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 3/6/13 at 9:24 AM | Carrie Stoelting
Mention the name "Dr. Ben Carson" and see conservatives smile. His unexpected yet much-appreciated speech at the National Prayer Breakfast really encouraged true patriots of faith. Frankly, Dr. Carson's life story inspires us all to ignore the lies and keep our eyes on the prize: loving God, loving each other, and learning with a passion. He beat the odds. He lives a God-glorifying version of the American dream:
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Ben Carson was brought up by a single mother in poverty and in the height of the Civil Rights movement. He struggled academically in his early school years, but after his mom required him to read two books a week and produce written reviews for her (instead of watching TV), he started to excel in school. Thanks to hard work and perseverance, Dr. Ben Carson became a renowned neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University.
Let's all follow the lead of Dr. Ben Carson and educate ourselves. Pick up a book and read it. Turn off the TV and log off FaceBook and read. You will discover a new world of opportunities. Learning is fascinating and no one can outgrow it. Start out by reading Dr. Carson's book, America the Beautiful. Most of all, we recommend reading the Bible each day - it's the very best choice to read. FULL POST
Posted 11/2/12 at 11:50 AM | Carrie Stoelting
Posted 10/25/12 at 2:45 PM | Carrie Stoelting
By Stacie and Carrie Stoelting
Founders of www.unitetheusa.org
To vote for Romney is to defend your right in America to tell the world about Jesus. Little wonder it disturbs us when we hear fellow Christians say it: "Well, I'm not voting for Romney because he's a Mormon." Why is it so disturbing? It reveals a misguided concept of voting promoted by the enemy.
We're not comparing religious beliefs here. We're just trying to convey the importance as evangelical Christians to defend religious liberty by voting for Romney-Ryan, a team that has vowed to uphold freedom of religion, our Constitutional right.
Obama is the most hostile president against Judeo-Christian values in history. We must rise up for our rights to share the Gospel unhindered!
7 Reasons Why Christians Must Vote for Romney
1. Reminder: Voting means picking the candidate whose policies most parallel our preferences. As someone said to us, "We're picking a president -not a pastor." We're sticking to our evangelical beliefs and not endorsing a candidate's entire belief system when we vote. Mitt Romney promotes policies that align closest to Christian priorities. To vote for him is not to turn your back on Jesus. In fact, not to vote for him is more like turning your back on promoting God's ways.
Consider this quote from Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: "I heard someone in recent days say 'I would never vote for anyone who is not an authentically professing evangelical Christian. If that's the case, then as far as I can see, you have about three candidates in the last 100 years or so that I can think of that you could possibly vote for president of the United States..." FULL POST
Posted 9/22/12 at 7:03 PM | Carrie Stoelting
By Stacie and Carrie Stoelting
On September 11, 2012, Al-Qaeda terrorists launched a heinous attack. Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy SEALs working under the State Department, were killed alongside U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and information management officer Sean Smith.
Stevens and Smith were killed in the initial wave of attacks when the building they were in was set on fire. The terrorists viciously paraded the ambassador’s body in the streets. The terrorists chanted, “Death to America!”
Doherty and Woods died later in a firefight trying to protect other Americans on the ground.
Our Americans fought hard to defend the embassy. Tragically, four Americans died by blood-thirsty terrorists.
So, what did President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, UN ambassador Susan Rice do in response? They called it a spontaneous protest against a YouTube video - which came out in July. And they have the audacity to apologize for it! They are not seeking justice for the American bloodshed. Plus, the White House was warned about the attacks two prior and they did nothing. FULL POST
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