Joyanna Adams

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Nobody Remembers the Shining Light on the Hill…

Nobody Remembers

Ronald Reagan’s last farewell speech to America, which he gave in 1989 before leaving office, still brings tears to my eyes. You can see the love he has for America in his eyes. You hear it in his voice. Notice he talks about the “Reagan Revolution.” and thanks the men and women who helped him save America from the liberals of his day.

I only hope that the “tea party” revolution can find a man like Reagan to rise up again…but as we all know, Reagan was a one-of-a-kind. God sent. And deeply, committed to America.John Winthrop

For those of us who lived through the Reagan years, Obama’s long speech today about how he messed up his website, was pathetic. Reagan left the country stronger. Obama, is leaving the country in tatters. I have never seen that love for America in Obama’s eyes, and never will. It’s just not there.

But, I wanted to say a little bit more about John Winthrop, who was the first governor of Massachusetts Bay. I can bet my old hippie bellbottoms jeans (still hanging in my closet) that Ronald Reagan had read John’s writings and knew that things didn’t always go easy for John. Many of the settlers and ministers didn’t get along, in the early days of America,  and it was a big problem. So in 1635, they procured a meeting in Boston, with Mr. Cotton, Mr. Hooker, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Winthrop, and a man who was not fond of John at all— a Mr. Dudley.  The meeting’s goal was to have a more firm and friendly uniting of minds, especially of Mr. Dudley and Mr. Winthrop.

They talked about what was upsetting them, and both parties explained themselves and admitted faults and then came to 8 conclusions, of which I will not list them all here, but the most important being, that they all agreed that IF differences fall out among them in public meetings, they shall observe certain rules:

“The magistrates shall be more familiar and open each to other, and more frequent in visitations, and shall, in tenderness and love, admonish one another (without reserving any secret grudge), and shall avoid all jealousies and suspicions, each seeking the honor of another, and all, of the Court, not opening the nakedness of one another to private persons: in all things seeking the safety and credit of the gospel. “

Yes, back then, there were actually civilized men that were in positions of power, and much wiser. Their religion had a great deal to do with this respect that they gave to each other, no matter what the liberals try to tell you about our “beginnings” not being based on God. Nonsense.  Can you imagine what John would have thought of Harry Reid?

Oh…not many Muslims in those pilgrims— no matter what Obama says.

It’s clear that Ronald Reagan loved all men, and tried to honor the office of the Presidency with dignity and respect for even those who didn’t like him. Much like John Winthrop, he was a moral man, with great integrity, and wisdom…characteristics that once were as common to America as the trees that graced her land.

You can’t have a great nation, without a great leader. And the more I see of Obama, the brighter that light in Ronald Reagan’s legacy grows with each passing day. Jesus two

And by the way, where did John Winthrop get that quote about the “light on the hill”?

From Another great leader, you might recognize—

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”—Jesus, from the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:14-16.

November 14, 2013 - Posted by | History, Uncategorized | , ,

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