…to be dedicated …

to the unfinished work…

which they …

…who came before us

….have thus far so nobly advanced

It is for us …

To be dedicated …

To the great task before us—

that from these honored dead

we take increased devotion

To that cause

For which they gave…

The last full measure of devotion—

that we here highly resolve

that these dead

Shall not have died in vain—

that this nation, under God,

shall have a new birth of freedom—

and that government of the people,

by the people,

for the people,

shall not perish from the earth.”

That is our charge,

That is our duty,

That is our blessing,

With malice toward none

And charity toward all

Let us tonight restore Love…

…for love

will hold us together.

Love...

…will make us a shelter from the storm.

I will be my brother’s keeper.

The world will know once again…

That they are not alone.

The Americans again have arrived.

With honor

Courage

And love.

Desperate as they are to discredit Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressives have come up with a brilliant new angle for their attacks on President Donald Trump's candidate: his "frat boy"-sounding first name.

"We'll be DAMNED if we're going to let five MEN—including some frat boy named Brett—strip us of our hard-won bodily autonomy and reproductive rights," tweeted pro-choice organization NARAL.

“Now, I don't know much about Kavanaugh, but I'm skeptical because his name is Brett," said late night show comedian Stephen Colbert. “That sounds less like a Supreme Court justice and more like a waiter at a Ruby Tuesday's. 'Hey everybody, I'm Brett, I'll be your Supreme Court justice tonight. Before you sit down, let me just clear away these rights for you.'"

But as Glenn Beck noted on today's show, Steven Colbert actually changed the pronunciation of his name to sound French when he moved from South Carolina to Manhattan … perhaps to have that certain je ne sais quoi.

Watch the clip below to see Colbert attempt to explain.

Colbert's name games.

Desperate as they are to discredit Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressives have come up with a brilliant new angle for their attacks on President Donald Trump's candidate: his "frat boy"-sounding first name.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

Before the President left for Europe this week, he issued a pardon to 76-year-old Dwight Hammond, and Hammond's 49-year-old son Steven. If those names sound familiar, you might remember them as the Oregon cattle ranchers who were sentenced to five years in prison for setting a fire that spread onto a portion of federal land in Oregon. In 2012, the jury acquitted the Hammonds on some, but not all of the charges against them, and they went to prison.

After serving a short term, the Hammonds were released, only to be sent back to prison in 2015 when the Obama administration filed an appeal, and a federal court ruled the Hammonds had been improperly sentenced.

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It was the Hammonds being sent back to prison that sparked an even more famous standoff in Oregon. The perceived injustice to the Hammonds inspired the Bundy brothers, Ryan and Ammon, to storm onto the Malheur wildlife refuge in Oregon with other ranchers and militiamen, where they engaged in a 41-day armed standoff with federal agents.

The presidential pardon will take some time off the Hammonds' five-year sentences, though Steven has already served four years, and his father has served three. The White House statement about the pardons called their imprisonment "unjust" and the result of an "overzealous" effort by the Obama administration to prosecute them.

It drives the Left totally insane, but President Trump knows how to play to his base.

The pardon is the second major move President Trump has made since taking office to signal greater support of residents in Western states who desire to see more local control of federal lands. Last December, Trump signed the largest rollback of federal land protection in U.S. history when he significantly reduced the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah.

Critics say President Trump's actions will only encourage other fringe militia groups in the West to try more armed standoffs with the government. But have these critics considered Trump's actions might just have the opposite effect? Making citizens in the West feel like the government is actually listening to their grievances.

It drives the Left totally insane, but President Trump knows how to play to his base.

Artful Hypocrisy: The double standard is nauseating

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Max Mara

All right. Prepare to jazz snap, because what you're about to hear is perfect for the nauseatingly pretentious applause of the progressive crowd.

For one, it centers around an artwork titled "untitled (flag 2)" by German artist Josephine Meckseper. Smeared with black paint and the engraving of a striped sock, which according to the artist "takes on a new symbolic meaning in light of the recent imprisonment of immigrant children at the border." The German-born artist adds: "Let's not forget that we all came from somewhere and are only recent occupants of this country – native cultures knew to take care of this continent much better for thousands of years before us. It's about time for our differences to unite us rather than divide us."

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It frowns out at the world like some childish, off-brand art project. Sponsored by the Creative Time Project, the art project is part of a larger series titled "Pledges of Allegiance," in which each artist designs a flag that "points to an issue the artist is passionate about, a cause they believe is worth fighting for, and speaks to how we might move forward collectively." Most of the other flags have clouds, blank canvas laziness, slogans like A horror film called western civilization and Don't worry be angry, as well as other heavy-handed imagery.

"The flag is a collage of an American flag and one of my dripped paintings which resembles the contours of the United States. I divided the shape of the country in two for the flag design to reflect a deeply polarized country in which a president has openly bragged about harassing women and is withdrawing from the Kyoto protocol and UN Human Rights Council."

As much as we may not like it, or agree with it, at least these artists are protesting peacefully.

As much as we may not like it, or agree with it, at least these artists are protesting peacefully. They are expressing their opinions with their right to free speech. We don't have to like it, or condone it, or even call it art, but we'd be shooting ourselves in the foot if we didn't at least respect their right to freedom of speech. I mean, they'll probably be the same people who throw a tantrum anytime someone orders a chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A, but that's their problem, isn't it? We're the ones who get to enjoy a chicken sandwich.

