As the founders of Unite the USA, Stacie and Carrie Stoelting are boldly working to inspire the American people to be active, informed citizens. As life-long Iowans, they are busy promoting faith
Posted 9/22/12 at 6:52 PM | Carrie Stoelting
By Carrie and Stacie Stoelting
After her mother died, our great-grandma held her father's hand to cross the Atlantic and legally join this land. She worked hard as a household servant, married a farmer, had five kids, loved her Lord, and proudly claimed the USA.
With gratitude, she embraced pure freedom for the first time. We believe that our great-grandma would agree: Our rights do not come from the government, but from God.
America shines as exceptional because her intent is to give honor and responsibility to the individual -not the state. Unlike many other countries, our nation never established a state religion, feudal system, landed estates or hereditary nobility. America truly stands as a unique beacon of freedom: a place where people live free of government control. A sanctuary for families. An oasis of freedom for the oppressed. FULL POST
Posted 8/3/12 at 10:37 AM | Carrie Stoelting
By Carrie and Stacie Stoelting (Founders of Unite the USA)
Chick-fil-A employs about 50,000 workers across the country at 1,500 outlets in almost 40 states in addition to Washington, D.C. The company serves affordable food in a family-friendly setting to millions of customers.
Their motto is: "To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's interview with the Baptist Press last month has placed the restaurant chain under attack Why? Well, Mr. Cathy was asked about his personal support of traditional family values. He told the reporter. "We are very much supportive of the family-the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives....We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families."
When Mr. Cathy simply affirmed his stance on the sanctity of traditional marriage, same-sex marriage advocates loudly voiced their opposition and called for Americans to boycott the restaurant. Chick-fil-A is now under attack. FULL POST
Posted 7/10/12 at 11:18 AM | Carrie Stoelting
By Stacie and Carrie Stoelting
Founders of www.unitetheusa.org
Wake Up Call: You might be called upon to help save our nation from an uneducated generation. This statement is not a matter of pride or exclusivity. It's a somber realization: Liberals have infiltrated our nation via public education's atheistic, anti-family, immoral, and socialistic indoctrination of precious children.
Our smiles almost faded with grief when a high school student cocked her head to the side and said, "Who is our First Lady?" She honestly did not know! Yet if we were to strike a conversation about the latest singing sensation or actor, details would pour out of her lips.
As two young women of the post-9/11 generation, we know it: Our generation is in trouble. Here's another example: "Until I heard your talk this morning, I never realized the original 13 colonies were all on the East Coast," a sincere college sophomore confessed to David McCullough, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. FULL POST
Posted 6/19/12 at 11:26 AM | Carrie Stoelting
By Stacie Ruth Stoelting of UnitetheUSA.org
I hate corruption. But I love God and America.
In spite of disillusionment and discouragement, we must be mature adults about this election. America needs CPR from God Himself. And we have a responsibility to stop the worst from happening: Like or dislike it, we must pick Romney instead of the... alternative, which is no alternative.
Let me be blunt: President Obama continues anti-American and anti-Christian activity, skips Congress, embraces even extreme abortion policies (i.e. sex selection, no treatment for attempted abortion babies born alive, etc.), violates religious liberties (i.e. trying to make Christians pay for contraception/abortions), and smiles all the while.
America, we must pick between the main choices. We, quite frankly, have no choice but to vote for Mitt Romney. And, if dissatisfied, let's fight the Establishment in the next election cycle.
This is an emergency effort to save America. We must choose to rally behind Romney lest we have no country in which to rally. Regardless, let's remember to hope in God, who still reigns! Yes!
No matter what a U.S. President does, God still reigns. Hope in Him! Psalm 47:8 attests, "God reigns over the nations; God sits upon His holy throne." FULL POST
Posted 5/25/12 at 11:10 PM | Carrie Stoelting
Navy SEAL Mike Monsoor and his two teammates climbed to rooftop positions during a firefight in Ramadi, a Sunni insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad. Suddenly, an insurgent grenade bounced off Monsoor's chest. It landed on the roof.
Monsoor looked at it. He had two choices: escape and live yet watch his two comrades die or die in their place. I'll let President Bush's speech reveal what happened as he quoted one of the survivors:
"'Mikey looked death in the face that day and said, 'You cannot take my brothers. I will go in there instead.' In that terrible moment, he had two options-to save himself, or to save his friends. For Mike, this was no choice at all. He threw himself onto the grenade and absorbed the blast with his body."
He chose to stay. They lived. He died. He died for his comrades, but -ultimately- he died for his country.
Countless men and women like Mike Monsoor have willingly given their very lives for us. Over 1,343,812 brave Americans have died in military service. There have been over 1,145,523 wounded and 38,159 MIAs. Clearly, freedom is not free - it has a high price. FULL POST
Posted 4/17/12 at 11:20 AM | Carrie Stoelting
By Carrie and Stacie Stoelting, Unite the USA
We sang for Sarah Palin at a Tea Party event. Rain poured. Yet the Tea Partiers resolutely remained. The event served as a microcosm of patriotism: No matter how hard the liberals try to splash water on the fire, the Tea Party still steams. And it includes young people -young women, in fact! We're two of them.
Yet we must use the steaming passion of patriotism to propel us -not explode us apart. Unless we conservatives unite, we'll lose the fight. As two young Iowans who travel nationally to sing and appear on major media, we're uniting Tea Partiers and other conservatives to fight for what's right through our mission: Unite the USA.org.
We now call our members "uniters" because we desire to unite and promote multiple patriotic sites so that we have members en masse who become active, positive patriots! And, as we do so, we realize more and more that this is true: The Tea Party is alive and steaming full speed ahead! FULL POST
Posted 4/11/12 at 3:52 PM | Carrie Stoelting
By Carrie and Stacie Stoelting
The final sentence in the Declaration of Independence reads, "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
America, now it is our turn to do the same: our freedom is at stake.It only takes a leak to sink a ship. Right now, our freedoms are slowly leaking away. Government is creeping into our private lives more and more and stripping away our personal freedoms. For example, we are no longer freely able to share our personal religious beliefs in the public square. It is considered to be "offensive" to pray, reverently speak the name of Jesus, or refer to the Bible or Ten Commandments.
It's time for the average American to stand up and defend freedom! Seriously, it's now or never. Time is not on our side. But, with hard work, determination, and God's blessing, we will win! America has a rich history of victories. Americans are winners. Let us boldly and confidently fight for freedom and beautiful America! FULL POST