The American Dream Has Ended.

I found the substance of this article worth reading and I am sharing it to everyone who is interested to read and perhaps give an opinion about it.

Note: I am not here to offend anyone, we all believe in something, with or without religion. This is not a favored write because of the religious affiliation of the speaker, rather, I find the truth to be powerful relative to the events happening specially in the USA today. A friend of mine sent it to me and I thought it is a very timely article to ponder on.



Franklin Graham’s Statement at 1st Baptist Church Jacksonville

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Published: 22 June 2015

THE TRUMPET
Vol. XXIII - Issue 3 Jul/Sep 2015

News of Interest

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Franklin Graham's Statement at First Baptist Church Jacksonville
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FRANKLIN GRAHAM’S STATEMENT AT 1ST BAPTIST CHURCH JACKSONVILLE

Time is like a river Get your head out of the sand


Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the
flow that has passed will never pass again.

Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville,
Florida a few weeks back when he said America will not come back. He wrote:

The American Dream ended (on November 6th, 2012 ) in Ohio . The second
term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy
of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled
and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.

A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays , Government Workers,
Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood ,
uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed,
illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell 's
America . The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch... The Pit Bull is in
the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul
Alinsky 's "Rules for Radicals" and Chicago shyster, David Axelrod , along
with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on
their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.

Our side ran two candidates who couldn't even win their own home states,
and Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing "post Sandy "
tribute that elevated the "Commander-in-Chief" to Mother Teresa status.
(Aside: with the way the polls were run, he didn't need any help!) People
like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will never again
comment on or concern myself with the afore mentioned coalition which has
surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot
being fired.

You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts
of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the
rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take Zealots, not
moderates & shy not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and
restore our beloved country to its former status.

Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and
their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has
timidly frittered away
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now Lindsay please know I truly respect you ^

And excuse my dumbness in your subject but I would kindly like to interject a Question if okay this sounds like a baby of crazy people who wrote that letter the world as we know it is changing people are dieing in the ocean just to flee from there home country's and kids dead bodies are being washed up upon shores the world is changing in a biblelic way this is my opinion it might not match what's written but I ain't got Brian's like you kittenhug
Leony, it is okay. I think you are a very gifted writer as evident on your poems. I had the feeling that the theme and or plot of this speech is just exactly how it is titled. The lost of the American Dream. I believe it. Yes in a way on your opinion of changes. It is changing and more so on getting away from the fundamental foundations of the country. bouquet
Mic I am sorry to see that you seem lost on this speech?
lind
So white Christian males are losing their strong hold in society?...OMG...lol...too funny...women know your limits...and anyone else who is not white and male...lol...laugh scold
Phyllis...Maybe it takes living here to see what this writer means. It is plain that the foundations of this country was created by men who could be typified as "white Christian males"....George Washington, Andrew Jackson and the great frontiersmen such as Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett. I see this writer making the point that much has happened to change the principles that these men laid down for this country and now with terrorism becoming an everpresent danger, we will never be as free to continue with the ideas and principles that we once had. Our country must adapt and change.... leaving behind some of those freedoms that we once enjoyed. Those freedoms must give way to new and more narrow ways of living...certain freedoms never to be revived unless some of our dedicated men and women risk their lives, acting with the determination of restoring our past way of life. I see the point to this article...The country that we knew, the American Way of Life, the Dream....is disappearing.
A gentleman who uses the screenname of Conrad on CS from time to time has used Snopes.com to confirm certain information.So I'm following in his footsteps.



According to the info in the link below the information is
Incorrectly Attributed.

"The American Dream Has Ended."

Perhaps!

But would I be right in my assumption that for many it never even started,
and if so are they themselves solely to blame, dunno
Given that the premiss for the dream is to get to the top while using others
@ Lou -

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rolling on the floor laughing

cowboy
As a follow-up to Ccincy's comment, Here's more from Snopes:

"Origins: This piece lamenting that the "American Dream ended last night in Ohio" has been circulating online since November 2012, the "last night in Ohio" line referring to President Barack Obama's having won the electoral vote of that state in the previous night's presidential election
and thus clinched his re-election bid. (Later versions of the piece replaced the phrase "last night" with "on November 6th, 2012" for clarity.)