There is one problem with the flag. It's being displayed at a public university. Imagine what would happen if a conservative art collective stained rainbow flags and called it an art project and raised it on a flag pole at a public university. Or if the University of Texas raised a rebel flag and called it art. And there's the key. If conservatives and libertarians want to be political on campus, do it under the guise of art. That'll really steam the preachy bullies up.

Last Monday night, President Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Over the coming weeks, we will get to witness a circus with politicians and the media competing with each other to see who can say the most outrageous thing about the candidate nominated and highlight who they would have nominated. We will then witness the main event – the hearings in the Senate where Kavanaugh will be asked questions with an agenda and a bias. Below are 6 things he (or any future nominee) should say, but will he?

Ideology

The folks in media on BOTH sides are looking for a nominee who shares their ideology. Our friends on the left want a nominee who is liberal and many of our friends on the right want a nominee who is a conservative. As the next Justice of the Supreme Court, I state clearly that while I have my own personal ideology and belief system, I will leave it at the door of the Supreme Court when I am working.

The idea of a Justice having and ruling with an ideology is wrong and not part of the job description – my job is to review cases, listen to all arguments and base my sole decision on whether the case is constitutional or not. My own opinions are irrelevant and at times may involve me ruling against my personal opinion.

Loyalty

Loyalty is a big word in politics and politicians love to demand it from people they help and nominate. As the next Justice, I should state I have no loyalty to any party, any ideology, or to any President; even to President Trump who nominated me. MY loyalty only belongs in one place – that is in the Constitution and in the oath I will take on a successful appointment; which in part reads, "

I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.

Loyalty to anything but the Constitution is going against the wishes of America's founders and not part of my job description.

Loyalty to anything but the Constitution is going against the wishes of America's founders and not part of my job description.

Role of Government

During any confirmation hearing, you will hear questions from politicians who will bring up cases and prior rulings to gauge what side of the issue they share and to see how they rule. Would Kavanaugh show the courage to highlight the Constitution and remind those in the hearing that he won't always rule on their side, but he will enforce the Constitution that is violated on a daily basis by Congress? He should use the opportunity of a hearing to remind this and future governments that the Constitution calls for three co-equal branches of government and they all have very different roles on responsibilities.

The Constitution is very clear when it comes to the role of Congress – there are 18 clauses under Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution which grants certain powers to the legislature and everything else is to be left to the states. If Congress passes a law that is not covered under those 18 clauses, would he vote against it and define it as unconstitutional? Likewise, the Constitution is very clear when it comes to the role of the Presidency. The role of the President has grown un-Constitutionally since President John Adams and 1797 Alien & Sedition Act. If any President acts outside the clear boundaries of Article 2, or decides to pass laws and act without Congress, would he vote against it and define it as unconstitutional?

Damaged Constitution

Will Kavanaugh point out one of the worst rulings of the Court - the ruling of Marbury v Madison in 1803? This increased the power of the Court and started the path of making the Court the sole arbiter and definer of what is and is not constitutional. We saw this with President Bush when he said (around 2006/2007) that we should just let the Supreme Court decide if a bill was Constitutional or not.

This is not the government America's founders had in mind.

Every two, four, and six years, new and returning members of Congress take an oath of office to preserve, defend, and protect the Constitution of the United States. Every member of Congress, the President, and the nine justices on the Supreme Court hold a duty and responsibility to decide on whether a bill is Constitutional or not.

America's founders were very clear about having three co-equal branches of government.

America's founders were very clear about having three co-equal branches of government. It's time members of Congress and the President start to take their oaths more seriously and the people demand they do.

It is wrong for someone to abdicate their responsibility but it also puts Americans in danger of tyranny as the Supreme Court has gotten many decisions wrong including the cases of Dred Scott, Korematsu and Plessy v Ferguson.

Decision Making

If you have ever listened to any argument before the Supreme Court, or even read some of the decisions, you will notice two common threads. You will notice the Constitution is rarely mentioned or discussed but what we call precedent or prior case law is discussed the most.

Will Kavanaugh clearly state that while he will listen to any and all arguments made before him and that he will read all the rulings in prior cases, they will only play a very small part in his rulings? If a law violates the constitution, should it matter how many justices ruled on it previously, what precedent that case set, or even what their arguments were? Would he publicly dismiss this and state their decisions will be based largely on the actual Constitution and the intent behind our founder's words?

Role of SCOTUS

Lastly, will Kavanaugh state that there will be times when they have to make a ruling which they personally disagree with or that will potentially hurt people? Despite modern thinking from people like Chief Justice Roberts, it is not the job of a Supreme Court Justice to write laws.

The sole job is to examine laws and pass judgment on their Constitutionality. A law can be passed in Congress and can have the best and most noble intentions, but those feelings and intent are irrelevant if it violates the Constitution.

Conclusion

When you watch the media over the coming weeks, how many of these points do you think will be debated on either side? When you watch the confirmation hearings, do you think Brett Kavanaugh will make any of these points?

Lastly, put yourself in the Oval Office. If you knew someone would make these points, would you nominate them? Would your friends and family?