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Abraham Lincoln on Remembering God

November 28, 2009, 10:10 pm - James Farrer

Words written by Abraham Lincoln as part of a resolution in 1863:

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in number, wealth, and power as no other Nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God who made us.

“It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended power, to confess our … sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.” (John Wesley Hill, Abraham Lincoln, Man of God, 4th ed., New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, p. 391.)

Shooting Stuff

November 27, 2009, 6:36 pm - James Farrer

We got the Christmas tree put up today. It's surprising how small it looks in this place compared to the others. But it's nice to have christmas decorations up.

The weather was pretty nice today so I decided to go shooting. When Abby found out I was going she decided she'd rather go shooting with me than stay and scrapbook. I was hesitant at first but figured she did great shooting the pellet gun last night at Nana & Papa's and Shauna thought it'd be fine so took her with me. We went up the canyon and hiked off the road a little ways. We had fun following dear tracks and ducking through trees. We finally found a good spot (there are lots of rocks up there) and went to town. With a single shot .22 it doesn't take a lot of rounds with a 5 year old (15 to be exact) but it was really fun to see her and explain how things work and how to be careful. She had lots of good questions and clearly understood that they are dangerous and what the rules and consequences of not obeying them are. I think we both had a great time with the whole trip. And it sure beats going alone. After spending that time with her it amazes me how so many people get so worked up over guns. I think all those people that think restricting guns is a good idea ought to go out with some friends and family and try it.

The Second Amendment

November 24, 2009, 9:41 pm - James Farrer

I ran across this blog from a neighbor at our last house. http://warp.byu.edu/site/about/firearms He does a great job of explaining the need for the second amendment, why gun control laws are crazy, and why it's a good idea to have a gun even if you don't hunt.

Kudos to you Conan!


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