Although many readers have forwarded this piece to us for evaluation, from our standpoint there's nothing much to analyze. This item is an opinion piece, someone's subjective expression of political vitriol; it's not an item containing information that could be examined for its truth value.

The only factual element to this item is its attribution, which is incorrect: These words were not delivered at the Jacksonville Pastors' Conference in January 2015 by Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. This item had already been circulating anonymously for more than two years prior to that event, attributed to no particular individual or publication. (From what we can tell, someone later added the salutation "Semper Fi" to the text, which prompted someone else to include a header stating that the piece was "written by a USMC Vet.")

One thing we can say is that it has been a common phenomenon, across many eras, for people to view the world as it was during their childhoods and formative years as a Golden Age when most everything "right" and "good," and to consider subsequent political and social changes as harbingers of the irreversible corruption and ruination of that Golden Age."
Hi LJ,

I think there is a lot of truth in this blog! I have seen many, many changes in our country! Some good....some bad! I think our current president, Obama, is by far the worse president we have had! Will be glad to see him leave office! Maybe then, things will change for the better! JMHO

By the way, SNOPES isn't the most reliable source for checking out information! I have found truthorfiction.com to be much more reliable!thumbs up
The blog,(and comments from Snopes) with author unknown, still applies to the changing situations in this country and so as it is an opinion, can be viewed as such....many will agree with it, no matter who the author may be. It is interesting in itself...thanks for sharing.thumbs up
The following is quoted from truthorfiction.com:

"Summary of eRumor:

A viral email claims that Franklin Graham spoke at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, and said that America will not come back.

The Truth:

This one is true.

Franklin Graham, the CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, delivered the remarks at the Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference in January of 2015:

America has changed, and it’s not coming back unless the church takes a stand. There are storms that are coming. We find ourselves in these storms, and many times we as church run, and we run to the wrong place. You see, Jesus is in the boat. All we have to do is call him. Call his name. But the secularist and the humanists, you mention the name of Christ, and they jump all over you.”

Also included in the forwarded email is an essay that went viral shortly after President Obama was re-elected in 2012. Both the essay and Franklin Graham’s speech talk generally about secularism, but they are otherwise unrelated.

The essay said that the re-election was the “final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males” that settled the country.

The essay doesn’t list an author, but most versions say that an unnamed Marine veteran wrote it. We can’t verify that claim at this time."


There is an important distinction to note here:

Franklin Graham is only responsible for the quoted remarks attributed to him which are stated above.
His reference to America has changed and is not coming back also states a condition for it to come back, i.e., unless the church takes a stand.

The remainder of the blog posted by the OP, beginning from:
"Time is like a river Get your head out of the sand......."

is mentioned in a copy of an email submitted to Truthorfiction.com:
Collected on: 04/15/2015.

The blog posted by the OP does not make this important distinction and attributes it contents to:

FRANKLIN GRAHAM’S STATEMENT AT 1ST BAPTIST CHURCH JACKSONVILLE

This is very misleading and dishonest.
So much doom and gloom in most of your blogs and forum posts. Got any positive uplifting news to report?dunno
avias,

do you mean,"the great white Christian frontiersmen,"that carry out the almost total genocide on the Indians,the original Americans???

Rolf
Honestly,no matter if it is a fake or authentic,still it turn my stomach upside down...I'm sorry,but it is sickening doh

Rolf
stringman,

the man in the video?....is he the AntiChrist???
LoL, the writer, who I shall call they, did it to themselves.

First by believing whatever nonsense those who wished to distort history told them. From Columbus being the man who 'discovered' North America (as if millions of folks weren't already living there/here) to the nonsense that only White men boilt this country.

