Annunziata: God, Help Us!

“Father, our heart breaks for America.. We see discord at home.  We see fear in the marketplace.  We see anger in the halls of government and, as a nation, we have forgotten who made us, who protects us, who blesses us.”

The words of Texas Governor Rick Perry echoed through his National Day of Prayer Rally; a rally aimed not at politics, but rather at bringing about a Christian unity in a nation that has lacked such for far too long.  Perry goes on to preach to the 30,000 people gathered at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas’ , as well as those gathered at any of the 1,000 churches around the country that aired the event live, “Father, our heart breaks for America.” Continue reading

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Annunziata: Downgrading the USA: We Had it Coming

Everywhere I look there seems to be bad news regarding the economy. The television news, newspapers, internet, as well as word of mouth, are all saying it. “The United States is going to see a double-dip recession.” “The U.S. is going to default.” …and especially, “The U.S. is going to be downgraded.”  Most people are saying, “What does that mean anyway? Downgraded? That won’t affect my life”.

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Ronald Reagan: “A Time for Choosing”

Ronald Reagan. He was the great. The one and only, a hero to many, and an inspiration to most. On the 27th of October, 1964, future president Ronald Reagan gave his iconic A Time For Choosing speech. Reagan spoke of the choices we faced, and still face, as a nation of free men, free women, and free children. He asked us “if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.” As we sit here now, nearly fifty years later, do we?

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