"for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind."
Totally 88% pure BS
Spain (and most of the Mediterranean Europe area) had been fantastically overrun previously by everyone from the Kubla Khan forces, to Attila's armies to the Moors. So actually none of the early Spanish explorers were probably pure White and hadn't been ever since their great great grandma got impregnated by some drunken Mongul or bored Moor. Sad but true, so so much for the discovered by Whites part.
Explored and settled? LoL Might as well believe the myth that Pocahontas had run away to be with Capt. Smith, but the reality was she was snatched up as a hostage by Smith's men at age 12 and kept a prisoner in his cabin for the next year. When her Dad, Powhatten, finally paid the ransom he also learned she was no longer suitable as a bride to the boy she had been betrothed to (read what you want into that (that's per Smith's own diary) so she went back to the Whites unwanted by her tribe (I believe the Hebrew term is defiled). Sure, some white guy (Rolfe) married her years later and took her back to England then left her to starve their while he went back to the colony. Of course Smith wasn't an actual Christian anyway. He was of the Anglican faith, and in fact in the winter of 1610 the moneyed Catholics in the settlement were marched into their houses at gunpoint, with the doors nailed shut and guards instructed to just shoot them if they left. In the spring nothing was left of them but burnt houses, scrawny corpses and gnawed bones. Of course Smith then inherited everything they had under a 'voluntary' last will and testament he had them sign. Let us never also forget the brave Pilgrims up North who faced with the bankruptcy of the Massachusets Colony realized that if they emulated Columbus and made slaves of the Indians they could still turn a profit. You want a true explorer, research Squanto.
Fact, most of the cowboys who rode the range during the period of Westward post-civil war expansion were freed black slaves looking for a new life having had enough of Christian white men. America's railroads weren't built by White Christians, but by Chinese sold to the railroad barrons as indentured workers (translation work or do whatever is ordered by the whites or your parents back home will be killed, etc). Fact, the American revolution wouldn't have gotten off the ground if the Muslim kings in Morocco hadn't agreed to finance part of the rebellion and supply gold to buy guns with *they didn't like King George either.* I could go on and on, there are just so many lies in the writer's basic core belief it boggles the mind. Who showed the white Christians how to get to the Pacific from Washington, DC? Can we say Sacagawea?
So nothing of the writer's core beliefs were true and now he meets reality and cries. BFD
ken
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Reminds me of a certain politician...make America great again nonsense...laugh
Franklin has a few mistakes in the points he made.. america was discovered.. yes.. but then it was invaded.. not settled.. it was already settled.. then the settlers embarked on a mission of conquest in the name of God against the redskin devil worshippers (the pagan beliefs of the native Americans) and genocide.. I fail to see the value in such values.. if this country was founded on Christian beliefs then I guess genocide is a cornerstone of the Christian faith.. which leaders of the church like franklin Graham still to this day refuse to acknowledge or apologize for.. to the native Americans the Christians were their ISIS.. but the telling of the history is usually done by the winners.. because the dead tell no tales..
I also find it amusing that Franklin blames it all on Obama.. when it was Bush and the Republicans that shredded the constitution.. with the patriot act and the military commissions acts.. and then the NDAA which was written by the neo Nazi fascist John McCain.. and signed by Obama.. I guess tho in Franklin's eyes starting a $1.4 trillion war over a lie that lead to the death of 1.1 million Iraqis is just good Christian values.. after all.. based on what he said (and more so on what he did not say) the lives of the native Americans and the Iraqis are simply historical cannon fodder.. but that's religious extremism for you.. praise the lord/Allah ackbar.. I see no difference between the two
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Rolf
This remind me of a comment made by an Arab on his social media's page shortly after Merkel came up with her own idea of welcoming the massive numbers of refugees. He is well integrated, has denounced his faith on his own will, and enjoyed the life that his new country has offered him until those influx of the mass came in. He conveyed his concerns over this matter and the consequences this country would face on for not securing the borders. Fast forward 5 months after, we could hear what have happened in some cities here on NYE. A coincidence, maybe wink
My apologies for my absence on all of your comments but in reality, there are always two sides of issues, whichever serves you naturally is your choice.

For me, change is inevitable. Nothing remains the same. Good and bad will always fight head on against each other until of course as promise there is no more bad.

In the meantime we have choices. We have our inherent values to protect. Bottom line, those who use harm to survive at our expense is wrong. There is room for all of us, we must not injure, harm and or kill anyone for whatever reason.

Thank you.
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